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Today's News

  • Former Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons dies

    Former Calabash Mayor Anthony “Donnie” Clemmons, 78, died unexpectedly at his home Friday morning, Oct. 13.

    Clemmons served the town for more than two decades, on the town planning and zoning board from 1991-1999 and as a town commissioner from 1999-2007, finishing his municipal service with a four-year stint as mayor from 2007 to 2011. He also served on the local water quality board.

  • 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.

  • 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. 



  • Grand jury indicts six men in federal drug trafficking case

    Six alleged members and associates of a drug trafficking organization operating out of Wilmington have been indicted for conspiring to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, powder cocaine and crack cocaine following an investigation in which the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office participated, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced Tuesday.

    Firearm charges are pending against four of the men, all of whom are from Wilmington.  

  • Sunset Vision to honor Carmel Zetts on Oct. 19

    Sunset Vision will pay tribute to Carmel Zetts, coordinator of Sunset Beach Turtle Watch, at its second Sunset Visionary Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    A Sunset Beach Visionary is an individual in the community who contributes time through volunteerism, personal and professional skills and a vision to help make Sunset Beach an ideal place to work, live and play. Last year’s honoree was Frank Nesmith, who fought a 10-year battle to save Bird Island from development.

  • 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.

  • BCHBA 15th annual Parade of Homes

    The Brunswick County Home Builders Association’s 15th annual Parade of Homes takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22, and Oct. 27-29.

    “This year’s exceptional collection of new homes, beach homes, and remodels are complete with innovative architecture, creative construction concepts and illuminating design ideas,” BCHBA president Jeffrey B. Satterwhite said in a news release. “Everything you deserve in a new home… this year’s parade has it all.”

  • Coastal Drug Store makes move down Main Street

    SHALLOTTE — Coastal Drug Store was a fixture on Shallotte’s Main Street for 51 years of its 81 years in business.

    While it remains on Main Street, the store has moved about a mile west to the Shallotte Plaza Shopping Center.

    Day one in the new location began Monday when Coastal Drug owner Theresa Mintz reopened the store at 4924 Main St., Unit 12 on the opposite end of the shopping center from Duffer’s Bar and Grill.

  • Longtime library friend Marylin Searby lauded

    Marylin Searby was a friend of Hickmans Crossroads Library even before there was a library.

    Late last month, her fellow Friends of the Library at the county book branch on Calabash Road paid tribute with a reception honoring the octogenarian for her ongoing contributions to the little rural library that could.

  • Calabash releases funds for next year’s Summer Concert Series

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved release of $5,000 to the Calabash Merchants Association for next year’s Summer Concert Series.

    Action for the budgeted funding came at the town board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 10.

    Kathy Cody, concert chairman for the merchants association, said plans call for eight and perhaps nine concerts, which will continue to take place on Tuesdays from June 8 through Aug. 7, 2018, though not on Calabash town meeting nights.