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Today's News

  • SB council candidate Nern files police complaint against councilman Cerrato after confrontation

    Nearly a week after he was confronted by a town councilman, Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Charlie Nern filed a complaint with the Sunset Beach Police Department.

    Nern, 70, said he made a complaint last Monday, Oct. 23, following the incident at a town council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    The incident occurred near the end of the meeting while Nern was speaking during public comment about the Waterfront Market at Sunset Beach after a majority of council voted to raise fees next year.

  • Tornado touches down near Shallotte

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down Oct. 23 between Shallotte and Supply.

    The tornado was detected about 10 miles northeast of Shallotte in Supply about 11:45 p.m. and traveled less than a half-mile, according to NWS Wilmington.

  • Sunset Beach receives $35K ‘living shoreline’ grant

    The town of Sunset Beach has received a $34,950 grant of to improve water quality in Mary’s Creek by installing a “living shoreline” east of the town park.

    The grant is part of the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million, multi-year commitment by Duke Energy to improve water quality, quantity and conservation in the Carolinas and neighboring regions.

  • Cooler temperatures increase threat of fire

    As temperatures in North Carolina dip, the risk for fire increases when furnaces or fireplaces are turned on for the first time.

    Officials with the Office of the State Fire Marshal are urging all North Carolinians to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in working order, a practice that can save lives.

  • 22nd annual Candlelight Memorial for homicide victims

    The 22nd annual Candlelight Memorial to honor victims of homicide will take place Friday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

  • Calabash VFW seeks World War II veterans

    VFW Calabash Post 7288 at 900 Carter Drive in Calabash will again host a dinner party for area World War II veterans to honor them and to remember Pearl Harbor.

    The event is set for Saturday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Post 7288. There will be a complimentary dinner for each World War II veteran and one guest.

    Those who would like to attend should call Post Senior Vice Cmdr. Dan Kossler at 575-6322 before Nov. 17.

  • WBHS seeks a ‘mother’s touch’

    West Brunswick High School is looking for a few positive women with a motherly touch to participate in its “Mother’s Touch” mentoring program.

    If you would like to help some young ladies with that motherly touch, call Assistant Principal Caryl Fullwood at the school at 754-4338 as soon as possible, because there is a young lady who needs a “mother’s touch.”

  • Red Cross open house at Cape Fear Museum

    American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter will have an open house Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. in Wilmington.

    Learn about available volunteer opportunities and enjoy refreshments.

    For more information, contact Kelly Van Houten at kelly.vanhouten@redcross.org or 762-2683, ext. 361.

  • Corning Inc., Orton foundations sponsor CIS Benefit Gala

    Corning Inc. Foundation has provided a $5,000 sponsorship of the 2017 CIS “Supporting Student Success” Benefit Gala being held Nov. 2 at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    CIS also received a sponsorship from the Orton Foundation for the event.

  • Open enrollment begins Nov. 1

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds residents that open enrollment for the 2018 Federal Health Insurance Exchange begins Wednesday, Nov. 1, and runs through Dec. 15 with coverage to start Jan. 1, 2018.

    “This is a shorter enrollment period than previous years,” Causey said in a news release. “If you do not have health insurance elsewhere, you need to take part in Open Enrollment to make sure you choose the best insurance plan to meet your needs as well as determine if you qualify for tax subsidies to offset premium costs.”