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Today's Features

  • Instead of the using the traditional onion rings, why not garnish your next dish with some fried shallots? They are highly versatile, lending themselves to a variety of preparations and cooking methods.

  • Thursday, May 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.
    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.

  • The George Washington Lewis and Lydia Ann Hewett 32nd annual family reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach. Everyone bring a covered dish. For additional information or directions, call David Lewis at (910) 842-7972.

  • Donald Manley Sellers and Marilyn Knox Sellers of Leland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3 with an earlier spring trip to Asheville. The couple has two daughters, Melissa (Lynn) Barnwell and Samantha (Steve) Smella of Leland; and five grandchildren, Wyatt, Ryan, Beth, Ally Barnwell and Ethan Smella.

  • Taira D. McTurner and Nathan E. DeMarte, both of Shallotte, were married Dec. 30, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington.
    The Very Reverend Fr. Robert J. Kus officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Christine Broderick of Clarkton and the late Scott McTurner. The groom is the son of Tony and Constance Demarte of Sunset Beach.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.—In 25 years of performing, Blue Dogs, a Charleston-based band, has released nine CDs and two DVDs.
    Now, they’re coming to Ocean Isle Beach.
    This Sunday, May 27, Blue Dogs is scheduled to perform at Sharky’s on Ocean Isle Beach.
    At 9 p.m., they will take the stage at Sharky’s, just over the bridge on Ocean Isle Beach.
    Blue Dogs are known for their Americana and country-rock sound.
    There’s no cover to hear the tunes of Blue Dogs, who will play until midnight.

  • Are you ready for some Putt-Putt?

    Now is the time of year to rent some colorful clubs and balls and get out and explore the intricate, winding novelty delights of area miniature golf courses with your family.

    From Calabash to the south to Holden Beach on the north end of the Brunswick Isles, there are several courses from which to choose.

    Among the offerings:

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.—In 25 years of performing, Blue Dogs, a Charleston-based band, has released nine CDs and two DVDs.

    Now, they’re coming to Ocean Isle Beach.

    This Sunday, May 27, Blue Dogs is scheduled to perform at Sharky’s on Ocean Isle Beach.

    At 9 p.m., they will take the stage at Sharky’s, just over the bridge on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Blue Dogs are known for their Americana and country-rock sound.

    There’s no cover to hear the tunes of Blue Dogs, who will play until midnight.

  • To recognize the start of Safe Boating Week May 19-25, the North Strand Sail and Power Squadron will be offering free vessel safety checks at local marinas on Saturday, May 19. Starting at 9 a.m., teams of certified examiners will be walking the docks and the points where boats go in the water at various local marinas in Little River and North Myrtle Beach, S.C., including Grand Dunes and Barefoot Marina.

  • Quilt show is May 19-20
    The Brunswick Quilters guild will present “A Galaxy of Quilts” quilt show from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at The Brunswick Center, 1513 North Howe St. in Southport.
    The exhibit will display more than 100 quilts and quilted items made by guild members. The event will showcase a queen-size raffle quilt, “Aegean Star,” a Judy Martin pattern made by guild members.