Today's News

  • Religion briefs

    Smoky Mountain Reunion to play May 19
    Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion from Bryson City will appear in concert at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
    Mount Olive Baptist Church is between Bolivia and Supply at the junction of U.S. 17 and Galloway Road at mile marker 24.
    Call the church office at 754-6808.

  • Mothers, God and other cornerstone questions

    My experience of motherhood, and I do not mean to limit that reality to the physical process of giving birth, certainly revolves about and evolves from questioning and being questioned. Memories of my earliest parenting days resound with interrogations. “Where are you?” “What are you doing?” “Have you washed your hands?” “Did you say ‘thank you’?” “What did you say???” I am sure that my children thought of me as the Grand Inquisitor.

  • Business briefs

    Credit union adds Floyd to council
    Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has announced the addition of Carol Ann Floyd to its Southern Coast Advisory Council, which comprises Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 14
    Herb-baked chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, collards, pineapple tidbits, orange juice, whole-grain bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 15
    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, sliced beets, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 16

  • One Harvest Ministries helps with food savings

    One Harvest Ministries is not your typical food ministry. It was founded with the idea of meeting the needs of anyone who wants access to high quality, nutritional food at savings up to 50 percent off.
    Anyone can use this blessing: single moms, senior citizens, young married couples or anyone on a budget.
    Prices are similar to Angel Food Ministries. For $35, a box of groceries will feed a family of four for a week. A family box includes meats, vegetables, soups and a dessert, but boxes also can be set up to include meats only or vegetables only.

  • Garden tour: ‘Day of Wine and Roses’ celebrates spring Saturday in Carolina Shores

     IF YOU GO

    What: Carolina Shores Garden Club Tour of Gardens

    When: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12

    Where: Five featured homes in Carolina Shores

    How much: $10; tickets (and maps) available starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    Information: Call 575-6877

    CAROLINA SHORES—Barb Gleed strolled her picturesque garden where a curved bridge crosses a lily-pad-filled pond and more than 200 varieties of plants and trees grow.

  • Arrests, thefts in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrests and investigations.

    •Hakeem Javon Reaves, 20, of 9803 Ash-Little River Road, Ash, was charged May 6 with resisting a public officer.

    •Phyllis Pigford Smith, 52, of 1733 Atkinson St., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged May 5 with DWI.

    •Karen Valade Gerlits, 29, of 4269 Mica Drive, Little River, S.C., was charged May 5 with DWI and failure to comply with driver’s license restriction.

  • Sunset Beach restrooms nearing completion

    New restrooms for the Sunset Beach island have been installed and should be ready for use by mid-week (May 9), according to information posted this week on the town’s website.

    Once the ground where pipes were installed has settled, that area of the gazebo parking lot will be repaved.

    For more information, call town hall at 579-6297 or check back on the town’s website at www.sunsetbeachnc.gov.

  • Sunset Beach agrees to pursue 'tolling' agreement with Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council will consider approval of a tolling agreement with developer Mark Saunders at its monthly workshop at 9 a.m. next Tuesday, May 15.

    The decision came during a lengthy monthly council meeting Monday night, when Saunders, Jaguar’s Lair property owners and other residents spoke out on both sides of the issue about the unfinished development.

    “Tolling” is a legal term first broached at Monday night’s meeting by Elaine Jordan, general counsel for Saunders’ company, Coastal Communities.

  • Middle-schoolers can get artsy at summer camp, Buddhist Temple

    Middle-school-aged students interested in art have several camps to choose from this summer.

    Organized by the Brunswick Arts Council, the camps include one being offered at the Buddhist Temple on Midway Road in Bolivia, if enough students sign up.

    Four summer art camps are planned June 20 through June 23,

    The camps will enable students to work with local, professional artists to create an art project in three days that will be shown to parents and friends on the fourth day, a Saturday.

    A fifth summer art camp will be offered June 28-July 1.