Today's Features

  • They’re a diverse group of musicians who gather at Duke Energy Media Center in Southport to practice on Tuesday nights.

    Next week, those rehearsals are going public when the Brunswick Concert Band presents its next concert in two performances, “A Celebration of Music Past.”

  • The largest relief center in Robeson County sustained severe damage and large losses when Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton last month.

    Robeson County Church and Community Center is asking for help because they lost almost everything in their offices and buildings. This organization assists thousands of Lumberton and Robeson County residents each year and needs to be fully functioning as soon as possible.

  • The American Red Cross urges eligible donors in November to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

  • Several area locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

    During National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, Brunswick County residents will donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys, such as a doll or soccer ball, for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world.

  • By John Nelson

    It’s begun to cool off here in South Carolina, and I expect wherever you are. After all, it’s nearly time for Halloween, and there are plenty of signs in nature that things are starting to “slow down.” Besides the obvious autumn leaves, the fall blooming has mostly already reached its peak, although there are a number of species that bloom even later. After the first few frosts, there won’t be many flowers at all … at least for a while.

  • It has been said that we, particularly in the United States, have become a “throw-away” society. I won’t argue the verity of the statement. Surely, data will either affirm or deny it, but numbers do not always produce the complete picture. Experience offers a sharper image.

  • Last weekend, my wife and I attended a gathering where everyone brought dishes to share. It was our first chance to meet residents in our new community. I’ve never seen so many slow cookers lined up on tables since attending a banquet at a local restaurant. Right then and there I decided it was time to bring my slow cooker out of storage, where it had been since our move almost two months ago.

  • By Linda Arnold


    “Seasons change, and so did I. You need not wonder why.”

    Those lyrics from an old Guess Who song speak volumes. You may think the current change of season has to do with falling leaves, football and cooler temperatures, although there’s much more.

    Cycles and rhythms. They’re all part of nature, as well as our lives.


    Reason, season or lifetime

  • Historic Varnamtown once again dines in outdoor style when the 62nd Annual Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church Oyster Roast cooks up from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church at 190 Varnamtown Road.

    The Brunswick County fishing town’s longest-running event showcases its latest seasonal haul of its celebrated bivalve mollusk. An estimated 150 bushels of oysters are expected to be cooked over open fires in metal barrels set up in the church’s backyard.

  • For the past half-century, the talents of renowned songwriter Jimmy Webb have graced the hit charts, recording studios and musical memories of millions.

    Brunswick County will be graced with Webb and his music when “Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years,” headlines as the next Odell Williamson Auditorium Performing Arts Subscription Season concert next Thursday night, Nov. 10.

    The 7:30 p.m. concert showcases songwriter Webb, who’s had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres for the past five decades.