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Today's Features

  • Spring is a time of transition in the garden as the cold and wind of March give way to the pleasant temperatures and light breezes of April. Milder temperatures of the last couple of days have kicked the flower show up a notch as the flowering dogwoods and azaleas take center stage. This is truly a glorious time in the garden.
    My retirement from North Carolina Cooperative Extension is official. Stepping away on April Fool’s Day was certainly appropriate.

  • The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as lawyers, clerks and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state.

    The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court lawyer mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.

  • Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution May 10 from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

    Items distributed will include dark red kidney beans, green beans, pinto beans, frozen blueberries, corn, eggs, fig pieces, fish fillets, mixed fruit, grape juice, peanut butter, pears, plums, canned pork, frozen turkey breast, great northern beans, beef stew, farina, macaroni pasta, green peas, white potatoes and vegetable soup.

  • Join the bone marrow match registry at a swab event Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia. South Brunswick High School student Kaylee Potter organized the event as part of her senior project.

    To join the registry, you must be between 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.

    Joining is easy: paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes.

    If unable to attend Saturday’s event, register online at joi

  • Officers

    Les Goldstein, president; John Comparetto, vice president; James Haughey, treasurer; Bob Breen, recording secretary; Mike DiChiera, sergeant at arms; T.W. Legeret, web manager

    Meets

    Second Wednesdays at 1800 hours at Calabash VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive (dinner available for purchase)

    Website

    coastalbordershields.com

    Contact

    Les Goldstein, President@CarolinaBorderShields.com

    Phone 910-576-3577

    Membership

    Open to all retired law enforcement officers

  • Spring brings many things, including the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s annual Family Day in Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Isle Beach Kite Flying Day and the Southport Spring Festival this weekend.

    Family Day lauds the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, rain or shine.

    In addition to games, crafts and kids’ activities, highlights include hot dogs, a bake sale, soda, Kettle Korn and Sunset Slush.

  • Get ready, folks — Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash are setting fire to Brunswick County this Friday night.

    Wait, what?

    Yes, that’s what’s going to happen when the Million Dollar Quartet blazes across the stage of Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia starting at 7 p.m. this Friday, March 30.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s first and second Open Mic Poetry Readings have been so successful organizers have decided to host poetry readings every month this year.

    The next reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 6.  Allare 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 auditorium at the BLT Theatre at 8068 River Road (N.C. 87) in Southport.

  • Thinking about Easter, I was just wondering how we got from the resurrection to stuffed Easter bunnies and marshmallow Peeps.

    It is believed the word Easter is derived from Oestar, or Eostre, the goddess of spring and renewal. Seems like the goddess was totally into spring celebrations, and so this annual tradition begins.

     

    Easter traditions

    During the middle ages, roast lamb became the traditional main course of the Pope’s Easter dinner, and it is still customarily served on Easter Sunday in many European countries.

  • By John Nelson