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Today's News

  • Cedar Grove festival a community celebration for a cause

    SUPPLY — It’s a community effort to help pay for a community building.

    Nearly two years after opening their new community center, residents of the Cedar Grove community converged at the site for a fall festival Oct. 18 to help raise money to pay off the Cedar Grove Community Center.

  • Sunset Beach police report Oct. 13-19

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and issued a warrant. All information is taken directly from town police reports.

    Oct. 13

    Larceny on Sunset Boulevard Extension.

    Oct. 14

    Warrants for Amy Kathleen Fears, 38, of 2666 Free Bird Lane in Ash.

    Oct. 18

    Breaking-and-entering, larceny on Northshore Drive.

    Breaking-and-entering, larceny on Clubhouse Road.

  • Get spooked at Halloween events

    It’s almost Halloween — are you scared yet?

    If not, here’s a closer look at things to do and what’s going on in the area to celebrate the spooky season.

    Museum and planetarium

    Learn all about local ghosts when retired Air Force Lt. Col. Wilburn Smith, adjunct professor at Brunswick Community College, presents “OIB Ghosts: History of the Island” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Holden Beach celebrates season at Festival by the Sea

     IF YOU GO

    What: Festival By The Sea

    When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

    Where: under the Holden Beach bridge

    How much: Free

    Go to: www.greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com

    Autumn is festival season, especially this Saturday and Sunday in festive Holden Beach.

    The North Carolina Festival By the Sea will once again light up the last full weekend in October in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. Admission and parking are free.

  • Annual Halloween (sugar) cravings get (dental) brush-off

    Just in time for Halloween, my teeth, which are still all naturally mine somehow, paid a visit to my favorite, friendly dental office last week.

    Or, rather, I should say “Doctor Brush” (not his real name, but what a great one for a dentist) and his skilled staff paid a memorable drop-in visit to me and my six- and 12-year-old molars, which are older than that now.

  • Team OIFC seeks another title in SKA national tourney
  • Festival ends, but keep on fishing

     The North Carolina Oyster Festival was this past weekend at Ocean Isle Beach. The Oyster Festival is the last big event that brings a crowd to our beach. The beach-going foot traffic will steadily decline from this point. The waterways have been quiet throughout the week, but the weekends have been super busy. The weather finally is making a turn to fall conditions with cool nights and north winds. The bull redfish run should continue for at least another week and then the speckled trout bite should be active.

  • Lovin’ Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort

     

    The Carolina coast is an awesome area. Near Virginia, we have the Outer Banks, 200 miles of barrier islands with lots of great beaches, history (the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane in Kitty Hawk) and golf courses.

    Coming down the coast, we have Cape Fear, our very own Brunswick Islands and then the huge sprawling Myrtle Beach, S.C., complex with more than 100 golf courses, lots of shows, amusements, shopping and fabulous beaches.

  • West Brunswick’s Cameryn Smith wins NCHSAA golf regional

     BOLIVIA— West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith won the NCHSAA class 3A East Regional golf tournament Monday, Oct. 20, at Carolina National Golf Club.

    Smith shot a 73 and finished one stroke ahead of defending state champion Siranon Shoomee of Lee County.

    “I feel petty good about that,” Smith said when asked how she felt about beating the 2013 state champion. “I felt she was my main competitor.”

    Shoomee played in the foursome ahead of Smith.

  • Scorpions rally in fourth quarter to beat Croatan on Homecoming Night

     North Brunswick scored twice in the final quarter to beat Croatan 21-12 Friday, Oct. 17, on football Homecoming Night in Leland.

    The Scorpions improved to 1-1 in the East Central 2A conference, 4-4 overall. Croatan is 1-1, 5-3.

    Croatan had  scored and taken a 12-7 lead with about 7 minutes, 44 seconds left in the game. North stopped the 2-point conversion.