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Today's Features

  • Sunset Vision will pay tribute to Carmel Zetts, coordinator of Sunset Beach Turtle Watch, at its second Sunset Visionary Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    A Sunset Beach Visionary is an individual in the community who contributes time through volunteerism, personal and professional skills and a vision to help make Sunset Beach an ideal place to work, live and play. Last year’s honoree was Frank Nesmith, who fought a 10-year battle to save Bird Island from development.

  • A record number of craft vendors and nonprofit entities highlight the 11th annual Sunset at Sunset community block party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Village at Sunset Beach.

    Event organizer Karen Joseph said this year’s festival has been a sell-out as far as vendor space, with 123 vendors scheduled, including a number of new ones.

  • L. Kerr Dunn will be featured at the next Meet the Author event at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Dunn’s biography, “Dreaming with Animals,” is the first children’s biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens co-founder Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose remarkable life serves as an inspiration not only because of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance.

  • Just when you thought the ghostly coast was clear, seasonal Halloween events start to stir.

    Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue unveils its ninth annual Haunted Trail at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904) in rural Grissettown and continuing at the same time “until” every Friday and Saturday during October, plus Halloween eve and night Monday, Oct. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

  • Oktoberfest means two weeks of sausage, kraut, pretzels and beer! The two-week festival takes place each year in Munich, Germany, during late September and early October. It has inspired numerous similar events around the world, attended by millions of people each year,

    German beer is also an essential part of any Oktoberfest celebration. There are more than 100 genuine German brands imported into this country, including such brands as Warsteiner, Weihenstephan, St. Pauli Girl, Dinkelacker and Pinkus. Even New England-based Samuel Adams has its version of German beer.

  • By John Nelson

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    By Linda Arnold

    You’ve probably heard one of these phrases at some point from a well-meaning friend or relative. 

    “Get over it.”

    “You’ve gotta get on with your life.”

    "It’s time to move on.”

    Maybe it had to do with something small, or maybe it came after a life-changing event.

    And then there’s the advice:

    “OK, feel sorry for yourself for a little while. Then get up and go on.”

  • Sometimes it seems as if we are presented with a picture of God as a powerful judge. More to the point, God’s judgment is viewed as one from which there is no recourse. I can almost hear a divine voice booming: “Do what I say — or else!” The words echo some of my less enlightened parenting days, days when I made that demand and expected complete and immediate obedience.

  • You can learn a lot about your pet’s health by simply parting a few hairs and peering below. Buried beneath all that fur and whiskers is a dog or cat’s largest organ, the skin, and the stories it shares range from battling bloodsuckers and allergic attacks to infectious onslaughts and hormonal upsets.

    Here are some visual clues the skin reveals about illness, infections, and overall health. Learn to spot these signs and you’ll enhance quality of life and become a better pet parent. 

     

    Is this normal?

  • The Shallotte High School “Pirates” Class of 1962 will have its 55-year class reunion Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Kenneth Hewett, 27 Varnamtown Road in Varnamtown, and Saturday, Oct. 7, at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 2 to 6 p.m.