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Today's Features

  • Church to host stew winner Feb. 9
    The 2012 Brunswick Stew Cook-off winner Oren Knicely will serve up his award-winning Brunswick Stew at Soldier Bay Church, on the corner of N.C. 130 and Longwood Road in Ash, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
    The stew will be sold by the quart to go, or by the bowl at the church. Served with hushpuppies and a drink. Desserts will also be available.

  • The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 21st annual Emancipation Day Program at St. James AMEZ Church on Dec. 29.
    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
    Emma Myles of First Baptist read the Scripture, Exodus 3:7-12. Deacon William Flythe of Friendship Baptist prayed, and Alexandria Plummer of St. James AMEZ gave the welcome.

  • Appropriately, at the time of the annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and in response to the massacre in Newtown, Conn., St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church has begun a campaign to curb the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The choice was easy to make, in light of the Christian commitment to uphold life, and challenging for the same reason.

  • Yacht Club elects new officers
    The Cape Fear Yacht Club (CFYC) has elected new officers for 2013. The announcement was made by 2012 commodore Janice Duncan-Ramieh at the CFYC clubhouse on Dec. 9.
    The new officers are commodore Ray Bolling, vice commodore Ken Haubrich and rear commodore David Forsyth.
    Board of governors includes Chris Webster, Dave Weigel, Donna Coleman, Debbie Bischoff and Ricky Evans. Mike Elliott was appointed as fleet captain.

  • Once considered a food staple, beer has been around in one form or another for more than 8,000 years. And with all these new studies that actually show that beer is healthy, in moderation, why not cook with beer?
    Years ago, physicians were known to use beer liberally for various cures. Due to the brewing process when making beer, it was actually safer to drink than either water or milk. Because of this, beer was often used when mixing medicines and used in many food recipes in place of water.

  • Silver Coast hosts bridal show Jan. 27
    The Silver Coast Bridal Show will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach. Discover the beauty of the Brunswick Islands and beyond.
    Come meet caterers, photographers, wedding planners, cakes, music, event rentals, limos, venues, florists and more. Admission is free.

  • Thursday, Jan. 24
    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.

  • Editor’s note: 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.

  • Get ready for fun and games in Vegas, N.C.
    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s eighth annual Las Vegas Night is pulling out all stops Saturday night, Jan. 26, with an array of food and Vegas-style games.
    The annual fundraiser is from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.
    “It’s the most fun event of the year,” said Doug Terhune, past Shallotte Rotary president, founder and official organizer of the festive night of gambling in Brunswick County.
    This year’s event follows a similar format as in years past, only bigger and better, Terhune said.

  • The Carolina Master Chorale and Mason Memorial Choir will perform “Hearts of Passion IV: A Gospel Valentine” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.