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Today's News

  • Eating to lower cholesterol

     For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing information about heart healthy eating and cooking. This week, I’ll continue, since I’m teaching a series of classes on that topic in October and I’ve done a lot of reading on the topic. One area that is a concern to many people, whether you have heart disease or just trying to eat a healthy diet, is cholesterol. This will be the focus in week No. 2 in our class series.

  • For most Southern folks, Brunswick stew is pure comfort

     I remember reading somewhere about men being from Mars and women from Venus. If we are talking about the eating department, that could be true. When it comes to comfort foods, most men prefer hearty meals, while women look for snacks that require little or no preparation.

    Most of us men find comfort in foods associated with meals prepared by our mothers, such as mashed potatoes, pasta, meat and soup, rather than snacks and sweets … except for ice cream! But what is comfort for men is just work for women.

  • Blackman and Batson to wed

     Jennifer Blackman and Zach Batson, both from Shallotte, will be married in October 2014.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    When I was a kid during the time when the car had roll-down window handles, they would take me and my sister out driving around in the South Carolina Lowcountry every now and then. That’s when I started appreciating just how nice the “low country” of the Palmetto State is. I remember family outings late in the summer to visit some friends at their country home in Hampton County, not too far from the Savannah River, having lunch in the kitchen with what seemed to be miles of old screened windows letting in a fragrant breeze.

  • Oceanfront pools dunked in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Citing “disturbing and threatening” emails he has received, Sunset Beach building inspections director Sandy Wood says the subject of oceanfront swimming pools has been removed from future town planning board agendas.

    In an Aug. 27 email to Sunset Beach Town Council and members of the Sunset Beach Planning Board, Wood wrote the decision to remove the matter “at this time” was made after consulting town administrator Susan Parker and planning board chairwoman Carol Santavicca.

  • SBI Shrine Club annual Reverse Raffle is Sept. 27

     IF YOU GO

    What: South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club Reverse Raffle

    When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

    Where: SBI Shrine Club, 4911 Old Shallotte Road

    How much: Tickets $100 each; includes steak dinner for two and a chance to win $5,000

    Call: Club president Bob Gunter, 754-7388

    Step right up and take a chance on winning $5,000 this coming Saturday, Sept. 27, at the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club’s annual Reverse Raffle.

  • Evening of Chocolate Decadence aids WAVES4K.I.D.S.

     IF YOU GO

    What: An Evening of Chocolate Decadence

    When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

    Where: St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211)

    How much: $65 per person; buy tickets online at www.Waves4kids.org or email Kay Wolf, Tkwolfe@ec.rr.com; Jacquie McNutt, Jacquelyn.mcnutt@gmail.com or Bobby Mitchell, Bobbymitchell@oswsales.com

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 15-21

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 17

    Breaking and entering, injury to real property, larceny, Egret Drive.

    Sept. 19

    Fraud, Bellwood Circle.

  • Veterans group raises funds for Sunset Beach memorial

    You’ll see them at their table, handing out literature and enlightening the public about their effort to build a veterans memorial in the new Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Dollar by dollar, the Committee to Honor America’s Veterans is advancing closer toward its goal to raise enough money to have the planned memorial under way next year.

    “We received our 501(c)(3), which makes us a tax-exempt nonprofit” dating back to when the group was formed a couple of years ago, said veteran and committee first vice chairman John Corbett of Sunset Beach.

  • Garland's Fresh Seafood celebrates milestone anniversary

    VARNAMTOWN — Jackie and Nicky Varnam are well versed in this bit of family lore:

    On Oct. 1, 1954, Nicky’s dad, Wesley Garland Varnam, opened his new shrimp and seafood depot on the docks of the Lockwoods Folly River in historic Varnamtown.

    Two weeks later, on Oct. 15, Hurricane Hazel aimed a direct hit on the coastal Carolinas, wiping out the fledgling seafood business and everything in it, as well as most things outside it up and down the coast.