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Today's News

  • Forum brings social issues to forefront

    So many problems in our society can be traced to the same roots: a lack of resources, a lack of options, a lack of assistance, and, perhaps worst of all, a lack of hope, along with an overabundance of pain and suffering. All have to be addressed in order for these problems to be eradicated.

    But before any of that can happen, the problems must be acknowledged.

    Those who work in the health, law enforcement and social services professions have been on the front lines of fighting our community’s heroin and opiate drug epidemic since it began.

  • Sunset Beach ERC muzzled on dredging

    SUNSET BEACH — A lengthy showdown ensued Monday night after town councilman Pete Larkin made a motion to “disband and eliminate” the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, sparking anger and heated debate before a majority of council settled for a compromise and eventually adjourned for the night shortly after 10 p.m.

  • Holden Beach manager merits 38-percent raise

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners unanimously approved a 38-percent pay increase for Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett following a closed session March 21.

    The action increases Hewett’s salary from $98,472 to $136,500 annually, town clerk Heather Finnell confirmed Monday.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 28-April 2 2017

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

    March 28

    Allen Bulak, 34, of Rest Place SW, was arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying and obstructing.

    April 2

    Mia Lane Cummings, 28, of North Windward, Supply, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Tiffany Michelle Daniels, 29, of Hanover Lane, Bolivia, was arrested on a charge of driving while license 

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Guarantee opens doors to higher education

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    The campus community of Brunswick Community College extends a sincere thank-you to Brunswick County commissioners for their unanimous support of BCC in providing a postsecondary education to local high school graduates.

  • Recommended state health plan premium increase hurts government retirees in N.C.

    By Richard Rogers

    Guest Columnist

    The board of trustees for the state health plan has approved a 2018 benefit design change that imposes a $50 monthly premium for non-Medicare retirees enrolled in the 80/20 plan, a significant increase from the $15.04 per month they pay now.

    That’s $600 in premiums over the course of one year — more than a 330 percent increase on current annual payments.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we met almost every hour March 28 and 29 with committees and visitors, we worked on the budget early each morning and we passed a repeal and reset of the controversial House Bill 2.

  • You decide: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    I recall my late, paternal grandmother telling me how much she looked forward to the third Friday of each month. This was the day her husband — my grandfather — took her from their small farm into town. For all the other days of the month, my grandmother worked on the farm. She made her own bread, harvested and canned vegetables raised in the garden and even helped butcher, dress (remove unwanted parts and divide the kept parts) and cook the pork and poultry raised on their land.

  • PGA Junior League Golf begins in May

    By Darren deMaille

    One of the initiatives the PGA of America has instituted to grow the game of golf is the PGA Junior League in which PGA professionals make golf fun, social and an inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and younger to learn and enjoy the game of golf.  

    Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends.  A PGA or LPGA professional serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. 

  • Waiting for warm water to agitate action

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Unfortunately, the conclusion of the first week of April has been uneventful here in the Brunswick County fishing world. And once again, the lack of action is related to water temperature and weather.