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Today's News

  • Thanking God for the gift of Linus Torok

    My mom brought me back to my home in Darlington, S.C., from my parents’ house in the Triad where they’d taken me so I could lay my beloved cat Kobi to rest about two weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    As soon as I unlocked the front door to my home and felt Kobi’s absence, I’d burst into tears.

    “Let’s get back in the car and you can tell me where the animal shelter is,” Mom said. “You need a kitty.”

  • Now is the time to speak on trails

    Those who missed the Brunswick County Planning Department Greenway, Bikeway, & Paddle Trail Plan final draft open house Jan. 30 still have time to offer feedback on walking trails, bike routes, paddle trails and resource preservation throughout the county.

  • On Campus with BCC: The Firebirds of Brunswick County Early College

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Secanda Seifred, counselor to the Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) Firebirds, shares a bit of the history of the Early College High School (ECHS) and the personal reward she has experienced as one of the founders of this North Carolina STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) School of Distinction.

  • Red Cross urgently needs blood donors

    The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter so patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had sessions on the House floor four days, read in bills but took no votes, and had our first group of House pages on duty.

  • Sunset Beach OKs new canopy boundaries

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council approved tightened restrictions Monday for cabana shading devices on the beach.

    New guidelines change the earliest allowable time to erect beach tents from 6 to 7 a.m. and prohibit cabanas on the beach between First and 27th streets near the “congested” Sunset Beach Fishing Pier area.

    Council opted to retain the current 10-foot distance between tents after councilwoman Carol Scott discarded her previous proposal for 12 feet.

  • Carolina Shores not ready to race

    CAROLINA SHORES — Organizers of an annual Thanksgiving Day race may soon have one more hurdle to clear before this year’s event is ready for start time.

    After learning of plans by Coastal Race Productions to change the route to include their town, Carolina Shores commissioners on Monday said not so fast.

    Speaking at the town board’s monthly workshop Feb. 6, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said organizers of the Calabash Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk submitted an incomplete application and haven’t paid a fee.

  • Silver Coast serves Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Pairings

    Silver Coast Winery is offering a delightful Wine & Chocolate Pairings celebrating Valentine's Day with your sweetie or Singles Awareness Day with your friends.  Reservations are currently being accepted at both locations, Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, on Sunday, Feb. 12, or Silver Coast Winery Tasting and Tap Room at 105 S. Howe St. in Southport on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    They are featuring six Silver Coast award-winning wines paired with six renowned See’s Candies, which were featured on Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Brunswick County Black History celebration set for Feb. 10-12 in Southport

    Celebrate Brunswick County’s Black History at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. in Southport, with the following events scheduled Feb. 10-12. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

    Friday, Feb. 10

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Harriet Tubman-Underground Rail Road and Civil War Times.” Carolyn Evans is featured with the Battery “B” 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery Regiment re-enactors. Evans, portraying Harriet Tubman, is an accomplished actress, dancer, educator, storyteller, motivational speaker and author.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 31

    Breaking and entering, theft of two TVs from a Canal Street home.

    Feb. 1

    Bobbie Anderson, 23, of Ocean Haven Road was arrested on an outstanding warrant for simple assault and communicating threats charges.