.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • By Linda Arnold

    Guest Columnist

    Do you have too much on your plate?

    If you’re like a lot of folks, you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed these days. Too much to do and too little time.

    Perhaps never before in human history have there been more possibilities. That’s the good news. The flipside is you may be drowning in options.

    So, how can you get a handle on this?

    The best productivity habit you can ever get into is very simple: Do your worst task first thing in the morning.

  • The Seaside United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir is sponsoring the Imani Children’s Choir’s performance at 7 p.m. June 19 at the church, 1300 Seaside Road SW in Sunset Beach.

    The Imani Children’s Choir is comprised of Uganda’s orphaned and underprivileged children and their concerts are a blend of unique arrangements, original compositions, and praise and worship songs. Expect to experience true Africa showcased through culturally unique music, a variety of dances, and well-crafted drum routines, performed with great passion and high energy.

  • I was at the kitchen counter, happily engaged in meal preparation. Hubby Dear was quietly musing in his favorite chair, allowing his senses to awaken to the fragrances of a nice meal. When, out of the blue and from the corner of my eye, I spied a quick movement and saw a big, fat creature scurry into a tiny corner of the stove. “A mouse!” I shrieked in amazement and dismay.

    H.D. denied my vision. “It’s just a roach … nicely put, a Palmetto bug,” he declared with vehemence. There would be no further discussion of the matter.

  • Brunswick County Literacy Council’s 29th annual Adult Spelling Bee will be May 22 at Virginia Williamson Event Center at Brunswick Community College. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and spelling begins at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee, and refreshments will be served.

    About 15 teams are expected to participate in the contest. New this year are prizes for best-costumed spellers and best cheering section. Returning to defend their 2016 and 2017 championships are Dr. Dwight Willis and Susan Eggert.

  • By John Nelson

    Guest Columnist

    The Bard was obviously fond of flowers. One of his favorite plant families was the mint family … I think it’s my favorite family, too.

    The four plants mentioned by Perdita in Shakespeare’s story are aromatic herbs, which we classify as members of the mint family, or Lamiaceae. There are many additional members.

  • All great pasta dishes start with fresh ingredients. Fresh plump tomatoes, onions, basil, fresh cloves of garlic will make for a delicious and flavorful meal.

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 85th birthday of Norbit Carlyle and the 86th birthday of Alice Long.

  • All the latest healthful eating recommendations encourage adults to consume at least two to three cups of vegetables each day. Depending upon their age, children should have one to three cups. To get that many you need to eat at least one veggie at every meal. While most of us know this, finding new ways to put vegetables on our plates can be difficult and monotonous. Luckily, there are some new kitchen tools on the market that can make putting vegetables on your plate easy and fun.

  • “Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” — Hippocrates

    Last week we discussed strategies for administering pet medications at home. In addition to medical care, restorative rest is essential for healing. The trouble is convincing your pet to take it easy.

    If your dog or cat has undergone surgery, injured a leg or spine, or has a lung or heart condition, chances are strict bed rest is needed.

  • Letters From Home, a military tribute duo launched in North Carolina, will perform a special show at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    In 2010, Erinn Diaz founded Letters From Home in Winston-Salem with a mission to tour the country honoring our nation’s veterans, active military heroes and their families, by reviving patriotism through music.