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Today's Features

  •  Five generations of the Simmons-Milliken family gathered in Supply to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, 2014. Back, from left, are James Tyler Benton and his father, Maniel Wayne Evans Jr. Front, from left, are Evans’ mother, Ila Mae Milliken Evans, and his grandmother, Ella Simmons Milliken, holding Benton’s son, Brantley Tyler Benton.

  •  When I heard the Scriptures selected for this ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I jumped at the chance to offer some thoughts. After all, we do not often hear talks about women and Jesus. It’s usually his male pals whose tales are told, whose antics are recorded, and whose discipleship is offered for our modeling.

     

  •  Air Force Airman Alex S. Harvell, son of Regina and Raymond Harvell of Winnabow, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

     

    Harvell completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  •  By John Nelson

    When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks;

    When great leaves fall, the winter is at hand.

    Shakespeare, Richard III: II, 3.

     

    Can we talk about leaves?

     

  • This popular classic salad, including all the tableside showmanship by waiters when preparing it tableside, became a sensation in America back in the 1920s. It is widely accepted that Caesar Cardini, a restaurant owner and chef in Tijuana, Mexico, whipped up a salad from scratch with leftover ingredients for a gathering of hungry Hollywood notables.

    To many, including me, this is the king of salads. It was probably the first main coursesalad, and topped with chicken or fish, is truly a main course.

  • A yoga event this Saturday, Jan. 31, at Sea Trail is taking place to help a rescued puppy in need of surgery and his mounting medical bills.

    Donations from Workout for Wexler, taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset Beach, will go to help 4-month-old Wexler, a Yorkshire terrier puppy who was recently rescued from a breeder.

    “They were going to put him to sleep because he was having trouble with his hips and legs,” said Cheri McLain of Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE).

  • CAROLINA SHORES — Signs of revived building activity are dotting the landscape in Carolina Shores.

    At a Jan. 21 town planning board workshop, Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said it has been a busy inspection season. The town is also looking to hire an additional building inspector, he said.

  • Poetry writers and would-be writers unite.

    Starting Feb. 1, “Poetry Opens Doors” officially launches, and you’re invited to start writing and submitting poetic entries.

    The writing initiative is being spearheaded by local author Joan Leotta, along with Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan and Kat Moore of Poetry Revisited.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: Celebrating the Dream 50-Year Commemorative Concert

    When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $50 general admission; $65 reserved; $75 reserved with reception (plus tax and handling fees)

    Info: Countywide CDC, 383-1724 or Juanita Harper at (910) 619-6295; or go to www.celebratingthedream.org or www.bccowa.com (box office (910) 755-7416)

  • Interested in counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)?

    Local bird enthusiast and guest presenter Kurt Hugelmeyer will show how to make your bird-counting count at a program scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The GBBC, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has taken place in the United States and Canada since 1998. 2013 was the first year for the GBBC to go global.