Today's News

  • Keep dinner simple with these healthy 5-ingredient recipes

    Using fewer ingredients in your dishes still offers delicious taste and nutrition. There are few kitchen nightmares that are worse than finding a recipe that sounds so amazing, and then looking at the list of ingredients needed that seems longer than your phone’s contact list!

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson



     “Be careful what you say in a cornfield. There are plenty of ears.”

                — a standard Americanism.


    Don’t worry! Our mystery plant can’t hear anything, but it has eyes and it can see you!

  • Sunset Beach officers lauded for arrest of restaurant robber

    SUNSET BEACH — Four Sunset Beach police officers merited a standing ovation and accolades Monday night for their efforts that led to the arrest this year of an armed robber at a local restaurant last year.

    Officers Colby Bean and Chris Smith and detectives Stan Gurganus and Jared Cox were recognized by Chief Ken Klamar and Assistant Chief Joe Smith at the start of the April 2 meeting.

  • Newly crowned 2018 Miss Brunswick County Queens

    Crowned on March 17, from left are Little Miss Caitlin Byrd, Junior Miss Anabel Lopez, Brunswick County Outstanding Junior Miss Natalie Space, Miss Brunswick County Ashlynne Lowery, Teen Miss Vannessa Herold and Little Mr. Brunswick County Adam Weaver. The director of the Miss Brunswick County Scholarship Pageant is Gail Register.

  • School cafeterias earn Platinum ‘A’ Award status

    SHALLOTTE —Brunswick County school cafeterias are among the crème de la crème of the county’s cleanest eating establishments.

    The Brunswick County Health Department hosted an awards ceremony March 26 at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium to recognize the achievements of food service establishments in the county.

  • The End of America hits April 8 in Brunswick County

    The End of America is upon us.

    In just a few more days, it’s coming to Brunswick County.

    At least, that’s the name of the Philadelphia-based trio performing in the latest Listen Up Brunswick County show at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Doors open at 7 p.m.

    The End of America, their name a tribute to Jack Kerouac, consists of Brendon Thomas, James Downes and Trevor Leonard blending three-part vocals ala rock and Americana.

  • Are you busting your own bracket?

    By Linda Arnold

    Happy spring! The rejuvenation of nature — and ourselves. Ushered in by that fifth season on the calendar: March Madness.
    I’m not sure when bracketology became part of our vernacular, but it’s here to stay. And this year’s NCAA basketball tournament has given rise to lots of examples.
    All the number crunching and statistical analyses in the world couldn’t stop the surprises and upsets this year. Brackets were busted on the very first night of competition.

    Your individual bracket

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 26-April 1, 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 26

    Matthew William Rimel, 38, of Gracieuse Lane, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering, felony larceny and damage to real property.

    March 28

    Child’s bicycle stolen from Salt Marsh Drive.

    March 29

    Lawn equipment, outdoor table, chairs and crab pot stolen from North Shore Drive.

    March 31

  • Seasons of the Slavic soul are universal

    Having in mind family connections and acquaintances, I was eager to read a little book written by the director of Siena Retreat Center, a woman of Polish descent. In my reading “Seasons of the Slavic Soul: A Quest for Authentic Polish Spirituality,” I hoped to discover intricacies, connect more deeply to them, and thus to those who enjoy this heritage. My eagerness harvested delicious fruit.

  • Calabash Fire Department March 2018

    During the month of March, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 167 calls: three structure fires, three woods/brush fires, 12 fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, a gas leak, 24 public assistance, two mutual aid, an other and 115 EMS first-response calls.