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Today's News

  • Cemeteries, grave markers among county’s ‘Most Threatened Historic Places'

    SUPPLY — People are less likely now to stumble across historic sites here than they were in the not-so-distant past, partly because they are documented better and partly because some have disappeared from record.

    The Historic Wilmington Foundation is working to prevent the latter from happening through its annual Most Threatened Historic Places List, which covers Brunswick County as well as neighboring New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Kindred Spirit bench mystery solved

    By Jacqueline DeGroot

    Guest Columnist

     

    No one knows exactly what day it happened, but during the summer of 2011, a custom-built wooden bench magically appeared at The Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. It just showed up one day — with no explanation, and no one seeking credit.

  • Venus flytraps vital to heritage

    On the surface, Venus flytrap poaching may seem like a victimless crime. The valuable vegetation adapts to being held in captivity as a houseplant, after all. But the reason lawmakers pushed this year to make stealing the plants from their native land — which includes Brunswick County — a felony is because our heritage is the true victim of this crime.

  • Apologizes and better self care are in order
  • Unveiling of Oyster Festival art

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Creativity abounds at the annual North Carolina Oyster Festival.

    This year’s festival, scheduled for Oct. 18 and 19 in Ocean Isle Beach, will be no different.

    On Aug. 26, local artist Keith White and jewelry artisan Michael Abushakra once again unveiled their latest creations officially commemorating the 34th annual oyster festival.

  • The Holiday Band celebrates end-of-season Sept. 5 in Ocean Isle Beach

    Blending funk, soul, blues and Carolina beach music, The Holiday Band provides a festive audio backdrop year-round.

    The band’s been playing since 1991 when it launched in Burlington, playing 175-plus dates annually.

    The award-winning band consists of lead vocalist Doug Neese, saxophonist Bob Martin, and vocalist-guitarist-keyboardist-songwriter Mike Taylor, who penned the band’s 2003 No. 1 R&B hit, “I’m Man Enough,” which won the Song of the Year award at that year’s Carolina Beach Music Awards Show.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 25-31

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 25

    Breaking and entering, larceny on 30th Street.

    Aug. 26

    Found property on Sunset Boulevard North.

    Aug. 29

    Injury to real property on Stokes Drive.

  • Recycle center policy draws scolding in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — A former commissioner has taken the town board of commissioners to task for disregarding citizen support of the town recycle center as well as an employee there who has been transferred to a custodial position.

  • Calabash Fire Department reports August 2014

    During the month of August, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 160 calls: 11 structure fires, seven fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents, 17 public-assistance calls, one “other” and 121 EMS first-response calls.

  • Autopsy: Oak Island infant died of suffocation

     The autopsy of an 8-month-old boy whose mother is charged with killing him in Oak Island in December shows he died of suffocation, according to an autopsy report from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

    Katherine Ann Jennings, 33, was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Luke Steven Phillips.

    The infant died from asphyxia because of suffocation, according to the autopsy report, which noted no evidence of significant trauma to the child’s body.