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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Sept. 20
    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.

  • What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat East Bladen 8-1 on Sept. 11.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WB) beat Carolina Sarmiento 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Norton (WB) beat Samantha Bratt 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Harman (WB) beat Gabrielle Monroe 6-0, 6-0. Anna James (WB) beat Sha’Lite Campbell 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Carter (WB) beat Shamek Brooks 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Grimes (WB) beat Kristi McDowell 6-0, 6-0.

  • Get ready to put on your thinking caps and dust off your dictionaries. It’s time to practice for the annual countywide spelling bee.

    Activities for the 23rd annual adult spelling bee, sponsored by the Brunswick County Literacy Council, get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Odell Williamson Auditorium, at Brunswick Community College. Starting at 6 p.m., organizers are launching the first A through Z silent auction, which will benefit the nonprofit literacy council.

  • Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its first Festival of Fur fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 22, in Shallotte.

    The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center. It will take place in the vacant field next to Subway.

    Highlights include local rescue groups, animal adoptions, K-9 police-dog and agility demos, raffles, games and contests for adults and children.

    All proceeds will go toward the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, abandoned, abused or neglected animals.

  • Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is showcasing the work of four regional artists for the next three months, starting with an opening reception that is open to the public this Friday, Sept. 21.

    Featured artists include Karen L. Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune. A display of their work will continue at the gallery through Dec. 15.

  • All cattle owners in North Carolina are invited to vote on the state’s Cattle Industry Assessment Referendum on Thursday, Oct. 4.
    The N.C. Cattlemen’s Association requested and was granted permission from the N.C. Board of Agriculture to conduct a referendum to continue the assessment and voting will take place at the Cooperative Extension office in each county.

  • Students from across the state have received 4-H scholarships from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund to attend institutions of higher learning.
    The foundation has awarded 76 scholarships to students from 45 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, including one in Brunswick County.
    Kendrick Morgan, 20, son of Lonnie Mitchell Jr. and Darrilyn Morgan of Shallotte, received the Edward Gore/General Hugh Shelton 4-H Renewable Leadership Scholarship. He currently is attending N.C. State University, where he is studying sociology.

  • This is a sad statistic: One out of every three American children is already overweight or obese.
    September is National Childhood Obesity Month, a time designated to bring further awareness to this problem and encourage action.
    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups. This rise in obesity has affected our youth in alarming fashion. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States ages 2-19 are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic.

  • Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician
    Story by Charlotte Glenn
    Need some privacy? Want to screen out the view into your neighbor’s yard? Consider planting a living fence of evergreen shrubs, but look beyond the common disease-plagued Leyland Cypress! Local garden centers carry many evergreens suitable for screening…and fall is the perfect time to plant.