Today's News

  • Courthouse Concert Series reigns for another season

    It launched six years ago to bring a little music and harmony to the Brunswick County Courthouse.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department

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


    July 28

    Larceny of a kayak on 40th Street.

    Missing person located on Main Street.


    July 31

    Larceny reported on 34th Street.

    Floyd Griswold Berry III, 50, of 542 Dogwood Drive, Sunset Beach, charged with DWI, open container, resisting a public officer and assault with a deadly weapon on a public official.


  • Sunset Beach environmental activist Sue Weddle wins Pelican Award

    SUNSET BEACH — Sue Weddle remembers the day she became an environmentalist.

    She and Owen, her husband for the past 39 years, had just taken possession of their freshly built house overlooking scenic Blane Creek on the Sunset Beach island back in May 1989.

    “There was a spring rain, and I walked out on the deck and look at this beautiful marsh,” Weddle recalled. “And I thought, ‘I am the luckiest person in the world.’”

    Moments later, her gaze shifted farther up the creek.

  • Progress proceeds in Carolina Shores communities

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is poised to proceed with an amended development plan for The Farm at Brunswick.

    In accordance with state statute, an ordinance has to be adopted, town administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the town board of commissioners workshop Monday morning, Aug. 4.

    He cited as well an agreement to a development plan that will allow for single-family detached housing.

    Mendenhall said a walking trail is tied to the plan, citing the statue that allows the town to ensure improvements tied to the development proposal.

  • Calabash Fire Department reports July 2014

    During the month of July, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 143 calls: 11 structure fires, one woods/brush fire, three fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, 12 public assistance calls, two mutual aid calls, two other and 104 EMS first response calls.

  • Ash-Little River Road closure starts Aug. 11

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is closing Ash-Little River Road between N.C. 130 and Number 5 School Road from Monday, Aug. 11, until Friday, Aug. 15, for storm drain replacement work.

    Motorists should follow a signed detour along N.C. 130 to Longwood Road, staying straight onto N.C. 904 to Pea Landing Road to Number 5 School Road to Ash-Little River Road and reverse for the east-to-west detour.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    There was a major announcement July 28 that an agreement had been reached on the budget. This is the budget bill, Senate Bill 744, Appropriations Act of 2014, that adjusts the biennial budget passed last year for the current year of 2014-15. Major adjustments had been made, and the bill had to be approved last week by the House and Senate and signed by the governor. 

  • Finding joy and looking for pants in ‘summer heat’

    It’s not often I start having a good time by 7 a.m. most days. I’ve found it’s best for everyone if I’m still in bed at that hour whenever possible. It’s best for everyone if I’m not around other people, either, at that hour. And it’s always best, at any hour, if I have plenty of personal space with room to move.

  • Appreciate American art in August, year round

    While every month seems to be designated as the official observance for a particular cause, we would like to call attention to August as American Artist Appreciation Month.

  • Trial set for man accused of sex crimes at church camp

     The trial date has been set for a man accused of committing sex crimes at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly last summer at Fort Caswell.

    Clyde Wesley Way, 68, of Albemarle, was indicted Jan. 21 on four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and four counts of indecent exposure. He was indicted on incidents alleged to have occurred during a church retreat at Fort Caswell in June 2013. The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 in Brunswick County Superior Court.