Today's Features

  • Yuck it up and grab some funny books at the Friends of the Leland Library’s Second Saturday book sale.

    The sale takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 13, at the Magnolia House, 485 Village Road next to the Leland Library.

    This month’s book sale to benefit the library will highlight humor, says library friend and event organizer Ellie Edwards.

    The Friends will be selling books with emphasis on comic ones, including cartoon books like “The Far Side” to books by Dave Barry and Bill Cosby.

  •  66th Azalea Festival blooms in Wilmington

    By Laura Lewis

    Staff Writer

    Wilmington is celebrating the season with its 66th annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.

    Festivities continue through Sunday, April 14.

    Wednesday, April 10

    Coronation of Azalea Festival celebrity Queen Jennifer Wayne, granddaughter of actor John Wayne, is at 3 p.m. in Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. Admission is free to the standing-room-only event.Thursday, April 11

  • Day of fun for a great cause is April 10
    The St. James Tennis Association is hosting a racquet relay from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Founders Tennis Complex.
    An exhibition will be 6-7 p.m. Free consultations will be offered in the Wellness Center from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. including blood pressure checks, product samples, physical therapy and chiropractic care.

  • In February, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and their Ladies Auxiliary, Post 7288-Calabash, attended the Winter Council of Administration in Greensboro.
    They attended the Joint VFW meetings, Ladies Auxiliary business sessions and attended presentations by the chairman of the National Ladies Programs for Americanism, cancer aid and research, hospital and VA Medical Centers, legislative, scholarships, veterans and family services, voice of democracy/patriot pen and youth activities.

  • These past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to speak for the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less class sponsored by the Brunswick County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. This is a series of classes held at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College. The goal of these classes is just what the name suggests—to learn how you can eat smart, move more and weigh less.

  • Church to sing April 7
    Oak Grove Baptist Church will have a special singing service at 6 p.m., April 7, at the church on Holden Beach Road.
    The Joyful Sound from Loris, S.C., will be singing. Everyone is invited. For information call Richard Hewett at 754-6492.

  • Years ago, by way of the Homestead Act of 1862, white Americans established themselves as landowners, sadly at the price of denying the Native Americans who were already occupying the territory.
    The movement began with a misconception. The free land was truly not totally free, either in terms of finances or morality. There would be enough to make this venture a material success for pioneering families. Bounty was the promise—and the expectation. Neither one was a reality.

  • Families to play giant Chutes & Ladders game
    Giant fun is headed to Brunswick County. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, parents and kids will be coming together at Kids Day in the Park for a life-sized Chutes & Ladders game to spread the word that giving our kids a good start is not a game.
    MomsRising, The First 2,000 Days Campaign, and Smart Start of Brunswick County are hosting the game to remind our community and leaders that investing in kids means investing in N.C.’s future.

  • Stuffed grape leaves are a common Greek dish, usually served as an appetizer before a main course.
    Also called dolmathes (dol-MAH-thes), they are filled largely with minced lamb, a bit of rice and touches of crushed mint, fennel or parsley leaves, dill, garlic, pine nuts or currants.
    They are served hot, sometimes with a chicken broth and lemon-based sauce called avgolemono, or cold with just a touch of olive oil.

  • Thursday, April 4
    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.