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Today's News

  • Brunswick County American Legion Baseball

    The Brunswick County American Legion Baseball team opened its home season June 15  and has played three straight home games.

    Brunswick beat Wilmington Post 10 4-3, beat Jacksonville 13-12 June 16 and lost 8-6 in 10 innings June 17 to Hampstead Post 167.

    Against Post 167, Brunswick had 13 hits. Kevon Perkins had three singles, a triple and three RBIs. He also walked and caused two balks.

  • Coast Guard, county paramedic render aid to boat passenger

    Coast Guard Oak Island crew members and a Brunswick County paramedic came to the aid of an ailing man Wednesday on a boat outside Southport.

    Personnel at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification about noon from the 25-foot recreational vessel, which had five people aboard, about a 35-year-old man who was having heart problems and drifting in and out of consciousness, according to a Coast Guard news release. The boat was about 28 miles southeast of the Cape Fear River entrance.

  • Sunset Merchants Association get a grilling about marketing

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Merchants Association is being scrutinized by some town council members who wonder how money given to the group is affecting visitation to the town.

    At council’s monthly workshop Tuesday,

    town councilman/mayor pro tem Lou De Vita told merchants association board member Darren Bouley there are “some real problems.” He also asked how posting information about the planetarium and the concert series helps tourism.

  • Calabash maintains 8.75-cent tax rate

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved a $1.229 million budget that will maintain an 8.75-cent tax rate per $100 valuation for fiscal 2015-16.

    Calabash Town Administrator Chuck Nance, speaking at the monthly board meeting June 9, said the tax rate is the same as last year’s despite the 2015 Brunswick County tax revaluation in which the town lost about 19 percent of its tax value.

    “I just hope the public realizes we’re not raising their taxes in this coming year,” town commissioner Sandy Melahn said.

  • Oceanographer: Sharks hear people long before they see them

     After three reported shark bites in a 72-hour span, with two resulting in serious injuries to two children, people all across the country have wondered how such a rare occurrence could happen three times in as many days.

    Dr. Larry Cahoon, a biological oceanographer with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, classified the shark bite on Ocean Isle Beach reported Thursday, June 11, as a “classic shark incident.”

  • 'Godspell,' puppet workshop and workshops set BLT summer stage

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s youth division, The Stagestruck Players, will present a reprise of the musical “Godspell Junior” at 7:30 p.m. June 18-22 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at BLT’s new home at 8068 River Road, Southport.

    “Godspell Jr.” incorporates pop, folk rock, gospel, and vaudeville musical styles in an infectious and inspiring score.  The cast ranges in age from 11 to 18 years, and the majority have multiple stage performances under their belts. 

  • Band of the Week: Steve Owens & Summertime accompany solstice, dads' day June 21 in Holden Beach

    Award-winning Steve Owens and Summertime will have a double celebration the first day of their namesake season when they hit the stage of Holden Beach at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, the first day of summer and also Father's Day.

    The Roanoke Rapids-based band walked away with the "Favorite New Artist of the Year" award at the 2012 Carolina Beach Music Awards in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The multi-musician beach group was also nominated for 2014 Cammy Awards.

  • First SBIC crafts fair set for Saturday, June 20

     IF YOU GO

    What: South Brunswick Islands Craft Fair

    When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20

    Where: South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W., Carolina Shores

    How much: Free

    Brunswick Community College, its South Brunswick Islands Center and 65 vendors are getting crafty for the first South Brunswick Islands Craft Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the SBIC at 9400 U.S. 17 W. in Carolina Shores.

    Admission is free.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June 7-June 14

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

    June 7

    Miguel Marcos Angel Sepulveda, 48, of 5974 Beach Drive, Shallotte, charged with no operator’s license.

    June 10

    Larceny of cell phone reported on beach strand.

    June 13

    Larceny of iPad reported at River Creek Apartments.

    Damage to personal property attempt; razor under car tire on Great Egret Circle.

  • 11th-hour vested rights sought in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Just as Sunset Beach Town Council scheduled a June 29 public hearing to consider reduced multi-family density in the town’s island commercial district, a developer is seeking vested rights.

    The town board of adjustment has delayed until July 8 deciding on developer Sammy Varnam’s request for vested rights to build a multi-family development in the island’s commercial district.