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Today's Features

  • In 1967, a little-known vocal group called the 5th Dimension recorded the song “Up, Up and Away,” catapulting them to instant stardom.

    Countless magazine covers, world tours and several Grammys later, The 5th Dimension is recognized as one of the most prolific soul and R&B groups in musical history.

    They’re also still going strong and touring, including a show stop at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents three special “V-Day” performances of the award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues.”

    Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at the BLT theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    “The Vagina Monologues” gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls. With creativity and determination, V-activists worldwide work to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.

  • When are you going to find love? Is there a way to improve your current relationship?

    During February, Spiritquest at 6649 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach is offering special Relationship Readings.

    The sessions consist of 20-minute readings designed to provide insight on what is blocking the right relationship and offer guidance on what steps are needed to “shift energy and create the right relationship.”

  • I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that dogs only see in black and white.

    I’ve always explained dogs can see many shades of colors, especially blues and yellows. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve then been told that, yeah, dogs see gray.

    Research from Russian scientists sets out to verify what colors dogs actually see, if any. Before we learn their findings, it’s important we review a little about how the eye detects color in the first place.

  • Flash bulletin: Did you know your ability to love someone else is directly related to your ability to love yourself? And I don’t mean in a conceited, narcissistic type of way.

    At your core level it’s essential that you have — or develop — a healthy sense of self-respect. Otherwise, you run the risk of holding back and being on guard so you never fully invest yourself in a relationship. Or you risk totally giving yourself over to someone else to “complete” you. 

  • Most people tend to overlook tree bark as rather uninteresting at best. It’s too bad, because bark is a fascinating and often attractive plant “invention” and is actually rather complex in its various appearances and origin. Of course, it is only developed on woody plants. Clearly, bark varies considerably from species to species, and some types of trees are easily identified by the kind of bark they have.

  • Sunset River Marketplace will showcase “Elemental Visions: Fiber Art by Adair, Sharpe and Vasanto” from Feb. 1 through March 9. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. The exhibition features abstracts, wearable art, macramé, tapestries and more created by Sandy Adair, Susan Sharpe and Vasanto.

    The Blue Ridge Mountains with their ever-changing moods provide inspiration for these three western North Carolina artists.

  • 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.

  • Trust is such a tiny word. Five little letters strung together to create a mighty force in human life. Trust may well be the call word as we enter each new year, each new phase of life, each birth and re-birth. Yet it is one of those “easy for you, difficult for me” words, which fall facilely from our lips while challenging our innards with roiling trepidation.