Today's Features

  • By Charlie Spencer 

    As the seasons are starting to change, it seems like a good time to consider our feathered friends. Some of our summer visitors will be leaving and new arrivals from the North will be joining us in the next few months. Birds not only make our gardens more beautiful, but they eat lots of pests. Following are 10 tips to help attract and keep birds happy:

  • Arts council plans exhibition

    Brunswick Arts Council will host its 10th annual art exhibition and sale Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. 

    Entry fee is $25/$30 to display two works.

    Artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the supporting art organizations Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association or Brunswick Arts Council are eligible to participate. 

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Sept. 13

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Chicken Parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

  • For a healthy, cost-effective alternative to all those store bought dressings and marinades we all have crammed in our fridge (14 and counting), why not start preparing your own dressings at home?

  • Exquisitely carved wildfowl art by Jim Comer is being featured at Sunset River Marketplace gallery in Calabash through Sept. 18.

    Comer’s work is among the gallery’s most popular displays, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says.

    Comer produces only 12 to 15 pieces each year, “and they are always in demand,” she says.

  • Ongoing through Sept. 18

    Jim Comer art exhibit, Sunset River Martketplace, Calabash. For hours and more information, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace or call 575-5999.

    Sept. 2

    7-9 p.m., The Spare Change Band, Summerfest in the Garden, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. Free. Rain cancels. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov.

    Sept. 3

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.


    “Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.

  • Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues in 2010 with Kathy Cody, owner of Calabash Garden Tea Room. Her presentation last year, “The Art of Tablescaping,” was so well received she is back by popular demand, organizers said.

    This year’s presentation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cost of the event is $5 and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.

  • Museum of Coastal Carolina Family Programs Fall and Holiday 2010 Fall Schedule: Sept. 10-Dec. 18, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Holiday Schedule open: Dec 21-23 and 28-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

    All day admission is $8 adults, $6 senior adults and students, $4 preschool, and age 2 and younger admitted free. Programs included with admission.

    Family Programs 

    Arrive and pay museum admission before the programs start. Late arrivals may not be admitted.