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Today's News

  • South Carolina artists to lead WAA workshops

    Waterway Art Association has scheduled two South Carolina artists to lead workshops in March.

    The workshops will be held at Bellinger Artworks Studio, 283B Koolabrew Drive NW off Calabash Road near Carolina Shores. One-day workshops are $35 for WAA members and $40 for non-members. Advance registration and payment are required.

    Pawleys Island, S.C., artist Jef Sturm will conduct a life drawing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 17.

    Sturm is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art where he received his degree in graphic design and fine art.

  • VFW Friday Lenten Fish Fry heats up March 3-April 14

    The Lenten season means fried fish on Fridays in Calabash, specifically at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    Once again, the Post is launching its annual Friday night seasonal meal from 5 to 7 p.m. starting March 3 and continuing through Good Friday, April 14.

    Post members will serve up generous portions of fresh fried breaded haddock, french fries and coleslaw for $11. A cup of homemade clam chowder can also be purchased for $1.

  • N.C. bestselling author A.J. Tata at Silver Coast Winery on March 5

    Retired Army Brig. Gen. A.J. Tata and his latest political thriller, “Besieged,” will be featured at an event hosted by Pelican Bookstore from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road.

    Admission is $7.50, which includes light snacks and a premium glass of wine or beer.

    “Besieged,” book No. 3 in Tata’s acclaimed Jake Mahegan Series, debuted in stores Feb. 28.

  • Hickmans Crossroads presents five ‘Authors Out of Carolina’ on March 10

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will present “Authors Out of Carolina” at 1 p.m. Friday, March 10.

    Event-goers will be introduced to a collective of four women’s fiction writers and friends from Charlotte: Kim Wright, Joy Calloway, Erika Marks, Marybeth Mayhew Whalen and Ariel Lawhon.

    Having decided that four stories are better than one, they are touring together to share their new releases as well as their common love of story and the rich narratives of the region.

  • Sheriff’s Diamonds and Denim sparkles March 3 in St. James

    Matthew’s Ministry and Power Walking Ministries will be recipients of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation’s sixth annual Diamonds & Denim Charity Ball slated from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the St. James Community Center at 4136 Southport-Supply Road SE (N.C. 211) in St. James.

    Proceeds from this year’s event will go to help fight childhood hunger and poverty in Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s Stagestruck Players present ‘Grease’ March 10-12 and 17-19 in Southport

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s Stagestruck Players will present the high-energy musical “Grease” March 10-12 and March 17-19 at BLT’s new home at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The musical, set in fictional Rydell High School in 1959, features characters from blue-collar working-class families. Musical numbers mimic early rock-and-roll and pulsate with youthful excitement.

    Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 10-11 and 17-18 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 and 19.

  • Intersection construction nears completion in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Work on two new turn-lane intersections on U.S. 17 is nearing completion, a worker at the site said this week.

    The intersections at Persimmon Road and farther north up the highway at Shingletree Road were closed to traffic during the latter half of 2016 to make way for construction of the new turn lanes.

    The project was warranted as a result of past safety history at the two U.S. 17 intersections, said Brian Rick, communications officer for NCDOT’s Divisions 2 and 3 communications office in Jacksonville.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 22-23, 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Feb. 22

    Report taken in Sea Trail in reference to “secretly peeping.”

    Demetrica Butler, 29, of Ocean Highway was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Feb. 23

    Kidnapping, breaking and entering and larceny reported.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate kidnapping

    Sunset Beach police are investigating a kidnapping reported Thursday, Feb. 23, on Clubhouse Road in Sea Trail.

    An officer found a woman bound with duct tape and lying on the floor on a couple of blankets inside her apartment during a check after the department had not heard from her that morning, Interim Police Chief Joe Smith said.

  • Orange alligator colorizes Carolina Shores community

    CAROLINA SHORES — It’s the second pumpkin-hued alligator spotted in the Carolinas since early February.

    On Feb. 8, Calabash Lakes resident Rich Norcia left his house to ride his bicycle around the Carolina Shores neighborhood. Five minutes later, he was back urgently “beating on the door,” said Norcia’s wife, Agnes.

    “I was worried something happened,” she said.