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Today's Features

  • Work by Sunset River Marketplace owner Ginny Lassiter highlights “It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere,” her one-woman show now under way through Sept. 28.

    The show, which debuted Wednesday, Aug. 21, includes a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive in Calabash.

    It will feature paintings by Lassiter, a lifelong artist who specializes in abstracts and acrylics.

    The Wilson native is an art graduate of East Carolina University who launched the Calabash gallery with her husband, Joe, in 2002.

  • Entries are being accepted for the inaugural North Carolina Oyster Festival Princess Scholarship Pageant set for 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. 

    The competition is open to high school students enrolled in their first semester of the 11th grade as of Sept. 1, 2019.  Contestants must be full-time residents of Brunswick County. These young ladies may attend any high school within Brunswick County to include North, South, West and the Brunswick County Early College.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Do you have something tugging at you? And you’re not sure whether it’s a passing whim or something you need to pay attention to?

    Maybe you’re thinking of trying out for a community theater. Or taking a course that will lead to a new career. You might be working in another field right now and doing something on the side that feeds your passion.

    It can be tricky to know whether a tug is real. How do you know if it’s a true calling, wishful thinking or something your ego has dreamed up? 

  • This can’t be happening now.

    Janie stared helplessly at her traveling companion, now reduced to a panting pile of yellow fur, trembling legs and apologetic eyes. For the past half hour, Janie had pushed, begged and bribed her best friend, Daisy, a 10-year-old Lab mix, to climb the 2 feet into her SUV.

  • Here’s another example of you can’t believe everything you see on Facebook.

    Perhaps you’ve seen the post about green peppers. The meme says that peppers with three lobes or bumps on the bottom are male and better for cooking and those with four bumps are female, full of seeds, sweeter and better for eating raw.

    Nope. Peppers don’t have genders. 

  • Ancient, fascinating and very beautiful: a plant group that has always fascinated humans … the ferns.

    Fern-like plants began appearing in the fossil record nearly 400 million years ago and for a long period they and their relatives dominated the landscapes long before any seed-forming plants evolved. A large number of these fern-like plants were quite large, actually getting to be tree-sized.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Now hear this: You and you alone are responsible for the way you feel. Even with everything going on in our world. Random acts of violence, and the uncertainty they create, can knock you off your block. So what can you do?

    Physics lessons

    You may not think you’re applying physics in your daily life. You absolutely are, though. I took Physics 125 in college, although it was a photography course. And that’s the mirror image I want to demonstrate.

  • The Historic Amuzu Theatre at 111 N. Howe St. in Southport unveils its annual ‘50s & ‘60s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies but Goodies” musical variety revue showcasing top hits from two decades of great music.

    Performance dates for this 10th annual musical tradition celebrating America’s best music are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-25.

    Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.; all other shows are at 7:30 p.m.

  • Two mystery plants at once! These two species will serve nicely for a consideration of what we call a “genus.”

    The modern concept of the genus as a taxonomic category began coming into play amongst botanists in the late 17th century. Briefly, a genus was recognized (and still is) as a convenient way to group closely related species. The dictionary definition of this word suggests “group” or “kind,” generally involving the notion of close relationships among its constituent members.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County welcomes two nationally renowned artists, Vance Gilbert and Susan Werner, for its debut autumn show Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College at 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Philadelphia-born folk artist Gilbert, a former multicultural arts teacher, was Listen Up Brunswick County founder Jeannie Dufour’s inspiration for launching the local concert series in 2014.