.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Work sessions questioned at Sunset Beach work session

    SUNSET BEACH—With a list of agenda items before them, Sunset Beach Councilwoman Carol Scott wonders why town business is now being discussed at town council’s new monthly work sessions.

    “I don’t understand why these work sessions are now taking the place of council meetings,” she said, speaking at council’s second work session Tuesday morning.

  • Mayors opt out of re-election bids in Calabash, Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach

    The most notable names for upcoming municipal elections are those who didn’t file.

    That includes all three mayors in Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach.

    When the two-week filing period for the November elections ended last Friday, the names of Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby and Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Klein were noticeably absent.

    In Calabash, the only person filing for the mayoral race is Calabash town commissioner Mary Knight.

  • Friday is Town Hall Day in Calabash

    The town of Calabash will observe its fourth annual Town Hall Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 22.

    State Sen. Bill Rabon will take part as will new Calabash Town Administrator Charles Nance.

    Local elected officials will be present, and there will be food, games and prizes.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.

  • Animal shelter stops Saturday hours for now

    BOLIVIA—Starting this weekend, Brunswick County Animal Services will no longer be open to the public on Saturdays.

    The shelter on N.C. 211 (Green Swamp Road) is to close Saturdays starting this coming July 23, according to a recent press release issued last week by Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael.

    Shelter business hours are now 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with kennel hours for the public to visit with adoptable dogs and cats 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

  • UPDATED: Shallotte man reported missing returns home

    UPDATE: Bracyle Lewis Price returned to his home around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Shallotte Man.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said Bracyle Lewis Price, 86, of 411 Paradise Lane, Shallotte, was last seen at this home at 6 a.m. Monday, July 18.

  • Raleigh judge rules against local judge in libel suit

    RALEIGH—Superior Court Judge William Pittman has ruled against a local judge in her libel lawsuit.

    On Friday, July 15, Pittman issued an order for summary judgment in which he found in favor of the defendant, Ed Rapp, in the libel and defamation suit brought by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

    Lewis sued Rapp, a local activist and former campaign strategist, for libel and defamation for an April 2010 blog post written during a heated Republican primary election.

  • Brunswick Beat for July 13, 2011
  • Band writes a song on a Thursday, by Tuesday it is on the radio - VIDEO

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—In the parking lot of Musicians Exchange tears were shed and a powerful connection developed between strangers and friends that is now reaching others worldwide and letting them know they are not alone in their battle with cancer.

    It happens everyday. Someone, somewhere hears the word “cancer” uttered from his or her doctor’s mouth. But until recently the word rarely reached the airwaves of radio stations. It took a courageous 15-year-old boy and seven local men to bring the reality to music.

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.