Today's Features

  • By John Nelson


  • Bacon seems to be everywhere these days. Over the years, it seems that bacon has gone from being a simple breakfast food that went with eggs and toast (and grits) to showing up all over the place.

    Blended into ice cream, wrapped around hot dogs or pizza, piled on hamburgers and other sandwiches and even deep-fried on a stick at state fairs, it seems like just about any food imaginable can be enhanced by bacon.

  • Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky headlines the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Kaplansky grew up in Chicago, the daughter of mathematician/songwriter/pianist Irving Kaplansky, with whom she sometimes collaborated on math-related songs he had written.

  • Super Bowl weekend means it’s time for members of the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club to get into formation for their annual fundraising SOUPer Bowl.

    The club’s ninth consecutive event offering assorted soups and handcrafted keepsake ceramic bowls once again kicks off at Shallotte Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

    The Empty Bowls Project to help feed hungry people in the community will feature an array of soups donated by local restaurants, caterers and GFWC-SBI club members.

  • More than 90 vendors from AARP to Zaxby’s are expected at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo this Saturday, Feb. 3.

    The 2018 Brunsco Has It Business Expo sets up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sea Trail Resort at 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

    A variety of vendors will cover business, personal, home and service needs in one place.

    Admission is free.

    Highlights include raffles and giveaways by many of the vendors, chamber member engagement director Robyn Beliveau said.

  • It was the 1960s, and another British Invasion had descended from across the pond, this time taking the Colonies by storm.

    At the helm of this 20th Century rock-and-roll revolution were The Beatles, aka the Four Lads from Liverpool whose jolting impact on American history and music is being felt to this day, 54 years after their live debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday night, Feb. 9, 1964.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting its first rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” in anniversary performances Feb. 2-4.

    The limited-run performances are in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play and the founding of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

    Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, on the main BLT stage at 8068 River Road in Southport.

  • The Shallotte Rotary Club Las Vegas Night fundraiser has come up aces for the past 12 years, and the 13th annual event will run from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Planet Fun, 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    For the price of a ticket, gamblers can’t lose when they play games including blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and horse races as only Monopoly-type money is used for the games.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre stages an Open Mic Poetry Reading on Friday night, Jan. 26, at the theater at 8068 River Road SE in Southport.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.

    Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., followed by the readings at 7:30 p.m.

    The session will end when all the poets have had a turn. There will be cookies and a donation box to defray the cost of the cookies. If there is good participation and interest, BLT will have future poetry readings.