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Today's News

  • Band of the Week: Smokin' Hot ready to set Sunset Beach on fire July 16

    Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot is a sizzling seven-piece rhythm-and-blues band.

  • Finding God in the reality of television

     

     

    Hubby Dear teases me about my television viewing. He finds my choices both amusing and confusing. In a way, so do I. Upon reflection, however, there does seem to be a method to all my madness. There are reasons for my options.

  • House fire extinguished on Sunset Beach island

    Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out inside a house last week on the Sunset Beach island.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Fire Chief Richard Childres said the fire, reported at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at an unoccupied house at 410 29th St., is believed to have been the result of a wiring or mechanical issue.

    Fire damages were confined mostly to the kitchen, with smoke damage throughout the structure.

  • Get outside

     Katherine E. McKee, Ph.D

    Brunswick County 4-H Agent

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson 

    Everybody around here is heading to the beach! Are you? Need something to read? Here’s a short novel in 3 short chapters:

  • Summer heat nothing to swoon at, but sometimes it happens

    Look at me, celebrating the Fourth of July and sunshine in Sunset Beach in red, white and blue just one day after our first (and we hope last) 2014 summer storm, aka Hurricane Arthur, blew up the Carolinas coast.

    Look at me, with my new smartphone pedometer app sauntering up Sunset Beach for a three-mile walk on one of the prettiest beaches God, with a little help from the Gores, ever invented.

  • Safety tips for pick-your-own produce markets

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center 

  • Avoid messy cleanups using slow cooker liners

     Recently, I received some promotional material concerning Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners. They are made of heat-resistant nylon and designed to make slow cooker cleanup fast and easy. The liners help you avoid all that soaking and scrubbing that is associated with slow cooking.

    Simply place the liner in the slow cooker bowl, add ingredients and cook as you normally would. After cooking, remove meal from the lined-slow cooker; allow to cool and then simply toss the liner away. The liners are optimally sized to fit 3 to 6.5 quart round or oval slow cookers.

  • Detectives seek people of interest in VFW theft

    Brunswick County sheriff’s detectives are looking for people of interest in the July 2 theft of a pig cooker from a Supply VFW post.

    Detectives believe the item was taken that morning from VFW Post 8866 at 573 Sabbath Home Road, according to a news release issued Tuesday, July 8.

    Two men and a pickup truck were captured on surveillance footage from the post before the theft was reported.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 253-2777.

  • Back to normal: Holiday weekend proceeds

    After a daylong Fourth of July Eve visit, Hurricane Arthur has cleared the local coast, allowing holiday events to proceed Friday, including Fourth of July parades in Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Southport, and several fireworks shows.

    Friday, local beaches were jammed with beach-goers soaking up sun and fun on land and sea.

    In Sunset Beach, business was brisk at Island Market, Sunset Slush and other establishments lining Sunset Boulevard.