Today's News

  • Sunset Beach to sue for Jaguar's Lair bonds

    SUNSET BEACH — The town is moving forward with legal action against the bond company for Coastal Communities for non-performance on infrastructure work in Jaguar’s Lair.

    Unanimous approval came at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting Sept. 8.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts said the town has been in conversation with the bond company since May.

    “We’re asking them to go ahead and produce for Coastal Communities’ lack of performance,” he said.

  • The three Vs of communication: Hearing what is not said

    By Linda Arnold 

    Would you be surprised to learn only 7 percent of your communication comes from the words you speak?

    The other 93 percent is picked up by the tone of your voice, your eye contact and whether your arms are crossed, not to mention your handshake, the tilt of your head or those hands on your hips.

    According to author and management consultant Peter Drucker, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”


    Poker face

  • Malpass Brothers launch BCCOWA Performing Arts Series on Sept. 22


    What: The Malpass Brothers

    When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    Cost: $29 adults; $27 seniors and students; $10 ages 12 and younger

    Info: bccowa.com or call the box office, 755-7416

    In the hip, high-tech 21st century, they’re a rarity, a throwback to the mid-century years of early Elvis, Johnny C., Merle and Marty and the boys.

  • Look beyond what you view and really see

     I belong to a wondrous group of women who gather monthly for conversation. We describe the meeting as a book club, but it is so much more than that. Our sharing starts with comments on the designated reading, typically only one chapter at each gathering. It rarely remains there. Quickly, the chosen topics evolve into our personal life stories and wisdom emerges. Laughter fills the room. Shared sorrow is accompanied by servings of joy. Age differences melt in the heat of life’s commonality. We are one and it is lovely.

  • Fall into fun: Annual events launch festive seasonal lineup

    With autumn just around the bend (Sept. 23), it’s time once again for the area’s annual array of seasonal events.

    Following is a roundup of what’s in store in coming days.

    Calabash Lions Club Oktoberfest

    The Calabash Lions Club has expanded its second annual Oktoberfest into a two-day celebration, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, and at a new location, on the grounds of Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Carolina Shores.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     “If I was on some foggy mountain top,

    I’d sail away to the West …” (Traditional bluegrass lyrics)

  • Winners from last year’s N.C. Rice Festival share their recipes

     September is National Rice Month and the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the North Carolina Rice Festival this coming weekend, Sept. 19-20, at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park, 580 River Road in Belville.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entry fee is $5 per adult and children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult. There is free parking across the street at Belville Elementary School.

  • Brothers complete Eagle Scout projects

     Boy Scout Troop 129’s Life Scouts, William C. Jordan III and Thomas J. Jordan, have completed their Eagle Scout Projects.

    William built a picnic table enabling Camp United Methodist Church staff to sit outside comfortably at lunchtime, while Thomas built a corner bench to enable recipients of the food pantry to sit and wait for their food boxes.

    Both projects were completed at the church with donations provided by Dr. Mark Saunders of Shallotte Vision Care and Frank and Rosemarie Rinaldi.

  • Clemmonses celebrate 50th anniversary

     Waddell and Judy Clemmons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise aboard the MS Noordan, a Holland America Line cruise ship, Aug. 22. They were married in Little River, S.C., on Aug. 22, 1965.

  • World War II Remembered Group hosts SOS breakfast

     Southeastern North Carolina’s World War II Remembered Group will host its annual World War II-style SOS breakfast Sept. 23 at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road in Wilmington. The public is invited.