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Today's News

  • Mardi Gras 4 Paws celebrates Fat Tuesday Feb. 13

    Paws-Ability’s annual Mardi Gras 4 Paws fun rolls out 6 to 9 p.m. next Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille at 14 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Tickets are $30 per person, which includes festivities with live jazz music by the Sea & Sand Band and incredible New Orleans-themed menu with Cajun appetizers, multiple food stations, cash bar and a King Cake with hidden prizes donated by Seaside Bakery & Wine Shop.

  • Don’t Stop Believin’: DSB Journey Tribute opens arms Friday at BCCOWA

    Fans of Journey have an opportunity to relive the legendary band and its hits when the lights go up on DSB Journey Tribute at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    “DSB has been highly revered by fans as the ‘next best thing’ to Journey,” reads a promo on the Odell Williamson website where the tribute can be sampled and tickets can be purchased at bccowa.com.

    “They have captured the lush and signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime.”

  • Sunset Beach board tweaks overlay, parking changes

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Planning Board approved a text amendment for the town’s overlay zoning district development standards at a Feb. 1 meeting.

    The amendment alters text to add clarification regarding when overlay conditions must be met by existing development, bicycle parking requirements, lighting requirements and shared dumpster/refuse enclosures.

  • Sunset Beach approves better business committee

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council on Monday night approved creating a committee to help improve relations between the town and businesses in the community.

    Councilman Richard Cerrato, who raised the issue, said, “I’m looking for advice from council and input from citizens about how to restore the relationship. It has been fractured.

    “I don’t have the solution, but it’s a problem,” he said. “We all need to bang our heads together to see what we can do to restore the fractured relationship.”

  • Former Carolina Shores commissioner John Russo dies

    Former Carolina Shores Town Commissioner John Russo has died.

    Russo’s passing this past weekend was announced at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday morning, Feb. 5.

    Russo, 85, served for eight years as a town commissioner from 2007 to 2015. He also served on the board of the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association for a number of years, including serving as president.

  • Primary election candidate filing period begins Feb. 12

    The candidate filing period for the May 8 primary election begins at noon Monday, Feb. 12, and continues through noon Wednesday, Feb. 28.

    “We look forward to assisting the candidates as they file for office. Our staff is ready to ensure candidates have a smooth filing process,” Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts said.

  • Awareness session tracks opioid epidemic

    CALABASH — Concerned citizens and law enforcement officials converged to address the prescription opioid epidemic at a community awareness session last Wednesday night, Jan. 31.

  • You decide: Will the new tax law’s inflation measure cost you?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The new federal income tax law is chock full of changes, alterations and adjustments that are keeping taxpayers, accountants and economists spending hours trying to understand it. It appears almost nothing has remained the same.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2018

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrests and investigated this incident.

    Jan. 29

    David Genter, 38, of Summerset Road in Ocean Isle Beachwas charged with driving while intoxicated.

    Jan. 31

    Lucian Siccard, 20, of Palm Lakes Drive, Little River, S.C., was issued a state citation for possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Feb. 1

    Report taken at a residence about stalking.

  • Words make a difference — and so do blueberry biscuits

    By Les Weintraub

    Guest Columnist