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Today's Features

  • Celebrate the harvest-and-Halloween season and help homeless animals at the same time.

    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is having its third annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct. 27.

    Highlights include costumes, trick-or-treat, a Chinese auction, games and prizes, foods and drinks, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

    SOAR is at 3376 St. Charles Place off Long Beach Road (N.C. 133).

  • Ghosts and goblins lurking around the Old Bridge are sure to come out to play 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Old Bridge, 109

    Shoreline Drive in Sunset Beach.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society will host a community event for area residents and visitors with many Halloween-themed activities.

    Young people (and the young-at-heart) are encouraged to come to the Old Bridge in costume.

  • Autumn is festival season, especially Nov. 17 and 18 in festive Holden Beach.

    Festival By the Sea will once again take place in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. The festival was postponed from Oct. 27-28 because of Hurricane Sandy.

    The annual event will kick off with the Festival By the Sea Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 down the Holden Beach Causeway, from the stoplight at Walgreens to the base of the Holden Beach Bridge.

  • Techmoja Dance and Theater Co. is presenting the musical version of “The Color Purple” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road, at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled performance times.

    This stage version of “The Color Purple” is directed and choreographed by Wilmington-based Kevin Lee-y Green.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

    The following article is by Charlotte Glenn. She is the horticultural agent in Pender County. This information on fall vegetable gardening also applies to Brunswick County. Read more of her writings on the Pender County Extension website at pender.ces.ncsu.edu.

  • By Myra Burgess
    EFNEP
    Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these five tips:
    1. Find out how many calories you need for a day as a first step in managing your weight. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find your calorie level. Being physically active also helps you balance calories.

  • When talking with consumers about food safety, a common question is: “Do we need to wash bagged lettuce?”

  • SOC (Save Our Community) conducted its fifth Youth Bible Quiz Bowl on Sept. 29 at First Baptist Church in Southport. The program opened with the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with deacon Norman Jones serving as master of ceremonies.

  • Coat closet to open Oct. 23, seeks coats
    The St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Neighbor to Neighbor Coat Closet Outreach program will open Tuesday,
    Oct. 23. Hours will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
    Donations of warm, gently used adult and children’s coats will be accepted. Vouchers will be needed in order to receive a coat. Make arrangements by calling the church office at 754-9313.

  • Hubby Dear gasped as he watched me turn page after page of Lauren Hillebrand’s book, “Unbroken.”
    My interest was unending and consuming. I had enjoyed her first work, “Seabiscuit,” but this one had me spellbound and deeply saddened. I was totally unaware of the atrocities endured by the POWs during World War II. My respect for and admiration of the veterans of that, and other wars, deepened exponentially.