Today's Features

  •  New research from University of Florida warns dog owners to avoid warm ponds and lakes in southeastern U.S. because of the potential of deadly parasitic spores.

  •  Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Emily Lauren Gore of Shallotte and David Everett Kelly III of Southport. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark W. and Gina Evans Gore of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of David Kelly II and Nancy Kelly of Southport. An Oct. 17 wedding is planned at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Supply.

  •  Sophie Elizabeth Harton and David H. Perry III, both of Virginia Beach, Va, were married Sept. 5 during an outdoor ceremony at Rutherford County Arts Council in Forest City.

    Hannah Desmond officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Faris Herbert and Annette Nantz Harton of Wilmington.

    The groom is the son of Mary Burton Perry of Jacksonville and Dave H. Perry of Warsaw, Va.

    Bridesmaids were Marine Gillette of Wilmington, Amanda Smith of Shallotte and Kristine Meadows of Raleigh.

  •  By John Nelson

    Here’s my former student, Bill Stangler, standing next to a very tall plant we found growing in great abundance on a big sandbar along our beautiful Congaree River, not too far from Columbia. Now, Bill is the official “RiverKeeper” in Columbia: his very capable outfit does a terrific job in protecting the natural aspects of the three-river complex that dominates our urban center here in the geographic center of South Carolina.

  •  In my never-ending quest trying to cut down on excessive fats and carbohydrates in my diet, I’ve learned recipes can be adjusted to be healthier and still taste just as good, and in some cases, even better. I’ve tried, although not always successfully, to stop making and eating anything that contains excessive fats or carbs.

    I recently came across an absolutely delicious French onion and beef entre using cumin and caramelized onions, but containing a large amount of fat. How could it be made lighter?

  • For nearly 23 years, Mike Sapp has quietly served as manager of Odell Williamson Auditorium, lining up an annual concert series, special events and assorted name-drop-worthy artists like Willie Nelson.

    For all the spotlights surrounding him, Sapp has always preferred to remain behind the scenes for these ongoing stage acts regularly entertaining local audiences at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    But a special concert lined up this Sunday will be a little different.

  • Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music’s biggest headlining artists, is making a return visit to Brunswick County this Saturday night, Oct. 10.

    The gospel-hit band is bringing its “My Story Tour” to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

  • UPDATE: Because of the weekend's deluge of heavy rain and possible flooding, the seasonal opening the haunted trail had been postponed until Oct. 9-10.

    GRISSETTOWN — This isn’t your average kiddie-kindergarten Casper the Friendly Ghost trail. This is the real deal. Only the older and braver dare enter.

    Every year, the award-winning Station 31 Haunted Trailed hosted by Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue gets better and scarier, with thousands of people stopping by to brave it.

  • UPDATE: Due to last weekend's rain, these events were rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 10.

    It’s the season for autumnal goings-on. Following is a roundup of what’s in store in coming days.Get set for Sunset at Sunset on Saturday

    Vendors and music will once again collide when the ninth annual Sunset at Sunset celebrates the fall season in Sunset Beach in the Village at Sunset Beach next to Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  •  Do you remember ads proclaiming “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk?”They were always accompanied by quick snapshots of teens who were willingly braved ridicule to prevent fatality. They dared to lose a friendship before they would participate in the loss of a friend.