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Today's Features

  • On Nov. 28, volunteers and staff of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium gathered together to honor Louise Ingram with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service.
    Ingram was instrumental in founding the museum and planetarium with her late husband, Stuart, and is still actively involved with both facilities.
    Executive director Terry Bryant expressed her appreciation and presented Ingram with the award.

  • How did it get to be December already? I’m just getting over Thanksgiving.
    Did you know December is both National Eggnog and Fruitcake Month?
    If you’ve been to the local Walmart or Belk, you’ll know that the holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s time for baking cookies. So many recipes, so little time…

  • Thursday, Dec. 13
    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.

  • To the editor:
    I’d like to share something with all of you
    I won’t take too much of your time.
    About a celebration I went to
    And I left there feelin’ so fine.
    I had no engraved invitation,
    Just an invite from a friend.
    I wasn’t charged any admission,
    Just hugged, and asked, “Come on in.”
    Turns out it’s a birthday party
    Filled with good cheer and emotion.
    So we clapped and sang “Happy Birthday”
    Then vowed to the host our devotion.

  • Holiday skating is yours for the taking at Christmas on Ice, a seasonal show featured at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The third annual, two-hour show by the producers of Spirit of the Dance features championship ice skaters, top-notch high-kicking skaters this side of New York, and favorite Christmas songs performed by the best of Broadway and London’s West End.

  • Brunswick Concert Band is teaming with Brunswick Little Theatre Singers to present “Holiday Melodies” this yuletide season.

    Two performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Hatch Auditorium at Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Selections performed range from traditional carols to old favorites with a new twist.

    The concerts are directed by Debbie Skillman (singers) and Tom Smicklas (band).

  • Light up your yuletide this season with the Holiday Laser Music Show at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    Show time is 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the planetarium at 7625 High Market Street.

    The show features colorful laser images displayed on the domed ceiling of the planetarium’s SciDome Sky Theater, to the accompaniment of classic holiday music like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”

  • SHALLOTTE—It’s been more than 50 years since a preacher first pulled his boat over at the end of Gause Landing in Ocean Isle Beach to share a Sunday message.

    On Sunday, Dec. 2, St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church celebrated its 50th anniversary as a church that started underneath the live oak trees on Gause Landing.

  • The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce saw its first post-Christmas parade festival in Shallotte as a success.

    “We hoped to keep people out after the parade for some family fun,” Kelly Mathews, the chamber’s programs and events director, said Saturday.

    As Saturday morning’s annual parade wound down, families made their way to Shallotte Riverside park to see what was offered at the Christmas on the River festival.

  • BOLIVIA—If a phone upgrade is on your Christmas wish list, that new device may come with a new emergency alert service.

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is the latest method put in place to notify the public of emergency warnings.

    It will bring to your cell phone the Emergency Alert System—the next generation of the emergency broadcast system, which breaks into TV programs blaring a siren to draw your attention. It often endswith the announcement, “This is only a test.”