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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores administrator gets a boost

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Mike Hargett has received a favorable review and a raise to go with it.

    At the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting July 5, commissioner Joyce Dunn said Hargett passed his July 2 review and was bestowed the maximum allowable merit raise to go with it.

    In fact, Hargett’s review was “outstanding,” Dunn said.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 16
    Meatloaf, peas and carrots, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, milk.
    Tuesday, July 17
    Barbecue chicken, parsley rice, cabbage, pineapple, corn bread, milk.
    Wednesday, July 18
    Creamy stroganoff with noodles, greens with onions, corn and red peppers, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, July 19
    Baked potato with cheese and coney/chili sauce, broccoli, biscuit, milk.

  • Project Linus donates blankets to kids

    A local chapter of Project Linus started when a group of women from Calabash and Little River, S.C., joined together for one common cause—to make comfort blankets for children in Horry County, S.C..
    Since its beginning in 2006, the Heather Lakes Division of Project Linus has made 1,910 blankets and is striving to reach 2,000 by the end of 2012.

  • There are many choices when it comes to outdoor grilling

    Gas grills are still the most popular when it comes to barbecuing. Many of the newer units include an infrared searing zone, charcoal pans to convert to charcoal grilling and built-in smoker boxes with dedicated burners for those who want to try their hand at smoker cooking.
    In addition, you can also use stainless steel griddles to cook complete meals on your outdoor gas grill. The griddles can be used to make pancakes, eggs, barbecue or even Chinese stir-fry right on top of the grill.

  • Sea Trail up for sale for nearly $10 million: Any takers?

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sea Trail resident is trying to rally interest in the sale of his community’s golf courses and other amenities.

    Marty Friedman learned three weeks ago the “crown jewel of Sunset Beach”—its golf courses, convention center and other properties not owned by residents or the Sea Trail Master Association—are for sale for $9.9 million.

  • Business briefs

    Lineberger joins Tenn. law firm
    Brunswick County native Kelly P. Lineberger has joined the labor and employment practice of the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tenn., as an associate.
    Lineberger will counsel clients in the areas of wage and hour law and issues related to hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University and received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 12
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Gallery hosts Lifetime Members Show

    Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery honors its founding artists and those who have contributed to its growth throughout its history in its Lifetime Members Show opening July 16.
    During the last three decades, 31 artists have been awarded lifetime member status, with 16 still working and residing in the area. Their vivid scenes of Southport and Oak Island, their still life’s and pottery, represent the finest of local art and will be on exhibit through Aug. 25.

  • Sports briefs

    Leland Parks and Recreation July update
    Boot camp
    Rev up your metabolism with a full-body workout combining cardio bursts, athletic drills and strength training exercises. This class will utilize the outdoor park when weather permits. Modifications will be offered for all fitness levels. Bring water, an exercise mat and a towel.
    Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Fee is $40 for the month or $8 for a drop-in class. Call 332-4823 to register.
    Fit over 50

  • The First Tee veterans give back

    By Carol S. Petrea
    CDR, USN (Ret.)
    On Independence Day, we remembered those who have served our nation to keep the freedom.
    We have joined forces with The First Tee of Brunswick County. Why? For a number of reasons. We are still serving and volunteering our time, talents and energy to an organization that builds on character development we can use for a lifetime through the game of golf. What a wonderful concept: having fun and learning life skills our children in Brunswick County can take and build on.