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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.

  • If it’s Thursday, customers are thirsty at the Lowes Foods Beer Den.

    That’s the day the Carolinas supermarket chain serves up half-price Thirsty Thursday specials at its Beer Den craft tap counters, including ones in Brunswick County and just across the state line in South Carolina.

    During a recent Thirsty Thursday at Lowes Foods in Ocean Isle Beach, customers clamored ‘round the Beer Den counter to sample the latest craft brews, by-the-glass wine or $3 mimosas.

  • A Gator Cam, late-night summer hours and a new zipline trek are among the latest seasonal offerings at Shallotte River Swamp Park at 5550 Watts Road, Ocean Isle Beach.

    New for 2018 is the Swamp Park Gator Cam, viewable at shallotteriverswamppark.com or on the park’s Facebook page, which scans and focuses on the swamp park’s renowned alligator sanctuary.

    Swamp Park manager George Howard said the park now has 13 rescued American alligators in its sanctuary, which has been built up to about 8,000 square feet.

  • The Tim Clark Band wows audiences wherever it goes.

    It’s expected the band will do the same when it performs at the next Sunset Beach Summer Concert scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 15, at The Village at Sunset Beach at Sunset Boulevard North and Park Road North. (For more details, go to SunsetBeachConcerts.com or Sunset Beach Concerts on Facebook.)

  • What we eat and feed our pets affects their oral health. Everyone agrees that sugar contributes to the formation of cavities, at least in humans. About 90 percent of U.S. school children develop tooth decay, largely because they eat too many sweets. What about dogs and cats? Do they get cavities? Can certain foods cause oral health problems? Cavities are extremely rare in pets, affecting less than 5 percent of all dogs and even fewer cats. Why?

  • 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 John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

  • 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