Today's News

  • BCC Fitness and Aquatics center opening delayed

    The grand opening of Brunswick Community College’s Fitness and Aquatics Center has been delayed, according to President Stephen Greiner.

    Following the state construction inspection, the facility’s emergency lighting system needed additional work. The project architect has already begun working on its upgrade. Greiner hopes the facility will be open by March 1.

  • Thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated home and car break-ins and thefts of items reported in the past week.

    Feb. 8—Someone entered a vehicle through an open window on Park Road, taking a Simplicity vacuum cleaner, Oxycodone and Celebrex.

    Feb. 7—Three cameras and eight Xbox games were stolen after someone entered through an unlocked window at a house on Water Oak Wynd.

    Feb. 6—An attempted breaking and entering was reported at another residence on Water Oak Wynd.

  • Oh, fudge! Local fudge maker prepares for holiday rush

    CALABASH—“They were just lookin’ for a lady to make fudge, and I thought, ‘I could probably do that,’” Dottie Lowery said.

    Lowery is the primary fudge maker at Callahan’s Fudge Co. in Calabash, a job she has grown to love over the past 17 years.

    Twenty years ago, Lowery and her husband retired to South Carolina from their native West Virginia. Upon their retirement, her husband hit the links, and Lowery tried her hand in fudge making.

  • ATMC claims telephone directory publisher misrepresented

    Officials of ATMC are claiming sales staff of another telephone directory publishing company operating in Brunswick County have been misrepresenting themselves as ATMC’s directory publisher and are attempting to sell Yellow Pages advertising under false pretenses.

    A salesman from this company went into an area business and identified himself as a representative of the replacement-advertising agent for Data Publishing, the publishing company that ATMC has been using for years and is still using, ATMC officials claim.

  • Youth return from Washington with eyes on the future

    After attending a prayer service with renowned gospel singers, hobnobbing with celebrities, learning their way around the nation’s capital and attending black-tie inaugural balls, four local students say they’re excited about expanding their horizons beyond Brunswick County.

    Students Jasmine Marlowe, Crystal Williams, Justin Simmons and Esli Nunez came back from presidential inauguration events with a new perspective on the future. That’s just what John Landrine, who led the effort to take the group to Washington, wanted to happen.

  • Wine and chocolate pairings sweeten Valentine's month at Silver Coast Winery

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Silver Coast Winery in Brunswick County is setting the stage and mood with its annual Wine and Chocolate Pairing from noon-5 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 7.

    Participants will enjoy four award-winning wines paired with four scrumptious handmade chocolates by an award-winning chocolatier and a Silver Coast signature wine glass for $15.

  • Bushes make Brunswick's best stew - Video included

    SHALLOTTE—Though the origin of Brunswick stew may be up for discussion, it’s no question who makes it best in Brunswick County.

    Barbara Bush and Cameron Bush representing WHQR, Friends of Public Radio, were voted the best in Saturday’s first-ever Brunswick Stew Cook-off, hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Barbara Bush said she has been making Brunswick stew for her church for many years and sells between 150-200 quarts every year. But no matter how often she makes it, each stew is a little different.

  • Sheriff's substation pondered in Calabash

    CALABASH—It would cost at least $150,102 a year to provide 12-hour, entry-level law enforcement protection in Calabash and Carolina Shores, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

    A Jan. 28 workshop gave town commissioners and residents a chance to ask questions about Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram’s proposal for a contract between his department and the two neighboring towns, both of which have expressed interest in beefing up and sharing reinforced patrol.

  • Sunset Beach council OK with 10-year payback plan for sewer

    SUNSET BEACH—Town councilmen indicated they are in sync with county commissioners' approval Monday of a 10-year payback period for sewer installation in Sunset Beach.

    In a memo to council, town administrator Gary Parker wrote after discussion with engineers and the county finance director, town officials concluded it would be unlikely they would receive a petition from at least 50 percent of property owners “who represent at least 66 percent of the assessed value of all real property affected by the project” favoring a 30-year plan.

  • Wildwood Village neighbors debate park plans

    SHALLOTTE—Residents of Wildwood Village packed the board of aldermen meeting Tuesday night to voice their views on a town park proposed for vacant land behind their neighborhood.

    The town has applied for a $462,460 state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant to put a 10-acre park on property donated by Grady Hardwick, the developer of Wildwood Village.