Today's Features

  • Things are slowly changing in the garden as January winds down and the days are noticeably longer. The warmer weather has pushed the Japanese flowering apricots into bloom in shades of red, white and pink. The hybrid plum Blireana won’t be far behind. 

    But, a look around the garden reminds of the ravages of the cold as the New Year got started.  Rose leaves are clinging lifelessly to the thorny canes, the boxwoods are bronzed and the Meyer lemon foliage hangs flaccidly waiting for a strong breeze to send it wafting to the ground. 

  • Many of the healthiest superfoods are blushing with color. Red, green, yellow, orange and blue signal vibrant phytonutrients, anti-aging antioxidants and vital vitamins. Skip with me down a colorful food pathway to healthier pets.


  • By Linda Arnold



     “When you tell yourself your story over and over, it almost becomes part of your DNA.”


    Do you feel stuck? In the doldrums? Can’t seem to get any traction?

    Well, you’re not alone. As we approach the end of January, it’s a common feeling with lots of people who have set goals for the New Year.

  • By John Nelson


  • Bacon seems to be everywhere these days. Over the years, it seems that bacon has gone from being a simple breakfast food that went with eggs and toast (and grits) to showing up all over the place.

    Blended into ice cream, wrapped around hot dogs or pizza, piled on hamburgers and other sandwiches and even deep-fried on a stick at state fairs, it seems like just about any food imaginable can be enhanced by bacon.

  • Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky headlines the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Kaplansky grew up in Chicago, the daughter of mathematician/songwriter/pianist Irving Kaplansky, with whom she sometimes collaborated on math-related songs he had written.

  • Super Bowl weekend means it’s time for members of the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club to get into formation for their annual fundraising SOUPer Bowl.

    The club’s ninth consecutive event offering assorted soups and handcrafted keepsake ceramic bowls once again kicks off at Shallotte Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

    The Empty Bowls Project to help feed hungry people in the community will feature an array of soups donated by local restaurants, caterers and GFWC-SBI club members.

  • More than 90 vendors from AARP to Zaxby’s are expected at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo this Saturday, Feb. 3.

    The 2018 Brunsco Has It Business Expo sets up shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sea Trail Resort at 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

    A variety of vendors will cover business, personal, home and service needs in one place.

    Admission is free.

    Highlights include raffles and giveaways by many of the vendors, chamber member engagement director Robyn Beliveau said.

  • It was the 1960s, and another British Invasion had descended from across the pond, this time taking the Colonies by storm.

    At the helm of this 20th Century rock-and-roll revolution were The Beatles, aka the Four Lads from Liverpool whose jolting impact on American history and music is being felt to this day, 54 years after their live debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday night, Feb. 9, 1964.