Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

      By John Nelson

    Walking around in a salt marsh can be a challenging experience. You have to select the right trousers and footwear, of course. In the summer, you must consider no-see-ums, flies and other visitors. Without a strong breeze, and in hot weather, the aroma of the marsh may become stifling. Then there are the issues of protection from the sun, and dealing with treacherous substrates. Pluff mud and oyster shells can be encountered. And of course, you have to pay attention to the tides!

  • Few foods are as prevalent in our culture as the apple


    At one time or another, we’ve all used the phrase, “She/he is the apple of our eye.” When exalting the health benefits of the apple, we say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” When wanting to ingratiate ourself with a teacher, we give her the gift of an apple.

  • Silver Coast hosts bridal show Jan. 31

    Brides-to-be are invited to a free bridal show Jan. 31 at Silver Coast Winery.

    The Silver Coast Bridal Show will take place 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road off Longwood Road.

    Local wedding professionals will be on hand to help brides-to-be make their wedding day extra special and there will be an abundance of giveaways. Admission is free.

    Participating vendors include caterers, photographers, officiants, cake bakers, DJs, event and limo rentals and event planners.

  • Steve Chapin, Big John Wallace headline New Hope Clinic benefit concert Jan. 28

    Steve Chapin and Big John Wallace of the late Harry Chapin’s band will perform a benefit concert for New Hope Clinic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St.

    Donations are $25 each, with proceeds to go to show expenses and the remainder to New Hope Clinic.  

    Harry Chapin, who died in 1981 following a car crash on Long Island, is best known for his 1970s hits, “Cat’s In the Cradle and “Taxi,” but he was also renowned for his beautiful stories.

  • Woman's Club stirs up seventh SOUPer Bowl on Feb. 6

    Super Bowl Sunday means SOUPer Bowl Saturday in Shallotte.

    It’s almost time for that super delicious weekend once again.

    For the seventh year, the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club invites the public to its annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday fundraiser the day before the Super Bowl, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 Main St. behind Rourk Library.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 18-22 2016

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

    Jan. 18

    Larceny of construction tools on North Shore Drive West.

    Jan. 19

    Larceny of 196 bundles of construction shingles and 16 rolls of Rhino paper on Seaside Road.

    Jan. 20

    Damage to property and attempted breaking-and-entering on West Main Street.

    Jan. 22

    Larceny of vehicle, a 5x12 utility trailer, on North Shore Drive West.

  • What fishing boat power do you want for spring?

    What in the world can a fisherman write about in this kind of weather? The possibility of a nasty winter storm just squeaked by our coastline last weekend. Several areas north of us recorded the second worst snow storm in their history. I expect we will see a few more opportunities for a nasty winter storm along our coastline before April. The good news is that the forecast for Feb. 1 shows highs in the mid-60s. Those kinds of temperatures just might put a few people on the water. What can you expect to encounter out there?


    Brianna Baham sinks two free throws and puts BCC ahead 57-53 with 43.4 seconds left against Catawba Valley Community College. BCC went on to win 58-53.

  • World Golf Hall of Fame: Lots of fun and facts

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    On a recent trip to Florida, my husband, Gene, and I took an extra day and visited the World Golf Hall of Fame, part of the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.

  • BCC beats CVCC in women’s basketball

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Catawba Valley Community College 58-53 in a Region 10 game Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC, which lost the previous day 90-52 at No. 14 Cape Fear Community College, is 4-2, 10-6. CVCC is 2-5, 7-8.

    Briana Baham scored 33 points for the Dolphins. She scored 13 of BCC’s final 17 points.

    A.J. Mays scored 14 points. Jasmine Dixon scored eight points, all in the first half. Daisha Jordan scored three points.