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Today's News

  • Second poetry contest extended

     Take a second chance

    On composing poetry

    In latest contest

    The second round of Poetry Opens Doors has been extended.

    The local poetry contest and writing initiative is being spearheaded by local author Joan Leotta, along with Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan and Kat Moore of Poetry Revisited.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 13-19 2015

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 13

    Breaking and entering to vehicle, larceny from vehicle, 35th Street.

    June 16

    Larceny of beach items on 40th Street.

    Marcus Charles Carlson, 28, of 1111 Japonica Lane, Sunset Beach, charged with possession of heroin, resisting a public officer and two counts of larceny.

    June 17

  • Sunset Beach Planning Board OKs changes

    The Sunset Beach Planning Board has approved changes updating members’ duties and responsibilities as well as those of the town board of adjustment.

    Unanimous approval of the town-initiated amendments to the unified development ordinance (UDO) came at the board’s July 16 meeting.

    Town planning director Rawls Howard said town staff reviewed Articles 3 and 4 of the town UDO related to the enabling authority of the boards and updated language to reflect changes in state statutes regarding the boards’ powers, authority and procedures.

  • Heat is on for thermostat control and coolness

    On one side of the region is my octogenarian mother’s house in the mountains of Tennessee, where Ma seems to be enjoying summer and isn’t enduring nearly as many seasonal hot flashes as the rest of the family who converged there for her birthday party earlier this month.

    This July, in addition to a present, I brought my own portable electric fan to donate to the cause and told her to please keep it forever.

  • 72-year-old 'American Ninja Warrior' works out to win

    He’s a health nut. And a fitness buff. And a great-grandpa to 10.

    Lately, 72-year-old Chuck Mammay of Oak Island has also been mastering the ropes as a competitor on NBC TV’s “American Ninja Warrior” as well as the ones at Shallotte River Swamp Park.

    Life is apparently one big workout session for Mammay, whose days begin around 5 a.m.

    “I do 30 minutes of calisthentics,” he said.

    If it’s Monday, that means 400 push-ups and 800 crunches.

  • Meet the BackBeat: Fab Beatles-tribute four get retro July 29 in Sunset Beach

    Based in Chapel Hill, The BackBeat pleases crowds of all ages with hits from The Beatles, along with timeless classics of the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, et al.

    They’ll be bringing their Beatles-n-more sound to Sunset Beach’s summer concert stage from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the gazebo in Village Park on Queen Anne Street.

  • Silver Alert canceled for Boiling Spring Lakes woman

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Boiling Spring Lakes woman who was found safe in Lexington, S.C.
    Barbra Lee Davis, 78, of Palmer Drive, who was believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, had last been seen at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, the alert said.
    The alert was issued about 11 p.m. Monday but canceled about 4 a.m. Tuesday at the request of the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, confirming she was found safe in South Carolina.

  • It’s flounder time
  • Jayla Rogers wins Magnolia Greens club title at age 13

    I’ve been writing this column for 13 years and each year brings wonderful surprises in the world of Brunswick County golf: new courses, renovations of older tracks; awesome green superintendents and golf pros and even a golf course designer (Tim Cate). We have hundreds of golfers and dozens of golf course communities. We have club champions and average players who have done wonderful things in their past lives, plus volunteers who make this a great community. I never run out of topics.

  • Deputies find man wanted on domestic violence charge

    An Ash man sought by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies for the last week was arrested Tuesday, July 21, in Washington state.

    Deputies had been searching for 26-year-old Ryan Scott Ellis, of Lewis Street, for a week before he was detained in Skagit County, Wash., on Tuesday, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Ellis was wanted in Brunswick County on charges of habitual misdemeanor assault and violation of a domestic violence protective order