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Today's Features

  • Friends of the Library to meet Sept. 25
    The Southport and Oak Island Friends of the Library annual meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. in Southport. Guest speaker will be Wilmington Star News writer and author Ben Steelman.
    Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
    Steelman is a co-author of “Wilmington on Film,” which chronicles more than 25 years of TV and film production in the Cape Fear region. He will focus on productions in Brunswick County.

  • Chili to heat up Moose Lodge Oct. 13
    The Local Heroes Chili Cook-off will take place from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. Local fire, rescue and police departments, along with the US Coast Guard, will be competing for the title of “The Best Chili in Town.”
    Tickets on now sale for $10 each. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Be sure to get $2 off coupons at the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce and First Citizens Bank, Oak Island branch.

  • Cabbage is one of our oldest vegetables and continues to be a dietary staple and a fairly inexpensive food. It is easy to grow, tolerates the cold and is rich in vitamin C and fiber.
    Just cut up some fresh cabbage, sprinkle it with lemon and enjoy it as a mid-day snack. Or, use it with your favorite tossed salad or pasta dish; or, my favorite, make some fresh cabbage soup.

  • Erica Babson of Ash and Michael Segura of Lincolnton were married May 19 at the Clebourne House in Fort Mill, S.C.
    The Rev. Aaron Grooms officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of David and Charlotte Babson of Ash. The groom is the son of Dioney and Maria Segura of Lincolnton.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Thursday, Sept. 20
    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.

  • What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat East Bladen 8-1 on Sept. 11.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WB) beat Carolina Sarmiento 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Norton (WB) beat Samantha Bratt 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Harman (WB) beat Gabrielle Monroe 6-0, 6-0. Anna James (WB) beat Sha’Lite Campbell 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Carter (WB) beat Shamek Brooks 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Grimes (WB) beat Kristi McDowell 6-0, 6-0.

  • Get ready to put on your thinking caps and dust off your dictionaries. It’s time to practice for the annual countywide spelling bee.

    Activities for the 23rd annual adult spelling bee, sponsored by the Brunswick County Literacy Council, get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Odell Williamson Auditorium, at Brunswick Community College. Starting at 6 p.m., organizers are launching the first A through Z silent auction, which will benefit the nonprofit literacy council.

  • Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its first Festival of Fur fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 22, in Shallotte.

    The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center. It will take place in the vacant field next to Subway.

    Highlights include local rescue groups, animal adoptions, K-9 police-dog and agility demos, raffles, games and contests for adults and children.

    All proceeds will go toward the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, abandoned, abused or neglected animals.

  • Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is showcasing the work of four regional artists for the next three months, starting with an opening reception that is open to the public this Friday, Sept. 21.

    Featured artists include Karen L. Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune. A display of their work will continue at the gallery through Dec. 15.