Today's News

  • Food for Thought: Sunset Beach Waterfront Market launches Sept. 3 in new park
  • Band of the Week: Continental Divide shakes up OIB 8.28
  • 'Becoming Lady' author pens canine hit

    It’s her first book, and it’s already a bestseller.

    Local author Jeanne Maxon is quickly learning nothing succeeds like a good dog story.

    Since publishing “Becoming Lady — A Rescued Golden’s Journey from Lonely to Loved,” last June, the Ocean Ridge Plantation resident has already sold out of her first batch of 265 copies and has ordered more.

  • Marine Fisheries Commission delays vote on Southern flounder proposals

    Patricia Smith
    N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    > MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission postponed action on proposals
    for Southern Flounder management that had been scheduled for last week’s meeting.
    > During last week’s meeting, the board received a letter from N.C. Department of

  • Concerns about fisheries management of flounder

    Here is my quote for North Carolina: “First in flight and last in everything else.”

  • Ladybirds: Fantastic golfing fun

    Brunswick County is a great place for golf. We have 21 golf course communities. Some have 18 holes of golf, others have 27, 36 or 54 holes. St. James Plantation has a whopping 81.

    That’s a lot of courses, but what really makes everything click are the activities that center around golf. Each weekend there are several charity golf events. I can only write about a few because if I didn’t limit their coverage, that’s all I would ever write about.

  • Trojans open football season with victory

    SOCASTEE, S.C. — The West Brunswick High School football team opened its season by beating Socastee (S.C.) High School 25-13 Friday, Aug. 21, in a non-conference game.

    On a wet field, junior Shikeem Hill gained 143 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. Junior Maliek King gained 132 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. His first touchdown run was 72 yards.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Calabash liquor store thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for two Little River, S.C., men who they say stole liquor from the Calabash ABC store Thursday, Aug. 20.

    Mark Steven Johnson, 46, and John Edward Morrison, 32, both of Lakeside Drive, are each wanted on a charge of misdemeanor larceny, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    The men came into the store at 10203 Beach Drive about 3 p.m., Flax said. When security footage was viewed later that day, the men were seen taking bottles of liquor without paying for them.

  • School district works to resolve coal ash issue with state agency

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials are still working to resolve the problem caused by coal ash on the athletic fields at South Brunswick Middle School.

    School district officials found out about the coal ash on the fields two years ago. Last year, state officials determined the small amounts of coal ash don’t pose health risks to students, but the fields are still not being used.

    The district is still working with the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) on the problem.

  • Coastal alliance sets September meeting with consultant

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Brunswick Coastal Community Alliance, formerly the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, talked taking their alliance up the coast and on to Raleigh at their quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, in Holden Beach Town Hall.

    The alliance includes former consortium members from Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Brunswick County government.

    The name change is meant to signify the towns will work together on beach protection issues, but will no longer operate under a written agreement.