Today's Features

  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is throwing a going-away bash for locally renowned artist Babs Ludwick, who has decided to move to Florida soon to be with her daughter, grandsons and grand-dogs. The event includes one last exhibition of her works from Friday, Jan. 18, to Saturday, Jan. 26. 

    A fitting send-off reception is scheduled 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the gallery in Calabash. The public is invited.

    Other free events

  • The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee once again launches a three-day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with 25th anniversary events planned Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21, in Southport.

    The focus will once again be on enhancement and involvement of local youths starting with an anniversary gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St.

  • It’s time for the once-a-month Seaglass Indoor/Outdoor Salvage Market at 1987 Andrew Jackson Highway next to Northwest District Park in Leland.

    This month’s first market for 2019 is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County launches its 2019 concert series with a return performance by Joe Crookston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Crookston’s skills list is long: He’s an acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

  • A Second Helping OIB is having a Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Competition at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Pelican’s Perch, 8 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach. Participants are asked to bring their best chili in a Crock-Pot and/or their best cornbread by 2 p.m. and sign up. Tickets are $10 for tasting only. There will also be a cash bar and raffle for great prizes. All proceeds go to A Second Helping OIB.

  • Adult coloring, knitting and crocheting, chair yoga, bridge, mahjong, movies — these are just some of the activities available at Brunswick County’s library branches.

    It’s not just books anymore, though there are plenty of scheduled events celebrating the published word, too, including children’s storytime, book clubs and special programs showcasing authors from the local area and beyond.

  • Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist.

  • The State Archives and State Library of North Carolina are seeking volunteers to help make their materials more accessible to researchers by transcribing audio files of oral history interviews of North Carolina veterans.

  • Chances are you’ve heard about the health benefits of coconuts. Coconut, oil, flour, milk and water have flooded grocery store shelves promising everything from weight loss to reducing wrinkles. Coconut has also made its way into pet products. While pet-specific research on coconut oil is scarce, I’d like to share with you some of the top ways I’ve been using coconut products in my pet patients for the past five years.

    What makes coconut oil special?

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Ever notice how you feel around certain colors?

    For me, it’s teal and orange. I’m not sure why; I just feel better around these colors. So, it’s no surprise you’ll find them sprinkled throughout my closet, home and office!

    There have actually been a number of studies that evaluate the effects color has on us. Take a look at these descriptions, as portrayed on ivillage.com, and see if you know which color does the trick:

    1. Need more energy?