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Today's Features

  • Spring brings many things, including the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s annual Family Day in Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Isle Beach Kite Flying Day and the Southport Spring Festival this weekend.

    Family Day lauds the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, rain or shine.

    In addition to games, crafts and kids’ activities, highlights include hot dogs, a bake sale, soda, Kettle Korn and Sunset Slush.

  • Get ready, folks — Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash are setting fire to Brunswick County this Friday night.

    Wait, what?

    Yes, that’s what’s going to happen when the Million Dollar Quartet blazes across the stage of Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia starting at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 30.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s first and second Open Mic Poetry Readings have been so successful organizers have decided to host poetry readings every month this year.

    The next reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 6.  Allare invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.

    Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 1B, the first building behind the main auditorium at the BLT Theatre at 8068 River Road (N.C. 87) in Southport.

  • Thinking about Easter, I was just wondering how we got from the resurrection to stuffed Easter bunnies and marshmallow Peeps.

    It is believed the word Easter is derived from Oestar, or Eostre, the goddess of spring and renewal. Seems like the goddess was totally into spring celebrations, and so this annual tradition begins.

     

    Easter traditions

    During the middle ages, roast lamb became the traditional main course of the Pope’s Easter dinner, and it is still customarily served on Easter Sunday in many European countries.

  • By John Nelson

  • By Linda Arnold

    Here it is, my favorite season! At least according to the calendar.

    I’m not sure Mother Nature has gotten the memo that it’s officially spring. I always refer to the spring season as the rejuvenation of nature and also of ourselves. Just think of our associations with this season: spring fever and spring break!

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lisa Harden and Orrey Clemmons, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louie Hardin of Chadbourn and Judy Hardin of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Demetri Clemmons of Supply and the late Chuck Clemmons. An April 18 wedding date is planned with the location to be decided.

  • Years ago, Art Linkletter regaled his adult audiences with a segment he called “Kids Say The Darndest Things.” It was even marketed as a book, I seem to recall. Yes, they do say, ask, probe and ponder things we adults have long since removed from our consciousness. We have so many more important and weighty topics to discuss … to debate … to decide … and determine. We are on the search for the bottom line, the closure to all dilemmas or difficult situations. We’ve stopped wondering while we continue wandering.

  • One of the greatest joys in veterinary practice is restoring health and vitality to an older pet.

    Veterinarians love helping a senior dog overcome its struggle to step up into the car so they can continue to enjoy walks in the park.

    We cherish the opportunity to boost an elderly cat’s immune system, enabling it to combat chronic illness and maintain high quality of life for as long as possible.

  • I don’t want March to get away from us without mentioning National Nutrition Month. This nutrition and education campaign is celebrated annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I have worked closely with members of this academy for many years and admire and respect them and the work they do.