Today's News

  • Eating smart and moving more

    For families wanting to prepare healthy meals and save money at the grocery store, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s “Families Eating Smart and Moving More” classes are the answer.
    This program teaches qualified participants to prepare and eat meals at home, while including fruits and vegetables for a healthier lifestyle.
    Myra Burgess, Extension program assistant, teaches classes on nutrition, food buying, meal planning, food preparation, portion control and physical activity.

  • New incubator farming

    North Carolina is a state rich in agricultural traditions and resources, yet the majority of North Carolina’s food dollars are spent on products that are imported from other parts of the country, or from other countries. North Carolina farmers—existing, new and beginning—have the potential of meeting many of the state’s food needs but require support in order to do so.

  • Hope for hemlock attack

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener

  • Preparing your catch-of-the-day could take a little thought

    Memorial Day weekend on the South Brunswick Islands signals the beginning of a new season of various beach activities, fishing, golfing and cookouts or just relaxing at home, soaking up the sun and taking it easy.
    For the many fishing enthusiasts in this area, it also means, “What do I do with my catch-of-the-day once I return home?” The first part is easy: cleaning and filleting the fish. The next part takes a little thought.

  • Carnival to benefit autism set for June 2

    Next Generation will celebrate its grand re-opening with a Carnival for Autism fundraiser from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. June 2 in the Big Lots shopping center parking lot in Shallotte to help raise money for the Sapphire Autism Awareness Program.
    The program is creating a day camp for autistic children in this area. Along with Dance Connection, Next Generation Paint Your Own Pottery and Coastal Academy of Martial Arts, this will be the first summer program of the year.

  • Community briefs

    Literacy council seeks volunteer tutors
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is seeking volunteers/tutors for a volunteer orientation workshop and an ABL tutor workshop on June 11.
    The volunteer orientation workshop for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11, at the Brunswick County Literacy Council, 282 Ocean Highway East in Supply. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 31
    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.

  • Too Much Sylvia takes the stage at Ocean Isle Beach concert series

    Staff report

    Too Much Sylvia takes the stage this Friday to headline the summer concert series at Ocean Isle Beach.
    From 6:30-8 p.m. this Friday, June 1, Too Much Sylvia will perform in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach.
    The family-friendly concert series is free, and the public is welcome.
    Over at Holden Beach, Gold Rush will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the pavilion on the end of Jordan Boulevard.

  • Anniversary art show

    Staff report

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace gallery is observing its 10th anniversary with a month-long celebration starting Friday, June 1.
    Highlights will include free drawings for gift certificates, original paintings, prints, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry and other items. There will also be artist demonstrations, live music and other events June 1-30.
    The gallery at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash opened its doors on June 1, 2002.

  • Moshoures named host of ATMC-TV’s ‘The Coastal Kitchen’

    Staff report

    SHALLOTTE—Beginning in June, ATMC-TV will air its newest show, “The Coastal Kitchen.”
    Karen Moshoures of Ocean Isle Beach has been named host of the new bi-monthly cooking show.
    When ATMC-TV decided to expand its programming to include a cooking show, staff asked for video auditions from the community.