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Today's News

  • The beauty of summer-flowering mimosa is fleeting

    When most think of a mimosa, it’s a good excuse to drink a bit of sparkling wine early in the day with some of Florida’s favorite breakfast beverage. Those of us with the permanent dirt (soil) under our fingernails think of a summer-flowering plant with the botanical name of Albizzia julibrissin that definitely doesn’t roll off the tongue. While the Latin may be a bit cumbersome, the pink flowers on this fast- and easy-to-grow small tree catch the attention of even casual gardeners.

  • The puzzle of Sunset Beach’s island streets

    By Peter Scott

    Guest Columnist

    Sunset Beach Island is a small, peaceful (mostly) enclave that is host to quite a peculiar mapping and logistical puzzle. No doubt, the answer lies in elderly platting documents, but not even the old-timers seem to know it.

    The puzzle is this: Sunset Beach Island’s street and house numbering system makes absolutely no sense to anyone. Indeed, it has left many a hapless pizza deliverer, service provider and visitor lost and confused. Why?

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly was busy, both on the floors of the House and Senate and in committee rooms. We passed bills on school safety and elections; we moved the Build NC Bond Act through three committees; we passed local bills, including two for Brunswick County towns; and we saw the governor veto the budget, which was overridden in the Senate immediately.

  • You decide: how will the workforce change?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    I think a lot about the job market this time of year. This is because of all the graduations of high school and college seniors and the fact many of them will be looking for their first full-time job. It’s a cliché to say these young people will be entering a job market undergoing change, because change in the labor market has always been the norm. Even in the best of times, some jobs are being eliminated while others are created.

  • Rockin’ Democracy Block Party set for Saturday in Sunset Beach

    Every vote matters, according to the folks with Rockin’ Democracy in Brunswick County, who are shaking things up with a block party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 102 N. Sunset Blvd.

    Highlights include bands, political speakers and candidates and essays as well as food and vendors.

  • Parkinson’s disease support groups

    North Brunswick Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 to 3 p.m. second Mondays at the Fitness Center at Compass Pointe, 8178 E. Wynd Road in Leland (no meetings in July and August)

    Contact John Ferry at (908) 406-1410 or john.ferry17@gmail.com

    Beat Parkinson’s Disease Today exercise program meets 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through summer at The Brunswick Center at Leland, 121 Town Hall Drive

    Email Laurel Gerhat at lcgerhat@gmail.com

  • North Brunswick High grads share message of love

    Footage from North Brunswick High School’s graduation this past Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College has gone viral on social media, for a wonderful reason.

  • Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show revs up Saturday

    Back by popular demand, the Cruisin’ Calabash Car Show drives into town from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 940 Carter Drive.

    Event organizer Wendy Wowk, owner of Jewelry By Wendy and president of the Calabash Merchants Association, anticipates at least 100 classic vehicles of all makes, years and models at the event that’s co-sponsored with the Tri-Beach Cruisers and town of Calabash.

  • Band of the Week: The Holiday Band plays Calabash on June 19

    Blending funk, soul, blues and Carolina beach music, The Holiday Band provides a festive audio backdrop year-round.

    The band is slated to funk it up at the next Calabash Summer Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band’s been playing since 1991 when it launched in Burlington, playing 175-plus dates annually.

  • County outdoor recreation coalition is needed

    Brunswick County is not just for summertime tourists. Its ranking as the state’s fastest-growing county is proof.

    Yet residents and visitors alike remain unaware ample outdoor recreation opportunities it offers and has the potential to provide year-round, expanding the area’s economy.