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Today's Features

  • Just in time for Easter, Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co. has unveiled sweet Peeps lattes.

    Available hot, iced or blended as pictured, the tasty vanilla-and-toasted-marshmallow concoction is topped with whipped cream (if you like) and a cute marshmallow Peep.

    Jumpin’ Java owners Sarah and Sonny Moy say as long as Peeps are out, they offer the delectable drink celebrating the season.

    Jumpin’ Java now has two locations, at 4635 Main St. in Shallotte and 4022 Old Bridge Road across from Brunswick County Airport on the way to Oak Island.

  • Herbert and Evelyn Bernistine Pittman are celebrating six decades together.

    On March 15, the couple, who live in Laurinburg and have a house at Holden Beach, celebrated their 60th anniversary.

    They celebrated by going out to eat. They also visited their house at Holden Beach that weekend.

    On April 6, they’re expecting a gathering of up to 60 family members to help them celebrate at General McArthur’s Restaurant in Laurinburg.

  • Shallotte Lions reached out this month to the Brunswick Interagency Program (BIP) at Brunswick Community College. BIP Director Greg Bland spoke about the program’s mission at the March 7 meeting of the Shallotte Lions Club.

  • Brunswick County 4-H celebrated 2012 with a Hawaiian “4-0” theme at its annual achievement banquet on Thursday, March 7. The room was decorated in purple and green with help from Linda Marlowe and flowers made by members of the 4-H Teen Council. All attendees received leis and a spyglass.
    Youth enjoyed a purple and green candy bar and the food catered by Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbeque. Breanna Long shared a comedy skit, and Kenan Bridges and Sammi Lawrence sang “Lucky.”

  • How can something as simple as carrots be so confusing and dare I say controversial?
    This past week, I once again got an email telling me not to eat baby carrots. I couldn’t just forward this on to my unsuspecting friends. I had to learn more about the concern. Was there some merit in this warning?

  • By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Plants don’t need as much care in winter as they do in summer, but it is important not to neglect watering your plants during the winter.
    Some ice or wind damage is unavoidable, but a lot of cold weather damage to plants’ cells is caused by dehydration. In our region, normal winter precipitation is enough for plants because their cold-weather watering needs are considerably less. However, making sure your plants have adequate hydration is the best way to protect them in harsh weather.

  • Yard and bake sale set for March 22
    Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road, will have a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 22, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Breakfast will be available from 7-10 a.m. on both days. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be available after 10 a.m. both days.

  • Catholics worldwide are celebrating. Yes, Catholics...not just Roman Catholics, but those who are members of the Eastern Rite churches and those whose creed proclaims belief in one holy catholic church.
    How can I say that? How can I put those words into print? For me, it is simple. The pope bears more than one title. The pope is not simply the bishop of Rome or the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope’s most precious and most significant title is, “Servant of the servants of God.” That role connects him to all religions everywhere.

  • If you were visiting the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Friday, March 1, you witnessed a special treat when one of the horseshoe crabs in the museum’s touch tank started to molt.
    Like many animals with hard shells, a horseshoe crab must shed its shell (or molt) in order to grow larger. A horseshoe crab goes through 16-17 molts during its lifetime. With each molt, it increases in size by about 25-30 percent.

  • The GFWC of Holden Beach will host its fifth annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sea Trail Convention Center.
    A silent auction, fashion show and luncheon will benefit Hope Harbor Home, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse, and Providence Home, the only emergency youth shelter in Brunswick County.