Today's News

  • BFA remains critical to county

    After a successful distribution of U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities from the former pressroom at the Beacon last Thursday, Brunswick Family Assistance and its new executive director, Stephanie Bowen, are preparing for perhaps its busiest event of the year: its annual Christmas distribution.

    The abrupt, dramatic departure of Bowen’s predecessor, Lou Nistler, who resigned Aug. 19 after 48 days on the job, seems like a distant memory. It may be one we would rather forget, but the resulting lesson is something we cannot.

  • Sunset Beach bans cabanas

    SUNSET BEACH — Following more than an hour of debate, including numerous citizen comments on both sides of the issue, Sunset Beach Town Council voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to ban cabanas on the beach.

    The Nov. 15 vote comes after weeks, months and even years of conflict over whether Sunset Beach should continue to allow the bulky shade-providing tents in the heat of summer. Sunset Beach was one of the last beachside towns in the region to continue to allow them.

  • Third Shallotte Holiday Market set for Saturday in Mulberry Park

    A variety of vendors lights up the third Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Shallotte Farmers Market in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte.

    More than 40 vendors will offer local winter farm vegetables and fresh seafood, baked goods, sauces, jam, hand-painted art, blown glass, photographic note cards of local scenes, handmade pottery, jewelry, crocheted items and children’s hair bows, goat’s milk soap and snowman gourds.

  • Sample A Taste of the Holidays at Greenlands Farm

    Greenlands Farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia cooks up holiday food tastings and orders at A Taste of the Holidays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

    For $3, customers have opportunity to sample a selection of offerings Greenlands will have available for the holidays. Or, place an order with Greenlands’ Gourmet Farm to Go Holiday Meals and Sweets and get your tasting for free at stations set up inside Greenlands Farm Store.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre performs ‘Too Old For The Chorus But Not Too Old To Be A Star’

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production, “Too Old For The Chorus But Not Too Old To Be A Star,” debuts this weekend as a “clever, witty musical revue” about three men and two women experiencing the joys and frustrations of aging.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 1-7 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 1

    Larcey reported at Food Lion.

    Nov. 4

    Report of someone trying to harm themselves.

    Nov. 6

    Jonathan Powell, 35, of 1141 Indigo Circle in Sunset Beach was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

    Nov. 7

    Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle reported in Sea Trail.

  • S.C. fugitive caught in Sunset Beach incident

    SUNSET BEACH — A fugitive from Myrtle Beach, S.C., has been arrested in an Oct. 28 incident in which a Sunset Beach police officer was injured at a local pharmacy.

    Keith Sessoms, 36, of 7129 Clay Pond Road was apprehended Nov. 8, by U.S. Marshals in New York City, Sunset Beach Interim Police Chief Joe Smith said.

    Sessoms was sought following an incident involving a forged prescription at CVS on Beach Drive where Sunset Beach Police Detective Stan Gurganus suffered minor injuries.

  • Sunset Beach dredges up more on dredging

    SUNSET BEACH — A community meeting last Saturday about dredging has dredged up more worries, town councilman Richard Cerrato said at the Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, three days after the special Nov. 12 meeting.

    “We received many emails after the Saturday meeting,” Cerrato said. “I walked away with many concerns.”

    He said he also has questions about impacted owners and the assessed increase on their homes if dredging of canals and waterways on the east side of the island is ultimately approved.

  • New Carolina Shores radar trailer gauging speed

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town’s new radar speed trailer launched recently, clocking how fast people are driving into the town recycling center.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said the $13,500 mileage indicator provides good data and interface for the town.

    In addition to posting speeds, the digital device posts messages for drivers to “slow down” if they’re over a certain threshold and exceeding the speed limit.

  • Calabash debates summer concert series

    CALABASH — A town commissioner questioned the town’s summer concert series this year as those in charge presented the town with a check for more than $8,500 in proceeds.

    Commissioner Daria Buccilli said she didn’t like the way things were presented to the board when it approved contributing to the series this past summer.

    Buccilli’s remarks followed a presentation by event coordinator Evon Legenzoff with Grand Strand Realty Group at the monthly board meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 9.