Today's Features

  • There is no humdrum in life. Can you, do you, believe it?

    There is no same ol’, same ol’, even if we try to make it so.

    These are not the words mouthed by a deranged individual person. They are not the rantings of a Pollyanna person living in denial or avoidance of reality.

  • 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.

  • Get acquainted with local businesses all in one place at the Brunsco Has It Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Admission is free. The first 200 entrants will receive a Shop Small bag containing coupons and other goodies (one per family).

    The expo is described by chamber member engagement director Robyn Beliveau as a great event for local residents who are looking for personal, home and professional services.

  • Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road is raising its many glasses to the Chinese New Year with a celebration 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The cost is $5 person, which includes appetizers, giveaways and discounts. 

    Seating is limited to 40 people.

    Reservations are required by calling 287-2800.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s first season of Open Mic Poetry Reading was so successful another season begins Friday, Feb. 1.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.  Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 1B, the first building behind the main building at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The session will end when all the poets have had a turn. Those who prefer to come and listen are welcome.

  • The Brunswick Community College Foundation serves up its third annual Bella Italia fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    Highlights include interactive tastings of fine wines and delicious Italian food prepared by Angelo’s Bistro.

    As the event gets under way, guests will be greeted at the door with a glass of bubbly and ushered into the main ballroom for a culinary experience unlike any outside the cobbled streets of Palermo itself.

  • ATMC is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Connections and Smart Connections Grant Programs. This year, $35,000 in Community Connections grant funds will be awarded to nonprofits serving Brunswick County and $35,000 in Smart Connections funds will be given to educators in Brunswick County and areas of Columbus County served by ATMC.

  • The annual Silver Coast Bridal Show gets under way 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community.

    The event for brides- and grooms-to-be will showcase caterers, photographers, officiants, DJs, entertainment, limos, event planners and florists.

    For more information call the winery’s event coordinator Susan Barnes at 287-2800.

    For directions, go to silvercoastwinery.com.

  • The Shallotte Rotary Club rolls the dice at its 14th Las Vegas Night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road.

    Highlights include a free casino as well as the usual Las Vegas style games: roulette, craps, blackjack, hold-‘em and horse races.

    The $75-per-person entry fee ticket includes hot and cold appetizers, a sit-down dinner with carving stations, pasta, salad and dessert. There will also be a cash bar with wine and beer.

  • Yes, he’s James Taylor’s younger brother.

    Livingston Taylor, who headlines the next BCCOWA Performing Arts Series concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, is also an acclaimed musician and mentor in his own right.

    Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at 13, launching a 50-year career encompassing performance, songwriting and teaching.