Today's News

  • Men arrested in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man April 25 in connection with an incident at Fibber McGees pub.

    Thomas Allen Gallagher, 32, was charged with delaying and obstructing justice after he got into an altercation with another man at the establishment on Queen Anne Street, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Damage to personal property was reported when someone returned the following morning to retrieve Gallagher’s mother’s car from the parking lot. All four tires on the vehicle had been slashed, Smith said.

  • Mosquitoes, ticks: more than pests

    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.

  • Honor Flight funds sought for second takeoff May 26

    The inaugural Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina on April 13, which took World War II veterans from the region on a day trip to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., was a high-flying success.

    So much so, organizers are planning a repeat, second flight on May 26.

    All they need is money.

  • All you wanted to know about butterflies: Part I

    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 time at local farms

    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.

  • What would you do if you had only one month to live?

    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 to have art show

    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.

  • CCH starts weight management program

    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.

  • Coastal Land Trust to do timber management at new park

    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.

  • Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte gets new books

    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.