Today's News

  • Board discusses charging fees for time involved in public records requests

    The Brunswick County Board of Education is considering charging a fee for excessive public records requests.

    They say many staff hours and attorney fees are incurred in furnishing those requests. Charging such fees, according to legal counsel for the North Carolina Press Association, is illegal.

  • Wish upon a falling star or wish upon a piece of dust

    Falling stars are a beautiful sight, as they race across the sky. I hear the excitement in everyone’s voice as I listen about an experience people had viewing a falling star.

    I love to watch the show of falling stars. In addition to watching, you could, as the saying goes, make a wish upon a star and see it will come true. Personally, I prefer saying a prayer but not only as I see a falling star.

    One reason not to make a wish on a falling star would be a falling star is not a star at all but dust left behind by a comet.

  • No tea from Brunswick's fall-blooming camellias

    Sweet iced tea is as southern as magnolia blossoms and chopped pork barbeque. It’s probably blasphemous to admit, but I, as a redneck southern boy, don’t like sweet tea. That’s almost as bad as admitting that I don’t particularly like grits. Even though I may not appreciate all of the southern cuisine, the leaves of a camellia are the source of green, black, oolong and white teas.

  • Make a plan: Now is the time to plant trees and shrubs

    The time is here for planting trees and shrubs. Review your existing trees at this time. Damaged and diseased trees should be cut down, but we need to think about the value of trees in our environment.

    Trees help provide oxygen, keep our soils from eroding, and keep our yards shady and beautiful. Just remember, if you take down a tree, please replant one or two in its place.

    When it comes to planting trees, there are some vital steps that must be taken to ensure the tree you plant will successfully grow and provide years of shade and pleasure.

  • Give thanks every day--even when things are not going well

    It is so easy to sing songs of praise and thanksgiving when all is going well. It’s not even that difficult when we perceive this is as good as it gets.

    Typically, at Thanksgiving services, we pause to render gratitude for all that God has done in us and with us and through us and for us during the past year. We conjure up memories of all the wonderful happenings we have experienced, the glorious graces we have received. And then we pray our appreciation.

  • 'Island Home Tour' at Ocean Isle benefits Museum of Coastal Carolina

    “It’s all about the family and the views,” Island Home Tour homeowners agree. That’s why they built their homes.

    They have agreed to open their homes for the Island Home Tour because they want to support the Museum of Coastal Carolina and its contribution to education, environment and entertainment for the area.

    The home tour takes place from 3-5 p.m. on Dec. 5 followed by an Island Good Time reception and auction at the museum from 5-7 p.m.

    Bell House

  • Sunset Beach runners warming up for first Thanksgiving Turkey Trot on island

    SUNSET BEACH—Local runners won’t be doing much gobbling this Thanksgiving, that is, not until they’ve run in the first Sunset Beach Turkey Trot.

    The 5K run is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Sixth Street and Canal Drive on the Sunset Beach island.

    Participants will head east down Canal, eventually cutting over to Main Street and looping west toward North Shore Drive before heading back east to the finish line at the same intersection where the run begins.

  • Local high schools begin wrestling season

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick won its last five matches by pin in beating Ashley 47-21 in a season-opening wrestling dual Nov. 16.

    In all, the Cougars won nine of the matches of the 14 matches (the match at 112 was a double forfeit).

  • BCC dedicates court, beats Potomac State

    SUPPLY—The first basketball game played on the Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center was a victory for the Brunswick Community College Dolphins. The Dolphins beat Potomac State College 94-86 Saturday in a non conference game.

    BCC trailed early in the first half and was behind 28-26 when Tyree Graham, who was leading the team in scoring, injured an ankle. But Graham was able to return and the Dolphins outscored the Potomac State 19-8 in taking a 45-36 halftime lead. The final points of the half came on a 3-pointer by Graham at the buzzer.

  • Churches serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday

    For anyone who doesn’t want to cook or spend Thanksgiving alone, two area churches are cooking and serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday.

    For the 16th year, members of Little River United Methodist Church are offering free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone stopping by the church at 1629 U.S. 17 N., across the state line in Little River, S.C.

    The meals will be served in the church’s new Life Center from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Any and everyone who would like to enjoy the feast and fellowship are invited.