Today's News

  • Consider the rewards of foster parenting

    By Duanna Harrelson

    Guest Columnist

    The Brunswick County Department of Social Services has 129 children in foster care. Sixty of these children are ages 0-5; 44 are ages 6-12; 23 are ages 13-17 and two 18 and older. Of these 129 children, 104 are Caucasian; 11 are African-American; five are Hispanic; two are American Indian/Alaskan and 12 are biracial.

    DSS has 22 licensed foster/adoptive homes and needs additional families so our children can stay within their own communities while in foster care.

  • An everyday hero’s story, a reminder for all motorists

    Travis Brown and his dad were in their pickup the afternoon of May 23 when they saw a small SUV run a stop sign and smack the back end of a golf cart at 24th Avenue North and Ye Old Kings Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The impact spun the golf cart, flinging its female passenger into the roadway.

    An older man reached into the driver’s side window of the SUV and tried to grab the keys, but the driver kept going, nearly dragging the man and almost running over the woman as she lay in the road.

  • Lives can depend on hurricane readiness

    According to the National Weather

    Service office in Wilmington, Memorial Day marked another day of record-breaking daily rainfall for May, thanks in large part to Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of this hurricane season, which does not officially begin until Friday, June 1.

    The NWS predicted much of the area could see two to four inches of rain Monday through Wednesday, saturating our already soggy area. Just after noon Monday, the NWS issued a flash flood warning for Brunswick County because of the rainfall brought by Alberto.

  • Bird Island committee takes flight into summer

    SUNSET BEACH — With summer just around the bend, an advisory committee convened last week to put plans into place for another season at Bird Island.

    Weekly walks to the state reserve and summer interns and surveys were among agenda topics at the May 22 meeting that took place in the Sunset Beach Town Hall conference room.

  • Turtle Talks hatch for another season

    It’s time to talk turtles at local beaches.

    The Holden Beach Turtle Patrol announces its first Turtle Talk of the summer, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Holden Beach Town Hall, 110 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is limited.

  • Second Paws-Ability BandFest tunes up Sunday, June 3, in Sunset Beach

    Music, adoptable animals, food trucks and a beer and wine garden are among attractions at Paws-Ability’s second annual BandFest scheduled from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in Sunset Beach Town Park at 206 Sunset Blvd. N. in Sunset Beach.

    This year’s event will once again feature live music by Sunset Beach-based Sea & Sand Band, in addition to an appearance by award-winning country music artist Trey Calloway of Cornelius and lately of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Admission is free.

  • 'Cinderella' ballet presented June 1 at OWA

    The U.S. International Ballet (USIB) will present a world-premier performance of “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The performance will feature Italian ballet stars and artistic directors Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini, who have staged this premier with 23 professional dancers from five countries.

  • Where do you store your butter?

    So, what are your thoughts? Do you keep your butter at room temperature, in the refrigerator or in the freezer?

    If you read this column frequently, you know I frequently stress the “two-hour” rule that states perishable foods should never be left at room temperature for more than two hours.

    Why? At the two-hour mark, there has been enough time for any bacteria in or on the food to have multiplied to a level that could make someone sick.

  • Crape myrtles are hot-weather high performers

    Summer may be the time for kicking back and relaxing for humans, but it’s a stressful time in the garden. Hot days, warm nights and short-term droughts conspire to send those plants that prefer the cooler times into horticultural heaven sometimes known as the compost pile. But, if you want easy summer living in the garden and you want to show your team spirit, crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia sp.) are hot-weather high performers.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:21 a.m. May 29, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement