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Today's Features

  • Rosh Hashanah service set for Sept. 16
    Temple Shalom’s Rosh Hashanah evening
    service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 162 Waccamaw Medical Park, near Conway Medical Center. Rosh Hashanah morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 903-6634.
    Country breakfast to be served Sept. 15
    Enjoy a country breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept.15, at Mount Calvary AME Church, 325 Main St. in Leland. This event is open to the public. Orders of $25 or more can be delivered.

  • Good teachers use storytelling to clarify meaning. Great teachers use parables. The greatest of them draw upon both story and parable.

  • When John Kerr retired to Southport after many years of teaching and school administration in Connecticut, he thought he’d try his hand at painting.
    “I always had a strong feeling I could do that, if I only had the time to try.”
    He signed up for Rusty Hughes oil painting class at he Franklin Square Gallery, then the watercolor class, then figure-drawing, and now spends four days a week at his easel.

  • Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—The AMUZU Theatre is bringing “Rock n’ Roll Here to Stay,” back for three more weekends.
    The show sold out and people were turned away at the door, so AMUZU owners decided to keep the show going.
    It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sept. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

  • Almost every morning, millions of Americans reach for that cup of “Joe” to help wake up. At our house, it sometimes takes two pots to be able to speak or think clearly.
    Not only is coffee the beverage of choice for most Americans to help jump start their days, but when consumed in moderation, coffee also has many health benefits.
    It’s not just for drinking anymore. With its strong, earthy, slightly bitter flavor, coffee can help to create complex flavors and add those flavors to many different dishes.

  • Sept. 29 dinner benefits charity fund
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will serve a comfort food dinner to benefit the council’s charity fund from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Saint Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. in Shallotte.
    The menu will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green peas, a green salad, fresh baked bread, carrot cake and iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Cost is $13 per person. Dine in or take-out available.

  • BCLC needs volunteers
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) began a 15-week campaign to recruit 50 tutors beginning on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, through Dec. 1.
    In these difficult times, raising the literacy level is essential to helping residents of Brunswick County qualify for new jobs or maintain employment. The drive to recruit 50 tutors in 15 weeks addresses the need of adult and workplace literacy programs throughout Brunswick County. Please consider becoming a tutor.

  • Thursday, Sept. 13
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • 1996

    •In January, Holden Beach town commissioners called beach erosion “the most important issue we have right now” after an oceanfront home slid off its pilings and into the surf on the island’s east end.

    •Armed with three handguns, Bobby Dennie Bruce, 64, shot and killed his wife, Brenda King Bruce, 53, on Beach Drive in Calabash on Jan. 10. He then shot himself in the head and died at a Charleston, S.C., hospital.

  • A heart-filled lineup of entertainment, including performers from Brunswick County, is the centerpiece of Friday night’s first Greater Cape Fear Variety Show in Wilmington to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

    Proceeds from the 8 p.m. show at the Scottish Rite Temple at 1415 S. 17th St. in Wilmington will benefit the Cape Fear Chapter of the Heart Association as well as the upcoming 2012 Cape Fear Heartwalk on Oct. 13.