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Today's News

  • Who's responsible for what debated in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are debating who’s responsible for what when it comes to drainage easements and landscape maintenance.

    During discussion at the town board’s monthly workshop July 7, town administrator Jon Mendenhall said a Northwest Drive resident has asked the town to consider taking over maintenance of a drainage easement between Courts 6 and 7.

    But town commissioners were in agreement the town cannot be responsible for easements it doesn’t own.

  • Summer kids' movies now showing on the big screen in Shallotte

    Buckle into your movie seats.

    It’s kids’ movie time for another summer.

    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has once again launched its seasonal Summer Kids’ Movie Series.

    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 21.

    Admission for all ages is $1 per person. Admission is subject to seating availability, and groups are welcome.

  • Band of the Week: Smokin' Hot ready to set Sunset Beach on fire July 16

    Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot is a sizzling seven-piece rhythm-and-blues band.

  • 'Tammy' fetches a crowd during first-week Shallotte premiere

    As the new movie “Tammy” debuted last week on the big screen, locals turned out to see the Melissa McCarthy comedy, portions of which were filmed in Shallotte and elsewhere in Brunswick County.

    Among movie-goers was local Chef Sal Rubio, who provided use of his Shallotte restaurant, The Grille, to be converted for filming last year into “Topperjack’s,” the fictitious fast-food place that gets held up by McCarthy’s starring character after she is fired.

  • Finding God in the reality of television

     

     

    Hubby Dear teases me about my television viewing. He finds my choices both amusing and confusing. In a way, so do I. Upon reflection, however, there does seem to be a method to all my madness. There are reasons for my options.

  • House fire extinguished on Sunset Beach island

    Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out inside a house last week on the Sunset Beach island.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Fire Chief Richard Childres said the fire, reported at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at an unoccupied house at 410 29th St., is believed to have been the result of a wiring or mechanical issue.

    Fire damages were confined mostly to the kitchen, with smoke damage throughout the structure.

  • Get outside

     Katherine E. McKee, Ph.D

    Brunswick County 4-H Agent

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson 

    Everybody around here is heading to the beach! Are you? Need something to read? Here’s a short novel in 3 short chapters:

  • Finished roundabout gets around to July 16 ribbon cutting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — As work wraps up on the town’s new roundabout, the town will have a ribbon cutting to officially launch the stoplight-free intersection.

    The ceremony tentatively is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the newly constructed roundabout at the mainland entrance to the high-rise bridge, town administrator Susan Parker said.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation had to be finished with construction of the roundabout by the Fourth of July, which it succeeded in doing last week, Parker said.

  • Summer heat nothing to swoon at, but sometimes it happens

    Look at me, celebrating the Fourth of July and sunshine in Sunset Beach in red, white and blue just one day after our first (and we hope last) 2014 summer storm, aka Hurricane Arthur, blew up the Carolinas coast.

    Look at me, with my new smartphone pedometer app sauntering up Sunset Beach for a three-mile walk on one of the prettiest beaches God, with a little help from the Gores, ever invented.