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Today's Features

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    This past week we experienced the brunt of two major hurricanes and the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

    While these kinds of events can bring the worst in terms of destruction, they can also bring the best in terms of compassion.

    Because they bring us together as one. Nature is the great equalizer. 

    Most of us remember how we stood together as Americans after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Any other labels that might have existed were stripped away.

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Boyd Inman, who was born Sept. 15, 1933.

  • I have dubbed one of my daughters Olivia Obituary. She is my designated news bearer alerting me when a friend from my past life in Connecticut enters eternal life. Thus, she bore the sad/happy news of the death of a 49-year-old woman I knew as a little girl years ago. Sad/happy are my words because this was the ending of a life viewed by many as being limited. Instead, it was deep and beautiful, filled with a wisdom few possess and dare to share. She was more than her diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

  • Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than many humans. Here are some of the most common kitten questions I get from cat people.

     

    1.    How long do cats live?

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  • The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

  • 4911 Old Shallotte Road, Shallotte

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 948, Shallotte 28459

    Email: contactus@sbisclub.com

    Officers

    President: Kirby Bellamy

    First vice president: Chris Phipps

    Second vice president: Bill Bellamy

    Secretary: William Magee

    Treasurer: Michael Mattera

    Membership: Bill Magee, membership@sbisclub.com

    Website: sbisclub.com

  • In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the North Carolina Coastal Federation plans a family-friendly event in Navassa on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  • Hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze and a farm train are just some of the fall fun planned at Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal venture opening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 Bell Swamp Connection in Winnabow.

    Go Chicken Coop is the rural dream of owner Ed Burnett, a Brunswick County developer who grew up on a potato farm in Water Mill, N.Y.

    “He’s used to being outdoors,” said Go Chicken Coop spokeswoman Meagan Spivey. “This is how he grew up, in the country with no electronics, none of that.”