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Today's Features

  • Thursday, March 1
    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.

  • Consumer Showcase set for March 8
    The second annual Coastal Consumer Showcase, “Highlighting the Best in Local Products and Services,” will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the St. James Community Center.
    This event will give residents of the Southport-Oak Island area and Brunswick County a chance to become acquainted with a sample of the variety of products and services area businesses have to offer.

  • Once upon a time, the prettiest girls and the handsomest men attended a Little Princess Ball. Feb. 4 marked the fourth anniversary of the event, which has become a tradition for families wishing to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • GOP women to meet March 1
    The Brunswick County Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Brunswick County GOP headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. Guest speaker will be Becki Gray, vice president of outreach at the John Locke Foundation. She provides information and consultation to decision-makers involved in the state public policy process and will discuss the N.C. Council of State, a popular elected group of executive offices. Council of State members are often confused with cabinet members, organizers said.

  • Sermon will cite ‘The Apprentice Matthew’
    “The Apprentice Matthew” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Based on scripture from Matthew 9:9-13, this is the first in a sermon series titled “The Apprentice,” based on the TV series, a look at some of the followers of Jesus.

  • On a cold, winter evening, Hubby Dear and I decided to treat ourselves to a movie. Friends had bequeathed their old DVD player to us and a neighbor had given us a DVD that she had designated a classic.

  • By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    The perfect place to spend a beautiful day is in the nursery looking at the fresh new plants. Once you fill your cart and bring the plants home, it is imperative you spend a little time checking out the requirements of the plant and finding the best place in your garden for it to grow to its greatest potential.

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

  • I receive several calls a week from residents wanting to know how to get rid of pests (moles, weeds, aphids, scale, mole crickets, etc.) in their yards. Humans have been attempting to control insects, weeds, rodents and other pests for thousands of years.

  • Rice is a versatile accompaniment to almost any meal. It’s easy to store and is always ready to use; no washing, no peeling and no chopping is required.
    All varieties of rice can be grouped into three basic categories: long grain, medium grain and short grain.
    Long grain rice, slender and four to five times as long as it is wide, cooks into fluffy, separate grains and is most often used in entrées, soups and pilafs or even as a side dish.