Local News

  • Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin talk raises passions along the coast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Army Corps of Engineers meeting about terminal groins drew a crowd of more than 70 people in Ocean Isle Beach recently.

    “This is the first public meeting seeking a solution to the erosion on the east end,” said Mayor Debbie Smith as she welcomed attendees on Oct. 3.

  • Daughter inspires support for juvenile diabetes


    WHAT: Paddle Event to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    WHEN: 9 A.M. Sunday, Oct. 14

    WHERE: Sharky's, Ocean Isle Beach

    HOW MUCH: $20

    Less than a year after learning her daughter has diabetes, Kristy Gunther wants to do all she can to help raise money for research.

    Upcoming area fundraisers include an Oct. 14 paddle event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Ocean Isle Beach and a Nov. 3 walk in Wilmington.

  • Grissettown-Longwood scaring up haunted trail Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights

    You will go in…but will you make it back out? Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the department’s fourth annual Halloween Haunted Trail under way for another season and its final week at the station at 758 Longwood Road.

    The scary trail is scheduled to unfold its three final nights this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-31.

  • Musical legends Janis Ian, Tom Paxton 'Together At Last' Oct. 18 at BCCOWA

     IF YOU GO

    What: Janis Ian & Tom Paxton “Together At Last”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    Admission: Adults $27; seniors and students $25; children $10

    Musical legends Janis Ian and Tom Paxton are teaming for a history-making concert in Brunswick County this Thursday, Oct. 18.

  • Brunswick County Animal Shelter grand re-opening Saturday

      IF YOU GO

    What: Grand Re-Opening Celebration

    When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

    Where: Brunswick County Animal Protective Services, 429 Green Swamp Road (N.C. 211)

    SUPPLY—Sgt. Tommy Tolley is like a kid in a candy store as he shows off the newly refurbished pet rooms at Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

    The former overseer of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 program is now serving as director of the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

  • Ultralight plane-builder hopes to set international world record

    SOUTHPORT—A wish by Norman “Brock” Lewis to set an aviation world record aboard his homemade ultralight is more than just a flight of fancy.

    It’s become an obsession he hopes will come full circle in a few weeks.

    For the past year, the Southport land surveyor has been building his own ultralight plane at his home on N.C. 133.

    “I built all this from scratch,” Lewis said, strolling on the grass around the lightweight aluminum frame that’s gradually filling out.

  • Curbside recycling not trendy in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—County curbside recycling isn’t a popular option in Carolina Shores.

    At the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting last Thursday, Oct. 4, resident George Mulcahy noted during public comment time response was “so far below the minimum, I don’t know if it’s worth contacting Waste Industries to see about [altering] guidelines.”

    Town commissioner Joseph Przywara suggested the town hold off and revisit the issue sometime in the future.

  • ABCPOA Meet the Candidates night tonight at BCC

    Wednesday, Oct. 17, is Meet the Candidates Night in Brunswick County.

    That’s when the ABCPOA—Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association—is offering voters a chance to tune in to candidates’ responses to questions on the issues just weeks before the Nov. 6 General Election.

    ABCPOA’s fifth forum will start at 6 p.m. in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Jon Evans from WECT/Fox News will be moderator of this year’s forum.

  • Locals say no to insurance hike

    Local town boards, residents and the ABCPOA are vocal about a proposed homeowners insurance increase for this region of the state—they don’t want it, and they don’t think it’s fair.

    And they want concerned residents to register their comments before the deadline.

    A public hearing by the North Carolina Department of Insurance is scheduled for Oct. 17 for the proposed hike that targets the southeastern region of the state for the largest increases.

    Comments about the proposal can be submitted until Oct. 19.

  • "The Dickens Nobody Knows" Tuesday night at BCCOWA

    Brunswick Arts Council will present “The Dickens Nobody Knows,” featuring Dr. Elliot Engel, on Tuesday night, Oct. 9, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    The event is part of the arts council’s upcoming Charles Dickens Christmas Festival on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Southport, when the town will be transformed into an authentic Dickensian-era, Victorian-style village.