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  • Painting party to aid animals set for July 30

    It’s a painting party to aid animals, and you’re invited.

    Volunteers with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services are staging the creative Calling All Angels Painting Party “FUNraiser” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

  • Band of the Week: Marsha Morgan Band headlines Calabash on Aug. 2

    Marsha Morgan started her career in the entertainment business 25 years ago performing in a variety of venues.

    But first came gospel. The Asheville native started singing in church when she was 4.

    Years later, she was invited to sing in Asheville’s world-famous Grove Park Inn, and that was that.

  • Cuddle Cots fundraiser July 28

    A fundraiser to aid purchase of Cuddle Cots for Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at 19th Hole Restaurant, 380 Brunswick Drive at Brunswick Plantation off U.S. near Carolina Shores.

    Highlights include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, door prizes and raffles.

    Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the 19th Hole or at the door.

    For more information, call 367-3610.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 20, 2016

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 20

    Larceny of cooler and fishing cart from Eighth Street.

    Identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense on Live Oak Drive.

  • District court docket

     

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, July 11

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutors Cathi Radford and Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Garden honey-do’s

     My mother always said idle hands were the devil’s workshop, among other things I tried to ignore as a kid. If you are looking for ways to avoid becoming a conduit for Old Scratch, I have several garden honey-do’s that will pay off handsomely.

  • Shift to healthier fats

     The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015 edition) are recommending we shift to healthier fats. Specifically, the recommendation is to avoid saturated fats and trans-fats and consume more unsaturated fats. We also hear about omega-3 fatty acids, oleic, linoleic and other types of fats. If you start digging down into the nitty-gritty of oils and fats, information about fatty acids can get very complex very quickly.

  • Introducing a new pet to your old pet Part 2: The first weeks

     Last week we covered how to prepare your home and existing pet when adding a new furry family member. This week, I’d like to share my advice on simple steps you can take to make the first few weeks as pleasant and productive for your household and pets.

     

    Welcoming home

  • Slow down, you move too fast!

     The song lyrics erupted in my head. “Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last, You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobble stones. Looking for fun and feelin' groovy. Got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep. Let the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life, I love you, All is groovy.”

  • Are you playing too small in your life?

     By Linda Arnold

    “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” — Sir Richard Branson 

    How do you live your life? 

    Do you proactively make the most of your talents and seek out fulfilling experiences and relationships? Or do you play it safe — avoiding confrontation and embarrassment?

    Maybe there’s something that’s been tugging at you for a long time, but you keep ignoring it.

     

    Clues that you’re playing too small