Today's News

  • Days at the Dock promises too much fun plus bopples

    It’s time to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is an annual event mainstay at annual Days at the Dock festivities, slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to celebrate spring starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Savor flavors at weekend wine fests

    Wine weekend is winding its way through the South Brunswick Islands.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Museum Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, The Wine Fest 2017, is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s theme is “Venetian Magic,” showcasing Marie Kasper’s award-winning art, “Maschera Del Galeone,” at the event to benefit the museum and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Leland to acquire Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department

    LELAND — Leland officials intend to acquire the Leland Volunteer/Fire Rescue Department by July 1.

    The town has contracted with the LVFRD, a nonprofit that provides fire protection, rescue services and emergency medical care, since April 20, 2000.

  • County questions dredging Lockwood Folly Inlet

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners said Tuesday they’re tired of repeated issues and costs dealing with shoaling at the Lockwood Folly Inlet.

    “We’re looking at $450,000 per year to keep this inlet open,” commissioner Mike Forte said at the April 25 afternoon agenda meeting following a presentation about dredging costs by Jim Medlock, shallow draft navigation program project manager for the Wilmington district of the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Forte said he understands there are problems at Shallotte Inlet as well.

  • New Sunset Beach police chief on the job

    SUNSET BEACH — Right on time, new Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar arrived to begin his new job with the town last Thursday, April 20.

    Klamar was hired by the town in March after serving the past eight years as chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, where he worked his way up the ranks after launching his career in law enforcement in 1995.

  • Meet new Sunset Beach police chief May 10

    New Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar would like to invite the public to a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The public is invited to attend anytime during this window to meet Klamar.

  • Sewer remedies could cost millions in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH — It could cost the town anywhere from $330,000 to $6.1 million to remedy vulnerabilities in the town sewer system.

    That was the assessment of two engineers hired to do a sewer study for the town.

    Michael Norton of Compass Pointe Engineering and Doug Chapman of McGill Associates presented their findings during an hour-long presentation at the town board of commissioners meeting April 18.

  • Sunset Beach budget, regular meetings set

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled budget work sessions to the following dates. Each session starts at 9 a.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    First budget work session, Wednesday, April 26; second session Saturday, April 29; third session (if needed), Thursday, May 4.

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have its regular meeting Monday, May 1, starting with a closed session at 6 p.m. and pre-agenda meeting at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Two Supply residents face drug conspiracy charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two Supply residents accused of conspiring to sell prescription painkillers.

    Patrick Michael Cooney, 62, of Captain’s Wheel Avenue, and Betty Lou Small, 67, of Indian Street, were arrested April 18 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or delivers and schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

  • Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration

    Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration will remain open through April 7. Parents are welcome to visit the school in their child’s attendance zone anytime during the school day between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2017.