Today's News

  • Service dog blamed for attack at outdoor show

    A small dog is recovering after being bitten and injured in an attack by a Canine Angels service dog last Saturday at a show sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon.

    The Jack Russell/Chihuahua mixed breed dog was taken for treatment by a local veterinarian shortly after the attack Saturday morning at the Beacon’s Outdoor Living Show at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Calabash Fire Department report for August 2015

    During the month of August, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 149 calls: eight structure fires, two woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 12 public assistance calls, three other, and 109 EMS first response calls.

  • Calabash welcomes new town clerk

    CALABASH — Town commissioners welcomed new town clerk Sue Stuhr at their monthly meeting Sept. 8.

    Stuhr took the oath of her new office from Calabash Mayor Mary Knight at the monthly meeting.

    Stuhr, who previously served as town clerk for the town of Ocean Isle Beach, was hired to her new position after former Calabash Town Clerk Kelley Southward left the town in August to start a new job near Charlotte.

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  • Dr. Ernie’s top 10 dog dental questions, part II

     Last week, I shared five of my top 10 doggie dental questions. This week, let’s look at the rest of the most common queries I get concerning a dog’s oral cavity.

    6) Do small or large dogs have more problems with their teeth?

  • Subdivision rezoning gets final approval in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have given second and final approval to a rezoning request for proposed Phase 3 development in Calabash Lakes subdivision from residential R8 to planned residential development (PRD).

    Approval came at the monthly board meeting last Thursday, Sept. 10.

    The change is designed to accommodate a shift from previously approved townhouses to single-family detached houses, with the majority of the housing in the 1,500 to 2,200-square-foot range. The change also reflects a reduction in the number of units from 220 to 98.

  • Sponge or dishcloth?

     Well, what is it? A kitchen sponge or a dishcloth? I personally like cloths, but I know many people favor sponges.

    Sponges are great for wiping up spills and absorbing liquid and some have a scrubby side that helps clean grime from pots and pans and dishes. But, they also absorb harmful foodborne pathogens along the way. There have been some scientific studies showing the kitchen sponge or dishrag is the germiest thing in most homes and, if not cleaned between uses, can be a prime spot for germ growth.

  • Main Street widening, park facilities reviewed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has begun reviewing proposed details for the widening of Main Street and the addition of restrooms and a gazebo for the new town park.

    At council’s monthly meeting Sept. 8, North Carolina Division of Transportation Division 3 operations engineer Chad Kimes said five-foot-wide paved bike lanes are proposed for either side of Main Street from the east end to the west end.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 11, 2015

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

    Sept. 11

    Larceny reported on Resort Circle.

  • Sunset Beach to sue for Jaguar's Lair bonds

    SUNSET BEACH — The town is moving forward with legal action against the bond company for Coastal Communities for non-performance on infrastructure work in Jaguar’s Lair.

    Unanimous approval came at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting Sept. 8.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts said the town has been in conversation with the bond company since May.

    “We’re asking them to go ahead and produce for Coastal Communities’ lack of performance,” he said.

  • The three Vs of communication: Hearing what is not said

    By Linda Arnold 

    Would you be surprised to learn only 7 percent of your communication comes from the words you speak?

    The other 93 percent is picked up by the tone of your voice, your eye contact and whether your arms are crossed, not to mention your handshake, the tilt of your head or those hands on your hips.

    According to author and management consultant Peter Drucker, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”


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