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Today's News

  • Irene spends one year at museum

    On Aug. 27, 2011, Hurricane Irena blew into North Carolina. A few days later, Museum of Coastal Carolina volunteer coordinator Judy Sobota was walking along Ocean Isle Beach, curious to see what treasures Irene might have left. She spotted what she initially thought was a large rock. Upon closer inspection, she realized the rock was actually a large Florida horse conch that had been stranded on the beach.

  • Beach legends to play Aug. 31

    For those who like beach music, Legends of Beach is a musical experience you will not want to miss. That’s because some of the group’s members are, in large part, responsible for the sound and appeal beach music has today throughout the world. It’s all about having a good time and remembering the good old days, as well as the recent days at the beach.

  • Sunset River Marketplace announces mixed media show

    “Myrtle Beach Days: A Visual and Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand” opens at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 3.
    The show will include photography by famed Myrtle Beach, S.C., historian Jack Thompson and paintings by Gwen Dumas (oil), Steve Jameson (acrylic), and Babs Ludwick (watercolor).

  • Motown singers return to Little River church

    Fans of any age are invited to take a “trip down memory lane” with Milton Bullock, a former member of “The Platters” and Mary Tate, “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” when they return for the second time on Nov. 10 to perform at Little River United Methodist Church.
    Doors will open at
    6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Community briefs

    Foundation looking for charity recipients
    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charitable and nonprofit organizations in Brunswick County to be the recipient of a donation from the proceeds of the second annual foundation’s charity ball.
    Last year, the foundation had its first charity ball and donated $10,300 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next ball is scheduled for late February 2013. 

  • Cooking pasta is as easy as boiling water, but requires care

    Few of us have the time to make fresh pasta at home, except maybe for a special occasion. Most of the time, it’s just commercially prepared dry pasta out of a box. But when properly cooked, good quality commercially prepared pasta can taste just as good as making it at home.
    Cooking pasta is as easy as boiling water, but it does require a little care. Use about a quart of water per quarter pound of pasta, or six quarts per pound. The pasta will be become slightly gummy if you don’t use enough water.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 30
    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.

  • Hemorrhagic disease affecting deer

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are observing an increasing number of hemorrhagic disease (HD) cases in white-tailed deer in the western part of the state, especially in Caldwell, Wilkes and Surry counties.
    The disease has no human health implications, but is one of the most significant endemic viral and sometimes fatal diseases of white-tailed deer in the southeastern U.S.

  • Mason wins Sea Trail club championship

    The Sea Trail LGA club championship was played Aug. 20 on the Byrd Course, Aug. 22 on the Maples Course and Aug. 23 on the Jones Course.
    The club champion is Joan Mason, who shot 84-82-91—257. Runner-up is Marti Kennedy, who shot 85-94-88—267.
    Flight 1 gross winner is Mary Alice Jerome, who shot 86-87-90—263. Net winner is Nancy Flaherty, who shot 69-75-70—214.
    Flight 2 gross winner is Pat Lupi, who shot 93-103-104—300. Net winner is Janet Keppler, who shot 72-79-77—228.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood couples
    With a match of cards, the team of Dan Perry, Cheryl Perry, Bill Billie and Jean Billie came in first at 13-under par Aug. 18. The team of Wayne McGlothlin, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Nobes and Marianne Nobes came in second, also at 13 under.