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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Here we go round the prickly pear

    Prickly pear prickly pear

    Here we go round the prickly pear

    At five o’clock in the morning.

    T. S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men,” 1925

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Ever notice how you feel around certain colors?

    For me, it’s teal and orange. I’m not sure why; I just feel better around these colors. So, it’s no surprise you’ll find them sprinkled throughout my closet, home and office!

    There have actually been a number of studies that evaluate the effects color has on us. Take a look at these descriptions, as portrayed on ivillage.com, and see if you know which color does the trick:

    1. Need more energy?

  • Traditionally in the northern hemisphere the week of prayer is celebrated Jan. 18-25 and is sandwiched between the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. It also encompasses a time of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Prayer for the Unborn. According to the World Council of Churches, “At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that ‘they may be one so that the world may believe.’ “

  • Ethan Pannkuk achieved Eagle Scout, the highest rank from the Boy Scouts of America, on Jan. 7.

    Pannkuk chose the Fort Caswell Rifle Range as the focus of his Eagle Scout project. He spent many months researching, planning and raising funds. Then during school vacation March 30-31 last year, Ethan and members from his Boy Scouts of America Troop 210 of Carolina Beach spent two days working on the target pit at the rifle range. They shoveled the years of accumulated soil from the pit and behind the north wall so needed work could be accomplished by heavy machinery.

  • Looking for a snack? How about a clementine?

    Clementines are just one of many types of citrus fruits in the mandarin orange, satsuma and tangerine family that are in season and readily available in stores right now. Mandarin oranges can vary from small egg-sized fruit to almost grapefruit- sized. What they all have in common is their skin is easy to peel and the segments come apart easily.

  • Chances are you’ve heard about the health benefits of coconuts. Coconut, oil, flour, milk and water have flooded grocery store shelves promising everything from weight loss to reducing wrinkles. Coconut has also made its way into pet products. While pet-specific research on coconut oil is scarce, I’d like to share with you some of the top ways I’ve been using coconut products in my pet patients for the past five years.

    What makes coconut oil special?

  • It’s time for the once-a-month Seaglass Indoor/Outdoor Salvage Market at 1987 Andrew Jackson Highway next to Northwest District Park in Leland.

    This month’s first market for 2019 is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.