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Today's News

  • Students spend out of this world week at Camp Cosmos

    It’s not your typical summer camp.

    Children ages 5-11 spent last week at Camp Cosmos, a joint effort between Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. and Planet Fun.

    At Planet Fun, students spent the week bowling, playing mini golf and laser tag, making crafts, going to the movies and playing arcade games.

  • National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act passes in U.S. House

    The National Flood Insurance Program lapsed May 31, and for each day the program is not re-instated, people in the 100-year floodplain, many of whom live in Brunswick County, will be unable to get flood insurance.

    The National Association of Realtors estimate the lapse in the federally required flood insurance program is stalling about 1,200 real estate closing each day.

    Mary Ann McCarthy, president of the 800-member Brunswick County Association of Realtors, said it is imperative Congress passes an extension to the program.

  • South Brunswick Rotary hears about Equity House Project

    Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.

  • Community comes out to support Comfort Socks event

    Comfort Socks had an event on Saturday, June 19, at the Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.
    With the help from the Shallotte and Tri-Beach fire departments, firefighters gave children a tour of the trucks, passed out hats and spoke about safety in homes.
    Comfort Socks had bubbles, candy and other items for children. Coupons to Angelo’s Italian Restaurant were handed out for each package of socks donated to Comfort Socks.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    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. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • There is but one message shaped by a thousand voices

    A few weeks ago, my husband and I preached a sermon on unity. We did it together, a sort of Huntley/Brinkley approach; a unique experience for us and likely for the congregation, to be sure.
    Despite our commonality, as indicated in our identical Myers-Briggs designation, we have different approaches to life, diverse philosophies and often obviously opposite tastes in reading material. It was in the midst of those diversities our unity was apparent.

  • Ticks are here in Brunswick

    Seems like the ticks are trying to take over the world, at least the Brunswick County portion. If you stay outside much, these pests seem to be everywhere. The Extension agents are reporting what seems to be an inordinate amount of these obnoxious little creatures awaiting a meal, and that meal may be you.
    The Master Gardener Hot Line has received calls concerning ticks. Homeowners with natural landscapes will normally have more of a problem than others.

  • Extreme conditions help sort out summer winners, losers

    The brutal heat and humidity arrived a little early this year even though things have moderated somewhat in the last few days. Extreme conditions always help us sort out the plant winners and losers. Let’s take a look at some of those.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 5
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, July 6
    Macaroni and cheese/ham, vegetable blend, pears, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 7
    Stew beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green peas, blend juice, Jell-O, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, July 8
    Chicken enchilada casserole, rice/beans, stewed tomatoes, fruit, blend juice, beverage.
    Friday, July 9

  • It’s time to think about salad recipes for these hot summer days

    The hot, lazy days of summer arrived in our area a few weeks ahead of schedule this year, so it’s time to find some quick and easy cool foods to prepare.
    In our area, Indigo Farms Produce, Holden Bros. Farm Market and, of course, our Farmers Market in Shallotte have an abundance of lettuces, squash, berries, corn, cucumbers, peppers, peas, fruits, melons and tomatoes.
    Take home everything that looks good. Don’t worry about how you’re going to use it all—you only need a salad bowl and an appetite.