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Today's News

  • Oak Island resident earns woodworking honors

    Kip Travis of Oak Island has earned an honorable mention in an international woodworking contest sponsored by Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts, an international magazine that serves the scroll sawing public.
    Travis earned recognition for his entry into the general category of its 2009 Best Design Contest. The magazine is currently available on newsstands and features the top 25 designs, including his design.

  • All you wanted to know about butterflies: Part III

    Listed below are some of the public gardens you may visit in North Carolina that have butterfly gardens or habitats:
    •North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro
    •Magic Wings, Museum of Life and Science, Durham
    •Roper Mountain Science Center’s Butterfly Garden, Greenville
    I hope you enjoy your butterfly garden. A good website for more information is: http://butterflywebsite.com/. Below is a list of the Top 10 butterflies and host plants:

  • Recent dry times have some lawns struggling in Brunswick County

    Our lawns and gardens have been struggling through some dry times lately, so lots of folks have been firing up those irrigation systems or dragging hoses to make up the difference.
    Newly planted trees, shrubs and lawns and vegetable gardens need the most help. Well-established trees and shrubs will be just fine even if they do drop a few leaves. Just remember to water thoroughly and deeply each time and wait for slight signs of stress to time your next watering.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny and property damage on No. 5 School Road in Ash; suspect cut victim’s phone line inside the residence.

    •Larceny on Industrial Boulevard in Leland; suspect stole $44,000 worth of white and yellow gold sticks from victim’s business.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 24
    Chili ’n beans, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 25
    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 26
    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans/onions, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, blend juice/beverage.
    Thursday, May 27

  • Toppings on your hot dog can create endless possibilities

    A few days ago, we decided to have some hot dogs on the grill for dinner, along with some baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw.
    Being from northeast Ohio, my favorite topping is Stadium Mustard, which had its origin at the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON-FICTION
    “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Shows you how to boost your brain to improve your weight, skin, heart, energy and focus.
    FICTION
    “Holly Blues” by Susan Wittig Albert. Ex-lawyer and current herbalist China Bayles is known as a leader among female sleuths. In this novel, an unwelcome holiday guest creates a thorny situation for China and her husband.

  • Leland receives grant for town’s first park

    The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority awarded the town of Leland a $500,000 grant to develop the town’s first major park on nearly 150 acres on the south side of U.S. 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area.
    The project was selected as the state’s number one overall priority project for PARTF funds and received the maximum allocation allowed through the program.

  • Gas prices to stabilize as summer approaches

    Scott and Marlene Hahn of Holden Beach have heard rumors that gas prices will drop in the next few weeks, but since it’s also the beginning of the tourist season in the South Brunswick Islands, they’re not sure they believe it.

    “Prices always go up in the summer, right?” Marlene Hahn commented, as she and Scott filled up at Family Fare/Caraco on Main Street in Shallotte recently.

  • Coastal Horizons celebrates Brunswick County location

    Coastal Horizons mental health and substance abuse facility celebrated the opening of its Brunswick County location with a grand opening celebration Friday. The facility, located behind Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte, provides professional assistance including counseling, prevention and substance abuse services.