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Today's Features

  • From time to time, we all have allowed food to become burnt, overcooked, over-seasoned or just simply allowed to go bad before even using it. For most of us, mistakes do happen. Sometimes we just pitch the results and start all over again. Other times, we’re just stuck with whatever is currently smoldering in the pan, but all is not lost.

  • Thursday, July 26
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Elizabeth Blake Lancaster of Ocean Isle Beach and Billy Allen Benton Jr. of Shallotte.
    The bride elect is the daughter of Jerry Morris and Karen Ripple Lancaster of Raleigh, and granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tyree Morris Lancaster of Centerville and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dawson Ripple of Whiteville. She is currently working in childcare while attending Brunswick Community College in early childhood education.

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    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Learn the history they don’t teach in school.

    That is the motto behind the OIB Ghost Walk.

    “It is very family-oriented. It is not a haunted trail,” explains Allison Smith at the start of each walk.

    Husband and wife Will and Allison Smith lead the walk that is in its first year as an independent business. The Smiths have put a lot of research into the walk and share local lore, legends and ghost sightings, as well as history.

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend for Brunswick Little Theatre’s debut performances of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 27 and July 28, and Aug. 3 and 4; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29, and Aug. 5 in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    The local production, based on L. Frank Baum’s classic story, is from a book adaptation of the renowned 1939 MGM motion picture screenplay, complete with music and lyrics.

  • Chloe Crosby is 10 years old and lives in Austin, Texas. Recently, while visiting her grandmother, Marcia, at Sandpiper Bay in Sunset Beach, she visited the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach. She liked it so much they came back for a second visit.
    She told her grandmother visiting the museum was the highlight of her vacation and wanted to do something that would help the museum, so she decided to sell lemonade and donate any money she made to the museum.

  • On Sunday, July 1, the trio of summer art camps sponsored by the Brunswick Arts Council and funded by ATMC ended with a two-act play written and directed by Sue MacCallum and performed by the KamKam Theater Company.
    MacCallum volunteered to teach the summer art drama camp and used the campers as the actors and stagehands. The KamKam Theater Company was born and after three days of preparation, a play, “Looking Back at the Past,” was presented to parents and friends on July 1 in an auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Service” is a new book published by the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and the N.C. State Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation.
    This 340-page book reports, records and remembers the 100-year history of Family and Consumer Sciences in North Carolina. It contains many photos and tells the story of how ordinary women helped move their communities forward and continue to serve in each county.

  • By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardner
    You’ve been warned about poisonous plants, but there are also many plants that are not only beautiful, but also edible. There is great fun to be had by combining flowers and food.
    My granddaughters find great joy in picking pansies to toss atop a salad, but, of course, there are some common sense rules to use when considering blooms for food.

  • If you’ve ever picked a peck of peppers, you may be wondering if they can be frozen for later. The National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends most vegetables that are frozen be blanched first.