Today's Features

  • By Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman
    Brunswick County Master Gardener

  • During the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen articles on the web, in newspapers and on the television news about new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for calcium and vitamin D.
    They are recommending against daily supplementation with 400 IU or less of vitamin D3 and 1,000 mg of calcium carbonate for healthy older women, stating that it doesn’t work to prevent bone fractures in post-menopausal women. However, they say that the data is insignificant to make recommendations for larger doses of these supplements or for younger women or men.

  • Light Ministries to have fundraiser
    Light Ministries International will be having its annual fundraiser from noon-2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte. Barbecue chicken plates will be available, along with an art and craft sale. All proceeds will benefit the community outreaches and missions of LMI.
    St. Brendan’s to serve baked fish dinners

  • Iowa City boasts a group of young men who intend to stop the progress of violence, as best they can.
    Their mission is to eradicate the negative effect of bullying by positing the power of affirmations. Jeremiah Anthony is the lead person behind this effort. He is committed to the idea and ideal of empowering through praise and does so by sending messages randomly to his classmates and friends.

  • New books at Hickmans Crossroads Library
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he has made sure that no one will recognize him by giving himself a new face.
    “Three Graves Full” by Jamie Mason. There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.

  • While many of us will be having corned beef and cabbage this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, myself included, I was thinking about the first time I can remember the aroma of cabbage cooking in the kitchen.
    I must have been about 6 or 7 years old when my grandmother was cooking a pot of cabbage along with some carrots and ham bones.

  • Thursday,
    March 14
    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.

  • Dominique Vereen and Michael Thomasen of Carolina Shores are the proud parents of a daughter, Adrianna Marie Thomasen, born at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 12 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing nine pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 22 inches long.
    She joins a brother, Tayveon, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Clifton and Rosa Vereen of Ash.
    Paternal grandparents are Michael and JoAnn Thomasen of Supply.

  • 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.

  • ABBA fans can catch ABBA-Mania Thursday night.

    That’s when “ABBA-Mania” is coming to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    The live rock musical is designed to take the audience back to the popular era of the Swedish pop band, renowned for hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” “Waterloo” and “Fernando.”