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Today's Features

  • Bicyclists of all ages and abilities will be at the first Pedal the Beach to benefit a local food pantry.

    The inaugural event to help raise funds for the South Brunswick Interchurch Food Pantry and emergency aid programs starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 W. Third St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Short rides of 5 and 10 miles cost $20. Long rides of 30 and 60 miles cost $35. Children ages 16 and younger can participate for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • It was a gray day. The weather and I shared a common sense of dullness, dryness, emptiness. I tried reading as a way to shake my spirits into liveliness. It didn’t work. I tried to write. Nothing came. Television was nothing less than monotonous.

  • The Nelons scheduled to perform April 28
    Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2919 Galloway Road in Bolivia, will present The Nelons in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
    There will be special music each night, Monday through Wednesday, April 29-May 1, at 7 p.m. nightly. Come and bring a friend.

  • “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” is the next hit musical coming to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply.

    Show times for the touring version of this award-winning comedy are 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 19, on the Brunswick Community College stage and at 8 p.m. Saturday at Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

    The show originating from New York is unique for its improvisation that makes each performance different.

  • Fostering dogs workshop set
    Rescue Animal Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) is sponsoring a workshop for individuals and families interested in learning more about the responsibilities and joys of fostering rescued dogs.
    A fostering dogs workshop is planned for 7 p.m. April 24 at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 West Third St. on Ocean Isle Beach.

  • There is nothing wrong with serving soup as a main dish, as it can be less time-consuming than planning a large meal.
    Delicious and filling soups can be prepared in a relatively short amount of time, left to simmer throughout the day. Many can be made in just a few hours or less.
    You may also want to offer a variety of appetizers with your soup. Use simple appetizers, including a light dip with crackers (save the bread for the soup) and fresh-cut vegetables and fruit for sweetness and crunchiness.
    Bread is your best friend

  • Thursday, April 18
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sheena Roberts and Alexander Green, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Patty Dennis of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jim Roberts of Cleveland, Ga. The groom is the son of Paul and Dorothy Green of Myrtle Beach, S.C. A Sept. 21 beach wedding is planned at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Brittany Leigh Bennett and Joshua Hampton Truesdale of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Amy and Henry Bennett of Ocean Isle Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Peggy and John Truesdale of Ocean Isle Beach. A May 18 wedding is planned on the beach at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.