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Today's News

  • Listen Up to music of Annabelle's Curse Jan. 25 @ BCC

    Listen Up Brunswick County has scheduled its next concert for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.

    The upcoming concert featuring Annabelle’s Curse will take place in one of the event rooms in Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road NE off U.S. 17, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Annabelle’s Curse is a five-piece band from Bristol, Va., consisting of banjo, guitar, keyboard, mandolin, drums, bass and vocals.

    Seating will be at tables.

  • Burned Calabash eateries rise from ashes

    CALABASH — It was a family-owned business steeped in family memories, some but not all now up in smoke.

    As Crystal Coleman Nixon sifted through the charred remains of Coleman’s Original Calabash Seafood Restaurant, she managed a smile and even gratitude following an Aug. 16 blaze that burned the riverfront building and temporarily put Coleman’s out of business.

  • Museum to unveil replica of old Ocean Isle Beach ferry

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Some knew it as the Ocean Isle Beach Ferry, while others referred to it as the Brick Landing Ferry.

    Maybe people on both sides of the waterway were right, since the old ferry served as the main means of transportation between the Brick Landing community on the mainland and the east end of Ocean Isle Beach back in the 1950s.

    Now, thanks to the talents of retired civil engineer Gerry Strickland of Sunset Beach, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach will unveil its own working model of the old ferry crafted by Strickland.

  • Three-day MLK Celebration Jan. 17-19 in Southport

    The Martin Luther King Celebration Committee of Southport invites the public to an annual three-day celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the weekend of Jan. 17 through MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 19.

    The celebration will begin with a workshop presented by College Foundation Inc. from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, Jan. 17, at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 Howe St. in Southport. Middle and high school students, parents/guardians, educators and others interested in the educational welfare of youth are encouraged to attend.

  • Calabash Volunteer Fire Department report for December 2014

    During December 2014, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 158 calls, including seven structure fires, one vehicle fire, one trash fire, seven fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, seven public assistance calls, two other, and 126 EMS first-response calls.

    During 2014, the Calabash Fire Department responded to a total of 1,858 calls, an increase of 319 calls over 2013, according to department spokeswoman Honey Shore.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Dec. 25, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

    The Sunset Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents from Dec. 25 through Jan. 5. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Dec. 25

    David M. Genter, 35, 1860 Sommersett Road, Ocean Isle Beach, charged with failure to pay child support.

    Dec. 29

    Breaking and entering reported on Canal Drive; nothing was taken.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of flat-screen TV reported at an address on East Main Street.

  • Roadwork under scrutiny in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are taking a closer look at roadwork under way in the Village at Calabash.

    Last October, town commissioners approved awarding a $475,000 paving and reconstruction project of Clubview Lane in the Village at Calabash to lone bidder Palmetto Corp. paving company of Conway, S.C.

    At commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, Jan. 5, town administrator Jon Mendenhall cited a change order submitted by the company.

  • Two drivers charged with DWI in Calabash head-on crash

    Two Sunset Beach residents have been charged with driving while intoxicated following a head-on collision involving each of their vehicles on Beach Drive in Calabash on Dec. 28.

    According to Trooper R.N. McDermott with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, a 2012 Chrysler minivan driven by Phillip Rushing, 53, of 8929 Carra Lane, Sunset Beach, was headed north when it ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and crossed the center line, colliding with a southbound vehicle driven by James Crouthamel, 58, of 220 Azalea Circle, Sunset Beach.

  • UPDATE: Man arrested in Calabash bank robbery

    A South Carolina man has been arrested in an armed robbery that occurred Monday at a Calabash bank.

    Grover Marcell Springs, 37, of Deer Run Avenue in Georgetown, S.C., was arrested at his residence early Tuesday morning, according to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • Calabash bank robbed; suspect sought

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in connection with an armed robbery of a Calabash bank Monday afternoon.

    The Jan. 5 robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at PNC Bank on Beach Drive.

    The suspect fled on foot toward Calabash with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a striped tan beanie, light colored sweater with dress shirt and tie and dark pants.