Today's News

  • ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ opens for business June 15 at BLT Theatre

    Rock out and remember the songs of the 1950s and ‘60s this week and next as Brunswick Little Theatre transforms into “Smokey Joe’s Café” June 15-18 and 22-25.

    Based on the prolific and successful songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the show became the longest running musical revue in Broadway history when it opened in 1995 and ran for 2,036 performances.

    It was also nominated for seven Tony awards and took home the Grammy award for best musical show album.

  • Warm up with The Embers and Craig Woolard on June 18 in Holden Beach

    Summer concert stages will heat up in coming days and weeks, especially as musical legends The Embers with Craig Woolard team up to entertain at four Brunswick County summer concerts.

    The renowned beach music legends are scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach and on July 7 in Ocean Isle Beach, Aug. 22 in Calabash and Sept. 6 in Sunset Beach.

    The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity, leaving their mark on listeners for decades.

  • Beach Reads: Barnhill’s ‘Beautician’s Notebook’ snips into beauty shop murder mystery

    She’s a published author of historic fiction set in Tudor England.

    Local writer Anne Clinard Barnhill dips into a different style and more recent era this summer with her latest novel, “The Beautician’s Notebook.”

    For book protagonist Willa Jo Temple, “dying” takes on new meaning when she is found murdered in her own beauty shop in the fictitious coastal town of Summerset, N.C.

  • Club Profile: Sunset Vision

    **Sunset Vision presents Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show and Sale, June 22-24 at Triple D’s Hemi Haven Classic Car Showroom, 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach. Fundraising reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 23, $25 per person. Free viewing 4-6 p.m. June 22 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24. Go to sunsetvision.org.**

    Sunset Vision launched in 2015, its mission encompassing “a group of diverse, caring citizens who are working to enhance the Sunset Beach experience for residents and visitors alike.

  • Carolina Shores administrator merits contract, $10,000 pay hike

    CAROLINA SHORES — A little more than three years after being hired, Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall has signed a three-year contract that includes a significantly higher salary than that of his hiring date.

    The town board of commissioners approved Mendenhall’s employment contract last week to lock in “stability and experience as the administrative head of town government,” according to a news release issued by the town last Friday, June 9.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 8-11, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    June 8

    Unknown children threw rocks, causing damage to vehicle in an area of Canal Street.

    June 10

    Larceny of a wallet from a vehicle on Chandlers Lane.

    June 11

    Theft of a hand power pole from a boat on 30th Street.

  • Midnight Allie plays Calabash on Tuesday night

    Midnight Allie band graces the stage of the next Calabash Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road.

    The public is invited to bring chairs and money for food and drinks available for sale at this free summer concert. Last week's concert featuring The Tams had to be cancelled because of rainy weather.

  • Causey: ACT to prevent tragedies in hot cars

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina are reminding people of the dangers of leaving children in cars.

    According to Safe Kids USA, 11 children have died of heatstroke in vehicles so far in 2017 and three children died in North Carolina in 2016.

  • Trillium Health Resources accepts funding to Opioid Crisis Grant

    North Carolina received more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant, in May 2017. The funds will be divided among the seven Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in the state, including Trillium Health Resources, which serves Brunswick County.

    The MCOs will be tasked with increasing access to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • N.C. gets $18.6M for Dish Network Do-Not-Call violations

    North Carolina will receive $18.6 million as a result of a lawsuit against Dish Network related to its violations of Do-Not-Call laws.

    North Carolina entered into the lawsuit against Dish Network with three other states and the federal government. This is the largest do-not-call related penalty ever obtained.