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Today's News

  • High surf advisory, rip current dangers this weekend

    “Hopefully this will be our only call this year,” Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Randy Thompson said Friday morning during a conference call about Hurricane Bill.

    The call, which featured an update on Bill from the National Weather Service, had representatives from area municipalities, rescue services and law enforcement agencies.

  • Coastal Living unveils Idea House

    SUNSET HARBOR—From a cozy fireplace to an outdoor kitchen to an upstairs “sleeping porch” complete with hanging bed, the Coastal Living Idea House in the Seawatch community has ideas for every taste.

    That’s the purpose of the magazine’s annual Idea House, which opens for tours to provide customers with ideas for their own homes. Each year, the idea house uses materials from national sponsors as well as local and regional providers to create a one-of-a-kind dream home for touring and to feature in the magazine.

  • Sheriff's office looking for missing teens

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for two missing teenagers.

    Katrina Nicole McGriff, 16, and Kayla Victoria Jenkins, 16, were last seen around 2:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Cory Lane in Leland. They left a Cory Lane residence in a 2004 gray Pontiac Grand Am four-door vehicle with a front tag that reads, “Kayla’s Ride.”

    They are possibly in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area, where Jenkins’ mother last talked to her daughter on her cell phone.

  • Literacy Council to host its 20th annual Adult Spelling Bee

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council will host its 20th annual Adult Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Each team consists of two adults, and the entry fee is $200 per team.

    Donations are tax-deductible.

    Registration ends Sept. 15. For more information, contact the Literacy Council at 754-7323, or visit www.bcliteracy.org.

  • How does an 81-year-old celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary? She jumps out of a plane

    As she strode toward the hangar, Betty Grace Grabb was already smiling.

    Going skydiving was a life-long dream--and she was going to do it surrounded by her family and friends.

    The flight plan

    At 81 years old, Grabb is active. She and her husband travel, enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says they have done a lot in their lives including going ice skating, roller skating, water skiing, cross country skiing, motor biking and traveling.

  • Back To School

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  • Lady Trojans open season with victory

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its 2009 season by beating Topsail 25-8, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24 Monday at West.

    Every starter contributed to the nonconference victory, led by Kenzie McDuffie’s 28 assists and eight digs. She also had eight points. Carly White had 18 kills and nine blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre had 12 points. Mattie Tippett scored 15 points and had five aces. Breana Gause had five kills and four blocks. Miriah Milliken had seven points and four digs. Keri Nolan had 10 kills.

  • Local authors' books include tales of philosophers and sea turtles

    Brunswick County has many published authors, and the latest batch of books from locals now on bookstore shelves range from tales of college philosophers to juicy fiction to sea turtle adventures.

    Authors like Joyce Jacobs, Linda Purcell, Paul Swartz and Glenn Blackburn are among those with unique stories to tell.

    Glenn Blackburn: “Maynard Adams: Southern Philosopher of Civilization”

    Part-time Holden Beach resident Glenn Blackburn is a retired history professor who also has a love of philosophy.

  • In less than six minutes, friends save a man's life

    Six minutes. Look at the clock. What can you accomplish—start to finish—in six minutes?

    Six minutes is the amount of time David Smith had between death and life and in those six minutes, a team of local basketball players pulled him back to life.

    Bill Davis of Boiling Spring Lakes arranged for a group of Brunswick County men to gather at Supply Elementary School every Monday and Wednesday to play basketball.

    On July 8, Jim Dieudonne, Mike Sullivan, “Chopper” and Gerry Bradley joined Smith and others on the court.

  • Learn all about networking at the next Young Professionals meeting

    Are you a young professional who lives or works in Brunswick County? Would you like to meet other young professionals in a fun, social environment while discussing important business issues?

    If you’re between the ages of 21-39, Young Professionals of Brunswick County may be for you.

    Sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, the group meets one Thursday night each month at different businesses throughout Brunswick County.