Today's Features

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Katelyn Marie Fike and Ryan Andrew Bland, both of Shallotte. Celebrating with them will be their daughter, Gracelynn Rose Bland. The bride-elect is the daughter of Teresa B. Fike of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Andrew and Terry Bland of Shallotte. A March 16 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tammy Lake of Holden Beach and Bradley Anderson of Wilkesboro. Together with their children, a beach wedding is planned for the near future.

  • 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.

    By Kate Farmer
    UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Wear green and celebrate the release of Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

    That’s what Coastal Cinemas in Shallotte invites everyone to do with festivities that started last week and continue this week.

    The film, telling the story of how Oscar Diggs transforms from a selfish flim-flam artist to the great and powerful man who helps inhabitants of the Land of Oz, opens Friday, March 8.

    Planned events include local magician Mark Vann performing at the movie theater at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

  • It’s home canning time again. Soon, local kitchens will be filled with canning equipment to preserve fresh produce from gardens and local markets. For those wanting to learn how to “put up” food by canning this spring and summer, come join Sarah Barnwell, extension agent, for a pressure canning class.
    Class will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 9, in the demonstration kitchen at N.C. Cooperative Extension, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

  • By Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman
    Brunswick County Master Gardener

  • You probably haven’t given the topic of sprouts much thought, but when people do, they usually think good nutrition, health food or perhaps a health food restaurant.
    Nothing could be further from the truth. The foodborne illness risk associated with sprouts far outweighs its nutritional benefits.
    In last week’s column, I talked about the risk some people take when eating undercooked meats, eggs and seafood. Some of the same risks and concerns apply to raw sprouts.

  • Yard and bake sale set for March 2
    Anointed Vessels Ministry will host a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m.-
    3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Once Again Consignment Shop, 3218 Whiteville Road/Mill Branch in Ash.

  • It was late in the afternoon on Valentine’s Day. A long day of chores, tasks, duties resulted in fatigue, frustration and a really funky disposition.
    No chocolates or flowers or special dinners could take me to a long, Calgon moment. Remember those commercials? Besides, Hubby Dear was bereft of ideas beyond, “Whatcha wanta do?” He’d already been plagued by my female friends questioning his intentions for the day.

  • Little Miss pageant deadline is March 1
    The Tri-County Little Miss and Teen Miss North Carolina pageant, an official preliminary to the 2013 State Little Miss and Teen Miss North Carolina, will be March 23 at Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.
    The state pageant will take place in July in Lenior.
    This preliminary is open to all young ladies age up to 18 years of age as of the date of the pageant.