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Today's Features

  • It’s been a half-century since Neil Armstrong took a small step onto the moon that became a giant leap for mankind.

    The 50th anniversary of the American astronauts’ July 20, 1969, moon landing during the Apollo 11 mission is also being lauded locally.

    Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach has been celebrating the occasion with a daily noon showing of  “Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the Moon,” in its Sky Theater.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre stages auditions for “Jack Benny’s Not 39 Anymore” July 21 and 22 at its 8068 River Road theater in Southport in classroom 1A.

    Auditions are noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, and 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 22. A callback, if necessary, follows from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

    Penned by playwright Marv Siegel, the production centers 

  • Too Much Sylvia has been around for nearly three decades, consisting of four longtime musicians who have been on the coastal Carolina concert circuit even longer.

    Most people with any regional band savvy know Too Much Sylvia’s music by now. But next-to-nobody knows how the Charlotte-based band, which doesn’t have one female musician, got its name.

    It’s a little-known story that might best be left untold, Rick Lee, longtime keyboardist and vocalist for Too Much Sylvia, said with a chuckle.

  • Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Science staff in North Carolina has long been known for their knowledge of food safety and food preservation. We frequently get phone calls or emails from consumers asking specific questions on these topics.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Are you still stressed out over something that happened last week?

    Holiday periods often bring extended family into our lives. Routines are changed, and people are thrown together 24/7. So it’s no wonder some feathers can get ruffled.

    Here’s the thing. You may have had expectations of how things would go. And when they didn’t go that way, you got upset. This is just human nature, although you can make it easier on yourself. Especially if you’re still experiencing “aftershocks.”

  • Each summer, I receive frantic phone calls from pet parents embarking on the Great American Car Trip. “What can I do to keep Buster calm? How can I prevent him from getting sick in the car?” It’s a fact. Many dogs and cats experience nausea, anxiety and stress when riding in cars. To calm a nervous stomach, these are some of my favorite phone call remedies:

    Natural treatments for motion sickness

    1) Withhold food four to six hours before departure.

  • “The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet.”

    William Shakespeare, Sonnet 94

  • As if it’s not hot enough, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot is slated to set two Brunswick County summer stages afire.

    The sizzling seven-piece North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based rhythm-and-blues band, headlined by multi-talented namesake Lowder, will perform at two upcoming summer concerts in the coming week, at 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, in Holden Beach and from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Calabash.

    Smokin’ Hot is renowned for its high-energy stage presence and multi-faceted musical repertoire.

  • Summertime means free fun in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The town recreation department and the OIB Sea Turtle Protection Organization offer a variety of free events in coming days.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s in the coming week. All activities take place at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center at 44 E. First St.

    Make Your Own Ice Cream — Thursdays through Aug. 15. Join event organizers at the community center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to make your own ice cream in a bag.

  • Back by popular demand, the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Ladies Night Out Purse Party returns Thursday, July 18.

    Planned from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick Senior Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Road, this year’s event will once feature guess emcee Amanda Fitzpatrick of WWAY TV.

    Those interested in attending are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible as only 400 tickets will be sold.

    Tickets, $30 each, include a light dinner and there will be a cash bar for beer and wine.