Today's Features

  • Hot cars and trucks are in the spotlight for the 15thAnnual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lowes Foods in the Villages at Brunswick Forest, 1152 E. Cutlar Crossing.

    More than 15 trophies will be bestowed in a wide range of categories, including Best in Show, Most Unique and Club Participation. Goody bags will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered.

    There will also be car show vendors, and admission is free.

    Brian White with Jammin’ 99.9 will be on-site with music.

  • Skin allergies are one of the top reasons for veterinary visits, affecting millions of pets and costing owners tens of millions of dollars. These pets are suffering; it’s not unusual for an allergic pet to chew off half its fur in a desperate effort to stop the itching.

    The main causes of allergic dermatitis in dogs and cats are pretty straightforward: insect bites, inhaled allergens and food. However, the diagnosis and treatment options can be more complex.

    Biting bugs

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s not often that we botanists, on our field trips, have to stop, speechless, and stare at a flower with jaws agape. It happened to me and my buddies recently deep in the pinelands of the Francis Marion National Forest.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    "Maybe I shouldn’t tell him I stopped by my friend’s house. It will just set him off.”

    “Why does she keep checking my text messages?”

    “He flies off the handle at every little thing. It’s better to keep secrets and keep the peace.”

    If any of these comments sound familiar to you or someone in your circle, you may want to examine the level of control that could be lurking in those relationships.

  • By Don Price

    Guest Columnist

    Imagine, if you will, that you go to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. When you get there you find an 8-ounce cup, some sugar, some cream, a box of instant coffee, and a water tap from which to get some water. But, when you turn on the tap, nothing happens. So, you have a problem. No water!

  • The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is only one call away.

    The new BCSO Lip-Synch Challenge video, which has been garnering international attention following its release last week, underscores that message.

    Produced in conjunction with Daniel Seamans, public information officer for Brunswick County Schools, the promotional video features BCSO School Resource Officers and cadets lip-synching to singer Charlie Puth’s 2016 song, “One Call Away.”

  • Sure, we love the beach (isn’t that why we’re here?).

    But sometimes on a simmering summer day it’s nice to shift in a different direction and seek out some cool(er) fun for a while.

    Each of the South Brunswick Islands beaches has just the ticket to offer beach-goers a little respite and relief, not to mention recreation.

    Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach

  • The new Southwest Brunswick Branch Library at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores has a new schedule of events.

    Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

    A grand opening of the library is scheduled for noon Monday, Aug. 13. The public is invited.


    Stitchin' Time, 9 a.m. to noon, free and open to all skill levels. No registration is required.

  • Shana Staley and Ray Ward, both of Whiteville, were married Aug. 4 at Crusoe Missionary Baptist Church. An outside reception with friends and family was held at their home.

    The bride’s parents are Butch and Marcia Lister of Shallotte.

    The groom’s parents are Kenny Ward of Whiteville and Tinna Coburn of Monroe.

    Matron of honor was Jodi St. Pierre, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Kalah Andrews. Best man was Andrew Ward.

  • Wow, I know what you’re thinking (I’m wondering, too): Where did the summer go? Kids are starting back to school already. This brings up that annual question: what to do about their lunch?

    You might wonder what’s healthier, a packed lunch or school lunch? Obviously, the answer to this question depends on what’s on the menu at school or what’s in the bag. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior a few years ago compared school lunches with packed lunches and gave the nutrition edge to the school lunch.