Today's News

  • Legacy Motown Revue entertains Sunset Beach on Sunday, Oct. 9

    Legacy Motown Revue headlines an exclusive Sunset Beach Concerts Fall Concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.

    The performance unfolds in The Village Park on Queen Anne Street. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the free concert.

    Kernersville-based Legacy Motown Revue launched on the Fourth of July, 2010, to the delight of Motown-loving audiences everywhere, including the summer concert one coming up this Friday night, Aug. 5, in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Gardening for weight loss

    Two-thirds of the population of the United States is overweight, so lots of us are looking for ways to drop some pounds. Most want the quick fix with the latest magic pill or the 21st century equivalent of the grapefruit diet. While losing weight may be difficult, the basic concept is simple: burn more calories than you consume. If hanging out at the gym isn’t your cup of tea, try these tasks that will get your heart pumping and help your garden as we move into the cooler months of fall.

  • Calabash Fire Department Sept. 2016

    During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 168 calls: five structure fires, five fire alarms, four motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 13 public assistance calls and 140 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sixth annual Paws-Ability Bicycle Poker Run is Oct. 22

    Animal advocates are some of my favorite people. One of my favorite local animal welfare groups, Paws-Ability, is full of some of my favorite people. On Saturday, Oct. 22, I hope you’ll join us for the sixth annual Paws-Ability Bicycle Poker Run. This is our area’s largest animal charity event and benefits several organizations and thousands of needy pets. Besides helping dogs and cats that need help, the Bicycle Poker Run is a lot of fun. The event has been postponed from Oct. 8 to Oct. 22 thanks to the threat of Hurricane Matthew.

  • Dialogue does not mean yelling louder
  • H2GO declines funding park projects

    H2GO board members have declined to partner on community projects at local parks.

    The board was considering a request to sponsor construction of an entertainment pavilion at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park when it received another request to help Leland’s Sturgeon Creek park.

    Niel Brooks, Leland’s operation services director, brought a town council request to the H2GO board Sept. 20 for a picnic shelter project to add to Sturgeon Creek Park at 844 Allison Way.

  • Belville subdivisions to see slower traffic

    Belville will slow the pace in a few subdivisions once the North Carolina Department of Transportation approves a drop in the speed limits.

    The town requested a review of speed limits which Jessi Leonard, NCDOT division traffic engineer reviewed with board members Oct. 3. Belville delayed its regular September meeting to the first week in October because of town commissioner scheduling conflicts.

  • Plans for OIB Publix submitted to Army Corps of Engineers

    A Publix shopping center developer is ramping up plans to build in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Halpern Enterprises of Atlanta began planning for the county’s first Publix in Oak Island in January, but already had a proposal for an OIB location on its website.

    On Sept. 30, Charles Worthen, a representative for Halpern Development Co. LLC, applied for Department of the Army authorization to fill wetlands and streams for the commercial and retail space with the Wilmington District of the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Rouzer votes for infrastructure bill

    With the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed last month the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 that addresses the needs of America’s harbors, locks and dams and provides for flood protection and other water resources infrastructure by authorizing specific U.S. Army Corps of Engineers activities.

    WRDA 2016 is a fully offset bill that enables Congress to have much stronger and more consistent oversight of infrastructure policy and implementation.

  • New DMV mobile office to visit Southport

    Beginning in October, the Southport Fire Department will host the newest mobile office designed by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for three days each month. The entrance to the mobile office will be on the left side of the fire department at 1011 N. Howe St.

    The mobile office will be there Oct. 5-6 and on each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week each month thereafter. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at (252) 214-0060.