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Today's Features

  • By John Nelson

     

    Bad news, I’m afraid.

    They are interesting little things, hard and sharp. Shaped sort of like the horns of a bull. But of course, they come from a plant. And if you step on one of these things, it will hurt. Ouch!

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    Maybe this month’s eclipses have something to do with it. Or the global events that are rocking our worlds.

    Whatever it is, I’ve run across a number of folks who are feeling unsettled right now. When this occurs, you may feel scattered, going in lots of different directions.  Or temporarily paralyzed, unable to make any moves.

    Rest assured, you’re not alone. These are tumultuous times, and they can take their toll.

     

  • Diarrhea is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded dilemmas for dog lovers. Stained carpets, splattered tiles and cringe-worthy stenches culminate in concern and create questions about what to do. As a practicing veterinarian, my goal is to help dog owners determine when they can safely treat the runs at home and when medical help is required. But before we dive into the depths of diarrhea, we need to determine what normal doggie doo looks like.  

     

    What is ‘normal’ dog poop?

  • Truly one of the great tastes of summer is sweet corn-on-the-cob. There’s still time to enjoy it this year. I’ve been told by local farm markets they will have corn well into September.  

  •  Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934, celebrates his 83rd birthday.


  • I have only had a White Castle hamburger once since relocating here almost 20 years ago. They were quite popular in my youth, especially when going to a Browns or Indians game at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. We would park at a downtown lot and then walk to the stadium, which just happened to have a White Castle on the way. We would buy them by the dozen!

  • Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

    Two groups are celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment with a rally from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport.

    The event features speakers, including state Rep. Deb Butler, live music by Fun Fatale Trio, local civic and women’s groups’ tables and a supply drive for local schoolchildren.

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fires up its annual fundraising Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, next to the Hills Supermarket parking lot in Shallotte to raise funds for the foundation’s Sunshine Fund.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office families who suffer from tragedies.

    The outdoor fish fry, at N.C. 130 (Whiteville Road) and 179 (Main Street) will serve helpings of freshly breaded and fried flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person.

  • Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1967, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.