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Today's Features

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will have its annual fundraising fish fry 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in front of the emergency services building at the Bolivia Government Complex on Old Ocean Highway.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

    Meals will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available as is delivery to certain areas for large orders.

  • 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.

  • Dear Dr. Ward: I’ve been enjoying your series on skin diseases in pets. I’ve got a problem I hope you can help me with. My Roscoe has developed really oily, almost greasy skin the past few months. I bathe him regularly, but it keeps coming back. He doesn’t seem to scratch much, but he’s leaving little fatty spots wherever he lies, especially on our couch. My husband is beginning to complain that Roscoe has a “weird smell.” What do you think it is and what can I do to help him?  

  • Last week’s column on butter beans has inspired many more questions, ideas and information.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Here it comes.

    You have a tremendous opportunity, and it strikes. Maybe you’ve landed a new client or mastered a powerful skill. And then those voices creep in.

    “What makes you think you can do this?” “Why would anyone pay you for this?”  “Where are your credentials?” “You don’t even know what you’re doing.”

  • 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.

  • Now that school’s out and summer’s almost here, local libraries are celebrating the season with children’s summer reading programs.

    This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” at both Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte and the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library in Carolina Shores.

    Rourk Branch Library

    Registration for Rourk Branch Library’s Summer Reading Program began this week, starting Monday, June 3.