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Today's News

  • Odoms celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

     Mr. Julian and Mrs. Jerry Odom of Sunset Harbor were honored with a surprise celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary with friends from Brunswick Senior Resource's Senior Nutrition Site and the Sunset Harbor community. Pastor Wayne Tuttle led the couple in a special ceremony as they renewed their wedding vows. Julian Odom is a Navy veteran of World War II.

  • Anglers encouraged to respond to flounder proposals

    The weather pattern was stable last week, giving us great fishing conditions. The ocean was calm enough for small boats fish the Spanish mackerel on the beach. Small boats venturing out of the Cape Fear River region around Yaupon and Ocean Crest pier also caught king mackerel. A few cobia also have been caught close to the beach, but most of the action is between 15 to 20 miles out.

  • June is all about variety

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Fun finds for Father’s Day gifts

    Father’s Day is June 21, so I have explored great gifts for dad and some fun things to do in our area.

    I went to PGA Superstore in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week and spoke with John Wagner, the general manager. A jovial, articulate man, we had a blast looking at the latest in clothing lines, then we moved on to gadgets and gizmos for the golfing dad.  

  • First Southport Songwriter Festival set for June 19-21

    The inaugural Southport Songwriter Festival (S2F) for songwriters and music lovers is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, at various venues throughout the city. The festival is being presented by Front Porch Productions, created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb.

  • Community tips leads to arrest of 3 men on drug charges

    Community tips and complaints led to the arrest of three men, including a gang member, on drug charges Friday, June 5, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Twenty-seven-year-olds Zane Alan Williams, a validated gang member, and Michael Jorrel Stanley, both of Ward Road in Longwood, are each charged with trafficking heroin, conspiring to traffic heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, the release said.

  • Deputies seize 19 dogs, charge Belville man with animal cruelty

    A 66-year-old man has been charged with animal cruelty after an alleged puppy mill bust at his Belville home.

    Deputies charged Clenton M. Howard with misdemeanor cruelty to animals after searching his home at 409 Glendale Drive at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4.

    During the search, deputies seized 19 miniature pinschers, also known as “min pins,” according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Thursday afternoon.

  • Detectives seek S.C. man on felony charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a South Carolina man wanted on three felony charges.

    Jason Lee Hanna, 31, of Ashepoo Creek Drive in Myrtle Beach, faces felony breaking and entering and two felony larceny charges in two separate incidents late last week, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Hanna has also been charged with injury to real property and misdemeanor breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Evangelization is about naming grace

     Every decade has its buzzwords. This is true in religious circles, as well. It seems as if we need new nomenclatures to help us renew, and hopefully deepen, our understanding and commitment to any cause with which we are involved.

    Though I’d scarcely call it a buzzword, evangelization has been voiced as essential to Christianity from its beginnings. In the earliest gospel according to Mark, we read a terse command: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Then comes the Great Commission, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

      By John Nelson 

    To be a dog, a mule, a cat, a fitchew, a toad, a lizard … I would not care.

    Shakespeare, Troilus & Cressida, V: 1.