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Today's News

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we honored the Boy Scouts of America on its 107th anniversary, we began holding policy committee meetings to handle key bills and we passed two major bills out of committee.

  • Shop class launches housing start for feral felines

    BOLIVIA — It involved lessons in geometry combined with ones in humane treatment of animals as students in shop class at Brunswick County Academy tackled a new assignment last week to build houses to shelter homeless cats.

  • Loren and Mark bring vocal/guitar magic to BCCOWA Feb. 23

    International guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians.

    Next Thursday night, Feb. 23, the talented twosome known as Loren and Mark are sharing their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music on the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Get set for their stunning brand of guitar instrumentals and vocal duets, which have brought them wide appeal and strong audience connection.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Harpeth Rising headlines Feb. 19

    Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians, aka Harpeth Rising, playing original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

    Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.

  • Bake cupcakes, drink wine Feb. 18 at Greenlands Farm

    Come catch Greenlands Farm’s first class of 2017 and enjoy learning the craft of making a great cupcake from Heather, the farm’s master baker who has been craft baking since 1972.

    The Craft of Baking & Wine unfolds from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 9

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

    Feb. 9

    Breaking and entering reported on Kings Trail. Unknown subject(s) entered home and took five flat-screen TVs.

  • Carolina Shores opposes proposed GSATS study area, routes

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are wasting no time expressing disapproval of the proposed location for the Carolina Bays Parkway Extension.

    Last week, the five-member Carolina Shores town board unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) area and “routes as initially proposed,” citing destruction of neighborhoods as the foremost reason.

  • Carolina Shores run a no-go

    CAROLINA SHORES — Organizers of the Calabash Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk have withdrawn an application to extend the route through Carolina Shores this year.

    “They’re going back to the drawing board,” Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Feb. 9.

    After meeting with town officials the previous day, event organizers felt they couldn’t meet standards of Carolina Shores’ ordinance related to traffic, public safety and nonprofit status, Mendenhall said.

  • NCDOL warns employers of poster scam

    The North Carolina Department of Labor is urging businesses across the state to be on the lookout for suspicious correspondence, after the department recently received multiple reports of people using scare tactics or threatening language in an attempt to sell labor law posters to employers.

  • School district to host AdvancED accreditation session Feb. 16

    Accreditation provides assurances to institutes of higher education and employers that our diplomas represent a rigorous course of study and valuable experiences that help prepare our students for their futures.