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Today's Features

  • John W. “Billy Ray” Morris III will present “Eyewitness to History: Heritage Diving on Condor” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Ingram Planetarium invites all to a free celebration of International Observe the Moon Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Visitors will learn why the moon is special in our solar system while enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities that include observing the moon itself, weather permitting. If weather is poor, visitors can still enjoy free activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall at Ingram Planetarium.

  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional health care, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties, including Brunswick, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    The two Brunswick County sites are NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Drive, Leland, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia.

    Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    With so much fighting going on in our world, it’s easy to focus just on getting the win. At all costs.

    I’m thinking you’ll agree there’s more division among political ranks now than in recent memory … or ever.

  • I wish I could attach the video I recently received. It was one of a series depicting the glory of parenting sent to me by way of the adoring eyes of grandparents who are likely compiling a treasure trove of memories of a little boy whose hyphenated first name is already indicative of marvels to come. Of course, I must admit my bias toward such hyphenation!

  • "You might not want to do that.”

    I looked up as I felt a gentle hand pull me away.

    “I don’t really recommend kissing Buttons. Her breath is kind of … let’s just say she could use a breath mint!”

    One of my favorite perks of being a veterinarian is getting kisses from my patients. I love puppy snuggles, kitty headbutts and good, old-fashioned face-lickings. Nothing gives me greater joy than the affection of the pets I serve. I wasn’t going to let this whiff warning prevent Buttons and I from smooching.

  • Kombucha. Ever heard of it? It’s a fermented beverage made from tea that’s becoming increasingly popular. Originally available only in organic and health food stores, kombucha is now widely available in grocery stores and convenience stores, and many people brew kombucha themselves at home. People are buying so much of it that overall sales of kombucha and other fermented beverages in the U.S. was about $556 million in 2017.

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

  • Officers

    President: Peggy Campbell,

    Vice president: Gretchen Piazza,

    Secretary: Pat Grosline,

    Treasurer: Anne Peacock

    Historian: April Murphy

    Internet and newsletter: Karen Dixon

    Contact

    Karen Dixon at (336) 337-4973 or email whyknotstitchchapter@needlepoint.org

    Information

    needlepoint.org; a Why Knot Stitch? Facebook page is in the works

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church celebrated a Super Senior Birthday Party on Sept. 30. Celebrating their birthdays were Elfleta Carlyle, Olive King and Roberta Simmons.