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  • Celebrate Jamaica Independence Day Aug. 3 in Southport

    JamRock’s fourth annual Jamaica Independence Day No. 57 Celebration features afternoon-into-night festivities from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at 5469 Dosher Cutoff SE in Southport off N.C. 87 across from Smithville Township District Park.

    Highlights include authentic Jamaican food and music with reggae artist Alfray, Mystic Vibrations, host Jamaica Mike and DJs Small Voice, Vyrus and Patrick.

    Local handmade arts and crafts will be available for sale, and there will be multiple door prizes.

  • Band of the Week: North Tower rises Aug. 4 in Holden Beach

    North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • Band of the Week: North Tower rises Aug. 4 in Holden Beach

    North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • Band of the Week: North Tower rises Aug. 4 in Holden Beach

    North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • BLT presents ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’ Aug. 8-17

    “It doesn’t matter what you say you believe — it only matters what you do.” 

                                                             ― Robert Fulghum

  • What is this mystery plant?

    It’s not a dogwood, but it does have a little bite.

    One of the loveliest trees of the eastern United States, it is fairly common from Pennsylvania through the Appalachians, south to Georgia, down through the Florida Panhandle and into Louisiana. It likes high ground, usually on bluffs and slopes, often in sandy woods in the company of sassafras, hickories, persimmons, blackjack oak and post oak.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, July 22-28, 2019

    July 22

    Stolen trailer and lawn mower reported on Shoreline Drive East.

    July 24

    Robbie Neal Knight, 43, of Chimney Rock Lane, Sanford, arrested on two counts of felony larceny in connection with stolen property reported July 22 on Shoreline Drive East. He was taken to Chatham County Detention Center.

    July 28

    Christopher Britt Smith, 49, of Socastee Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, was arrested on an out-of-state warrant and taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Do you feel doubts even when succeeding?

    By Linda Arnold

    Here it comes.

    You have a tremendous opportunity, and it strikes. Maybe you’ve landed a new client or mastered a powerful skill. And then those voices creep in.

    “What makes you think you can do this?” “Why would anyone pay you for this?”  “Where are your credentials?” “You don’t even know what you’re doing.”

  • Your pet’s health IS skin deep – Part 1

    You can learn a lot about your pet’s health by simply parting a few hairs and peering below. Buried beneath all that fur and whiskers is a dog or cat’s largest organ, the skin, and the stories it shares range from battling bloodsuckers and allergic attacks to infectious onslaughts and hormonal upsets. Here are some visual clues the skin reveals about illness, infections and overall health. Learn to spot these signs and you’ll enhance quality of life and become a better pet parent. 

    Is this normal?

  • A Second Look: Hang on … and be exploded out of control

    How many times have you heard the words “hang on!” and felt a serious intake of breath and an equally serious sense of mortality, if not terror?

    “Hang on!” cries the driver as s/he speeds out of the range of an oncoming car whose driver had misjudged both speed and distance. And hearts beat faster.

    “Hang on!” says the preacher who is about to deliver good news which, on the surface, seems to be more pressing a challenge than we can handle.