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Today's Features

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s an oddball sort of bush.

    It’s a native species — nothing odd about that — and it was originally restricted entirely to the coast, from North Carolina all the way to Mississippi. Now, though, it is common well inland within all of these states, and beyond, and appears to be continuing its spread.

  • 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.

  • Life is filled with wonderful surprises. Not too long ago, Hubby Dear and I were treated to a brief but spectacular encounter, the unexpected delight of sharing lunch with a “long-lost” friend. The delight was more than doubled by the inclusion of two women we had never met. An instantaneous connection became our universal joy.

  • One thing we don’t want to give or share this holiday season is a foodborne illness. Sometimes called food poisoning, a foodborne illness is a sickness that you get from eating or drinking something that has been contaminated with disease causing microorganisms, chemicals or other harmful substances.

  • StATUSA is hosting an Angel Tree Christmas party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at StAT Community Resource Center, 5285 Main St., Unit 23, Shallotte. Needed are unwrapped gifts of $20 value for children through age 7 or a $20 gift card for children 8 and older.

    The drop-off point for donations is at New Life Christian Book Store at 5285 Main St., Unit 10, in Shallotte. Gift cards can be mailed to StAT USA, P.O. Box 2434, Shallotte, NC 28459.

    Donations must be received by Thursday, Dec. 13.

  • McLeod Hospice is offering a grief support group at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at McLeod Health Loris, 3655 Mitchell St., Loris, S.C., for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Anyone in the community who is dealing with a loss can participate in the support group.

    The purpose of the grief support group is to provide ways for dealing with grief, support for the process of grief, an environment to meet other people who are grieving and an opportunity to share and receive emotional support.

  • A fourth year of funding for ECU’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will mean new ways for seniors in eastern North Carolina to access health care.

    The first ECU/Goshen Medical and flu mobile medical unit will be open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply. Goshen will bill insurance for patients who are insured. Walgreens will provide free flu vaccines for those without insurance. Walgreens will provide flu vaccines for those with insurance and insurance will be billed.

  • The Brunswick Arts Council is hosting a free Winterfest Performing Arts event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. in Southport.

    The event, set up in a cabaret atmosphere with hot cinnamon cider, will feature performances from “Nutcracker” by Elizabeth Hester’s Wilmington School of Ballet, International School of Ballet and three companies with the emerging Brunswick School of Ballet.

    Navassa native Marsha Graham-Ali of Leland will entertain with vocals from opera to gospel.

  • One-time performances of two traditional holiday productions brighten the season and stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend.

    A live touring production of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by PerSeverance Productions and CMI Entertainment, unfolds at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    For the past few years, this special adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story has been presented to more than 100,000 audiences nationwide with heart, humor and humbug.

  • The 26th Anniversary Brunswick County Toy Run kicks off Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, from Supply heading to Southport.

    This year’s annual event to buy Christmas gifts for children launches with registration starting from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church at 1672 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    The poker run featuring motorcycles and classic cars begins at 1:30 p.m.