Today's News

  • Carolina Shores denies initiating FEMA flood map changes

    CAROLINA SHORES — One of the residents affected by pending changes that put her in a flood zone claims the town initiated the measure with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after last year’s flooding.

    Phyllis Novkovic, whose Oakbark Court home was among those flooded during weekend rain that dumped 24 inches on the town one year ago last October, last week accused the town of taking action with FEMA to change flood maps as well as paying for an engineering study.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 19

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Samantha Etheridge:

  • The fall season brings out our best chowders and bisques

    Most everyone enjoys a good, creamy and chunky bowl of clam chowder, or maybe you prefer the Manhattan-style chowder instead. But one thing we all agree on is that the fall season is when the chowders and bisques come out.

    Many restaurants will be serving up these seafood delights, and will be offering both chowders and bisques. Do you know the difference between chowder and bisque?

  • Legacy Motown Revue entertains Sunset Beach on Sunday, Oct. 9

    Legacy Motown Revue headlines an exclusive Sunset Beach Concerts Fall Concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.

    The performance unfolds in The Village Park on Queen Anne Street. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the free concert.

    Kernersville-based Legacy Motown Revue launched on the Fourth of July, 2010, to the delight of Motown-loving audiences everywhere, including the summer concert one coming up this Friday night, Aug. 5, in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Gardening for weight loss

    Two-thirds of the population of the United States is overweight, so lots of us are looking for ways to drop some pounds. Most want the quick fix with the latest magic pill or the 21st century equivalent of the grapefruit diet. While losing weight may be difficult, the basic concept is simple: burn more calories than you consume. If hanging out at the gym isn’t your cup of tea, try these tasks that will get your heart pumping and help your garden as we move into the cooler months of fall.

  • Calabash Fire Department Sept. 2016

    During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 168 calls: five structure fires, five fire alarms, four motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 13 public assistance calls and 140 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sixth annual Paws-Ability Bicycle Poker Run is Oct. 22

    Animal advocates are some of my favorite people. One of my favorite local animal welfare groups, Paws-Ability, is full of some of my favorite people. On Saturday, Oct. 22, I hope you’ll join us for the sixth annual Paws-Ability Bicycle Poker Run. This is our area’s largest animal charity event and benefits several organizations and thousands of needy pets. Besides helping dogs and cats that need help, the Bicycle Poker Run is a lot of fun. The event has been postponed from Oct. 8 to Oct. 22 thanks to the threat of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Dialogue does not mean yelling louder
  • H2GO declines funding park projects

    H2GO board members have declined to partner on community projects at local parks.

    The board was considering a request to sponsor construction of an entertainment pavilion at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park when it received another request to help Leland’s Sturgeon Creek park.

    Niel Brooks, Leland’s operation services director, brought a town council request to the H2GO board Sept. 20 for a picnic shelter project to add to Sturgeon Creek Park at 844 Allison Way.

  • Belville subdivisions to see slower traffic

    Belville will slow the pace in a few subdivisions once the North Carolina Department of Transportation approves a drop in the speed limits.

    The town requested a review of speed limits which Jessi Leonard, NCDOT division traffic engineer reviewed with board members Oct. 3. Belville delayed its regular September meeting to the first week in October because of town commissioner scheduling conflicts.