Category Archives: Currents

Set a Course and Go

The annual Southport Wooden Boat Show will propel into its fourth year this month, not only showcasing the best powered- and non-powered boats brought from across North Carolina, but also celebrating a culture that results from Southport’s long fishing and

Calling All Musicians

Love to play music? Even those who have not tooted a note in years are invited to dust off their instrument and join the Brunswick Concert Band. There are no auditions, but participants should be able to play at least

Active, Social, Fun

By: Susan Whitley, director of the Southport Senior Center When I first thought about writing an article for National Senior Center month, I really did not recognize the task would be so difficult. I have a background in Journalism but

Going Tropical for Charity

What: Brassard Fund-raising Event When: Sunday, August 4th 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Tropical Smoothie Cafe 1671 N. Howe St., Southport Info: (910) 363-4908 On April 15th, 2013, America was rocked as bombs thundered and exploded during the Boston

Wheels for Good

The Meals on Wheels Association of America, which provides meals to senior citizens with a goal to end senior hunger by 2020, is running a contest to find the best “American Volunteer.” As the association clarifies, it is searching for

Summer Enrichment

On Thursday, July 18th, about 125 bushels of cleaned and prepared oyster shells were reintroduced to the waters at Waterway Park at St. James Plantation. For its seventh year, the oyster recycling and restoration program at the golf community welcomed

Surf’s Up!

Oak Island will welcome everyone to the beach on Labor Day weekend for sun, sand and, of course, surfing. The annual Oak Island Surf Off is back for its 10th year and will be a two-day event held at the

A Buffett-Style Beach Bash

Though many of us won’t make it to the Caribbean this August, we can still enjoy a bit of “island escapism” with the latest tropic craze to hit southeastern NC: the Phlock to the Beach, the first annual Jimmy Buffett-style

Ahoy, Old Baldy!

While the history of pirates alludes to a lot of pillaging and plundering around the seven seas, these days in Bald Head Island, pirates gather to help raise funds for the isle’s lighthouse, Old Baldy, which was built in 1817.

One Year Later

Since its February release, “Safe Haven” has had quite the impact on tourism in Southport. Cindy Brochure, the city’s director of tourism and economic development, shares statistics. The film reached almost $100 million in the box office worldwide against its

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