Today's Features

  • Lorie Burcham was already busy baking elaborate cakes in coastal Carolina with her thriving six-year-old business, Crumb de la Crumb.

    Then her cousin, Shane Stevens, a songwriter and fellow Brunswick County native, summoned Burcham to Nashville.

    He said she could make a lot more money crafting cakes in Music City.

  • The youngest ambassadors of peace and joy, the African Children’s Choir (ACC), performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    These are children from the poorest countries of the world, whose voices have been heard by world leaders and top performers in the entertainment world and, for the past 25 years, have raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS.

  •  Cedar Grove Middle School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

    Sixth grade: Darcy Evans, Gerard Hall, Nichole Millisock, Ian Niggles, Danny Parker II, Kaitlyn Rea, Ryan Snow.

    Seventh grade: Billie Bailey, Hannah Caison, Harrison Cheers, Courtney Cummings, Gracie Destefano, Amanda Fonseca, Shermonde Fullwood, Kanisha Grissett, Ashley Merklinger, Jackson Pickard, Annabelle Rahal, Janiqwa Small.

    Eighth grade: Austen Chestnut, Dylan Freedle, Kasi Frye.

  •  Bolivia Elementary School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

  • At a recent meeting of hospital chaplains, a slide presentation and talk informed and inspired all attendees with a goal that propelled us out of any lapse into mediocrity.
    The hard copy of the talk contained 11 pages of solid information, suggestions, conversation openers, supporting behaviors and unwavering standards. No stone was left unturned. No area remained untended.

  •  Historian, author and UNCW professor Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Ph.D will be the guest presenter at the June 1 meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table that begins at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Everyone is welcome.

  •  The following books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr.” by Heidi Schnakenberg. An intimate look at the dramatic, tumultuous life and mysterious death of a Southern icon.

    “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Future” by Michael J. Fox. This optimistic volume inspires and motivates readers to work hard, achieve the most they can and maximize their abilities.


  •  Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a team project as part of Leadership Brunswick County, a nine-month program jointly sponsored by the Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County, North Brunswick and the Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce.

    Graduation ceremonies took place at the Odell Williamson Auditorium Events Center on May 19. 

    Brunswick County Literacy Council board president Mari-Lou Wong-Chong and vice president Gene Vasile were on hand to cheer the graduates and especially the BCLC team.

  • The North Carolina 4-H Photo Contest is open to all North Carolina youth ages 9-18. Participants do not have to be current members of 4-H.
    The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of youths’ photographic accomplishments.

  • Brunswick County 4-H, sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer a variety of activities, field trips and day camps for children ages 5-19 through the Exploring the World of 4-H Summer Enrichment Program beginning June 11.
    Registration can be made through the Cooperative Extension 4-H office in person or online or via mail. For links to the catalog of activities, visit www.brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu.