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Today's News

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

  • 2018 Women’s March planned for Jan. 20

    The 2018 Women’s March will take place Jan. 20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Hosted by Grand Strand Action Together and the Coastal Carolina Coalition, the march will start at 11 a.m. at Anderson Park, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., and conclude at Plyler Park, 1309 N. Ocean Blvd. The rally will begin at noon.

  • Coastal agency seeks new members

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is seeking applications from citizens and community organizations to fill vacancies on the local advisory committees for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve sites.

    The local advisory committees consist of citizens and representatives from community organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental partner organizations who provide division staff with guidance and feedback regarding program activities and management of the reserve sites.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for Jan. 23

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Every viewpoint is a view from one point
  • The popularity of the blender led to today’s food processor

    Most kitchens these days are filled with the latest and greatest countertop appliances, from specialized coffee makers and indoor grills to mixers and food processors! But back in the day, our favorite small appliance was the Waring Blender, made popular by Fred Waring, a well-known entertainer of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

  • The Big Freeze leaves impact on local gardens

    We survived The Big Freeze of 2018.  It’s not quite “hit the beach” weather this weekend, but at least the daytime temperatures are well above freezing.

  • Olive oil swap

    Editor’s note: Third in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”

     

  • How to help your pet lose weight in 2018 (and why it’s important)

    Our pets are facing a health crisis. According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. This means more than 90 million pets are at risk for developing crippling arthritis, debilitating diabetes, catastrophic kidney and heart disease, high blood pressure and many forms of cancer. Besides these serious diseases, obesity is robbing pets of longevity and quality of life.