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Today's News

  • Heartfelt love is an everyday happening

     By Fran Salone-Pelletier

     

     

    It was Valentine’s Day, just a month ago. Hubby Dear and I were home enjoying a warmth neither thermostat nor outdoor thermometer could offer. It was our weekend conversation time. We were recounting the week’s events with a renewal of wonder that we were alive and kicking despite the aches and pains of aging. Our stories bore a repeated gratitude for all we have been given and received across the years.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     Which plant group displays the showiest, most flamboyant flowers? Sunflowers and daisies? Lilies, daffodils and amaryllis? Or maybe the iris family? It’s fun to ponder this weighty question now, as spring is about to erupt, and not too soon! But many of us will insist the most spectacular flowers are found among the various orchid species.

     

  • Roasted corned beef will remind you a little bit of pastrami

     Roasted corned beef will remind you a little bit of pastrami

    With an Irish background, I remember eating many traditional Irish dishes, especially corned beef and cabbage, which we always had on St. Patrick’s Day. But we liked it so much, we ate it quite often throughout the year.

  • Sunset Beach work session March 17

    Discussion about beach patrol operations is on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s upcoming monthly work session Tuesday, March 17.

    The session is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the town hall conference room.

    Other agenda items up for discussion include the town budget calendar and adoption, a board of adjustment term expiration appointment, planning board membership structure and a Sunset at Sunset staff member assignment.

  • Consalvo- Fulford engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Christina Marie Consalvo and Justin Alford Fulford, both of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gene and Linda Consalvo of Pinehurst. The prospective groom is the son of Al and Teresa Fulford of Supply. An April 11 wedding is planned during a private ceremony on Holden Beach.

  • Hill celebrates 100th birthday

     On March 2, family and friends gathered at Capt. Nance’s Seafood Restaurant in Calabash to celebrate the 100th birthday of Essie Daniels Hill. Nieces and nephews came from New Jersey, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and the Carolinas to show their love and appreciation on her special day.

  • Artist Marie Kasper to lead watercolor workshop March 21

    Award-winning artist Marie Kasper of Calabash will conduct a watercolor workshop, “Shells in the Sand,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., 3620 Express Drive in Shallotte.

    The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members of the Waterway Art Association.

  • Serviss serves aboard USS George H. W. Bush

     A 1995 West Brunswick High School graduate and Shallotte native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

  • Fish and Wildlife kills county utilities for Sunset Beach project

    By Brian Slattery and Laura Lewis

    A threat to federal funding has spurred Brunswick County commissioners to rescind a plan to extend water and sewer to a proposed oceanfront development in Sunset Beach.

    At their Feb. 16 meeting, board members revoked a policy to expand utility lines to Sunset Beach West, a controversial 21-lot subdivision developer Sammy Varnam plans to build beyond Mad Inlet at the west end of the Sunset Beach island.

    Varnam said this week he will continue with plans to build Sunset Beach West and have it be self-sustaining.

  • Residents voice concerns about Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ten of 14 people who spoke at a March 3 public hearing expressed concerns about proposed plans to have a terminal groin installed at the east end of Ocean Isle Beach.

    According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental impact statement (EIS), the town of Ocean Isle Beach is seeking state and federal permits to allow for the proposed shoreline protection project to help mitigate chronic erosion on the eastern portion of the town’s oceanfront shoreline tying into Shallotte Inlet.