Today's News

  • Silver Coast sponsors competition

    Silver Coast Winery will host an art competition for the creation of its newest wine label.

    The next addition to the winery’s extensive collection will be an oak-aged port wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style. 

    Following in the footsteps of its five-time Double Gold-winning Touriga (Cape Fear Blood Wine), Dana Keeler, winemaker at Silver Coast, said, “This port will exemplify and harness the distinct character of this unusual varietal.” 

  • Education briefs

    Union plans fall festival

    Union Elementary School will present its third annual fall festival from 5:30-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, featuring caricatures drawings, inflatable rides, haunted hallway (for older children), fairytale land hallway (for younger children), hayride, new carnival games, crafts, bake sale, cake walk and more.

  • Brunswick Community College offers community courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. 

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Elks plan Halloween dinner and dance

    The Calabash Elks will host a Halloween costume dinner and dance fundraiser from 6-10 p.m.

    This year’s menu is a choice of either prime rib or chicken cordon bleu. Entertainment will be provided by Hot and Heavy in full Halloween regalia.  Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Seating is limited. Call 579-4600.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans yard sale

    Beach Assembly of God Church will host a yard sale at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Barbecue plates will also be available.

    Space is still available to rent for the yard sale or for business. Call 575-5888.

    Group is collecting gloves

  • Change is in the air and I am breathing deeply of its fragrance

    President Obama claims change as his policy for and promise to our nation. The seasons change quarterly. With incredible rapidity, impending drought changes to hazardous flood conditions. Election time draws near. Candidates cry out for change. Change governmental strategies, change political parties, change your voting process. Change and choose differently.

  • Plants that attract beneficial insects

    Nature is filled with “good bugs,” crawling and flying creatures whose diet consists mainly of the pests that ravage garden plants. Below is a list of those good bugs and the plants that they like to visit for food and shelter. Intersperse these plants among the “problem pest areas” in your yard. Remember, though, many chemical sprays work on both bad and good bugs. To keep the good bugs in your yard, eliminate insecticide use in the areas where they live and work.

  • Fall fragrance is in the air

    Plants from the genus Osmanthus are great large, evergreen shrubs to add to your landscape. Give them a bit of room and they’ll reward you with dark green foliage and tiny white flowers that will perfume your garden. In our area, consider Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans), Holly Tea Olive (Osmanthus heterophyllus) and Fortune’s Osmanthus (Osmanthus x fortunei).

  • Community briefs

    Charity walk for hospital

    There will be a charity walk to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 23. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

    Donations are $10 to walk or $20 to walk that includes a T-shirt. There will be a silent auction, raffle and classic car display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inlet View Restaurant. 

    For more information, call Barbara at 754-3050.

  • Senior site menus

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

    Monday, Oct. 25

    Stuffed cabbage, field peas, banana pudding, orange juice, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Oct. 26

    Pork chop/gravy, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit-apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Oct. 27

    Turkey tettrazini, whole beets, Jell-O, fresh fruit-orange, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Oct. 28