Today's News

  • Honor Flight funds sought for second takeoff May 26

    The inaugural Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina on April 13, which took World War II veterans from the region on a day trip to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., was a high-flying success.

    So much so, organizers are planning a repeat, second flight on May 26.

    All they need is money.

  • All you wanted to know about butterflies: Part I

    Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures around. They range in size from very tiny to quite large. In the coastal Carolinas, some you may see are swallowtails, whites, sulphur, gossamer-wing, metalmarks, brush-footed, skippers, and if you are lucky, monarchs.

  • It’s strawberry time at local farms

    It’s strawberry picking time in southeastern North Carolina. That always brings some questions about growing those big, juicy berries in the home garden. Unfortunately, you can’t grow the strawberries that you see grown commercially in the fields of local producers such as Waccamaw River Farm in Ash, Holden Brothers south of Shallotte and Indigo Farms in Calabash.

  • What would you do if you had only one month to live?

    Members of the group meandered into the church hall. Their steps were not reluctant so much as they were deliberate with the slowness that comes with familiarity and with the desire to make each moment last. We were eager to be with the others, to enjoy their presence, to laugh, perhaps to cry together.

  • Franklin Square to have art show

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
    Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
    Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.

  • CCH starts weight management program

    Carolinas Coastal Health PC (CCH), a family practice office in Leland, has announced the availability of its Medically Supervised Weight Management Program, the first of its kind in the Leland area.
    Carolinas Coastal Health PC is a private practice family medicine group, in Leland at 1003 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 1-C, for the care of patients of all ages.

  • Coastal Land Trust to do timber management at new park

    The Brunswick County Nature Park was recently opened to the public with picnic shelters, parking areas and a new canoe/kayak access, a new recreational site for those who enjoy the outdoors and the solitude of nature.
    The Coastal Land Trust is planning to carry out some timber management at the park to open up the overgrown pine stands to create a pleasant visitor experience and to enhance habitat for wildlife.

  • Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte gets new books

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    “Every Day In Tuscany” by Frances Mayes. With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day, and a selection of favorite recipes, this is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
    “Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci. A surprising, heart-stopping and timely thriller.

  • Hickman birth

    Johnnie and Bonnie Hickman of Bladenboro are the parents of a daughter, Allison Penny Hickman, born at 1:06 p.m. at Columbus Regional Medical Center.
    She joins sisters Ashley, 8, Amber, 6, and Abbie, 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed and Linda Little of Winnabow.
    Paternal grandparents are Russell and Teresa Hickman of Bladenboro.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 10
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 11
    Chicken/dumplings, lima beans, peaches, biscuit/margarine, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 12
    Sloppy Joe on bun, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, hamburger bun, beverage.
    Thursday, May 13
    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.
    Friday, May 14