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Today's Features

  • The gates reopen at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site at 8884 St. Philip’s Road SE in Winnabow just in time for a “compact” version of its 18thCentury Christmas 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The historic site was closed after sustaining damages in September from Hurricane Florence.

  • The Walter Welsh Award will be presented Jan. 21 during the annual M.L.K. Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by the M.L.K. Celebration Committee of Southport.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Botanists tend to be rather easygoing people, usually. They enjoy being outdoors on field trips and seeing interesting plants … and some botanists are known for an occasional and perhaps unusual sense of humor. My own long-suffering students, over the years, have been subjected, by me, to a wide variety of brilliant anecdotes and excellent puns. (Well, that’s the way I think about them.)

  • By Linda Arnold

    Life Life Fully

    Here we are, approaching the end of another year. How does that make you feel?

    Like most of us, your mind and body have likely become accustomed to dashing around and crossing things off your to-do list. A certain rhythm has been established, and you’re off to the races.

    This is human nature, and we’re all “wired” for accomplishment. Individual ambitions, personality types and life circumstances all influence these levels.

  • Brunswick County is definitely a giving county, demonstrated by the caring, assistance and donations provided to so many after our hurricanes this fall. As we approach the holiday season, many people will continue this generosity by making additional donations to local food pantries and food drives. Our pantries always need to restock their shelves.

  • Pure Markets will present its third annual Sunset Beach Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 in Sunset Beach Town Park, the same location as the Sunset Beach Summer Market.

    Holiday shoppers will be able to visit more than 90 holiday shops owned by some of the finest artisans in the area. All items sold at a Pure Market are handmade, homemade or homegrown by the vendor; no resale is allowed in any Pure Market.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue at 758 Longwood Road will host its 13th Annual Christmas Toy & Train Show just two days this year — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2.

    Admission is free and donations are welcome.

    Layouts run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger G, O, HO, N-scale models in multiple layouts, in addition to 1/32-scale.

    Displays are highlighted with authentic train sounds, adding bells and whistles to an already popular pastime.

  • The Stagestruck Players, Brunswick Little Theatre’s youth division, will ring in the holiday season with “Elf the Musical JR.,” based on the 2003 hit movie starring Will Farrell, starting this Friday.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8, and 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9 at Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River Road.

    The story begins when Santa reveals to Buddy he is not an Elf, but the son of a human named Walter Hobbs. With this information Buddy is sent from the North Pole to New York City to find his father.

  • The Unity Group of North Brunswick and the town of Leland will present the 26th annual North Carolina Christmas Festival and Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Leland and the Unity Group have combined their holiday activities into an all-day Saturday event including a holiday market, the festival and parade and the annual Christmas tree lighting.

    The new schedule will start with a holiday art market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Admission is free.