Today's News

  • BCC names Williams to the Small Business Center Advisory Committee

    Frank Williams, a Brunswick County native and president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., has been named to the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Small Business Center Advisory Committee.

    BCC’s Small Business Center provides seminars, workshops, a resource center and local, confidential counseling for new and existing businesses.

  • Maritime Museum to have programs throughout November

    Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17: “Visitors of Southport Past” from 3-4 p.m. Free. Join some of Southport’s most spirited historical characters at the Benedict House for afternoon tea and tales of their lives in the small riverfront town. Costumed interpreters will portray Kate Stuart, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis and a Civil War soldier. Program is at the Benedict House, 1013 E. Moore St. in Southport. Details: 457-0003. 

  • Director of Hope Harbor Home Inc. graduates from SNAP training

    A Brunswick County nonprofit organization, Hope Harbor Homes Inc., recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Successful Nonprofit Associations and Programs (SNAP) Intensive Leadership Development training course. The graduating class included 21 organizations from eight counties. 

  • River Run Plantation to have community rain garden planting event

    Community volunteers will join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a rain garden planting event at River Run Plantation subdivision from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Residents and other volunteers will install native plants, trees and shrubs in four newly constructed rain gardens at the community boat ramp adjacent to the Lockwood Folly River. 

  • November is the right time to plant spring-flowering bulbs

    By Carol Weaver

    Master Gardener

    November is a good time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Spring and early summer flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall to develop strong root systems and to satisfy the cold requirements of the bulbs. 

  • Brown joins Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office


    My name is Susan Brown and I am the newest addition to the Brunswick County Extension Office. My specialty is horticulture. I am really excited about getting to know the people of Brunswick County. 

  • Improve the garden with interesting, colorful bulbs

    Hopefully, the tough economic times haven’t pushed you to the brink like George Bailey contemplating the plunge into the icy water in the classic 1946 movie. Times are pretty bad, but just as George comes to understand, we do have a wonderful life here in southeastern North Carolina. 

    While I’m certainly not trying for my wings as your guardian angel, I do have some suggestions for simple, low-cost things you can do in the garden that won’t require signing your life away at the building and loan.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “And God Said” by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Tells how translations conceal the Bible’s original meaning. Sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10

    Stew beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, apple juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 11

  • To make a perfect hamburger, maximize flavor and juiciness

    Hamburgers, a familiar feature in many fast- food establishments, are usually mass-produced in factories, flash-frozen and then delivered to the site. Fast food burgers are usually thin and uniform in thickness, unlike the hamburgers we make at home that are thicker and usually prepared using fresh ground beef.

    The first hamburger