Today's Features

  • Sea & Sand Band seizes the stage of the town of Carolina Shores’ Music Monday Concert set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, on the town hall green at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and food/refreshments to this free concert. Free parking will also be provided.

    Sea & Sand Band is a merry musical band of 12 who got their start less than five years ago.

  • Country star Pam Tillis and her Acoustic Trio launch the first BCCOWA Performing Arts Series concert for the 2019-2020 season at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $35 adults and $33 seniors and students. Go to bccowa.com or call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at 755-7416.

    As a child of country music royalty, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter.

  • St. James-based Mike’s Garage Band highlights a fundraising concert for Communities In Schools from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Woodlands Park Amphitheater in St. James Plantation.

    Funds raised from the event support CIS programming benefiting Brunswick County students.

    Joe Loves Lobster Rolls food truck will be on-site and attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages (beer, wine or soft drinks). The evening will include a 50-50 drawing with music and dancing.

  • Some people may remember talk about “Chinese restaurant syndrome.” 

    Perhaps you’ve heard that people say that they can’t eat Chinese or other Asian foods because they are linked to headaches or other health problems. As it turns out, for most people, this is just another one of those myths or “old wives’ tales.”

    The proposed culprit is something called MSG.  Which stands for monosodium glutamate.

  • By Linda Arnold

    You may be weary of the question, “Is your glass half full or half empty?”  

    If you can’t see it as half full most of the time, it’s not your fault.

    Our brains are wired to prepare us for dangerous situations. That means we often go to the list of “what ifs,” and those can cause our glasses to diminish.

  • Faithful readers of this little column are probably wondering why okra has never been featured. Well, that’s a good question, since everybody knows something about okra and it’s a very interesting plant. It’s also edible — that is, you can eat its fruits (and the seeds within the fruits).

  • 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.

  • Back by popular demand, Brunswick Little Theatre resumes open mic poetry readings at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in classroom 2B of its theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    BLT launched the readings in January 2018. They have drawn enough response that the nights have been periodically scheduled since then.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.

    For questions call Ken Greenman at 368-3922.

    ‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions

  • Wouldn’t you want to win a wooden boat? Here’s your chance.

    Friday, Sept. 6, at its First Friday event, Franklin Square Gallery at 130 E. West St. in Southport will have a First Friday reception as a prelude to the 10-anniversary Southport Wooden Boat Show on Nov. 2.

    Each year the event has grown bigger with more wooden boats in the water and on the streets, more educational sessions, more exhibitors and more people attending.  

  • I just saw another Internet post warning people about baby carrots. I’ve heard this before, but still find it hard to believe that people think they shouldn’t eat these vegetables. OK, here’s some scoop on those little baby carrots.