Today's News

  • Calabash OKs new Devaun Park plans as residents question amenities

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners approved modified plans and a preliminary plat for Devaun Park at a special called meeting and workshop Oct. 6 after residents in the upscale community expressed concerns about a lack of promised amenities by its founder.

    Founder and developer Vaughn Stanaland outlined a revised master plan for Devaun Park’s Phase 6B. Modified plans call for lower-density construction of 40 single-family units instead of the previous 103 single- and multi-family units outlined in original plans.

  • Brunswick Arts Council show paints Calabash Oct. 17-20

    Brunswick Arts Council’s 16th Annual Fall Exhibition & Sale kicks off Monday, Oct. 17, at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash.

    Artists from all over Brunswick County will be represented with work of all different media, with prizes totaling more than $1,800 to be awarded.

    Exhibition artists, BAC members and friends and the public are invited to a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with an award ceremony at 6 p.m. at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive.

  • Delicious fun in store at 36th N.C. Oyster Festival this weekend

    Ocean Isle Beach is revving up for the 36th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival slated to unfold this weekend at 8 E. Second St.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, rain or shine. Admission is $5 adults; free for children younger than 10.

    Described as an all-in-one food, arts and crafts and oyster venue, visitors are once again invited to venture over to the OIB island to enjoy the two-day lineup of fall festivities and fun.

  • Sunset Beach police Department Sept. 29-Oct. 4 2016

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

    Sept. 29

    John Gabriel Longdon, 37, of 829 Egret Circle, arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

    Oct. 1

    Attempted breaking and entering on Park Road.

    Breaking and entering on Japonica Drive.

    Oct. 4

    Breaking and entering on West Main Street.

  • County transportation projects make divisional priority list

    LELAND — In October, “Wait till next year” is the rallying cry for baseball fans and Brunswick County transportation projects.

    The Cape Fear Area Rural Planning Organization Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) approved a priority list for funding division projects in the next State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) update with few high priority Brunswick County projects.

  • Stone Chimney Place back in discussion for senior center site

    A room full of seniors citizens who spoke up during the Sept. 6 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting to request commissioners consider 101 Stone Chimney Place as a new senior center got what they wanted in less than a month.

  • OIB to shop for fire truck after grant application fails

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — After three tries at a fire truck grant failed, Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed at Tuesday morning’s meeting to look at funding a new truck.

    Fire Chief Robert Yoho told commissioners an application for a grant to purchase a new ladder truck was denied in September. Previous attempts to secure grant funding in 2014 and 2015 were also unsuccessful.

    Yoho asked the board to approve considering cost and financing options to proceed with a truck purchase.

  • Hurricane Matthew sent me a sign — no, a real one

    I hope everyone made it through Hurricane Matthew safe and sound and once again has access to power and roads and at least 57 channels, with college and NFL football taking up quite a few of them. And MLB playoffs. That’s happening, too.

  • OIB Publix plan must meet environmental standards

    Plans for the proposed Publix at Ocean Isle Beach will have to address environmental impacts before they can proceed.

    Halpern Development Co. LLC applied for Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACE) authorization to fill wetlands and streams for the commercial and retail space for the Ocean Isle Beach Marketplace at the southeast intersection of Ocean Isle Beach Road (N.C. 904) and Beach Drive (N.C. 179) on the mainland.

  • Former wrestling champ speaks to students about happiness, choices

    ASH — Today, Marc Mero is a professional wrestler and former WWE star, with fights against the likes of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin under his belt, and another successful career as a motivational speaker.

    But in the early 1960s, Mero lived as a poor kid in Buffalo, N.Y., with his divorced mother in an apartment, writing down his hopes and dreams in a notebook he kept in a broken desk in his room, including his desire to become a rookie of the year in pro sports as well as a published author.