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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores to consider waste site options

    CAROLINA SHORES — Following debate, the Carolina Shores town board of commissioners has approved consideration of a sold-waste convenience site engineering proposal and a waste convenience site agreement with Waste Industries.

    Approval to have the items included for consideration on the board’s monthly meeting agenda at 2 p.m. this coming Thursday, Oct. 9, came at commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, Oct. 6.

  • Calabash Fire Department reports Sept. 2014

    During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 172 calls: seven structure fires, one woods/brush fire, six fire alarms, five motor vehicle accidents, one gas leak, one investigation, five other, 17 public assistance and 128 EMS first-response calls.

  • BIG Sweep becomes Calabash trash bash

    CALABASH — They converged on Calabash to make the town cleaner.

    On a balmy autumn morning this past Saturday, 32 volunteers met at Calabash Community Park to once again pick up trash along town roadsides and even in the Calabash River.

    Calabash BIG Sweep, part of North Carolina and National BIG Sweep Day efforts Oct. 4, was divided into six teams consisting of town officials, town employees and other volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to clear litter out of the Seafood Capital.

  • Pumpkins everywhere

     I walk with a great group of women in the early morning. Not only do we get an hour of exercise, we keep each other up to date on news and events. Last week’s discussion was pumpkin. It seems the flavor of pumpkin is popping up everywhere at restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores. My friends are specifically fond of pumpkin coffee, pumpkin donuts and pumpkin coffee creamer.

  • Giving Excellent Praise

     We seem to be having a national discussion on when and how we should praise children. We have “Tiger Moms” who praise rarely to never and parents who praise for accomplishing the simplest tasks. Fortunately, there is a treasure trove of youth development research to help all of us find a place on the spectrum of praise that will support the development of a healthy self-concept in the youth with whom we work. This is the first column of a two-part series on giving praise.

     

  • Crepes can add a dramatic ‘flare’ to most any meal

     For longer than I can remember, I’ve been making dessert crepes stuffed with lemon soufflé and other types of fruit fillings and then dusted with powdered sugar. I’ve also had good success with the classic Crepe Suzette, which is nothing more than dessert crepes bathed in an orange-flavored sauce and then, for dramatic flair, flamed with a little Grand Marnier or Cointreau.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

     This one is for the fiddler crabs, sandpipers, snails and everybody and everything else that lives in or otherwise enjoys our beautiful coastal estuaries. It’s a plant of open salt flats or meadows landward of the beach, places that tend to be frequently flooded by salt water during high tide, and then drained away when the tide goes out. These sorts of places are fascinating biologically, and there are plenty of natural history stories here to be investigated.

  • Bullying breathes and breeds disaster
  • Shirah completes basic training

     Air Force Airman John F. Shirah, son of Denise and Marty Shirah of Ocean Isle Beach, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Shirah completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Smith reunion

     The Dunbar and Elisa Smith reunion Oct. 11 will be at Waccamaw Park instead of the Shallotte Senior Building.