Today's News

  • Willis Richardson Players revue March 3 in Wilmington

    The Willis Richardson Players present “All the World’s A Stage, A Musical Revue,” in two performances at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thalian Hall Studio Theatre, 310 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

    Admission is $20.

    The Willis Richardson Players, Wilmington’s historically African American theater company, is a nonprofit organization organized in 1974. The troupe only presents a couple of shows annually.

  • Coastal residents Rally to Raleigh to fight offshore drilling

    RALEIGH — Busloads of coastal residents, including ones from Brunswick County, traveled to the state capital Monday to voice opposition to offshore drilling.

    Hundreds of people took part in the Rally to Raleigh at the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s only statewide meeting Feb. 26 at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown Hotel.

  • Nonprofit profile: Cat Tails


    Kathy Kimbrough


    Trish Kelley


    6622 Beach Drive

    Ocean Isle Beach

    Facility hours

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays







    Go ahead — call the team of dedicated volunteers at Cat Tails crazy cat ladies and gents.

    They don’t mind one kibble-bit.

  • Sheriff’s seventh Diamonds and Denim Charity Ball March 2

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation’s seventh annual Diamonds and Denim Charity Ball unfolds 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the St. James Community Center at 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in St. James.

    This year’s proceeds will go to help Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 543 in St. James and Southport-based Samara’s Village Inc. aiding pregnant and parenting teens and their families.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre stages second Open Mic Poetry Reading

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s first Open Mic Poetry Reading in January was so successful the troupe has scheduled another one for 7 p.m. this Friday, March 2.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.  Sign-up begins at 7, followed by the readings at 7:30 in BLT’s main building at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    Attendance is welcome for those who just want to come and listen. The session will end when all the poets have had a turn.

  • Sunset Beach launches budgetary priorities

    SUNSET BEACH — Five new police cars, permanent restrooms for the island and possibly hiring a town events coordinator are among town “needs” items outlined by Town Administrator Susan Parker at a town council budgetary planning session last week.

    Parker outlined projected capital expenditures for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year based on recent meetings with town department heads.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 18, 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents, taken from department reports.

    Feb. 18

    Someone tried to pass counterfeit money at the Minuteman 14. The store clerk noticed money was fake and advised the person to leave store.

    Report taken at the Family Dollar store about someone passing a counterfeit $100 bill.

  • LIEAP funds available

    Low-income North Carolina families struggling with winter heating bills can apply for help through an assistance program run through county departments of social services.

    More than $9 million remains available to help eligible households pay their heating bills through the state-administered Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). The federally funded program helps keep families safe and healthy by providing a one-time payment directly to the utility company.

  • OIB to discuss town park master plan March 5

    Ocean Isle Beach will conduct a public meeting for the Town Park Master Plan in the Betty S. Williamson meeting hall at 3 W. Third St. in Ocean Isle Beach on Monday, March 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    The purpose of the meeting will be to review design alternatives to assist in developing the town park master plan.

    Go to oibgov.com for more information and to complete a short survey. Call Justin Whiteside, assistant town administrator, at 579-3469 for further information.

  • State Highway Patrol troopers promoted

    Seventy-seven employees of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were recognized for promotions in a ceremony Monday, Feb. 26, at the Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.

    Sgt. E. C. Harris of Troop B, District 6, (Brunswick County) was promoted to first sergeant, Troop B, District 5 (Columbus County).

    Trooper J.C. Horniak of Troop B, District 9 (Brunswick County) was promoted to sergeant, Troop B, District 6 (New Hanover County).

    The promotions include 10 civilian and 67 sworn members from various sections within the organization.