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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tree-cutting plan gets closer scrutiny in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A consultant with North Carolina State University is scheduled to be in town this week to assist with trees targeted for removal at Carolina Shores Golf Course.

    Town commissioner John Russo, speaking at a town board workshop Monday, said the consultant is set to accompany the town tree committee to the site this Wednesday, May 9.

  • Calabash ponders Fourth of July

    CALABASH—The town is hoping to have an annual Fourth of July event, but its co-sponsor is coming up short on funds.

    Calabash Mayor Mary Knight, speaking at the town board of commissioners monthly meeting Tuesday night, told representatives with the Calabash Merchants Association the town planned to contribute a record $8,500 for this year’s holiday event.

    But the merchants association has requested $10,000 to cover for this year’s fireworks show.

  • Chicken and shrimp with a seven-ingredient de jonghe sauce

    Have you ever had a really fantastic meal at a restaurant that you wish you could duplicate at home? If only you knew the exact ingredients…how to prepare that special sauce…and how long to cook it. No matter what, there will be an ingredient or two that you’ve left out, or it just doesn’t taste quite the same as what you had in the restaurant.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 10
    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.

  • Cate-McSwain

    Meghan Renee Cate and Thomas Keith McSwain were united in marriage on Oct. 22, 2011, at the Reformed Church of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
    The Rev. Jeff Neevel officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Timothy Nelson and Janet Shearer Cate of Sunset Beach and the granddaughter of Julia Donaldson Cate, the late Philip Dykes Cate and the late Robert Melvin and Geraldine Tyson Shearer of Atlanta, Ga.

  • Masson wins coastal award for The Brentwood—again

    The 2012 Coastal Uncorked Chef’s Challenge took place on Sunday, April 28, at the site of the Old Pavilion in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Four area chefs competed to cook against Chef Eric Masson in the last round.
    Masson, having won the title in 2011, was allowed to skip the qualifying rounds and face off with the challenger for the title of winner of the Coastal Uncorked Chef’s Challenge.

  • Special golf for special people

    By Holden Patterson
    TFTBC ace-level participant
    An essential part of the mission of The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) is building community partnerships and engaging in constant community outreach throughout our area. As part of that ongoing effort, TFTBC was honored this year to participate for the first time in the Brunswick County Special Olympics on April 20 at Town Creek Park. This was the first time golf had been introduced into the county’s Special Olympics.

  • Lockwood Folly LGA plays championship

    The Lockwood Folly LGA club championship tournament was played May 1 and May 3. This event is two tournaments in one: a low gross with first- and second-place awards and a low-net tournament with first- and second-place awards. Lockwood Folly Country Club pro Jeff Ruth presented the club championship award to Laura Botto, who shot a 176. Diane Sandoval took second at 179. Trish Benardo was first in net at 119 and Mary Ward was second at 138.