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Today's News

  • Vegetarian protein sources

    A couple weeks ago I wrote about using beans as a source of plant protein in your diet. Protein is an essential nutrient the body uses to build and repair tissue. Protein also helps build bone, muscle and blood. Meat, fish are poultry are good sources of protein. But, if you’re a vegetarian, getting enough protein from sources other than animal products is important to consider when planning meals.

  • 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?

  • Carolina Shores POA rep puts pet pig in porcine predicament

    CAROLINA SHORES — Pork Chop the potbellied pig has resided with owners Bo and Linda Dolan in their Carolina Shores community nearly as long as he’s been alive — three-and-a-half years.

    The Dolans adopted their beloved pet porcine when he was just a six-week-old piglet, and he’s been with them at their home in the Village at Calabash, along with a sibling dog named Lucky, ever since.

  • New Southwest Brunswick Branch Library opens Monday, June 18

    Thanks to a team of helpful volunteers, transformation of the new Southwest Brunswick Branch Library is nearly complete.

    The newly renamed library is scheduled to open to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores. Previously known as Hickmans Crossroads Library, the popular county book facility recently relocated from its original site two miles away on Calabash Road to this building that previously housed Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • 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.

  • Development agreements include public parkland in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week squared away rezoning, development and economic development agreements with new developers of Landmark at Lighthouse Cove.

  • 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