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Today's News

  • Summer Concerts 2016: Band of the Week: Fantastic Shakers shake up Calabash on June 28

    The third week of September 1978 marked the start of an era, the launch of The Fantastic Shakers, now renowned and touted as the “South’s Finest Show Band.”

    Since the beginning, the Lincolnton-based band, which graces Calabash’s summer concert series stage starting at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, June 28, has performed more than 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida.

  • Don’t believe everything you think

     By Linda Arnold

         I just returned from an amazing retreat at the Omega Institute in upstate New York that really helped to recharge my batteries.

         It was definitely food for the soul.  I attended workshops with experts in the mind/body/spirit arena, spent time in nature, practiced yoga and meditation and treated myself to some soothing massages. Just what the doctor ordered!

     

    Doing the work   

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    It has gotten really hot this week … suddenly. Fortunately, yesterday afternoon we had a tremendous thunderstorm that dropped plenty of water on the garden, filled up my rain barrel and cooled everything off considerably. Wonderful! But it’s not even summer yet, technically. I guess we have some cooling thunderstorms to look forward to.

  • Sunset Beach OKs beachfront pools, acts to head off de-annexation bill

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has approved swimming pools for the east end of the island and court paperwork to protect its ownership interests on the west end.

    Action came following a 40-minute closed session at a board meeting Tuesday as council approved 4-1 a “memorandum of understanding” between the town and lot owners of Palm Cove on the east end to amend the town’s settlement with the oceanfront development from last June 2015.

  • Use spinach for salads, soups, pasta sauces and dips

     When I was kid growing up, I remember the commercials for spinach featuring “Popeye the Sailor Man” with his pronounced muscles attributed to his eating of spinach. Spinach may have provided Popeye with superhuman strength, but its real life potential is far less lofty. In fact, its nutritional reputation is somewhat inflated.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 13-16

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    June 13

    Larceny of coolers reported on Cobia Street.

    June 16

    Breaking and entering, damage to real property, identity theft and unauthorized use reported on Fairway Drive East.

    Obtaining property by false pretense reported on Azalea Circle.

    Larceny of power reported on Shoreline Drive West.

  • Calabash OKs new budget with same tax rate

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved the town’s 2016-17 fiscal budget of $1,243,378 with no tax rate change.

    The budget unanimously approved by the board at its June 14 meeting will maintain the town’s current tax rate of .0875 per $100 of assessed value.

  • Man indicted in Brunswick Forest house fire

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Leland man charged in a Feb. 6 fire that damaged a home in his neighborhood, Brunswick Forest.

    Leland police arrested 34-year-old William James Kelim II, of Walbury Court, and charged him with first-degree arson, breaking and entering and communicating threats for starting the fire following a domestic dispute earlier in the day, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a previous interview.

  • Ex-Leland police corporal indicted on embezzlement charges

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a former Leland police corporal accused of embezzling money from the South Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 46-year-old Melissa Jane Hinnant, of East Eighth Street in Southport, on Aug. 6, and charged her with six counts of embezzlement.

  • Man indicted in Holden Beach Walgreens robbery

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Supply man accused of robbing Walgreens in Holden Beach on Feb. 19.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 51-year-old Wilford Norman Turman, of Kirby Road, on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in opium or heroin, warrants show.