Today's News

  • Holden Beach plans public hearings

    Holden Beach town commissioners will have a public hearing on the town’s proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the town hall public assembly, 110 Rothschild St. on Holden Beach.

    Another public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the public assembly for comments regarding a proposed change to Chapter 154: Flood Damage Protection.

    The change will incorporate the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Brunswick County, effective Aug. 28, into the town’s Code of Ordinances.

  • Summer camp for children at NBHS

    Arts In Motion, a summer camp for children ages 4-12 (K-5) sponsored by the North Brunswick High School Band, will take place June 18-22 at NBHS at 114 Scorpion Drive in Leland. Cost is $50 per child. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Students are paired with grade level peers and energetic camp counselors. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

    To register, text ARTSK52018 to 81010 or contact camp director Christopher Cook at 371-2261, ext. 1147 or ccook@bcswan.net.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:03 p.m. June 4, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:01 a.m. June 1, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Become who we really are and discover the beauty of being

    Frank Sinatra crooned “I gotta be me” and Sammy Davis Jr. joined him in proclaiming the need to be who they were meant to be. I often wondered if they were both searching for an identity beyond fame and fortune. I thought about the fans who screamed their adulation as well as those who sought a place in the spotlight in which both men found prominence. 

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    When the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion finally got to the witch’s castle to rescue Dorothy, they probably had to crawl through this stuff — perfect for a witch’s garden.

  • Which cuts of meat are best for grilling?

    Most cuts of beef come from either the front quarter or the hindquarter. The better cuts come from the hindquarter, which are more expensive than the front quarter. They include T-bone, sirloin, sirloin tips and filet mignon. The best cut from the front quarter is the rib steak (and roast) section.

  • Wallet, waistline and environment

    Last March I wrote about National Nutrition Month. This is an annual campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year, the theme was “Go Further with Food” and the educational focus was on right-sizing the amounts of foods we buy and eat, both to maintain a healthy weight and a balanced diet, but also to reduce food waste across the country.

  • Treating the scaredy dog

    “Yes, all of the blinds: living room, dining room, bedroom — all of them.”

    I looked disbelievingly at the mellow Maltipoo at my feet.

    “It looked like a tornado hit our house. I’m so worried Maxine will hurt herself or have a heart attack. Can dogs have a heart attack?”

  • ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is about more than money

    By Linda Arnold


    When my husband John was 26, a book came across his radar that provided a defining life moment. That book was “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

    While the title suggests the book is about money, it’s more about a way of life. The author, Napoleon Hill, presents guiding principles for prosperity and abundance in all areas of life. John shared those principles with me, and we both incorporated them into our respective careers and personal lives.