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Today's News

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Harpeth Rising headlines Feb. 19

    Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians, aka Harpeth Rising, playing original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

    Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.

  • Bake cupcakes, drink wine Feb. 18 at Greenlands Farm

    Come catch Greenlands Farm’s first class of 2017 and enjoy learning the craft of making a great cupcake from Heather, the farm’s master baker who has been craft baking since 1972.

    The Craft of Baking & Wine unfolds from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 9

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Feb. 9

    Breaking and entering reported on Kings Trail. Unknown subject(s) entered home and took five flat-screen TVs.

  • Carolina Shores opposes proposed GSATS study area, routes

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are wasting no time expressing disapproval of the proposed location for the Carolina Bays Parkway Extension.

    Last week, the five-member Carolina Shores town board unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) area and “routes as initially proposed,” citing destruction of neighborhoods as the foremost reason.

  • Carolina Shores run a no-go

    CAROLINA SHORES — Organizers of the Calabash Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk have withdrawn an application to extend the route through Carolina Shores this year.

    “They’re going back to the drawing board,” Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Feb. 9.

    After meeting with town officials the previous day, event organizers felt they couldn’t meet standards of Carolina Shores’ ordinance related to traffic, public safety and nonprofit status, Mendenhall said.

  • NCDOL warns employers of poster scam

    The North Carolina Department of Labor is urging businesses across the state to be on the lookout for suspicious correspondence, after the department recently received multiple reports of people using scare tactics or threatening language in an attempt to sell labor law posters to employers.

  • School district to host AdvancED accreditation session Feb. 16

    Accreditation provides assurances to institutes of higher education and employers that our diplomas represent a rigorous course of study and valuable experiences that help prepare our students for their futures.

  • Brochure named chairwoman of state resort towns group

    Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure is the new chairwoman of the NC Association of Resort Towns and Convention Cities.

    Brochure was elected to her post during the group’s meeting in Raleigh on Feb.5. Her term will be for one year, after which she will serve as immediate past chairman.

  • Calabash Merchant’s Association workshop

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

    For more information, call 579-6747.

  • Dinner and a movie about living shorelines

    The state’s coastal agency is hosting an event that will include dinner and a movie about shoreline stabilization at Katy’s Grill and Bar, 1054 S. College Road in Wilmington, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.