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Today's Features

  • Nantucket Band, a longtime rock group formed in Jacksonville in 1969, will perform live in an outdoor concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Holden Beach.

    The concert, Holden Beach Grassroots Presents Nantucket Live at Holden Beach, will take place in a field at 1305 Cedar Landing Road near Provision Company Restaurant on the mainland side of Holden Beach.

    Concert host Jabin Norris describes the event as a big concert that’s the same weekend as the two-day Days at the Docks at Holden Beach.

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 18
    Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah) will be hosted by the Chabad Academy at 2803 North Oak Street in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, with all local synagogues participating.
    The program will be “Children Remembering the Children of The Holocaust,” and will feature the Butterfly Museum, candle lighting, Psalms and prayers in Hebrew and English by local rabbis.

  • Recently, I attended the installation of the Rev. Rudra Ramphal as senior pastor of Brunswick Islands Baptist Church. It was a double pleasure, since Rudy was one of my students when I taught at Brunswick Community College. He was an outstanding student, a young man whose interest and enthusiasm made teaching a joy. I have been following his career ever since, so I could not miss this climatic moment in his faith journey.

  • By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Our sandy soils cannot store nutrients for long periods of time, releasing them according to plant needs, as do loamy soils, so domesticated plants (including lawns, flowers, shrubs and vegetables) benefit from a careful periodic application of fertilizer. Gardeners add fertilizer either by applying it to the soil or by using a water-soluble product and spraying the foliage.

  • Healthy, vigorous tomato vines can produce a lot of fruit. If you’re new to gardening, try growing just a few tomato plants at first perhaps two or three plants of two to three varieties. Of the thousands available, from cherished heirloom types to the hottest new hybrids, how do you narrow your choices?
    Criteria for choosing varieties

  • Lightly steamed, boiled or roasted, fresh asparagus is a tasty, nutritious side dish.
    In this area, fresh asparagus season begins in March or early April and ends around late June or when the hot summer weather begins.
    Asparagus, imported mostly from Mexico, Chile or Peru, is now available all year round, but you’ll find a good supply of fresh “homegrown” asparagus in local supermarkets this time of year.

  • Sponsors, volunteers sought for Dickens Christmas Festival
    The Brunswick Arts Council is seeking sponsors and volunteers for its upcoming Charles Dickens Christmas Festival, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, in Southport.
    The purpose of the festival is to promote arts and culture, attract customers to local businesses and arts venues and to create community goodwill while partnering with Brunswick County art organizations.

  • Thursday, April 19
    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.

  • SUNSET BEACH—Bill and Maggie Ehling have known each other a long time.

    In fact, just this past Tuesday, April 17, the Sunset Beach couple celebrated a real milestone—their 60th wedding anniversary.

    At their Sunset Beach home where they’ve lived for the past 13 years, the couple enjoyed a few jokes and jabs and laughter as they told how they met—back in the 1950s when both were in the Army and stationed in Germany, working in communications.