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Today's News

  • Midnight Allie plays Calabash on Tuesday night

    Midnight Allie band graces the stage of the next Calabash Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road.

    The public is invited to bring chairs and money for food and drinks available for sale at this free summer concert. Last week's concert featuring The Tams had to be cancelled because of rainy weather.

  • Causey: ACT to prevent tragedies in hot cars

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and Safe Kids North Carolina are reminding people of the dangers of leaving children in cars.

    According to Safe Kids USA, 11 children have died of heatstroke in vehicles so far in 2017 and three children died in North Carolina in 2016.

  • Trillium Health Resources accepts funding to Opioid Crisis Grant

    North Carolina received more than $31 million to address the opioid crisis through the 21st Century Cures Act, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant, in May 2017. The funds will be divided among the seven Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in the state, including Trillium Health Resources, which serves Brunswick County.

    The MCOs will be tasked with increasing access to prevention, treatment and recovery supports, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • N.C. gets $18.6M for Dish Network Do-Not-Call violations

    North Carolina will receive $18.6 million as a result of a lawsuit against Dish Network related to its violations of Do-Not-Call laws.

    North Carolina entered into the lawsuit against Dish Network with three other states and the federal government. This is the largest do-not-call related penalty ever obtained.

  • BCLC dance party fundraiser June 24

    Brunswick County Literacy Council will present a ‘60s Oldies Dance Party featuring Mike’s Garage Band on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at Brunswick Community College, South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway/U.S. 17 South, near mile marker 3 in Carolina Shores.

    Bring your own snacks, but do not bring outside beverages. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer provided by Check Six Brewing Company of Southport, soft drinks and water.

  • ‘Sunrise over America’ concerts June 24-25

    The Sea Notes Choral Society and the Brunswick Big Band are combining to present summer concerts, “Sunrise over America.”

    Concerts are planned for Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    All concerts are free. Those who need assistance being seated should call the OWA at 755-7416 at least one week in advance.

  • LCFH Sunshine Camp offers healing for grieving children

    Children who are coping with the death of a loved one are invited to Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Sunshine Camp 2017. Three Sunshine Camp sessions will be offered at the nonprofit hospice’s Wilmington campus at 1414 Physicians Drive.

    All camps are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Week one is June 26-June 30 for rising second- and third-graders. Week two is July 10-14 for rising fourth- and fifth-graders. Week three is July 24-28 for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Moose Lodge to host health screenings

    Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    The Shallotte Moose Lodge 710 at 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte will host this community event July 24.

    Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function, and more.

  • Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show

    Sunset Vision calls on artists to showcase the beauty of Sunset Beach in its Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show, June 22-24, in the DeSoto Classic Car Showroom.

    Art can be viewed Thursday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the opening reception Friday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails to host Make & Take event June 21

    Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails will host a Make & Take from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at 30 Shamrock Drive SW in Sunset Beach.

    Participants can make their own products using essential oils: Lavender Milk Bath, Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm and Body Spray. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies, plus there will be some oily sweet treats and a giveaway.

    Sign up now at nextgenerationcanvasandcocktails.com, call Megan at (843) 333-5244 or email Stiltners324@gmail.com.