Today's News

  • Calabash merchant workshop Oct. 10

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

  • County market reports strong summer growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated steady growth throughout the month of August. The total number of units sold rose 4 percent over August 2015, the average sales price was up 13.7 percent from last year and total sales for August increased 10.9 percent over the same time last year, according to the most recent statistics from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Duke Energy to test sirens at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

    The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Oct. 12, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at low-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Lakefront diving business impacts property owners’ serenity

    BOLIVIA — Property owners and residents near Lake Serene were anything but after county commissioners took the first step Monday night to approve rezoning a lake front lot to allow a commercial business.

  • Candidates’ forum rescheduled ahead of general election

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear has postponed the Brunswick County Candidate Forum planned for Thursday night in Leland to stay out of Hurricane Matthew’s path.

    “We have selected a tentative reschedule date on Wednesday, Oct. 19,” Gail Bromley, chairwoman of voter services for the group, said Tuesday. “All of us are concerned about the hurricane.”

  • Williams named chairman of NCACC steering committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams has been appointed chairman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) General Government Steering Committee by NCACC president Fred McClure. The General Government Steering Committee studies issues dealing with the general relationship between counties and the state and federal governments, including reviewing proposed legislative goals.

  • Sykes named to NACo committee, task force

    Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Veterans and Military Services Committee and to the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force.

    NACo’s Ad Hoc committees help shape and drive NACo’s programs and services, both internally and externally. The Veterans Military Services Committee works to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for the nation’s military, veterans and their families.

  • Clarifying the status of Brunswick Family Assistance

    By Fred Stephens

    Guest Columnist

    The purpose of this column is to clarify points regarding the financials of Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) raised by a front-page story in the Sept. 8 edition.

  • Taking some time off for a spell

    Vacation brain, I’ve learned, is a very real phenomenon.

    After taking no real vacation in the past five years except to be sick, have surgery or go to the doctor, a wedding or a funeral, I’ve made up for lost time by taking two vacations this year.

    First, in August, my parents and I went back home to Cleveland to bask in the afterglow of our Cavaliers’ first NBA title, the city’s first national championship in 52 years and first in my lifetime.

  • Autumn festivals continue seasonal delights

    While Brunswick County sells itself on the warm-weather fun to be had on its beaches, fall festivals scheduled throughout our community keep people coming back for more.

    This past weekend, Sunset at Sunset in Sunset Beach celebrated its 10th anniversary with what organizers called its best event yet. The weekend before that, Sunset Beach Town Park played host to the second annual Paddle Fest, presented by Sunset Beach Business and Merchants Association.