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Today's Features

  • The Shallotte High School Class of 1957 gathers for its68th class reunion at Jerome’s Steak House in Shallotte on Sept. 22. Nineteen classmates of the original graduating class of 67 and two of their teachers, Faye Hewett Bellamy and Edna Piatt Bellamy, along with several spouses attended the celebration.

    Don Hickman, class president, was the emcee for the occasion. Many school memories were shared and discussed.

  • Sugar is a nutrition buzzword these days. What I’m hearing people talk about is about the need to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat. But, many people may be avoiding some healthy foods while thinking they are doing good to avoid sugar. In some cases, this might not be the right thing to do.

  • Irrigation systems are one of those necessary evils in our landscapes. It’s so hot and stressful during the summer that many plants just won’t do well without a little extra water — especially during the first few years after planting. But, our plants would be healthier and we’d use less water if we managed these systems a little better. 

  • The Historic Amuzu Theatre at 111 N. Howe St. in Southport will present “I Am My Brother’s Keeper,” a special musical benefit show to raise money for hurricane victims, 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.

    All funds raised will go directly to hurricane victims. This date is the 63rd anniversary of the devastation in Brunswick County caused by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

  • The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce has moved the fourth annual Bikes, Boots and BBQ up a month from the previous events to Sept. 30.

    The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park at 580 River Road, Belville.

    Proceeds benefit Step Up for Soldiers and the NBCC.

    Admission is $5 per person, free for children younger than 12. Kids receive a BBQ Piggy Bank Buck, good for redemption of a Piggy Bank.

  • Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. This simply means providing your body with the fluid it needs to keep itself healthy. Drinking fluids can help your body regulate different functions including temperature, digestion and waste and heart rate. They can also help carry nutrients to the cells and flush the bladder. We lose water from our body every day by breathing, sweating and in urine. The best way to hydrate is to drink water.  

  • The Shallotte High School “Pirates” Class of 1962 will have their 55-year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 7, at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Coccidiosis is a common intestinal tract infection caused by a one-celled organism or protozoa called coccidia. Coccidia are not parasitic intestinal worms; they are microscopic parasites that live within cells of the intestinal lining. Because coccidia live in the intestinal tract and cause diarrhea, they are often confused with worms.

  • Grace Lee Boggs, a life-long activist who died in 2015 at the age of 100, believed and lived as a visionary woman. As stated in an article from The Daily Good, “She lived and breathed her truth and believed that tending gardens, caring for the self, and caring for others were ways to nourish activism. In a sometimes harsh world, these simple acts of kindness end up restoring the energy needed to carry on the hard work of social change.”

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Furman Long, who was born Sept. 13, 1933.