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  • Eight signs you may be an online shopaholic

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Click. Add to cart. Confirmation.

    It’s so easy. Just how do they know what you need?

    Because it’s big business for companies to know everything they can about you. And you leave a trail every time you make a choice.

    Entire businesses have sprung up to track our every move — not only purchases but preferences. What do you read? What kind of car do you drive? What are your favorite brands?

    So who could blame you for jumping on board? 

  • Seafood festivals abound in eastern North Carolina this time of year

    We really live in a special place! In addition to our warm, sunny weather and sandy beaches, eastern North Carolina provides an abundance of seafood festivals to take advantage of in early October every year.

    On Oct. 6-8, the North Carolina Seafood Festival took place in the town of Morehead City. The festival is held the first weekend in October every year to help promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry in North Carolina during the non-summer months.

  • BCAR releases September 2017 data

    September has come and gone and temperatures are cooling down, but Brunswick County’s residential real estate market remains hot. The third quarter finished strong, with units sold outpacing 2016 by 27 percent and total dollar sales up by 36 percent over last year, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. 



  • Rotary clubs reach out on World Polio Day

    Rotary members in Shallotte are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Tuesday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio — a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Shallotte Rotary Club will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease.

  • Brunswick Town DAR at The Warrior Ride program Oct. 21

    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will have a table for The Warrior Ride on Saturday, Oct. 21, which starts at the soccer fields behind Oak Island Town Hall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony will start at 10 a.m. followed by self-paced bicycle ride around Oak Island, where residents will be able to talk to and ride with veterans. A $25 donation to the charity is requested.

  • Holden Beach Bridge lane closures begin Oct. 18

    Drivers crossing the Holden Beach Bridge/N.C. 130 over the Intracoastal Waterway will likely encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18. The closures are needed for North Carolina Department of Transportation crews to safely inspect and perform routine maintenance work on various sections of the bridge.

    The closures will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday and continue until 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

  • Meet the Holden Beach candidates

    Meet the Candidates, hosted by the Holden Beach Property Owners Association, will be Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at Holden Beach Town Hall.

    All of Holden Beach’s elected positions are up for election in November.

    Mayor Alan Holden filed July 7 to run again and will not face any opposition.

    Seven candidates, including three incumbents, will run for all five open commissioner seats.

    H. Ashley Royal is not seeking re-election, while Kim Isenhour resigned after moving out of town.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:56 a.m. Oct. 16, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:59 a.m. Oct. 13, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results from Oct. 6 at Leopard’s Chase. The group played a 6-6-6 tournament. The team of Terry Heineman, Jim Beairsto, Gary Gutheil and Brian Mikesell captured a first-place finish with a score of 134. Scott MacBean, Ricky Rix, Kevin Brady and Joe Capone finished in second place. Matt Beairsto posted the low score of the round with an 82. The low net scorer was Heineman with a 68. Heineman earned golfer of the week honors.