Today's News

  • Steve Chapin, Big John Wallace headline New Hope Clinic benefit concert Jan. 28

    Steve Chapin and Big John Wallace of the late Harry Chapin’s band will perform a benefit concert for New Hope Clinic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St.

    Donations are $25 each, with proceeds to go to show expenses and the remainder to New Hope Clinic.  

    Harry Chapin, who died in 1981 following a car crash on Long Island, is best known for his 1970s hits, “Cat’s In the Cradle and “Taxi,” but he was also renowned for his beautiful stories.

  • Woman's Club stirs up seventh SOUPer Bowl on Feb. 6

    Super Bowl Sunday means SOUPer Bowl Saturday in Shallotte.

    It’s almost time for that super delicious weekend once again.

    For the seventh year, the GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club invites the public to its annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday fundraiser the day before the Super Bowl, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 Main St. behind Rourk Library.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 18-22 2016

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 18

    Larceny of construction tools on North Shore Drive West.

    Jan. 19

    Larceny of 196 bundles of construction shingles and 16 rolls of Rhino paper on Seaside Road.

    Jan. 20

    Damage to property and attempted breaking-and-entering on West Main Street.

    Jan. 22

    Larceny of vehicle, a 5x12 utility trailer, on North Shore Drive West.

  • What fishing boat power do you want for spring?

    What in the world can a fisherman write about in this kind of weather? The possibility of a nasty winter storm just squeaked by our coastline last weekend. Several areas north of us recorded the second worst snow storm in their history. I expect we will see a few more opportunities for a nasty winter storm along our coastline before April. The good news is that the forecast for Feb. 1 shows highs in the mid-60s. Those kinds of temperatures just might put a few people on the water. What can you expect to encounter out there?


    Brianna Baham sinks two free throws and puts BCC ahead 57-53 with 43.4 seconds left against Catawba Valley Community College. BCC went on to win 58-53.

  • World Golf Hall of Fame: Lots of fun and facts

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    On a recent trip to Florida, my husband, Gene, and I took an extra day and visited the World Golf Hall of Fame, part of the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Fla.

  • BCC beats CVCC in women’s basketball

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Catawba Valley Community College 58-53 in a Region 10 game Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    BCC, which lost the previous day 90-52 at No. 14 Cape Fear Community College, is 4-2, 10-6. CVCC is 2-5, 7-8.

    Briana Baham scored 33 points for the Dolphins. She scored 13 of BCC’s final 17 points.

    A.J. Mays scored 14 points. Jasmine Dixon scored eight points, all in the first half. Daisha Jordan scored three points.

  • County swimmers compete in final home meet

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick’s teams won the final regular season swim meet of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, South won the final event and scored enough points to beat New Hanover 103-101. West scored 20 points.

    In the boys’ meet, South also scored 103 points. New Hanover scored 61 and West 59.

  • Weekend weather advisory

    As Winter Storm Jonas closes in on the East Coast, inland Brunswick County is included in a freezing rain advisory issued for the region by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

    Elsewhere the area can expect a 100 percent chance of rain Friday with a high near 51 and new precipitation amounts possibly between a half and three quarters of an inch.

    The extended forecast for south Brunswick County for Friday night calls for a low around 38 and 90 percent chance of precipitation.

  • Men facing drug charges accused of sex crimes involving child

    Brunswick County sheriff’s investigators charged two Southport men, who were already in the county jail on drug charges, with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Thursday night.