.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • A Second Helping OIB is having a Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Competition at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Pelican’s Perch, 8 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach. Participants are asked to bring their best chili in a Crock-Pot and/or their best cornbread by 2 p.m. and sign up. Tickets are $10 for tasting only. There will also be a cash bar and raffle for great prizes. All proceeds go to A Second Helping OIB.

  • The Brunswick County Literacy Council will host a wine dinner Monday, Jan. 21, at La Cucina in Sunset Beach. The chef has prepared a special menu for the event’s two seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Four courses are paired with specially selected wines. There will be two wine basket raffles at each seating.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    A fair one are you — well you fit our ages

    With flowers of winter

    — Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale. Act 4, Scene 4.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Live Fully

    You know the pattern.

    “If I just send one more email, I’m sure I’ll get their attention.”

    “My spouse needs reminding … again. On second thought, I’ll just take care of this myself.”

    “If I can maneuver things so my coworkers’ mistakes are brought to light, the boss will see I’m the one who deserves the raise.”

  • In the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, verses 17-18, we are reminded, “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see vision, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”

    Visionaries and dreamers shall prophesy. We recall the life of one who called us to see visions and dream dreams.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Rachel Neville of Supply and Sam Hamacher of Yardley, Pa.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Pam Neville of Supply.

    The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Amy Hamacher of Yardley, Pa.

    A May 18 wedding is planned in Raleigh.

  • "Do dogs go to heaven?” the 5-year old girl asked me earnestly as her bright blue

    eyes dimmed a little. “I want to know if God will take care of Buster.”

    In more than 25 years of being a veterinarian, this is perhaps the most difficult question I’m ever asked. This time, a little girl was asking because it was time to say goodbye to the only pet she’d ever known.

  • Bone broth is one of the hottest foods on the market today. Sales of shelf-stable bone broth more than tripled in 2017 compared with 2016.

    So, have you tried it? Even know what it is? Some folks are drinking or cooking with bone broth to improve their health. Can bone broth really boost your health, or is this just another example of food marketing?

    Registered dietitian Lynn Grieger did some analysis for Food and Health Communications. Here’s some of the story from this well-researched article.

  • Adult coloring, knitting and crocheting, chair yoga, bridge, mahjong, movies — these are just some of the activities available at Brunswick County’s library branches.

    It’s not just books anymore, though there are plenty of scheduled events celebrating the published word, too, including children’s storytime, book clubs and special programs showcasing authors from the local area and beyond.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    This week we are dealing with a real oddball. The mystery plants featured in this column are usually native species here in the Southeast, although every once in a while we’ve offered a curious cultivated plant. Like this one.