Today's News

  • Great food preservation resources

     The beautiful spring weather we’ve been having is a great inspiration to start a garden. This also means it’s a good time to remind people thinking about preserving foods they need to have up-to-date recipes. Food preservation recipes and techniques are constantly being studied and revised. Just because “you’ve always done it this way” or this is how your mother (or grandmother) taught you, it may not be the most up-to-date method. Also, just because you found a recipe on the Internet or saw it on a cooking show on television does not make it safe.

  • Why does my dog chew everything? Part 2: Solutions

     Last week I reviewed some of the common causes of excessive or destructive chewing in dogs while encouraging you to drink wine. This week, I’d like to tackle some tips for taming teething troubles, while recommending you sip a cocktail. You definitely deserve it, especially if because your Dolce is missing its Gabbana.


    Treating chewing

  • Newest public parks prove persistence pays off

    Plans for too many public parks in Brunswick County over the past three years have been burdened by significant delays and controversies.

    Not so in Belville and Shallotte.

    On Saturday, May 7, more than 500 visitors attended the official opening of the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park trail and fishing pier. It represents the completion of the park’s first phase.

  • Courage is crucial if change is to occur
  • How many awesome things happen around you every day?



     By Linda Arnold

         Quick: What does the cool side of the pillow have in common with finding money in a coat pocket? 

         They both rank among the little things in life that bring us the most joy. Sure, the major milestones leave their marks. How often do they occur, though? And what sustains us in between those times?


    High fives

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Basil pairs naturally with tomatoes — a marriage made in heaven

     A member of the mint family, basil is a delicate herb and deteriorates rapidly after harvesting. Try to use as it as fresh as possible. Just store it like other herbs, either wrapped in damp paper towels inside a plastic bag or inserted in a container of water like flowers in a vase.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 11-13 2016

    May 11

    Damage to property (building material) reported on North Shore Drive.

    Larceny (consumables) reported at the Minuteman.

    May 12

    Identity theft and fraud ($136,000) reported on Oyster Point Drive.

    May 13

    Prescription fraud reported at CVS.

    Warrant for arrest, Jonathan Powell, 34, of 1141 Indigo Circle, Sunset Beach.

  • Calabash gets into budgetary mode

    The town of Calabash is looking at no tax increase as commissioners iron out details of the town’s draft budget of less than $1.2 million for fiscal 2016-2017.

    A 7 p.m. June 14 public hearing for the proposed budget, which calls for maintaining the town’s current ad valorem tax rate of 8 ¾ cents per $100 of valuation, was unanimously approved by board members at their May 10 monthly meeting.

  • Waterway Art Association 25th Spring Exhibit launches May 17

    The Waterway Art Association will present its 25th annual Spring Art Exhibit and Sale from May 17 through May 20 at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway W. in Carolina Shores.

    Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Friday, May 20. Admission is free.

    An artists’ reception and awards presentation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

    An optional three-day art workshop tied to the show is scheduled May 17-19.