Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment grants Riverside North setback variance

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment has approved a setback variance for 44 Riverside North lots on Riverside Drive.

    Approval came at a Nov. 18 hearing continued from October.

    Chris Stanley, designated agent for the applicant, sought a variance to reduce the required 25-foot front yard setback in the BR-2 beach residential district covering Riverside Drive to 15 feet for all lots in the proposed project.

  • ONDBEAT: Veterans' recognition continues after Nov. 11

    After Veterans Day this past Nov. 11, even after all the pomp of attending a ceremony the following day when their hero Army son received a critical piece of medal at the White House, Klara and Larry Groberg had more honors awaiting upon their arrival back home in Brunswick County.

    Neighbors had festooned their home in the Oyster Harbour community near Holden Beach with flags, miniature ones marching up the driveway and encircling their mailbox.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9, 10, 12 and 13 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Nov. 9

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Super Saturday sparks season in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always super in Ocean Isle Beach.

    That’s the day residents and visitors converge for festivities to kick off the holiday season.

    The fun begins with the Super Saturday Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Participants will meet for judging at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St.

    Participants gussy up vehicles, golf carts, bicycles and themselves with holiday decor and attire.

  • Hunger and Homeless Banquet addresses need

    SOUTHPORT — Less than a week before Thanksgiving, a roomful of concerned residents and representatives convened to discuss local need at the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s fourth annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet.

    The “banquet” consisted of a simple soup-and-water lunch, but there was much to discuss beforehand as the meeting got under way at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

  • For what should we give thanks?


  • What are you going to do with all those Turkey Day leftovers?

      Thanksgiving is probably the biggest “leftover” holiday of the year. The traditional turkey day is over with and you stand there in wonderment at the mounds of leftovers and the guilt starts to set in. The mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, the dressing, the various vegetable side dishes and all that gravy … what are you going to do with all of it?

  • ThanksLIVING: a year-round state of mind

     By Linda Arnold


    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday — only surpassed by New Year’s Day, the ultimate new beginning (but that’s another column)!

  • Pearl Harbor survivors, witnesses sought for commemoration ceremony


    The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition is seeking Pearl Harbor survivors and witnesses for southeastern North Carolina’s annual Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony scheduled for Dec. 7 at Battleship Park.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     “Sweet is the swamp with its secrets, until we meet a snake;

    ‘Tis then we sigh for houses, and our departure take.” Emily Dickinson.