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Today's Features

  • BOLIVIA — Standing 17 hands high, his solid black coat like satin in the morning training ring, Albert the imported Friesian stud stallion is a mighty sight.

    When trainer Lauryn Zepeda approaches her latest equine student with a visitor, Holland-born Albert ambles over toward the gate to greet them, then settles back on the other side to graze and await his new teacher.

    “Look what I’ve got,” Zepeda says, offering Albert a few pellets of grain with an extended hand upon entering the ring.

  •  The West Brunswick High

    School Class of 1984 is look-

    ing for all of its classmates

    for its 30-year reunion begin-

    ning at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the

    Calabash VFW. Cost is $15 a

    person or $30 a couple.

    Send checks to WBHS

    Class of 84, c/o Dee Con-

    away Carlisle, P.O. Box 2693,

    Shallotte, NC 28459 or call

    her at 842-2822.

  • Six Styles performs in the Brunswick County Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Village Park gazebo in Sunset Beach.

    Blackwater Rhythm & Blues will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte.

    The movie “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” will be shown starting at dusk Thursday, Aug. 14, in Calabash Community Park.

    Jim Quick & Coastline will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Get ready for food, fun and produce at an August festival.

    “T” Heirs Vegetables & Herbs Shoppe at 816 Tucker Road in Supply is having its 12th annual Fun, Food & Health Festival from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Highlights include fun for all ages — free hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, horseback riding, farm animals, gospel singers and musicians.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: Darrell Harwood

    When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20

    Where: The Village Park gazebo, Sunset Beach

    How much: Free; bring lawn chairs

    Food sales on-site; benefitting Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

    Go to: www.SunsetBeachConcerts.com

    The show-biz bug bit China Grove native Darrell Harwood early.

    In the 1970s, his dad played in the local “Cool Water Band” and had an entertainment company that booked local dates.

  • Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is taking entries for its pet calendar contest.

    The contest is open to any pet — dog, cat rabbie, snake, pig, goat, etc. — and is not limited to the Southport/Oak Island area.

    Rules and entry forms can be printed off at the SOAR website at www.soar-nc.org under the events tab.

    Anyone owning a business who would like to advertise in the calendar can buy a business-card-size ad for $10.

  • IF YOU GO

    What: Jaded Mayberry

    When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10

    Where: End of Jordan Boulevard, Holden Beach

    How much: Free

    The origin of Jaded Mayberry is “kind of a long story,” says Will Hickman, leader and lead singer of the popular local band whose repertoire covers everything from AC/DC to Zac Brown.

    It dates back to the days when he and lead electric guitarist Seth Gearhart were roommates and played together in a praise band in Shallotte.

  • It launched six years ago to bring a little music and harmony to the Brunswick County Courthouse.

  •  

    Swiss chard is available year round but is best in summer

    Chard is often referred to as Swiss chard because of its extensive cultivation in Switzerland. As a member of the beet family, it has also been referred to as silver beet, spinach beet, leaf beet, sea kale beet, white beet, strawberry spinach and even Roman kale.

    In our area, the two main types available are red chard and green chard. The red, which has a stronger flavor, has red stems and dark green leaves with red veins. The green has lighter green leaves with white stalks.

  •  By John Nelson

    If you’re a flatlander like me, it might be quite a while between your time at home and your visits to the beautiful Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia. I am, in fact, a big fan of eastern West Virginia, a fantastic place in the summer for natural history, and more especially, botany. I fell in love with the dark forests of this part of the country several years ago, led there my inveterate fellow-botanist and banjo champion, Bernie Cyrus.