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Today's Features

  • CALABASH—Don’t call Joyce Davis a matchmaker.

    Would fixer-upper be OK?

    The Calabash resident says she used to introduce people who later got married.

    This Valentine’s Day, she is remembering one of her longest-lasting couples, Chuck and Carolyn Schreiber of Calabash. They were introduced to each other by Davis in 1998.

    A year later, in December 1999, they were married.

    More than 14 years after their introduction, the Schreibers, along with their dog Squeaks, are still blissfully together.

  • Art coupled with wine-and-chocolate pairings will celebrate the season with the launching Feb. 16 of the Sweetheart Girls’ Art Show at Silver Coast Winery.

    The Valentine’s-flavored show debuts 2-5 p.m. in the winery gallery and showcases the work of five area artists—Maria del Carmen, Sandra Dee Nicholson, Anne Rhodes, Cherylyn Berrio and Gabriella Lynch.

    Wine-and-chocolate pairings are at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    Carmen is an award-winning photographer specializing in landscapes and nature.

  • What better way to warm up the wintry cold in Brunswick County than with Brunswick stew?

    That’s what members of Soldier Bay Baptist Church in Ash are doing at their second annual Brunswick stew fundraiser from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Oren Knicely, a previous winner at Brunswick stew cook-offs in Shallotte, will prepare four recipes for the church-building fundraiser.

    Stew will be sold by the quart to go or by the bowl with hushpuppies and a drink. Desserts will also be available.

  • Internationally renowned drummer Tommy Igoe and his Birdland Big Band are bringing “Live at Birdland” to Brunswick County on Monday, Feb. 11.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The show, directed by Igoe, is in a setting designed to recreate the “ambience and experience” of a night at New York City jazz mecca Birdland.

  • To the editor:
    I was highly offended by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker’s recent comment, “You really are a case, Mayor.”
    Mr. Parker, whatever the mayor may be, he, unlike you, was elected by the taxpayers of Sunset Beach.
    If you’re unhappy with our mayor, feel free to blame the man in the mirror. The tax-and-spend extravagance during your five years of feeding at the town’s trough is the principal reason we elected Rich Cerrato.

  • On Monday, Jan. 14, a select group of Lee University students, including Sydney Underwood of Shallotte, departed for the annual United Kingdom Semester Study Abroad trip. This year’s trip leader is Dr. Kevin Brown, a professor of English in Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature.
    Twenty students from a broad variety of disciplines hugged family and friends goodbye, as they huddled in the 40-degree, rainy weather. Despite the unfavorable conditions, all seemed excited for the upcoming 10-week trip.

  • Tim Greene, Grammy and Dove Award-winning music producer, and David Pickett, talent scout and TV producer, have joined forces to help a singer who is also a pastor, actress, poet and playwright, turn her sorrow and subtle-anguish concerning a national tragedy into a CD single.
    The recent school shootings at Sandyhook in Newtown, Conn., and across the United States has led Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs to write “Keeping Kids Safe.”

  • On Jan. 25, the West Brunswick High School Interact Club gave a presentation about their visit to New York City on Nov. 3, 2012, for Rotary UN Day to members of the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club.
    Jennifer Vanasse, SBI president-elect, was determined to make the trip happen, even though they arrived in NYC on the heels of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. North in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. will present its Women of the Bible program at 4 p.m. Feb. 17. The program is free, although donations will be accepted.
    Mary Modica of Sunset Beach will represent Rizpah, while Jo-Ann Ajjan of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be Queen of Sheba.
    “She was courageous,” Modica said of Rizpah.

  • Lenten lunch worship services begin Feb. 13
    For Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent, a time of study, prayer, self-reflection and penitential acts in preparation for Easter.