.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • LCFH Sunshine Camp offers healing for grieving children

    Children who are coping with the death of a loved one are invited to Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Sunshine Camp 2017. Three Sunshine Camp sessions will be offered at the nonprofit hospice’s Wilmington campus at 1414 Physicians Drive.

    All camps are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Week one is June 26-June 30 for rising second- and third-graders. Week two is July 10-14 for rising fourth- and fifth-graders. Week three is July 24-28 for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Moose Lodge to host health screenings

    Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    The Shallotte Moose Lodge 710 at 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte will host this community event July 24.

    Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function, and more.

  • Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show

    Sunset Vision calls on artists to showcase the beauty of Sunset Beach in its Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show, June 22-24, in the DeSoto Classic Car Showroom.

    Art can be viewed Thursday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the opening reception Friday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails to host Make & Take event June 21

    Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails will host a Make & Take from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at 30 Shamrock Drive SW in Sunset Beach.

    Participants can make their own products using essential oils: Lavender Milk Bath, Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm and Body Spray. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies, plus there will be some oily sweet treats and a giveaway.

    Sign up now at nextgenerationcanvasandcocktails.com, call Megan at (843) 333-5244 or email Stiltners324@gmail.com.

  • Novant Health volunteers to host fundraiser

    Collective Goods, previously known as Books Are Fun, will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    They specialize in children’s storybooks, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationary, scrapbooking, early learning projects, educational products and top-selling tech items. Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Collective Goods accepts cash and all major credit cards.

  • BCLC volunteer and tutor workshops

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) is seeking volunteers to work with adult students one-on-one who desire to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, GED preparation or basic computer skills.

    On Wednesday, June 21, there will be an Orientation Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and an Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Workshop from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 fee for tutor materials. All volunteers must attend an orientation workshop. All workshops are at the BCLC office at 282 Ocean Highway E. (U.S. 17) in Supply.

  • Shallotte Tractor Supply to host pet adoption event

    Tractor Supply Company in Shallotte at 5100 Main St. will host pet and livestock adoptions Saturday, June 17, with Southern Squeal, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Purina Days is an annual in-store event from June 14-18 that highlights pets and livestock, as well as the tools needed to properly care for them.

  • Lane closures under way on U.S. 17 bridge in Belville

    Motorists traveling on the U.S. 17 bridge over Jackeys Creek, two miles south of U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County, are encountering lane closures that started Monday, June 12. The closures are needed so state Department of Transportation crews can safely inspect the bridge and make any necessary repairs.

    Lane closures are in place daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through Friday, June 16. One lane will remain open for traffic in each direction.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    There are two mysteries this week. First off, if you don’t know what these funny-looking things are in the photo, I’ll have to tell you straightaway they are hearts of palm and they do indeed come from a palm tree. The second mystery will be the actual name of the plant involved here.

  • The quest to find an uncommon plant

    By Sam Marshall

     

    What started as a casual endeavor to find an exquisite and uncommon plant has recently morphed into somewhat of an obsession for me.

    And for good reason.