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Today's Features

  • Next Tuesday, Sept. 11, marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on United States landmarks.

    Local ceremonies and events will once again pay tribute, including in Brunswick County.

    Bob Gustavson, longtime 9/11 coordinator for the FDNY-Carolinas Retirees Association, said the group as it does annually is hosting or participating in 9/11 events to remember the tragic events that befell the country on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Bottom. ”Thisby, the flowers of odious savours sweet, — “

    Quince. “Odours, odours.”

    Bottom. “— odours savours sweet …”

    — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 1

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Do you often find yourself bending over backwards for others in your life?

    You try your best to accommodate family members, coworkers, friends, etc. Yet, it never seems to be your turn.

    You think you’re taking “the high road,” although it doesn’t get you where you need to go. Maybe it’s time to recalculate your internal GPS.

    I don’t like going against my core instincts. None of us do.

  • Just when I think I’ve run out of April stories, another episode arrives to fill my spirit and lift my heart. I feel like those authors whose books entrance folks with tales of individuals who become as familiar as family members through the details of their lives told in stories of joy and sorrow.

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934.

  • September is National Family Meals Month, a national event designed to show the importance of family meals. One of the goals of this celebration is to challenge families to share one more meal at home each week.

  • I didn’t know if I was looking at a cocker spaniel or miniature Cujo. Gracie, a 3-year-old sweetie I’d known since puppyhood, was a hot mess of mangled fur, dripping drool and wild eyes. At that moment, she was about as sweet as a jalapeño pepper.

    “I turned my back for a second and she swiped my allergy medication off the counter. I didn’t think it would hurt her. Then she started acting like this a couple hours later. Can you help her?”

  • Labor Day weekend means arts and crafts on Oak Island.

    The Oak Island Art Guild’s 29thAnnual Arts & Crafts Festival is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the Middleton Park soccer field at SE 46thStreet and Dolphin Drive on Oak Island. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 2.

    Featured will be 136 artists, crafters and other vendors displaying and selling handmade wares and selling assorted food.

    This year’s creative offerings are divided into 10 categories, vendor manager Penny Prettyman said.

  • Do you remember what it was like to talk with friends and loved ones? Do you remember what that feels like? Hold on to that feeling when you audition for “Almost Maine” by John Cariani, published by Dramatist Play Service.

    Auditions are 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 in Room 1B at Brunswick Little Theatre, 8068 River SE in Southport.

  • By Martha Koletar

    Guest Columnist

    There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today.