Today's News

  • Dip your oar into Sunset Beach’s second annual Paddle Fest

    Sunset Beach’s first Paddle Fest was such a hit last year, it’s back this year.

    The autumn event to showcase activities that make Sunset Beach special launched for the first time last Halloween in Sunset Beach Town Park. This year’s Paddle Fest is scheduled a little earlier in the season, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • LCAC brings authors together for creative writing fair Saturday

    The Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts its first Creative Writing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    “We hope people will come and enjoy it. This is our first time hosting it and we hope to have people who are interested in writing and interested in the authors and their work attend,” Cultural Arts Manager Julianne Scott said.

    “It’s different from the things we’ve done here before. I think it will be pretty interesting.”

  • Fifth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    On Saturday, Sept. 24, Hope Harbor Home’s Karmen Smith and Donna Varnum hope to make a lot of noise during the fifth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, which will begin from Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

  • More solar farms planned for Brunswick County

    The Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. solar farm on U.S. 17 provides a first look at an alternative method to generate energy.

    Brunswick County could see more solar farms, although they will be tucked out of site in rural areas once the projects begin.

    United Renewable Energy has plans for five solar farms in the works to connect to the BEMC grid.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Lottery earns record $634M for education

    New results for the N.C. Education Lottery show it raised $634 million in fiscal year 2016 to help support education programs in North Carolina.

    The new results were reported Tuesday, Sept. 13, to the N.C. Education Lottery Commission at its quarterly meeting.

  • Sunset Beach police chief resigns

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Joyner has resigned after 27 years with the town.

    Announcement of Joyner's resignation was made Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the town. According to a brief posting on the town website, Joyner cited personal reasons for her resignation.


    “I have enjoyed my 27 years as an employee with the town and wish everyone the best,” Joyner is quoted in a press release issued by the town Wednesday. 

    Joyner has been on 12-week unpaid family medical leave that concludes in mid-October.

  • Pipeline spill prompts run on gas in Brunswick County

    Fuel gauges at gas stations hit empty Monday as fear of a major pipeline break spiked a run by customers to fill up their tanks in Brunswick County and along the East Coast.

    Colonial Pipeline reported a mine inspector in Alabama discovered a large spill from one of the company’s two large pipelines that run from Texas to New Jerseyand provides a major source of gasoline delivered to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

  • Forrester chosen new Sunset Beach mayor

    SUNSET BEACH — Bob Forrester, chairman of the Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment, has been chosen to serve as Sunset Beach’s new mayor.

    Forrester was chosen by unanimous vote of the current four-member Sunset Beach Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to fill the remaining one-year term of former Mayor Ron Watts, who resigned effective Aug. 16 after selling his house.

    Forrester was among five candidates who spoke at a special meeting and mayoral forum Monday night, Sept. 19.

  • Compass Pointe intersection examined after fatal crash

     A fatal crash in last month has raised concerns about safety at the Compass Pointe and U.S. 74/76 intersection.