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Today's Features

  • Get ready to be inspired.

    Saturday night, March 10, five famous artists are scheduled to grace the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for “The Heart Behind the Music” Songwriters’ Showcase.

    The Brunswick County stop on this touring show features Teddy Gentry of hit country group Alabama, singer-songwriter John Berry, vocalist Linda Davis, musician/songwriter Lenny LeBlanc and comedienne Nadine, the “sassy church lady” of RFD-TV’s “Larry’s Country Diner.”

  •  By John Nelson

     

    I’ve had a long friendship with this tree species.

    My first recollection of it was while still a small boy, seated outside on a summer morning on the porch and crushing its bright green leaves in my hand, and then enjoying a remarkably pleasant, somewhat medicinal fragrance. Once you’ve taken the scent, so to speak, you’ll never forget it.

  • The administration and staff of McLeod Loris Hospital host a hospital-wide birthday party for Sallie Kapps’ 99th birthday. A volunteer in the hospital gift shop for 34 years, Kapps started volunteering at the hospital soon after her retirement in 1984. Before then, she was a librarian with the Horry County, S.C., school system.

    “Good friends are the secret to a long life well lived,” Kapps said in a news release. “I’m fortunate to be able to still volunteer and help our visitors at the hospital.”

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    There you are again … parked in front of that home shopping channel with a pint of ice cream in one hand and your credit card in the other. Or maybe you’re recuperating from drinking too much last night — again.

    Why can’t you ever be on time? Or slay that procrastination dragon once and for all?

  • The theme for World Day of Prayer 2018 is “All God’s creation is very good.” Seven women represented seven different cultures, languages, and heritage in the South American country of Suriname, previously known as Dutch Guiana. Interestingly, seven is the biblical number for perfection. And creation, including the day of rest, is described as a seven-day event. There has to be something mystically providential in the data. At least, I think so.

  • I’ve got a beef with evolutionary anatomy: knees and shoulders. To my biomechanical eye, those joints joint seem awkwardly oriented, hastily designed and assembled from spare parts. Whatever the reason, I diagnose a lot of pets with knee and shoulder conditions. Which brings me to Molly’s trick knee.

  • Looking to keep the germs down and prevent a foodborne illness in your home? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the two things you can do that make the biggest impact are washing your hands and cleaning kitchen surfaces.

    There are two steps to having a clean and sanitary kitchen. Think of this as if brushing your teeth is the cleaning and using mouthwash is the sanitizing. Two steps. Clean first and then sanitize.

  • We’ve had a weather roller coaster ride this year with record cold in January and record warmth in February. Things have settled into a more “normal” pattern for now, but our lawns are already greening up.

  • The Willis Richardson Players present “All the World’s A Stage, A Musical Revue,” in two performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thalian Hall Studio Theatre, 310 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

    Admission is $20.

    The Willis Richardson Players, Wilmington’s historically African American theater company, is a nonprofit organization organized in 1974. The troupe only presents a couple of shows annually.

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation’s seventh annual Diamonds and Denim Charity Ball unfolds 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the St. James Community Center at 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in St. James.

    This year’s proceeds will go to help Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 543 in St. James and Southport-based Samara’s Village Inc. aiding pregnant and parenting teens and their families.