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Today's News

  • Calabash FD auxiliary sells reflective signs to aid responders

    CALABASH — Honey Chiocco keyed in a home address on her cell phone global positioning system before steering a Calabash Fire Department emergency truck into residential territory.

    Minutes later, she was trying to discern the exact location of the Carolina Shores house along a street lined with mailboxes and confusing, often non-existent house numbers.

    Chiocco, public information officer for the department, wanted to demonstrate how confounding it can often be for responders trying to find an address in an emergency situation. And it happens far too often.

  • Silk Groove brings smooth soul May 31 to Sunset Beach

    “Smooth soul” sums up North Carolina-based Silk Groove, a vocal/instrumental band electrifying the stage of the second Sunset Beach Summer Concert of the season from 7 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday, May 31, in the gazebo in Village Park on Queen Anne Street.

    Group namesake and drummer Chris “Silk” Terry has performed with legendary groups The Drifters, The Coasters, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Smokey Robinson and The Temptations.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 16, 2017

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

    May 16

    Felish Milligan, 29, of Little Prong Road, Ash, was arrested on a possession of stolen property charge.

    Alexander Clarida, 20, of Tyron Road was arrested on outstanding warrants from Onslow County.

    Damage to real property on Cobia Street.

    Report taken about someone stealing items from Food Lion.

  • ‘Tribute to Alton & E.B. Milliken’ honors Shallotte Electric founders

    They’re lifelong Shallotte residents credited with founding a mainstay Main Street business.

    This Saturday, May 27, “A Tribute to Alton & E.B. Milliken” will unfold starting at 4 p.m. in Mulberry Park to honor the Shallotte couple and their contributions to their native town.

  • The Academy of Coastal Carolina receives National Archery in Schools grant

     The Academy of Coastal Carolina was selected to receive a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) startup grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. The grant will allow the academy to expand its archery program and compete with other local schools in elementary, middle and high school divisions.

  • Forty years and 30,000 holes of golf

     Since 1978, the Dunning family has been vacationing and golfing in the Carolinas. They come for the beach, the family time and especially the golf.

  • Two organizations join to mold junior golfers

     The Learning Illumination Center (LIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, recently began a relationship with The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    Nick Vassil, chief operating officer of APLS group, LIC’s parent company, and Karen Parker, LIC executive director, had the pleasure of meeting with Don Hall, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick Country, and Coach Terry Mauney this past Wednesday, May 17, at their offices in Shallotte.

  • Guilford Tech eliminates BCC in tournament seminfals

     Guilford Tech piled on six runs in the top of the sixth inning on its way to winning a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X and Southeastern District baseball semifinal game against Brunswick Community College (BCC) on May 15.

    Trailing by eight runs after six innings, BCC plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh and a pair in the bottom of the ninth, but the sixth-inning barrage by Guilford Tech was too much to overcome for the Dolphins.

  • Beeler fires no-hitter as Trojans advance to eastern finals for first time

     The West Brunswick High School varsity softball team is two wins away from a chance to record its first state championship in program history.

    Thanks to a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Lee County in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball playoffs, the Trojans have advanced to the 3A Eastern Finals for the first time.

  • Topsail ends West Brunswick's season in fourth-round classic

     The West Brunswick varsity baseball team had several chances to break a scoreless tie during a Friday, May 19, fourth-round state playoff game against Topsail in Hampstead.

    The Trojans never delivered the clutch base hit they desperately needed and Topsail eventually won the game in 11 innings.

    With the victory, Topsail will advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Eastern Regional Finals that were scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 23.