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Today's Features

  • Wilmington artist Bradley Carter and his work will be featured at a reception by the Art League of Leland from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    Carter is an award-winning international-selling artist who grew up perusing his passion for art in Virginia before moving to the North Carolina in 2007.

    He creates predominantly in paint with a passion for abstract expressionism, but his works also include mixed media, paint skins and furniture. 

  • The Brunswick Concert Band’s annual fall concert, “Director’s Favorites,” highlights Broadway and standards with two performances this weekend.

    Concerts are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hatch Auditorium at 100 Caswell Beach Road, Oak Island, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at 50 College Road on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

  • Danielle Graves has been promoted to fulltime director of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The longtime auditorium employee succeeds longtime director Mike Sapp, who died in May at 64 from medical complications after undergoing surgery at Duke Medical Center.

    Announcement of Graves’ promotion was made on campus Oct. 24.

    “I am honored to be the director of Odell Williamson Auditorium and Campus Events,” Graves wrote last week.

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the bend and so is the Shallotte Farmers Market Holiday Market.

    The annual market, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, will feature more than 50 vendors including arts and crafts, holiday décor, photography and jewelry.

    Event organizer Megan Bishop with the town of Shallotte said people will be able to visit some of the vendors they enjoyed during the Summer Market in addition to new local vendors.

  • It was only a matter of time before Nicholas Sparks set his sights on scenic Sunset Beach.

    That’s where his newest romance unfolds in “Every Breath,” the latest novel by the renowned author, whose love stories and movies are typically situated somewhere along the Carolinas coast.

  • The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for five endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a recent cold-stunning event in New England.

    The aquarium’s animal care team will provide the turtles with special diets and close monitoring for health complications. Initial veterinary examinations predict positive outcomes for the animals with limited recuperation times. All five animals appear to be juveniles based on their weight, with none exceeding 3.5 pounds.

  • There are times in life you never want to forget — and there are times you can’t. This is the story of one of those. Mostly.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    The political campaigns are over … finally!

    Whether you’re celebrating victories for your candidates — or drowning your sorrows — there’s no question this has been a stressful time for our country.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Staying with a Halloween theme … something spooky: it’s a brain! I showed this photo to someone who remarked that it might be MY brain … and that, after all, a botanist’s brain SHOULD be green. That may be true, but now I’m sort of hoping that my brain is a couple sizes larger than this thing.

  • By Don Price

    Guest Columnist

    Imagine, if you will, you wanted to experience the wonders of time travel. You have been reading about the writers of our constitution and decided you really would like to experience life in their history-making environment.

    Or, suppose you have been dreaming about a future where technology has advanced to the point where cell phones are a part of ancient history, and you wanted to enjoy all those wonderful benefits available at that time.