Today's News

  • Sunset at Sunset celebrates 11th year Oct. 7

    A record number of craft vendors and nonprofit entities highlight the 11th annual Sunset at Sunset community block party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Village at Sunset Beach.

    Event organizer Karen Joseph said this year’s festival has been a sell-out as far as vendor space, with 123 vendors scheduled, including a number of new ones.

  • Author L. Kerr Dunn at Hickmans Crossroads Library on Oct. 12

    L. Kerr Dunn will be featured at the next Meet the Author event at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Dunn’s biography, “Dreaming with Animals,” is the first children’s biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens co-founder Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose remarkable life serves as an inspiration not only because of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance.

  • Haunted trail and swamp just around the bend

    Just when you thought the ghostly coast was clear, seasonal Halloween events start to stir.

    Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue unveils its ninth annual Haunted Trail at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904) in rural Grissettown and continuing at the same time “until” every Friday and Saturday during October, plus Halloween eve and night Monday, Oct. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

  • Out of the ashes: Sunset Beach couple returns to new home after island fire

    SUNSET BEACH — More than a year after a fire destroyed their island home and all their belongings, Greg and Ann Jensen have finally settled back into a brand new house at their East Main Street address.

    “We couldn’t be happier,” Ann Jensen said as she and her husband, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April, sat in the great room inside the new house built by Ernest G. Crews Construction Co. of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Sunset Beach park rules set for possible action Oct. 17

    SUNSET BEACH — After combing through details of proposed changes in park rules, Sunset Beach Town Council voted Monday night to set a $175 fee for each “high impact” event in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Councilman John Corbett cast a dissenting vote at the Oct. 2 meeting.

    Council members also took a closer look at a wedding policy and agreed to continue discussion and possible action on the ongoing issue at the board’s next meeting Oct. 17.

  • Carolina Shores returns to regular hours at recycle center

    CAROLINA SHORES — Less than three weeks after changing hours, town commissioners voted Monday to return to regular hours at the town recycling center.

    Commissioners indicated at their monthly workshop Oct. 2 they will take a closer look at the hours next spring.

    Commissioners voted at their Sept. 14 meeting to change hours at the recycling center to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Their vote Tuesday returns hours to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. those two days. The center is also open 7 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • Underage alcohol sales cited at four Sunset Beach businesses

    Employees at four Sunset Beach businesses have been cited for underage alcohol sales following an investigation by the Sunset Beach Police Department in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

    Sunset Beach detectives with assistance from SBI agents conducted alcohol compliance checks at several Sunset Beach businesses Sept. 22.

    Chief Kenneth Klamar said detectives sent an informant younger than 21 into local businesses to try to buy alcoholic beverages.

  • District court docket for Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26


    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 18

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following case with prosecutor Shirley Smircic and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair

    Oktoberfest means two weeks of sausage, kraut, pretzels and beer! The two-week festival takes place each year in Munich, Germany, during late September and early October. It has inspired numerous similar events around the world, attended by millions of people each year,

    German beer is also an essential part of any Oktoberfest celebration. There are more than 100 genuine German brands imported into this country, including such brands as Warsteiner, Weihenstephan, St. Pauli Girl, Dinkelacker and Pinkus. Even New England-based Samuel Adams has its version of German beer.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson