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Today's Features

  • Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the bend and so is the Shallotte Farmers Market Holiday Market.

    The annual market, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, will feature more than 50 vendors including arts and crafts, holiday décor, photography and jewelry.

    Event organizer Megan Bishop with the town of Shallotte said people will be able to visit some of the vendors they enjoyed during the Summer Market in addition to new local vendors.

  • Danielle Graves has been promoted to fulltime director of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The longtime auditorium employee succeeds longtime director Mike Sapp, who died in May at 64 from medical complications after undergoing surgery at Duke Medical Center.

    Announcement of Graves’ promotion was made on campus Oct. 24.

    “I am honored to be the director of Odell Williamson Auditorium and Campus Events,” Graves wrote last week.

  • The Brunswick Concert Band’s annual fall concert, “Director’s Favorites,” highlights Broadway and standards with two performances this weekend.

    Concerts are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hatch Auditorium at 100 Caswell Beach Road, Oak Island, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at 50 College Road on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

  • Wilmington artist Bradley Carter and his work will be featured at a reception by the Art League of Leland from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    Carter is an award-winning international-selling artist who grew up perusing his passion for art in Virginia before moving to the North Carolina in 2007.

    He creates predominantly in paint with a passion for abstract expressionism, but his works also include mixed media, paint skins and furniture. 

  • The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for five endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a recent cold-stunning event in New England.

    The aquarium’s animal care team will provide the turtles with special diets and close monitoring for health complications. Initial veterinary examinations predict positive outcomes for the animals with limited recuperation times. All five animals appear to be juveniles based on their weight, with none exceeding 3.5 pounds.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    The political campaigns are over … finally!

    Whether you’re celebrating victories for your candidates — or drowning your sorrows — there’s no question this has been a stressful time for our country.

  • I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I’m not a techie. That’s both a disclosure and a caveat. The story is rather circular, but then so was my experience. So, here goes.

    The tale begins with mistaken judgment. I have a Kindle I rarely use. Thus it fills quickly with emails I’ve already received, noted, deleted or given response via my computer. The Kindle has long been marked as being a decision I made too rapidly and without complete information. It’s too small to be used as a doorstop and too big an admission to deny.

  • When the Sellers family gathered in Supply for its 80th anniversary reunion, four people who had attended the very first reunion in 1938 were on hand to take part in this year’s celebration. During the afternoon program, Mary Lou Sellers White of Bolivia, James H. Robinson of Shallotte, Mary Catherine Royal of Supply and Elisha Seller Jr. of Simpsonville, S.C., received special recognition for having been at the reunion as children 80 years ago.

  • There are times in life you never want to forget — and there are times you can’t. This is the story of one of those. Mostly.