Today's News

  • BFA adds to Leland caseworker schedule

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a caseworker available to take applications for energy and rental assistance in Leland on Thursdays, in addition to Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until funds are depleted.

    Services are provided on a first come, first-served basis. From this location, BFA can assist people from Leland, Winnabow, Belville, Navassa and Bolivia.

    A caseworker will conduct a full intake at the Leland office at 1492 Village Road in Leland.

  • District announces high school graduation schedules

    Brunswick County Schools announced details Tuesday afternoon about its last four high school graduation ceremonies for the 21016-17 school year at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • ONDBEAT: Summer prime time for zapping buzzing Zika-spreaders

    Every year about this time we should all fear the approach of the Aedes albopictus.

  • Sunset Beach Police Deartment May 31-June 3, 2017

    The Sunset Beach Police Department made the following arrests.

    May 31

    Jaime Urbanski, 39, of Stone Cutter Drive was arrested on an outstanding driving while impaired warrant.

    June 1

    Amber Mintz 18, of Shallotte Point Loop Road, Shallotte, was arrested on a larceny by employee charge.

    June 2

    Chelsey L. Moore 26, of Ellison Court, Greenville, was cited on charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Calabash Fire Department, May 2017

    During the month of May, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 164 calls: two structure fires, three woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, 11 motor vehicle accidents, 31 public assistance, two mutual aid and 107 EMS first-response calls.


  • Club Profile: North Brunswick Kiwanis Club


    Dave Ritter, president

    Cynthia Bryant, president-elect

    Eric Mens, secretary

    Debbie Watkins, treasurer

    Joe Calla past president



    First Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Greens Blossoms Club Room and the third Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Leland Town Hall in the Long Leaf Conference Room.





    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer


  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Man at the veterinarian’s office: “Doctor, my dog doesn’t have a nose!”

    Vet: “Goodness! How does he smell?”

    Man: “Terrible!”

  • How to create more joy in your life


     By Linda Arnold


    Ahhhhhh … that vacation feeling. Toes in the sand and tropical sunsets definitely recharge the batteries!

    One of my favorite things about this past vacation was a group of festive folks called “The Joy Squad.” They made regular rounds to our resort pools, handing out popsicles, offering to clean our sunglasses and creating chances to win fun prizes.

  • Love is a strange thing. It takes you by surprise

    I recently read and re-read Fredrik Backman’s novel, “A Man Called Ove.” I’d already viewed the movie version, so this would be time No. 3 with Ove and his strangely surprising life. Though I had returned the book to the library and had conversed with others about it multiple times, I could not let it go. It would not let me go.

  • Now what should I do with that catch of the day?

    Memorial Day weekend on the South Brunswick Islands signaled the beginning of a new season of beach activities, fishing, golfing, cookouts and anything else you might want to do during the start of our summer.

    It’s the start of our grilling season too, and that means plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, grilled chicken and pork, and plenty of seafood. For the fishing enthusiasts, it also means deciding what to do with your catch of the day once you return home.