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Today's Features

  • Do you have a secret longing to showcase your hidden talent?

    You and your musical or literary showmanship need be secret no more.

    Every month, Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co., 4635 Main St. in Shallotte, showcases singers, musicians and poetry readers alike at its open-mic night.

    The next open-mic night is slated to begin at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 6, at the coffee shop. It will continue until 7:30 p.m. or shortly before 8 p.m., Jumpin Java employee Edith Garcia said.

  • GRISSETTOWN—Model trains of all eras and gauges are making whistle stops at the Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue station this weekend.

    The department’s seventh annual Christmas Train Show is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the fire station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904).

    Admission is free, but monetary donations are welcome at the event to raise funds for the combination department consisting of both volunteer and paid firefighters.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • Many people gain 1-5 pounds each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That may not seem too bad, but the long-term problem is that most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight in the new year. Year after year, this adds up.
    Research has shown (and I’m sure that many of you know from personal experience) this can be a difficult time to try to lose weight. So this year, instead of focusing on weight loss, set a goal of staying at the weight you are right now.

  • The Matthew 25 Center Ministry Partners were recognized at the regular quarterly board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Dale’s Seafood in Tabor City.
    Recognized as Ministry Partners were Fair Bluff Baptist Church, Olympic Baptist Church, Tabor City Baptist Church and Shallotte Presbyterian Church. These churches have agreed to meet the monthly/annual financial portion of being a Ministry Partner and are praying for the Center. Each was presented a Ministry Partner certificate recognizing and thanking them for their support.

  • Revival set for Dec. 3-5
    Liberty Tabernacle, 380 Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, will host revival services Dec. 3-5 with apostle Lindon Frost. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

  • If there is one thing that distinguishes Hubby Dear and marks his life, it is his ability to ask questions, many questions. He loves to ask questions because they lead him to an ever-deepening understanding of himself and others. They are his entry into interesting dialogue and his way of honoring the wonder of each individual.
    We love to tell our stories, to have them heard and affirmed. In the narration something magical happens, both to taleteller and listener. The stories extend beyond conversation and become vehicles for transformation.

  • SHALLOTTE—Recently the Shallotte Police Department received a gift from the daughters of a former police chief.

    Ida Ruth Galloway Smith of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Marion Galloway Snipes of Fort Worth, Texas, discovered a portrait of their father, Marion Leon Galloway, that had fallen into disrepair.

    According to the sisters, the portrait had been given to the town in the 1970s. They Galloway sisters decided to have it repaired and reframed and to re-present it to the police department.

  • New books at Rourk Branch Library
    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    Fiction
    “The Twelve Clues of Christmas” by Rhys Bowen. She may be 35th in line for the throne, but Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year before a Christmas killer wrings another neck in this Royal Spyness mystery.

  • As a general rule of thumb, herbs come from grassy plants and spices from barks or seeds. Many of us grow and cultivate our own herbs, but few of us grow our own spices.
    Although fresh herbs are increasingly accessible year round in our local supermarkets and farmers markets, they are easily grown in containers on decks or planted in gardens. Nothing compares to the flavor and aroma of an herb snipped moments before use.