Today's Features

  •  Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) is an organization of woodturners from counties throughout southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. Seventeen members of WAWA came together to develop, design and build the chapter’s second entry in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge, shown and judged at the AAW National Conference June 17-20. 

    Several Brunswick residents are members of the group.

  •  Chalmers Fuller Champion of Shallotte and 1st Lt. Patrick Sean McCahill of Melbourne, Fla., were married May 15 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Morehead City with the Rev. John Pollock officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Jerry Wayne and Cynthia Champion of Shallotte. The groom is the son of Francis X. McCahill III and Karen McCahill of Melbourne, Fla.

  • Whether your taste runs to Italian sausages or bratwurst or even fresh Polish sausage, you can use the same method in successfully preparing all these types of sausage on the grill.

    How do you cook fresh Polish sausage? Should you boil it first before putting it on the grill? Wouldn’t the boiling take a lot of the flavor out? A friend of mine said he always burns the sausages on his barbecue, so he wondered if maybe he should wrap them in foil and then grill them.

  • Where is the center of the Milky Way? If you answered right in the middle that would be correct and funny, however, I was thinking about the location of the center as judged by the stars.
    What direction in the sky should you look during a humid summer night to be looking toward the center?
    To find it, all you have to do is find an archer and a scorpion, and look in between them, and you are staring at the center of the Milky Way. That sounds easy enough to accomplish.

  • Winding River resident Joe Koletar’s third book targeted to businesses, “Rethinking Risk: How Companies Sabotage Themselves and What They Must Do Differently,” will be available for purchase this week.

    During his career as a fraud investigator, Koletar wrote extensively about fraud in various professional journals, leading to another career for the now semi-retired expert.

    “I started writing an article for a professional journal. I got carried away,” he recalled.

  • Clayton Bartizal, business development manager at resortandlodges.com, said recently various teams of writers and editors write “top 10” articles once or twice each month based on social media reviews, price ranges, the size of the units and how resorts meet customers’ needs.

    “We get a lot of [website] traffic from that,” Bartizal said. “It’s a lot of great free traffic our partners get.”

    While many of the sites chosen are advertising partners with resortandlodges, many are not, he said.


  • From chasing bank robbers to poring over Swiss bank records to find fraud, Joe Koletar’s career has spanned more than 40 years, numerous countries and countless adventures.

    After graduating college, he served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Special Security Group. From there, he was recruited into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he got his start investigating bank robberies.

  • Ocean Isle Beach—Even as an unusual early-summer heat wave sets in, guests and employees at The Winds Resort Beach Club don’t mind at all—as long as they can hang out at the pool, enjoy drinks at the tiki bar and walk onto the strand whenever the mood strikes.

  • Coastal Living Magazine has picked Calabash Seafood Hut as having the best seafood on the East Coast in this month’s magazine.

    “I think the long lines out on the benches speak for itself,” Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said. “It’s the hottest little spot in Calabash.”

    Calabash Seafood Hut is a small restaurant—it can only seat about 65 people in the dining area—but that has not stopped customers from waiting outside.

  • Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.