Today's News

  • 20th Annual Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting is Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

     It started with a goofy carol parody. My staff knew of my love affair with silly animal songs; it was time to unleash my unique melodic enthusiasm with Calabash.

    “On the first day of Christmas, my owner gave to me

    “A puppy for company.”

  • Recovery: It’s not just for addicts anymore

     By Linda Arnold


    I feel trapped.

    I’m bored.

    We’re growing in different directions.

    I hate my job.

    The kids are driving me crazy.

    I never have enough time for myself.

    What’s the point?  He’s never going to change.

    I don’t have enough money.

    I can’t start a new career at this age.


  • Celebrate ‘Dine-in for Healthy Families Day’ on Dec. 3

     What are you doing for dinner today? I hope you’re planning a nice meal at home with your family in celebration of “Dine-in Day.” Thursday, Dec. 3, marks the second annual Family and Consumer Sciences “Dine-in for Healthy Families Day.” In observance of this day, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) are asking families to plan, prepare and eat a healthy meal together.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    And now, ladies and gentlemen, for your late autumn enjoyment, I am proud to present a plant that is common as dirt … and a member of the sedge family!

  • Stolen kisses on the rise as mistletoe makes appearance

      By Sam Marshall


    As leaves begin to fall in earnest this time of year, you notice lingering bunches of green in your trees. This plant, which is largely blamed for an increase in the number of stolen kisses this time of year, is often considered an unsightly and unwanted addition in the winter landscape. Of course, we also know this plant as mistletoe. However, before attempting to have it (or your entire tree) removed, first consider the benefits of mistletoe in the landscape (aside from those kisses).


  • You know what cold weather means? It’s soup season!

     During the winter months, a piping hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food. Not just any kind of soup either, but serious, hearty, soul-warming soup that’s thick enough to stand a spoon up in.

    Whether you’re in the mood for seasonal produce like squash, pumpkin and potatoes, or the preserved flavors of summer like tomatoes and fruit, there are plenty of satisfying, hearty soup recipes to choose from for you and your whole family.

  • Birminghams celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  • Rountree promoted to major

     Wilmington native Capt. Clinton A. Rountree was promoted to the rank of major during a promotion ceremony Nov. 13 at Liberty Chapel in Fort Lee, Va. He is the son of D.C. Rountree of Holden Beach and the late Gloria Rountree.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 24

    Breaking and entering, forcible entry and larceny of six flat-screen TVs, valued at $1,300, from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Vandalism to the Holden Beach West Property Owners’ Association gate, causing $500 in damage.

    Nov. 26

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked on Ferry Road.

    Nov. 27

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 20

    Phoebe Poindexter was cited on charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and driving while license revoked.

    Two-vehicle traffic crash at Old Fayetteville Road and Highland Hills Drive resulting in property damage.