Today's Features

  • The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation annual fundraising Fish Fry fries up 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, this year at the Bolivia Government Complex in front of the Emergency Services Building.

    The meal will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available. Delivery to certain areas for large orders will also be available.

    For inquiries, leave a message on the Foundation phone at 253-0922 or email sheriffscharity@gmail.com.

  • Because of sold-out shows in August, Bill and Cathy Furpless of Historic Amuzu Theatre at 111 N. Howe St. in Southport are adding encore performances of “Remember ‘50s and ‘60s Rock and Roll” Sept. 7-9.

    Tickets, $20 cash each, are available at Ricky Evans Gallery at 211 N. Howe St. in Southport and Color Me Carolina 4143 Colfax Lane in Oak Island for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • 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.

  • This coming Saturday, weekend shoppers are invited to browse and buy goods and services created by children at the first Building Brunsco Kids Expo.

    The event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, rain or shine. Admission is free.

    Children 7 to 17 will have booths set up to sell products or services. Event-goers are encouraged to bring cash.