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Today's News

  • To read résumés and do interviews is both art and science

     I recall reading an article about reading résumés and doing interviews. Because my grandchildren are immersed in job searches, it caught my attention. Perhaps I could find suggestions to offer them, easing their way through the process and empowering them to enhance their presentations to result in ultimate success. “When the final interview looms large, everyone is, or seems to be, equally qualified” I read. I paid close attention to the two questions the author (whose name escapes me) always asked the final candidates.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Joe Crookston set for Saturday show at BCCOWA

    Listen Up Brunswick County launches its 2017 concert series with a performance by Joe Crookston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Crookston’s skills list is long: He’s an acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

  • Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola in concert Jan. 23 in St. James

    The Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island will present a special performance by jazz guitarist Frank Vignola on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at St. James Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Vignola has performed here before. His virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents.

  • Painting party to aid animals Jan. 21

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

    Volunteers are staging another Painting Party “FUNdraiser” to help homeless animals at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

    The event will take place at Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails, 30 Shamrock Drive, Sunset Beach. Tickets are $35, with a portion of proceeds going to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services.

    Highlights include door prizes and a silent auction, along with an evening of entertaining art instruction.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 6-13 2017

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

    Jan. 6

    Christine Johnson, 27, of Monroe was arrested on possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

    Jan. 13

    Velazquez Guadalupe, 45, of Eastbrook Road was arrested on no operator’s license, no insurance and fictitious plates charges.

  • Club Profile: Brunswick County Toastmasters Club

    Meeting times: 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., 795 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) in Supply, four miles northeast of Shallotte. Contact: John Hall at 393-0044 or john.hallpmp@gmail.com. Club website: http://1592761.toastmastersclubs.org.

    Anyone who has ever wanted to conquer the fear of public speaking may find just what they are looking for in the Brunswick County Toastmasters Club.

  • Rouzer appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

    Congressman David Rouzer has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    “Our natural resources are a major attribute to the quality of life in our state and throughout the nation,” Rouzer said in a news release. “North Carolina is home to many national parks and forests, and our beaches and waterways are precious resources, as well. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent North Carolina on this important committee, and I look forward to advocating for Southeastern North Carolina in this additional capacity.”

  • North Carolina to receive $16M settlement from Moody’s

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina will receive $16 million of a settlement of more than $863 million with Moody’s Corp., Moody’s Investors Service Inc., and Moody’s Analytics Inc. (Moody’s).

  • Lady Scorpions win; 3-0 in ECC

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 65-29 Jan. 13 in a girls’ basketball game at North.

    The victory sets up a game for first place in the East Central Conference Jan. 20 at Northside-Jacksonville. Each team is 3-0 in the ECC. North is 13-2 overall; Northside, 14-3.

    Against Dixon (0-3 6-10), senior Taylor Perkins scored 28 points. Perkins hit 12-of-16 2-pointers. She had seven steals.

  • It doesn’t rain in Sunset Beach

    By Darren deMaille