Today's Features

  • 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.”

  • NARFE to meet March 12
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Brunswick County Chapter 1894, will meet at noon Tuesday, March 12, at The Dead End Saloon Fish Factory Grill, 4907 Fish Factory Road, South Harbor Village, in Southport.

  • Brunswick County has received a state Eat Smart, Move More N.C. Community Grant to fund local healthy eating and physical activity projects in 2012-13. Additional project partners include the Obesity Prevention Initiative at UNCW, the Brunswick County Health Department, the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization and the town of Navassa.
    The grant will fund play structures and equipment for Phoenix Park, which currently has no infrastructure to encourage physical activity.

  • “Celebrating the Revolution of Responsibility” was the theme for the North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference in Raleigh Feb. 8-10. More than 250 4-H volunteer leaders from across North Carolina participated in the conference.
    Brunswick County 4-H volunteer Grace Wrigley attended the educational workshops and received the southeast district’s Volunteer of the Year award.