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  • Parade of Homes marching this weekend and next in Brunswick County

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual Parade of Homes unfolds this weekend, Oct. 14-16, and then again Oct. 21-23.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Parade hours are 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Homes on the Parade of Homes in St. James are not available for viewing Fridays. Homes in St. James can be viewed from noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Haunted trail scaring up this weekend

    Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s almost time to try, with the popular trail, which won a “best haunted attraction” competition last year on a Wilmington TV station, slated to launch this weekend.

    Dates and time for the trail, set up behind the station at 758 Longwood Road, are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29 and Halloween Monday, Oct. 31.

    Admission to this annual fundraiser is $7 per person.

  • Oyster Festival this weekend in Ocean Isle Beach

    Oyster lovers are getting ready for the 31st annual North Carolina Oyster Festival set for this weekend on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Festivities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Highlights include the annual oyster shucking competition at 1 p.m. Saturday and oyster stew cook-off at noon Sunday.

    The entertainment lineup includes nationally known singer Josh Kelley performing from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

    Admission to the festival is $5 each day. Children younger than 8 get in free.

  • Missing Supply teen

    UPDATED:  Danna Fox was located on Thursday afternoon in the Sunset Beach area. She has been safely returned to her home. 

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Danna Michelle Fox, 16. She has been missing since Monday, Oct. 10.

    She was last seen on Monday morning at her Supply residence before leaving for school. She is a student at West Brunswick High School. Fox did not return home from school on Monday and has not made contact with her parents.

  • Missing Supply teen

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Danna Michelle Fox, 16. She has been missing since Monday, October 10.

    She was last seen on Monday morning at her Supply residence before leaving for school. She is a student at West Brunswick High School. Fox did not return home from school on Monday and has not made contact with her parents.

    Fox is five foot eight and weighs about 130 pounds. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. She has a scar below her bottom lip.

  • Cooking queen Paula Deen at BCC this Saturday

    A few general-admission tickets are still available to see Southern cooking personality Paula Deen, who will be at Brunswick Community College Saturday, Oct. 15.

    The popular Food Network star and author is coming to the local college as part of a fundraiser for student scholarships orchestrated by the board for the Foundation at Brunswick Community College.

  • Getting ready for a shell of an oyster season

    VARNAMTOWN—If the schedule goes as planned and the creek don’t rise, oyster season will officially kick off this Saturday, Oct. 15, local resident Marlene Varnam says.

    Varnam ought to know.

    Not only is she a Varnamtown native, her late husband, Carson, operated a shellfish market in town for decades.

    Since her husband passed away three years ago this month, Varnam has continued the annual tradition and season that she says will start this Saturday as long as it doesn’t rain too much this week.

  • Park plans shelved in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have voted to shelve plans for a future town events center or park, at least for now.

    The unanimous vote came at the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 6. Town commissioner Joyce Dunn said there was never any intent to spend $300,000 for such a project in one fell swoop. A design consultant has estimated that would be the amount for a full-blown project if all facets of it were carried out.

    Dunn said the project should be placed on hold. She made a motion to do so, which was seconded by fellow town commissioner Tom Puls.

  • Carolina Shores board member walks out of meeting

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioner and mayoral candidate Walter Goodenough got up and left the room during a town meeting last week after telling a resident she needed to be quiet and sit down.

    Goodenough left the meeting room while town resident Jo O’Keefe was speaking during public comment at the end of the Oct. 6 town commissioners’ meeting.

    O’Keefe had been referring to an email she received the day before from an elected official. Goodenough interrupted and said he took issue after being called an “airhead.”

  • Calabash approves subdividing revisions for Kingfish Bay

    CALABASH--Following debate, the town board of commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday night to approve major subdivision of eight lots associated with existing townhomes at the unfinished Kingfish Bay development.