Today's Features

  • While I was playing with my new toy, an iPad, I discovered a marvelous treat — the capability of watching past episodes of “New Amsterdam.”

    That may seem silly to many folks. I suspect my children and grandchildren will be smiling as they mutter “Duh! This is news?”

  • Silver Coast Winery and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue are once again collaborating for the third annual "Wine and Swine" BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road this Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

    From 6-8 Friday night there will be a wing competition between cook-off teams and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue will be selling wings. Admission is free.

  • The fourth annual Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Village of Woodsong at 529 Sylvan St. in Shallotte.

  • Holden Beach is gearing up for its annual Days at the Dock Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 on Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach.

    Highlights include arts and crafts, food vendors,, entertainment, cardboard box paddle and hermit crab races Saturday and the world-famous bopple race and family fun run on Sunday, a children's area, free admission and parking.

  • Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Little Miss Sunshine" on Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Community Arts Center at 120 S. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington.

    The production, directed by Chandler Davis (2019 Wilmington Theater Award Winner for Best Director of a Musical), runs June 20 through June 30 at the Brown Family Theatre in the Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Academy. Cathy Street (2019 Wilmington Theater Award Winner for Best Newcomer) will direct music.

  • The wine and more pour freely with two local celebratory events planned this weekend.

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation served its annual fundraising Wine Fest 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society serves up its seventh annual Strawberry and Wine Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. N.

    Admission is a suggested $5 donation.

  • It’s time once again to savor the flavors in Calabash.

    The fourth annual A Taste of Calabash gets under way this Saturday, April 27, in and around some of the Seafood Capital’s finest eateries.

    This year’s daylong event will once again be anchored in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, where there will be arts and crafts vendors, music, children’s activities and event ticket sales launching at 10:30 a.m.

  • It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise unfolding in a new venue this year.

    The St. James Service Club’s 21st Annual Flea Market takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 27, at the Brunswick Senior Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    The annual event is a shopper’s showcase of indoor and outdoor furniture, household goods, tools, books, dishes and glassware, and golf items collected and donated by residents of St. James for a period of months prior to the sale.

  •  Maybe we should have had this Mystery Plant back at Thanksgiving. Some people think that the leaves of this little tree resemble a turkey’s foot, which for me would require a good bit of imagination. I suppose that the middle lobes look a bit like the turkey’s toes on the sides, and of course the points of the lobes are quite sharp, like claws. The leaves typically have a prominent bristle tip at the end of each lobe, although sometimes these are worn away as the season progresses.

  • By Linda Arnold