Today's News

  • Help our feathered friends: 10 steps to attract and keep birds happy

    By Charlie Spencer 

    As the seasons are starting to change, it seems like a good time to consider our feathered friends. Some of our summer visitors will be leaving and new arrivals from the North will be joining us in the next few months. Birds not only make our gardens more beautiful, but they eat lots of pests. Following are 10 tips to help attract and keep birds happy:

  • What is your favorite gardening tool?

  • Community briefs

    Arts council plans exhibition

    Brunswick Arts Council will host its 10th annual art exhibition and sale Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. 

    Entry fee is $25/$30 to display two works.

    Artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the supporting art organizations Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association or Brunswick Arts Council are eligible to participate. 

  • Senior site menus for Brunswick County

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

    Monday, Sept. 13

    Barbecue pork, baked beans, coleslaw, apple cobbler, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Sept. 14

    Chicken Parmesan/marinara sauce, pasta, vegetable blend, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Sept. 15

    Baked beans and franks, coleslaw, fruit cocktail, hot dog bun/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Sept. 16

  • Mixing your own vinaigrette dressing using simple pantry items

    For a healthy, cost-effective alternative to all those store bought dressings and marinades we all have crammed in our fridge (14 and counting), why not start preparing your own dressings at home?

  • West wins conference-opening volleyball match

     LELAND—In a conference volleyball match between two volleyball teams that improve week by week, West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 28-26 Sept. 7 at North.

    “It definitely will build confidence in (us),” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “That’s what they need. They need the confidence that they can win these close games.”

  • Town officials in support of proposed veterans park

    SHALLOTTE—Shallotte aldermen are in support of a local effort to build a veterans memorial park.

    Bob Janovic of the Shallotte Elks publicly asked aldermen for support of a park Tuesday night. The Elks along with representatives from the Shallotte National Guard Armory have been planning the construction of a veterans park to be build in a yet to be disclosed location in Shallotte. Janovic showed aldermen a photo of a park in Wentworth local supporters hope to model the local park after.

  • Commissioners discuss definition of official meeting; revisit per diem reimbursements

    BOLIVIA—What is a meeting?

    After a recent newspaper article outlining county commissioners’ per diem and mileage reimbursement, which was followed by radio talk-show criticism and public criticism at Tuesday night’s meeting, commissioners decided to revisit the definition of a meeting, and how they’re compensated for it.

    County commissioners chairman Bill Sue, who was first elected commissioner in 1994, said commissioners were reimbursed $35 from 1991 until 2001, when the county finance director recommended it increase to $50.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Lost computer on Faith Drive in Southport; victim’s laptop computer fell off roof of victim’s vehicle.

    •Assault on Red Bug and Gray Bridge roads in Supply; suspect hit victim with a metal pole.

    •Property damage on Squire Court in Leland; suspects threw eggs at victim’s vehicle.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.