Today's News

  • What does it mean to be a person?

    I remember the day and time when I first heard someone refer to my infant daughter as a person. The wooden threshold of our kitchen doorway was in need of repair. I began the typical search for a carpenter to fix it and stumbled upon a delightful man who arrived with tools in hand and a smile on his face. A heavy accent indicated his Jewish heritage and made our conversation a tad stilted at first.

  • The most wonderful time of year begins Dec. 1
  • Dine in Dec. 3 for better health

    This coming Sunday marks the fourth annual “Dine-In” day. Do you have special plans for dinner (or even breakfast or lunch) on Sunday? In observance of this day, why not think about planning, preparing and eating a healthy meal with your family? Since 2014, more than 300,000 people have committed to Dining in on Dec. 3.

  • Don’t neglect turf, gardens during winter

    We made it through another Thanksgiving with the relatives and the biggest shopping day of the year. Now, it’s time to do your imitation of Clark Griswold’s house for the next big celebration in a little less than one month.

    At my house, the decorating is limited to a wreath on the front door and lights outlining the shape of an Oshio-Beni Japanese maple. The limited investment in decorations leaves me with some time to work in the garden. And, there are plenty of things to do during these short, late fall days.

  • Sunset Beach West settlement moves toward state conservation site

    The town of Sunset Beach has reached a compromised settlement agreement on Sunset Beach West litigation following more than a year of dispute and mediation about land ownership involving what was a previously proposed 21-lot subdivision west of the Sunset Beach island across Mad Inlet.

    Sunset Beach Town Council unanimously approved the settlement following a closed session Nov. 20, Mayor Robert Forrester announced at council’s semi-monthly meeting the following day, Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 28, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • BEAT lobbies in Washington

    Ten Brunswick Environmental Action Team members traveled to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 15 to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Marine Mammals Protection Act. From left are Sandy Ford, Kristen Colleran, Bruce Holsten, Mary Baggett, Barbara Kucinski-Gilbert, Dwight Willis, Neil Gilbert, Becky Willis, Pete Key and Beth Key.

  • County expands participation in health discount programs

    Brunswick County has expanded its participation in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy Discount programs, which offer residents discounts on prescriptions, dental and health services and procedures.

    Brunswick County has been a participant in NACo’s program offering discounts on prescription drugs, and it is now expanded to include the Health Discounts and Dental Discounts programs.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners sworn in

    Newly elected Carolina Shores commissioners took their oaths of office at a special called meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 22, at town hall.

    Newly re-elected town commissioner Greg Davis and newly elected commissioner Joseph Przywara were sworn in by Mayor Joyce Dunn.

    The municipal ceremonies are typically conducted in December, but took place earlier this year in Carolina Shores because Przywara won't be in town during December.

  • Sleighful of Christmas events in store

    Here is a list of this week’s municipal and nonprofit holiday events to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

    Calabash parade, tree lighting

    Come celebrate the 22nd annual Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade in downtown Calabash on Friday night, Dec. 1.

    Holiday fun includes local entertainment, candlelight caroling, hot cocoa and refreshments, children’s crafts and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus.