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Today's News

  • Smart shopping

     For the past couple of weeks in this column, I’ve been talking about grocery shopping and offering simple shopping tips that can both help with your food budget and offer healthy eating. For years, home economics, dietitians and health professionals have been promoting something called “shopping the perimeter” as a way to help you choose foods that support a healthy diet.

  • Dogs may have episodic memory

     Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a corps of canines to determine if dogs could “see it, do it, remember it.” Fugazza’s research concluded dogs may remember our actions up an hour later, having significant implications on how we train and understand dogs.

     

  • Little choices can make or break dreams

     By Linda Arnold

     

    “Just this once.” “It won’t really matter. I can start next week.”

     

    Sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company — as part of a big group who think those little choices in life don’t count for much.

     

  • Warm up this weekend with SBI Woman’s Club SOUPer Bowl

    Every Super Bowl weekend, soup aficionados can count on the SOUPer Bowl.

    The GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club’s annual event to help feed the hungry in the local community heats up again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte.

    For a $20 ticket for this annual Empty Bowls Projects, you get a choice of hot soup with bread and dessert, along with a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl handcrafted by a local potter.

  • Father-daughter, mother-son events make February special

    February is a sweet time for children and parents and adult role models alike to celebrate their special relationships.

    Holden Beach Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance

    Holden Beach Parks & Recreation is having its third Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Holden Beach Town Hall Public Assembly at 110 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.

                                                    — Cole Porter

     

  • Sweet! Coastal Harmonizers tuning up for Valentine’s Day

    The Coastal Harmonizers are once again taking reservations to “serenade your sweetheart” for Valentine’s Day live and in person in and around Brunswick County.

    The cost is $40 per serenade and personal call, which includes two songs, a rose and a card for your loved one.

    To arrange this at a location of customer’s choosing, call Jerry Dellinger at (910) 754-5102.

  • Giving up on traditional turfgrass? Plant a meadow garden

     

     

     By Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

    NC Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center

     

  • Community rallies to fix hurricane-damaged road

    Crumbled asphalt and caution tape comprise a vivid portion of spillway road in the Sunset Lakes community that was severely damaged last October by Hurricane Matthew.

    The damage is so severe, residents whose homes are north of the Medcalf Lake spillway in the Sunset Lakes community haven’t been able to drive across since the storm hit Oct. 8.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 24-26 2017

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Jan. 24

    Breaking and entering on Creekview Drive; two TVs and several pieces of jewelry stolen. Two TVs have been recovered.

    Jan. 26

    Antaun L. Miller, 23, of Forrest Drive, Shallotte, charged with breaking and entering, felony larceny and injury to real property on Creekview Drive.