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Today's News

  • Matters of the heart weigh heavily on the mind

    It’s Sunday evening, and I’m watching the “Harry Potter” movie marathon on Freeform (they seem to air one at least once a month, but I’m not complaining) to take my mind off recent troubles near and far.

  • A new school year is almost upon us

    The first day of classes for Brunswick County Schools students is not until Aug. 28, which means it is not too late to prepare for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram provides important safety tips for motorists to follow all year round, not just when school is in session, in his Sheriff’s Corner column this week. Following is a compendium of other helpful back-to-school hints we found.

    For parents, from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Sit, sip, safely see the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

    If you’re one of those last-minute souls who has not yet mapped out your solar eclipse plans, Silver Coast Winery serves up a sol-ution.

    Just in time for Monday’s unique cross-country eclipse that will briefly cast a shadow over the Carolinas, the popular winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the rural Grissettown area of western Brunswick County has scheduled “Come Sit, Sip and See the Solar Eclipse” from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Richard Marx launches BCCOWA Performing Arts Series on Sept. 6

    Tickets went on sale Aug. 16 for a Sept. 6 performance by Richard Marx that opens the new Performing Arts Series for 2017-18 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show returns Aug. 19

    The hottest cars and trucks will be on display at the 14th Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest.

    This rain-or-shine event staged by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce last year showcased 200 participating cars and trucks.

    Attendees are invited to visit car show vendors, dine in one of the restaurants or browse the shops at the Villages in Brunswick Forest.

    Brian White with Jammin 99.9 will be on hand with music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7-11 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Aug. 7

    Breaking and entering and felony larceny of several TVs and other items on West Main Street.

    Aug. 9

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported at Food Lion. Subject pulled up in what appeared to be a small pickup and took a Stihl weed trimmer and blower out of the back of victim’s truck.

    Aug. 11

    Employee theft reported at Food Lion.

  • Dredge returns to Lockwood Folly Inlet

    The Merritt side-cast dredge has been repaired and is scheduled to return this week to Lockwood Folly Inlet to continue maintenance dredging on or about Wednesday, Aug. 16.

    The dredge is expected to continue working in the inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island for 10 to 12 days, said Lisa Parker, spokeswoman for the Wilmington district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Carolina Shores sailing forward with stormwater improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — In the midst of hurricane season, the town is moving ahead with its drainage spot improvement program and other stormwater improvements.

  • Cape Fear Crossing still undecided on proposed route

    There are still 12 possible routes for the Cape Fear Crossing to add another bridge across the Cape Fear River into northern Brunswick County.

    Leland Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman, the town representative on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation committee, said she anticipated the WMPO would eliminate some of the 12 alternatives at a May meeting, but didn’t, in her report to Leland’s transportation oversight committee at its quarterly meeting Aug. 3.

  • Moore wins Beacon beach bag

    Angie Sutton, general manager of The Brunswick Beacon, is pictured with Janett Moore of Calabash. Moore entered a special beach bag drawing by dropping by the Beacon office and subscribing to the newspaper. The beach bag was full of fun goodies donated by local businesses.