Today's News

  • Sixth Juleps & Jazz races on Derby Day, May 4

    Dress in your best derby attire and attend the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club’s Juleps & Jazz Derby Fund-Racer.

    The sixth annual event is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Road.

    Highlights include a silent auction and raffles, food, cash bar, jazz band, contests and watching the 145thKentucky Derby.

    The cash bar will offer bourbon, wine, beer and jazzy juleps. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

  • !Ole! Sixth Fiesta Mexicana set for Saturday at St. Brendan’s

    Get ready for music, dancing, fine Mexican foods prepared on-site and free games for children.

    It’s time for another celebration at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church.

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the sixth annual Fiesta Mexicana rolls out 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the church at 5101 Ocean Hwy. in Shallotte.

    Admission and parking are free, too.




  • Sunset Beach Police Department, April 24, 2019

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made an arrest April 24.

    Identity theft reported on Sandpiper Bay Drive.

    Breaking and entering into town water tower reported.

    Chaz Nevada McCue, 28, of Boswell Road, Charlotte, arrested for violating a domestic protection order.

  • May the fourth and more be with you

    Saturday, May 4, is a busy one this weekend with a variety of planned events in and around the area, including a showing of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at sundown in Leland Municipal Park.

    The event is the first of Leland’s Movies in the Park for the season at 102 Town Hall Drive.

    Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and your family but no pets or alcohol, please. Concessions are available and admission is free.

    Here’s a closer look at what else is in store on Saturday.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    What is this mystery plant?

    Back in the spring of 1973, I was just about to graduate from college here at South Carolina. I wasn’t a very good undergraduate student, to be honest, and to be even more honest, didn’t particularly enjoy being a biology major. They had just discovered DNA and a variety of other tiny things and complicated processes. Everything was going molecular but I was more interested in intact organisms and being outdoors looking at things.

  • Are you a bulldozer or a sugarcoater?

    By Linda Arnold

    Say what you mean and mean what you say. Why is this so hard?

    It may well depend on how you’re “wired.” Are you quick to speak what’s on your mind, bulldozing your way through conversations? Or do you hold back, sugarcoating your comments? Your style may have to do with early childhood conditioning or learned behaviors over the years. And in today’s era of political correctness, fewer folks are shooting from the hip. 

    Watch your tone

  • To serve is to ask how may I help?

    While I was playing with my new toy, an iPad, I discovered a marvelous treat — the capability of watching past episodes of “New Amsterdam.”

    That may seem silly to many folks. I suspect my children and grandchildren will be smiling as they mutter “Duh! This is news?”

  • Out of sight and into your dog’s mouth

    I’ve known for a long time my dogs are clever, at least when it comes to food. I know this because if I leave anything edible within a snout’s reach and turn my attention for a second, the food is gone. They know that when opportunity knocks, eat it.

  • Smart eating research

    There is exciting news to share about some North Carolina State University and NC Cooperative Extension colleagues who are part of the Eat Smart, More More, Weigh Less team. Not only have they done some great research about weight loss, but they’ve published it, too. 

  • Brown's Landing update