Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Dec. 14-16 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Dec. 14

    A report was taken about a stolen firearm. The victim said he misplaced his firearm but was unable to determine whether it happened locally or somewhere up north. The incident is under investigation.

    Dec. 15

    Brett M. Herndon, 30, of Dolphin Street, was cited on possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    Dec. 16

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial.

    “DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’

    “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

  • Don’t get taken during season of giving

    By Josh Stein

    Guest Columnist

    One of my favorite things about the holiday season is how North Carolinians’ generosity extends beyond their own families to reach neighbors in need. However, there are some who view the holidays not as a time of giving but as a time for taking — taking advantage of your generosity and taking your hard-earned money. Whether you are paying for gifts or donating to charity, taking a few precautions could save you from scam artists’ holiday tricks.

  • Sea level rise and why it matters to Brunswick County

    By Dr. Richard Hilderman

    Guest Columnist

    What do Harvey, Irma and Maria have in common? They are severe weather events that occurred in 2017 that will cost taxpayers billions of dollars. We have experienced an increase in severe hurricanes, flooding and wildfires as predicted by scientists because of the increased warming of the planet. People, we are part of the problem!

  • Kindness may be the easiest gift to give

    Our friends at Paws-Ability honored me again by asking me to judge the essays students wrote upon completion of the Pet Education Program, this time at Supply Elementary School. More than 100 fourth-graders from five classes penned essays detailing what they learned and enjoyed most about the program.

    What I enjoyed most was reading each one of them. Some were extra creative and several were touching. I had a difficult time choosing the winners.

  • Calabash Fire Department

    During the month of November 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 203 calls: six structure fires, a woods/brush fire, a vehicle fire, five fire alarms, nine motor vehicle accidents, 29 public assistance, two other and 150 EMS first-response calls. 

  • LIEAP applications accepted starting Jan. 2

    Brunswick County is accepting applications for LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) at the Building B Annex (back of the Social Service building), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2.

    The program provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Holiday blood donations sought

    The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood.

    Donations decline during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when busy holiday schedules cause regular donors to be less available to give and many blood drives may be canceled because of severe winter storms.

    All blood types are needed.

    Those who come to give Dec. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Brunswick County Superior Court judge Lewis battles cancer

    Brunswick County Senior Resident Superior Judge Ola M. Lewis is battling cancer.

    A news release issued this week by Lewis’ office in Bolivia stated Lewis has been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and has been undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Minnesota.

    Lewis stated in the release she has been in Rochester, Minn., since Nov. 13.

  • Brunswick County holiday closings, schedule changes


    Curbside garbage and recycling collections scheduled for Monday, Dec. 25, will be collected Saturday, Dec. 23, the Saturday before Christmas.

    Brunswick County government offices, including all library branches, will be closed Friday, Dec. 22; Saturday, Dec. 23; and Tuesday, Dec. 26.

    The Brunswick County Landfill and convenience sites will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, re-opening on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    New Year’s Day