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Today's Features

  •  Zoey LiAnn Romero, daughter of Jessica Romero of Oak Island, is the first baby born in the New Year at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 18 inches long, she was born at 3:06 a.m. Jan. 3 to her mother. She joins siblings Tatiana, 4, and Isabella, 2. Dr. Li Xu delivered the baby.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russell

    When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22; doors open at 7 p.m.

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $29 adults; $27 seniors and students plus applicable fees

    Go to: www.bccowa.comor call the OWA box office at 755-7416

    He’s renowned for his keyboard skills and in Brunswick County.

  •  In a Smithsonian magazine article quoted in the November issue of Give Us This Day, page 240, physicist Lawrence Krauss “thought about the end of the universe and observed that a backward look reveals that the end of things is often tied to their beginnings.” The sentence fascinated me. At this time of year when we typically haul out the blank page of paper to list our resolutions, it also caused me to pause and think about endings and beginnings.

  •  By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    It’s a great little appliance that cooks dinner while you’re away. What could be better than that? Of course I’m talking about a slow cooker. Most people call them by their trademarked name Crock Pot, but the generic term is slow cooker. There are many styles made by different companies available.

  •  By John Nelson

    We had a mysterious pine tree not too long ago, and here is another. There’s always a new pine species to learn about.

    This one is growing in a small park not far from my house, in the Shandon area of Columbia, S.C., where I live. Here, it is a common native species, and can be seen just about all over town, and for that matter, just about anywhere else in South Carolina (mostly though, in the piedmont counties).

  •  What are shallots? Is the shallot an onion? Do not confuse shallots with green onions or scallions,as they are called in some areas. In Louisiana, gardeners tend to call both shallots and green onions, green onions. They are different plants. Apparently, early French settlers in Louisiana had to substitute green onions for shallots, hence the confusion.

    Shallots and green onions are not the same thing and don’t look alike or taste alike!

  • Listen Up Brunswick County has scheduled its next concert for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.

    The upcoming concert featuring Annabelle’s Curse will take place in one of the event rooms in Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road NE off U.S. 17, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Annabelle’s Curse is a five-piece band from Bristol, Va., consisting of banjo, guitar, keyboard, mandolin, drums, bass and vocals.

    Seating will be at tables.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Some knew it as the Ocean Isle Beach Ferry, while others referred to it as the Brick Landing Ferry.

    Maybe people on both sides of the waterway were right, since the old ferry served as the main means of transportation between the Brick Landing community on the mainland and the east end of Ocean Isle Beach back in the 1950s.

    Now, thanks to the talents of retired civil engineer Gerry Strickland of Sunset Beach, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach will unveil its own working model of the old ferry crafted by Strickland.

  • The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Southport invites the public to an annual three-day celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the weekend of Jan. 17 through MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 19.

    The celebration will begin with a workshop presented by College Foundation Inc. from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, Jan. 17, at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 Howe St. in Southport. Middle and high school students, parents/guardians, educators and others interested in the educational welfare of youth are encouraged to attend.