Today's News

  • Herbs and spices are essential to any respectable kitchen

    As a general rule of thumb, herbs come from grassy plants and spices from barks or seeds. Many of us grow and cultivate our own herbs, but few of us grow our own spices.
    Although fresh herbs are increasingly accessible year round in our local supermarkets and farmers markets, they are easily grown in containers on decks or planted in gardens. Nothing compares to the flavor and aroma of an herb snipped moments before use.

  • The Red House Specialty Shops


    SHALLOTTE—Shopping in Shallotte can help others.

    Communities in Schools recently began operating The Red House Specialty Shops on Main Street.

    There are 40-plus vendors and a portion of every purchase is donated to CIS.

    The store rents booth/shelf space to vendors. A portion of the rent and fees from items sold are set aside for CIS.

    Volunteers work in the store and are available to help shoppers find the perfect item.

  • ORCA donates $8,000 to New Hope Clinic

    The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), a two-year old neighborhood charity in Brunswick County, recently donated $8,200 to the New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes. It is the county’s only comprehensive free clinic that provides basic medical and dental care, as well as diagnostic services and prescription drugs to low-income, uninsured residents of Brunswick County.
    The money raised was derived from ORCA’s fall fundraising campaign, according to Judy Cunningham, an ORCA board member who coordinated the effort.

  • Christmas on the River to include Brunswick Stew Cook-off

    SHALLOTTE—A new event is helping usher the holiday season into town.

    The inaugural Christmas on the River event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Shallotte Riverside Park on Main Street behind the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Christmas on the River is geared toward families and includes the popular Brunswick Stew Cook-off. The event is being coordinated by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 29
    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.

  • DeWeese-Little

    Amy DeWeese and Dean Little, both of Ash, were married Oct. 27 at Grace Fellowship. The Rev. Leon Weber officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Becky DeWeese of Boiling Spring Lakes. The groom is the son of Harry and Erma Little of Ash. The bride was given in marriage by Casey Bird.

  • If you can’t break 100, try reading this book for help

    Last month I attended the South Carolina Writers Workshop in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For three days, I was immersed in workshops, panel discussions, critique sessions and conversations with published and unpublished authors and literary agents.    
    I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  
    During the course of the SCWW, I met Fred Fields, author of “How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time.”
    The title was intriguing. Break 90? All the time? How cool would that be?

  • Hensley finishes 10th in Campbell golf series

    Staff Report

    Campbell University freshman Greg Hensley recently finished 10th out of 111 golfers with 423 points during the 2012 Fall Semester Tournament Series at Campbell University.
    Hensley, a West Brunswick graduate, is enrolled in Campbell’s professional golf management program. It conducted a six-event tournament series for its students at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek.

  • Calabash VFW plays annual golf tourney

    Nov. 19 was not a good day for golf but that didn’t hinder the 128 participants in Calabash VFW Post 7288’s annual tournament at Sea Trail’s Byrd Course. The day was cloudy with a wind gusting to more than 25 mph all morning and the temperature in the mid-40s at tee time.
    With a wind chill dipping into the 20s, one golfer said, “If this were not for such a good cause, I wouldn’t be here.”

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Nov. 21

    Aggravated assault on Randolphville Road in Bolivia.

    Burglary with forcible entry and larceny on North Howe Street in Southport.

    Death investigation on Maiden Lane in Supply.

    Larceny on Oxpen Road in Supply.

    Burglary with forcible entry and vandalism on Carolina Shores Drive in Calabash.

    Credit card fraud on Deepwater Drive in Bolivia.