Today's Features

  • Bolivia Elementary has announced its third nine weeks awards. The following students were named to honor rolls:a
    A Honor Roll

  • It is that time of year again when the smallest of creatures can cause the biggest health problems. Mosquitoes and ticks can be found just about everywhere in North Carolina posing a serious threat to the public’s health.

  • Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures around. They range in size from very tiny to quite large. In the coastal Carolinas, some you may see are swallowtails, whites, sulphur, gossamer-wing, metalmarks, brush-footed, skippers, and if you are lucky, monarchs.

  • It’s strawberry picking time in southeastern North Carolina. That always brings some questions about growing those big, juicy berries in the home garden. Unfortunately, you can’t grow the strawberries that you see grown commercially in the fields of local producers such as Waccamaw River Farm in Ash, Holden Brothers south of Shallotte and Indigo Farms in Calabash.

  • Members of the group meandered into the church hall. Their steps were not reluctant so much as they were deliberate with the slowness that comes with familiarity and with the desire to make each moment last. We were eager to be with the others, to enjoy their presence, to laugh, perhaps to cry together.

  • Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
    Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
    Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.

  • Carolinas Coastal Health PC (CCH), a family practice office in Leland, has announced the availability of its Medically Supervised Weight Management Program, the first of its kind in the Leland area.
    Carolinas Coastal Health PC is a private practice family medicine group, in Leland at 1003 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 1-C, for the care of patients of all ages.

  • The Brunswick County Nature Park was recently opened to the public with picnic shelters, parking areas and a new canoe/kayak access, a new recreational site for those who enjoy the outdoors and the solitude of nature.
    The Coastal Land Trust is planning to carry out some timber management at the park to open up the overgrown pine stands to create a pleasant visitor experience and to enhance habitat for wildlife.

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    “Every Day In Tuscany” by Frances Mayes. With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day, and a selection of favorite recipes, this is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
    “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci. A surprising, heart-stopping and timely thriller.

  • Johnnie and Bonnie Hickman of Bladenboro are the parents of a daughter, Allison Penny Hickman, born at 1:06 p.m. at Columbus Regional Medical Center.
    She joins sisters Ashley, 8, Amber, 6, and Abbie, 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Linda Little of Winnabow.
    Paternal grandparents are Russell and Teresa Hickman of Bladenboro.