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Today's Features

  • Last week we looked at hair loss, bald spots, and red, inflamed skin in dogs and cats. This week we explore dry, flaky and oily skin, common lumps and bumps, and what discolored skin spots really say about your pet’s health.

     

    Dry and flaky vs. oily and greasy

  • “Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo
 ‘cause tonight, I’m gonna meet ma cher amio …”

                                     — Hank Williams, 1952

     

  • Touchdowns … fight songs ... cheerleaders ... food. What’s a football game without a tailgate party? From burgers to hot dogs and baked beans to potato salad, no pre-game is complete until the hunger is tackled. Tailgating is as American as apple pie or political scandals.

    If you can’t make it to the big game, throw a bash at your home.

  • Let me begin with a disclaimer. I am not nor ever have been engulfed in poverty. I have never been embraced by homelessness. I have only slightly and lightly engaged with the unending brick walls of regulatory systems. So, I come as an outsider looking in. I come as one who has only observed the frustration of always asking, always begging, always being beholden to another. I have not experienced it on a regular basis.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre and Big Dawg Productions present encore performances of “The Hermit of Fort Fisher," David Anthony Wright's poignant yet humorous drama drawn from a real-life Brunswick County character.

    Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22 at Brunswick Little Theatre at 8068 River Road SE in Southport.

  • The “sleepy fishing village” of Little River, S.C., just across the border from Brunswick County raises the roof this weekend with its 13th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, expected to draw thousands for its two-day event.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 on the historic Little River Waterfront at 4460 Mineola Ave.

    The festival showcases fresh local seafood served by Little River’s waterfront restaurants, plus favorite festival foods from an array of vendors.

  • Two historic family-owned farms are celebrating the season with annual events for October.

    Music, rescued farm animals and children’s activities highlight Greenlands Farm’s Fall Farm Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

    Indigo Farms at 1542 Hickman Road showcases pick-your-own pumpkins, pig races and a hay maze from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, plus optional nighttime hay rides, during October.

  • Local poet “Uncle Mike” Dailey brings his rhythm-and-rhyme poetic stories of odd things he’s learned on the web to Hickmans Crossroads Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

    The Ocean Ridge resident has been writing poetry for most of his adult life and so far has published three collections of his poetry, with another three or more collections in the works.

  • The Historic Amuzu Theatre announces “I Am My Brother’s Keeper,” a special musical benefit show to raise money for hurricane victims.

    On Sunday, Oct. 15, the cast and band will come together for a blend of favorite music from previous shows with all proceeds going to United Methodist Committee On Relief through Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport.

  • The North Brunswick Kiwanis Club will host its fifth annual Juice, Jazz and Java gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Leland Cultural Arts Center.

    A raffle will offer a variety of grand prizes provided by local establishments, including an overnight stay in a luxurious suite with dinner for two at City Club in Wilmington; his and her Cruise bicycles; a three-hour environmental nature cruise by Anomaly Charters of Southport for six people; a Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Tours & Membership package; and a theater package to Thalian Hall.