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Today's News

  • Being busy can become a debilitating dis-ease

     

     

    Long ago, Hubby Dear acquired a nickname for me. He said he was going to start calling me “IST.” Yes, you read it correctly: I S T. The letters are shorthand for I’m So Tired. Gleefully he continued, “Then the children can call you MIST … Mom’s So Tired … and the grands would address you as “Grammist”… Gram’s So Tired.” The other funny thing is that the idea took hold! I am now Mist/Grammist. He dares not call me IST!

  • Self-driving cars may keep me sane

    The future we were promised may never get here so long as we don’t have our flying cars.

    Although, the one we got — with the pocket computer/TV/fantasy football draft organizer … I’m forgetting something, give me a sec … oh, and telephone — is pretty good.

    That is, unless your fantasy football draft went south. If so, my condolences.

  • Free speech isn’t free use of media outlets

    Twitter made headlines in July when it permanently banned a Breitbart editor for inciting a deliberate campaign of harassment against comedienne and actress Leslie Jones, one of the stars of the reboot of the movie “Ghostbusters” which featured women in the lead roles.

    Those who fight online bullying by racists and sexists applauded the decision while others decried it, saying Twitter violated Milo Yiannopoulos’ right to free speech.

  • Kudos to Sunset Beach for leadership

    Sunset Beach seems to have seen more than its fair share of turmoil in recent years.

    Yet despite being without a mayor and likely down one member of town council as of Aug. 31, the town is functioning on an even keel.

    Ron Watts resigned effective Aug. 16 as mayor after selling his house, while Lou De Vita tendered his resignation from council Aug. 8.

    Town council will vote on accepting De Vita’s resignation at the next board meeting Sept. 6 and will determine how to proceed with filling the remaining year in his term.

  • 27th Arts & Crafts Festival paints Oak Island

    The 27th Oak Island Art Guild Arts & Crafts Festival will once again colorize the Labor Day weekend landscape.

    The annual festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the soccer field behind Middleton Park at SE 46th Street and Dolphin Drive on Oak Island.

    More than 100 artists and vendors of handmade crafts as well as festival food will be featured.

    Admission is free, and there’s plenty of parking.

    Profits will go to support the Art Guild’s philanthropic activities.

  • Band of the Week: The Imitations wrap last of summer concerts in OI and HB

    They may be called The Imitations, but their musical talent is for real.

    Touting themselves as the “party band of the Carolinas,” Mike Merritt, George Hobbs, Richard Collier, Mike Miller and Tony Creech are celebrating 20 years together as the region’s genuine Imitations.

    Singing and dancing the best in classic beach, soul and rock’n’ roll, The Imitations are synonymous with good times.

  • Antiques appraisal fundraiser Sept. 10 in Southport

    An Antique Roadshow rolls into Southport on Saturday, Sept. 10.

    The fundraiser to benefit Brunswick Search and Rescue is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Carillon Assisted Living, 1125 E. Leonard St. in Southport.

    Tickets are $10 if sold by BSAR team members. Each ticket entitles event goers to bring in one item for a professional appraisal.

    All proceeds will go to BSAR to help purchase new snake boots for all BSAR members.

    Each ticket allows you to bring in one item for appraisal from a professional appraiser.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 21-28

    Aug. 21

    Amanda Benton Long, 41, of 1930 Pinehurst Road, Southport, was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

    Aug. 26

    Identity theft reported on Oyster Bay Drive.

    Aug. 27

    Svetlana Shkinder, 20, of 20 Uncle Drive, Asheville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    Denise Locklear, 52, of 709 Live Oak Drive, was arrested on a larceny charge.

    Aug. 28

    Elizabeth Campbell, 41, of 206 Prospect Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on a DWI charge.

     

  • Trojans dominate second half, defeat Stallions

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

  • Motorcyclist crashes following Thursday, Aug. 25 chase

    A crash involving a motorcycle sent one man to an area hospital Thursday, Aug. 25 following a chase with law enforcement.