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Today's Features

  • For the third year, Woodsong, a traditional “walking” neighborhood off Village Road in Shallotte, is celebrating spring and the arts with the Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

    More than 20 local artists and artisans invited by Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash will be on hand to display and sell their work set up on porches of the Charleston-style homes in the community off Pender Road, showcasing art, pottery and jewelry.

  • The Waterway Art Association will present its 27th annual Spring Art Show and sale April 23-27 at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road NW in Calabash. The show will be on display in the exhibition space of the library.

    The annual art show will include works by members and non-members of Waterway Art Association and will include 2D works in oils, watercolor, pastel and mixed media. The show is open to the public with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week. More than $2,500 will be awarded for a variety of categories.

  • CALABASH — It’s that time once again to savor the flavors of the Seafood Capital.

    The third annual A Taste of Calabash is the biggest yet, organizer Helen Kapalka says.

    This year’s event, headquartered in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, serves up 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with participating restaurants offering samples of their finest dishes throughout the town.

  • A popular Southern breakfast treat is livermush, or liver pudding. It is said to be one of the first pork foods made in America. It’s a flexible dish and makes an excellent breakfast alongside some fried or scrambled eggs.

    I grew up eating scrapple, said to have actually originated in the farmlands of eastern Pennsylvania. The word scrapple originated from “scrap” or “scrappy,” and consisted of ground leftover pig scraps that were boiled and then combined with cornmeal and other spices.

  • By John Nelson

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    Pop quiz: The most important factor in living a healthy life for most of us is:

    ·      Good nutrition

    ·      Regular exercise

    ·      Smoking cessation

    ·      Limited alcohol consumption

  • CELEBRATION! That was the key word. I had to spell it out in capital letters because it was a capital event. April, our dear across-the-street neighbor of whom I have sometimes written, turned 40 on April 10.

  • One of the most disturbing, embarrassing and often disgusting disorders a pet can develop is diarrhea.

    Runny stools can distress more than your pet’s tummy. Your pet becomes upset because it had an accident, often on a favorite rug or bedspread. You get agitated because you’ve got to clean up the mess. Many times, you feel helpless and don’t know what to do next. And, if your luck is like mine, this tends to happen on the weekend when most veterinary clinics are closed.

  • I know you’ve heard people say “I don’t eat carbs” or “I’m cutting down on carbs.” Perhaps you wonder to yourself, “Should I be doing that, too?” Is it healthy to eat or not eat carbs?

  • We have been on a roller coaster ride this year with April temperatures in February and February temperatures in April. Even with the crazy fluctuations, our spring blooming plants are still putting on a grand show. And, nothing says “it’s spring” quite like the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale at New Hanover County Arboretum. This year’s event is Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 23, from noon to 5 p.m.