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Today's News

  • Now is the time to prune crape myrtles

    Late January to early March is the time to do needed pruning on tree form crape myrtles. The important concept here is “needed” pruning; we aren’t going to dwell on the barbaric practice of topping these beautiful plants. 

    If you have a size problem with a crape myrtle, this is the time to think about removing the plant and replacing it with a plant that better fits the space available. Do not give in to the practice of taking a saw and cutting these beautiful trees off at shoulder height.

  • ‘Healthy chocolate?’ Is that possible?

    Ah, February! The month when our minds turn to matters of the heart, jewelry and of course, chocolate. 

    Chocolate has always been considered a “guilty pleasure” but now there is a glimmer of hope…“healthy chocolate.” 

    Can it be? Healthy chocolate sounds like a dream come true but don’t expect it to gain status as a health food quite yet. More research will be needed to confirm chocolate’s role in heart health. 

  • Moles and voles are on the rise

    Mole problems seem to be on the rise. Tunnels and more tunnels everywhere you turn, what can be done? How can we control these critters? First, we must be sure it is indeed a mole and not a vole.

    Moles have a hairless, pointed snout that extends out one-half inch in front of the mouth, tiny eyes and no external ears. Their large paddle-like forefeet and sharp claws enable the mole to swim through the soil. 

  • These boneless, chicken breast dishes are anything but boring

    Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the ultimate fast food for family and guests-quick to prepare and low in fat. But if you’re like me, they can be boring.

    Before I share a few of my favorites, why not review the best way to sauté chicken breasts for tender, juicy, anything-but-boring results? You’ll need four boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz. each) for each dish of four servings.

  • Marijuana arrestee due in court this week

    SUNSET BEACH—A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man charged with selling marijuana was due in court Tuesday to face traffic charges.

    Howard Jason Harris, 35, was scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday on a speeding violation, Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Massey said during Monday’s monthly town council meeting.

    Additional charges against Harris of intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance will involve grand jury indictments, followed by an appearance in Superior Court, Massey said.

  • UDO update launches in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Zoning, flooding, subdivision regulations and stormwater management are among issues the town’s newly appointed Unified Development Ordinance Committee will begin addressing.

    The committee’s ongoing sessions launched last Thursday with consultant Landin Holland of Holland Consulting Planners of Wilmington, who outlined ordinances they’ll be scrutinizing and updating.

  • Streetscape, parking recommendations presented in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is pondering a future streetscape design and future parking recommendations for the island.

    Town-appointed committees presented each at Monday night’s monthly meeting. Council took no action on either presentation.

    Streetscape committee member Tim Cate, a landscape architect who lives on the Sunset Beach island, unveiled drawings illustrating that committee’s proposals for beautifying Sunset Boulevard.

  • Red Toe Day on Valentine's Day

    Seaside Animal Care has once again offered its facility in Calabash for Red Toe Day on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m.

    For reservations, call Janie, (910) 579 -4707 or Diana, (910) 579-7542

    Your favorite feline or canine will receive a nail trim and one nail painted red to show their support of the homeless animals in our community.

    Donations for nail services will be donated to Paws-Ability, a nonprofit organization that raises money and provides financial assistance for animal causes in Brunswick County.

  • Parking rules raising Sunset Beach sand

    Attention non-Sunset Beach residents, non-island renters and other no-counts.

    Do you have (plenty of) parking money tucked in your beach bucket before you venture across the new $44 million Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge this summer?

    You just might need it, assuming you can even find an available, legal parking space on the island.

    Depending on what Sunset Beach Town Council ultimately decides, recommended rules presented Monday night by a town-appointed parking committee don’t mince words.

  • Countywide recycling presented in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town will have to decide whether it will be a participant in countywide recycling.

    Greg Brinkley, general manager with Waste Industries, and assistant county manager Steve Stone were on hand to provide information and answer questions at a town commissioners’ workshop Monday.

    Brinkley said if the town elects to continue with a 40-yard container with residents bringing items to its recycling center, that can be continued at the company’s expense.