Today's News

  • Holden Beach talks trash again

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners at their regular March 19 meeting again approved an ordinance amending the town’s code of ordinances when it comes to solid waste.

  • Trustees agree on name change for new health sciences building

    BOLIVIA — Just days before construction began on a new health sciences building for Brunswick Community College, trustees voted to change the name of the building project, at least for the moment.

  • Waccamaw third-graders embody historical figures with living wax museum

    ASH — Anyone entering Waccamaw School’s gymnasium between 1 and 2:15 p.m. on Friday, March 22, found themselves surrounded by people like Cleopatra, George Washington Carver and Queen Elizabeth II, to Barack Obama, Will Smith and Malala. These famous figures were portrayed by Waccamaw School third-graders as part of their Living Wax Museum. Students dressed as historical figures and presented a poster. To hear someone speak about themselves, attendees need only push a “button” on the shirt of each student.

  • Developer withdraws rezoning request in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — A developer has withdrawn an application to rezone two parcels of land where an 84-unit “affordable housing” complex was proposed.

    A town press release Tuesday states The BTR Communities Group has submitted written notice to withdraw requested rezoning from highway commercial to planned residential development (PRD) portions of a 15.5-acre plat at 9810 U.S. 17 and a 44.25-acre plat at 9698 U.S. 17 near the CVS store.

  • BLT hosts Open Mic Poetry Reading

    The second season of Brunswick Little Theatre’s Open Mic Poetry Reading continues its outreach to interested poets in this area. Ken Greenman, BLT board member and director, will lead the readings. Poets of all ages are welcome.

    The next Open Mic will be April 5. Readers should be at the theater about 7 p.m. to sign up for reading. Start time is 7:30 p.m. in Building 1B behind the main building at 8068 River Road in Southport. Donations are requested for refreshments.

  • Auditions for BLT’s ‘The Second Time Around’

    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for “The Second Time Around,” with performances June 13 through 23.

    Auditions will be Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Little Theatre, Classroom 1A, at 8068 River Road SE in Southport. No need to prepare a monologue, as cold readings will be conducted from the audition sides.

    Rehearsals are scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, April 22-25 and May 13-June 12. Some weekend rehearsals may be required in the last week before opening.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, March 12-20, 2019

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    March 12

    Breaking and entering reported at an address on 37thStreet. Unknown subject(s) entered residence and took several televisions.

    March 13

    Report taken in the Wyndfall neighborhood in reference to an unknown person damaging a sign.

    March 18

    Unknown subject(s) reported taking building materials from a job site on Forest Creek Circle.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Beautiful things are sometimes nothing but bad news. That’s true for this week’s Mystery Plant.

    What an early spring spectacle it is in full bloom! Covered with snow-white blossoms, each flower about an inch across, it blooms well before the leaves have unfolded. Like lots of things in the rose family, the flowers feature a hypanthium, or a floral tube, to which the five green sepals, the five petals, and the many stamens will all be attached. And there will be two or three slender styles leading down to the ovary.

  • Why is setting boundaries so hard?

    You did it again.

    You said “yes” to that request when you vowed not to. Took on that extra project at work or church. Caved in on a program of restrictions to a child. Rushed in to rescue that family member again. 

    Why is it so hard for us to set boundaries and stick with them?

    First of all, there are more elements to the equation than you. Other people are involved, and that’s where the wild cards come in.

    You teach people how to treat you. We all do.

  • A Second Look: Slight stroke of consciousness can radically change one’s perspective

    It happened long ago. In a way it was also in a land far away. Yet memories resurrect its presence and I am newly enlivened in the process.

    I was 20 years old and nearing graduation from college when my mother expressed a desire long held in her heart. She wanted a portrait of me at the age of 21. Why this was her hope and dream, I did not know, nor ever will. It was only necessary for me to understand the import for her.