Today's Features

  • Tabatha and Jesus Resendiz of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Anamaria Lee Resendiz, born at 3:04 p.m. Oct. 2 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds,
    11 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long.
    She joins a brother, Jordan Luis Resendiz, 7.
    Grandparents are Sabrina Todd of Shallotte and Luis Resendiz-Monrroy and Audelia Monrroy-Munoz of Rancho Nuevo, Pacula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

  • Elizabeth Blake Lancaster and Billy Allen Benton were united in marriage Sept. 22 at Lancaster Farms in Centerville.
    The Rev. Aaron Land of Centerville officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Jerry Morris and Karen Ripple Lancaster of Raleigh, and granddaughter of the late Charles and Margaret Ripple of Whiteville and the late Tyree and Agnes Lancaster of Centerville.

  • The psalms found in the Old Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures, have been described, if not defined, as the prayer book of the church. They are passages that cut to the core of humanity, displaying its wonder and worth, its faults and failings. At the same time, they speak of the marvels that occur as human beings speak and listen to God and as God returns the contact by listening and speaking to them. One might accurately comment this particular monologue turned dialogue is sheer poetry. Oral and written, it is, indeed, holy scribbling.

  • Celebrate the harvest-and-Halloween season and help homeless animals at the same time.

    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is having its third annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct. 27.

    Highlights include costumes, trick-or-treat, a Chinese auction, games and prizes, foods and drinks, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

    SOAR is at 3376 St. Charles Place off Long Beach Road (N.C. 133).

  • Ghosts and goblins lurking around the Old Bridge are sure to come out to play 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Old Bridge, 109

    Shoreline Drive in Sunset Beach.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society will host a community event for area residents and visitors with many Halloween-themed activities.

    Young people (and the young-at-heart) are encouraged to come to the Old Bridge in costume.

  • Autumn is festival season, especially Nov. 17 and 18 in festive Holden Beach.

    Festival By the Sea will once again take place in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. The festival was postponed from Oct. 27-28 because of Hurricane Sandy.

    The annual event will kick off with the Festival By the Sea Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 down the Holden Beach Causeway, from the stoplight at Walgreens to the base of the Holden Beach Bridge.

  • Techmoja Dance and Theater Co. is presenting the musical version of “The Color Purple” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road, at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled performance times.

    This stage version of “The Color Purple” is directed and choreographed by Wilmington-based Kevin Lee-y Green.

  • By Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

    The following article is by Charlotte Glenn. She is the horticultural agent in Pender County. This information on fall vegetable gardening also applies to Brunswick County. Read more of her writings on the Pender County Extension website at pender.ces.ncsu.edu.

  • By Myra Burgess
    Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these five tips:
    1. Find out how many calories you need for a day as a first step in managing your weight. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to find your calorie level. Being physically active also helps you balance calories.

  • When talking with consumers about food safety, a common question is: “Do we need to wash bagged lettuce?”