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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     

     

    By John Nelson

    Our first botany field trip of the new semester! The other day my class and I trooped out to beautiful Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, not too far from downtown Edmund, S.C. Here’s one the permanent residents of the area.        

  • Chaste tree: A stunning plant for a tough climate

      By Sam Marshall

     

  • Homemade chicken noodle soup is perfect for this cold weather

     These frigid winter days we had recently literally brought me in from the cold. I can’t even enjoy my screened-in porch since I have to bundle up like Ralphie in “A Christmas Story.” With nothing else to do, I decided it was time to make some soup!

  • To read résumés and do interviews is both art and science

     I recall reading an article about reading résumés and doing interviews. Because my grandchildren are immersed in job searches, it caught my attention. Perhaps I could find suggestions to offer them, easing their way through the process and empowering them to enhance their presentations to result in ultimate success. “When the final interview looms large, everyone is, or seems to be, equally qualified” I read. I paid close attention to the two questions the author (whose name escapes me) always asked the final candidates.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Joe Crookston set for Saturday show at BCCOWA

    Listen Up Brunswick County launches its 2017 concert series with a performance by Joe Crookston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Crookston’s skills list is long: He’s an acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

  • Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola in concert Jan. 23 in St. James

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island will present a special performance by jazz guitarist Frank Vignola on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at St. James Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Vignola has performed here before. His virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents.

  • Painting party to aid animals Jan. 21

    It’s a painting party to aid animals, and you’re invited.

    Volunteers are staging another Painting Party “FUNdraiser” to help homeless animals at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

    The event will take place at Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails, 30 Shamrock Drive, Sunset Beach. Tickets are $35, with a portion of proceeds going to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services.

    Highlights include door prizes and a silent auction, along with an evening of entertaining art instruction.

  • New Turkey Trot plans trotted out in Calabash

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners has accepted an altered location and plans for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    Unanimous approval for the third annual holiday race for 2017 came at the board’s first meeting of the year last Tuesday, Jan. 10, after changes were outlined by David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 6-13 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Jan. 6

    Christine Johnson, 27, of Monroe was arrested on possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

    Jan. 13

    Velazquez Guadalupe, 45, of Eastbrook Road was arrested on no operator’s license, no insurance and fictitious plates charges.

  • Carolina Shores approves property buy for stormwater access

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved a contract to acquire property that will enable improved access to stormwater facilities.

    Approval of the $16,000 contract to buy a parcel at 64 Carolina Shores Parkway from F.B. Lee Development Co. came at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Jan. 12.