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Today's News

  • Folk artist Adam Miller entertains at Hickmans Crossroads Library on March 2

    American folk singer, storyteller and autoharpist Adam Miller performs a free concert at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road. The accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist and song collector, who has amassed a repertoire of more than 5,000 songs, accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking on acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. The program is open to the public. For more information call the library at 575-0173 or go to folksinging.org.

  • School, district handle threats properly

    The safety of students in Brunswick County Schools is as paramount as their education. The response of school district and West Brunswick High School officials to two separate threats at the high school last Friday proves it.

    We take no pleasure in reporting this kind of news. We are happy to report, however, no one was injured in either case, and the perpetrators are being held responsible for their actions.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 16-18 2017

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

    Feb. 16

    Brandon Lamar Stevenson, 27, of Burnice Lane in Bolivia arrested on charges of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, injury to real property and misdemeanor breaking and entering. Stolen property was recovered by Sunset Beach detectives.

    Feb. 18

    Mail reported stolen at Sunset Commons off Seaside Road.

  • North Brunswick Business Expo Feb. 25

    The North Brunswick Business Expo, presented by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 to 3: p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    The expo featuring more than 30 vendors will include a free shred event sponsored by Corning Credit Union. Drop off documents for shredding at the shred truck between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Expo participants also will be able to see the current exhibit at the LCAC by Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski.

    Admission and parking are free.

  • Southport-Fort Fisher ferry to run amended schedule Feb. 23-24

    Because of annual maintenance on ferry ramps, the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route will run an amended schedule Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24.

    Thursday, Feb. 23:

    From Southport: 5:30, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 6:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, and 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 24:

  • BCC students to compete in Sketches for Scholarships

    Three Brunswick Community College students will compete in Sketches for Scholarships, sponsored by Monster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Middle River Convenience Store at U.S. 17 North and Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Michelle Cathey, and Danielle Pittman, both seeking an associate degree in science, and Kathryn A. Hewett, seeking an associate degree in nursing, will draw a St. Patrick’s Day theme promoting a sponsor’s product. The winner will be selected that day based on public votes.

  • Spring fishing is in the air

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    No matter whether you rely on a groundhog or an almanac, it’s safe to say everyone got his dose of spring last weekend. With temperatures in the low 70s, many visitors and residents ventured outside to take in some warm sunshine we all have longed for. Some took this opportunity to go hiking, some took a seat outside at their favorite restaurant, and luckily some finally found it warm enough to venture offshore to do some fishing.

  • Fishing petition good start in the right direction
  • Small things make a big difference in golf

    By Darren deMaille

    During every golf clinic I run, I begin the session by setting the tone for learning and motivation. I am constantly reminding my students to enjoy the moment and never take anything for granted. You never know what is around the corner, so count your blessings.

  • BCC wins 18-inning game

    team 9-8 in 18 innings Saturday at Founders Field.

    The game was the home opener for the Dolphins. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader (nine innings and seven innings).

    The game ended when Dominic Ford singled to left field, driving in Brett McMillan, who had led off with a double to left field.

    ECU led 7-3 in the eighth inning but BCC scored four runs and tied the score 7-7.