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Today's News

  • Rabon must explain SB 875

    Senate Bill 875 should come as no surprise to residents of state Senate District 8, specifically those in Brunswick County, who have been represented by Bill Rabon for the past six years.

    During the first half of Rabon’s tenure, he was touted as a champion for the district, especially the areas along the coast.

    In 2011, he was among primary sponsors of Senate Bill 110 to allow terminal groins to be used as erosion control devices. It was a move supported by at least one Brunswick County beach municipality, Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Photos enhance story of 50-year marriage

    By Sharon Markatos

    Guest Columnist

    Being married 50 years is quite an accomplishment, but not that unusual. The circumstances behind how my husband, John Markatos, and I, the former Sharon Thompson, met are quite unique.

    In 1943, a photograph was taken of my brother standing next to my mother, who was holding John and pregnant with me. The Markatos family and the Thompson family lived in a four-family house on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we passed the 2016 budget out of the House Appropriations Committee and out of the full House, we had official visitors from our county boards of commissioners, and I had visitors from home: Oak Island.

  • Remembering their sacrifice

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    Every year on the last Monday in May, our nation pauses to pay tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

    Memorial Day is a day to honor and memorialize our fallen heroes for their courageous fight for freedom, liberty and security. It is also a time to thank our veterans who have served as well as our men and women in uniform who are serving.

  • Sea Trail: Renovation and new pro

    Sea Trail Golf Resort, home of the Maples, Jones and Byrd courses, is renovating the Jones Course this summer. And in the middle of this flurry of activity is its new head golf professional, Andrew Galbraith.  

  • Cobia Clash this weekend Ocean Isle Fishing Center
  • Scorpions with third straight outdoor track title

    GREENSBORO — The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team continued its dominance in state championship competition, winning its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A outdoor title Saturday.

    Including indoor state titles, the Scorpions have won six straight state championships.

    “That’s really hard to fathom,” North coach Garry Bishop said. “To win six straight — I can’t put it in words.

  • One out from loss, Corinth Holders rallies, beats West Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE — Corinth Holders, one out from a defeat, rallied to beat West Brunswick 9-4 in eight innings Friday in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs.

    West finishes the season 24-4. The Pirates, 19-7, advance to the East Regional and will play Topsail. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship series June 3-4.

  • All clear issued after bomb threat evacuation at West Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued an all-clear for West Brunswick High School following a bomb threat Friday. Shelters that were in place have also been lifted for Union Elementary, Shallotte Middle and Waccamaw schools.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

  • Padgett wins two medals in AAC track and field championships

    East Carolina University redshirt senior Kayla Padgett finished second in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw in the American Athletic Conference track and field championships at the UCF Track Complex.

    In the hammer throw May 12, Padgett threw a distance of 191 feet, 9 inches on her final throw. Cincinnati sophomore Annet Echikunwoke finished first (201-5).

    In the discus throw May 13, Padgett had a distance of 169-10. Senior teammate Raqurra Ishmar was first with an AAC record throw of 176-10.