Today's Features

  • Less than a year after launching, The Brunswick Center at Calabash is ready to expand and flex its muscles.

    Since opening in late July 2018, the facility operated by Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. has just about outgrown its building at 10050 Beach Drive and is in need of an expansion.

  • The Magnificents Band of Burlington brings a wealth of live playing experience in varied styles of music including classic soul, beach, Motown, top 40 and dance.

    The band plays the next Sunset Beach summer concert Wednesday, July 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Gazebo on Queen Anne and High Market streets.

  • Celebrate the Fourth of July in style (preferably red, white and blue) and with a variety of area events.

    One notable absence is the Calabash Fourth of July celebration, which won’t take place this year because of a lack of organizers and site from which to set off fireworks.

    Otherwise, the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is under way in Southport in addition to traditional planned events in Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Sunset Harbor. Here’s a closer look at what’s in the works.

  • By John Nelson

    This past weekend, I went kayaking again.

    I was driving along the backroads toward our beautiful Edisto River in northern Colleton County when I spied a wonderful habitat — a “loading deck” — not the kind of loading deck you use to get a piano from a truck to the inside of a concert hall.

    No, this is the sort of loading deck that timber companies use to stack and arrange tree trunks they have cut from a forest, the trunks then sawed into convenient sizes for loading onto trucks.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Yes, you read that right. You know all about procrastination. But did you know it has a polar opposite?

    Procrastination’s evil twin is pre-crastination. The term was coined by psychology professor David Rosenbaum in a study he published in 2014, according to author Nick Wignall. While the procrastinator delays important tasks too long, the pre-crastinator doesn’t delay unimportant tasks long enough. Huh? What’s wrong with diving right into your to-do list?

  • I am always amazed when I stumble upon essays or books or articles that both intrigue me and cause me to stop, reflect, ponder and pray. Two such items fairly exploded into my hands as I was making sure I had read the opening sections in the May issue of “Give Us This Day.” Typically I begin the month with an entry into the initial wisdom pieces. Somehow the routine escaped me, so here I was, nearly at month’s end, without having placed even a wandering eye on the aforementioned words. 

  • Last week we covered flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) in dogs. Naturally, many of you asked about cats. Let’s spring into the season of feline allergies! (See what I did there?)

    What are allergies and how do they affect cats?

  • June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month and a great time to look for local produce.

    Many farmers’ markets have started here in Brunswick County where we can purchase local fruits and veggies and other locally produced items. What’s great about this is that the local produce is fresh…probably just picked right before the market opened and not shipped and stored for days.

  • "Skinny-dipping is like Paris. It’s always a good idea.”

    Rebecca Paula

  • By Linda Arnold

    There you are — drifting along in life. No matter how hard you try to focus, you keep getting sidetracked.

    With everything on your platter, it may seem like it’s all you can do to get to the bottom of your “to do” list. And then it feels like you’re just existing, rather than really living, your life.

    Is there an app for that?

    What are you doing — and why?