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Today's News

  • You decide: Is there trouble with trading?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    One of the first principles I teach my new economics students is the benefits of trade. I use the following example (remember, I’m talking to 18- to 20-year-olds): Two students live across the hall from each other. One student has some minor car trouble and discovers the across-the-hall neighbor is a fairly good amateur mechanic. The student with mechanic skills is having problems with physics and learns the neighbor with car trouble is a whiz at physics.

  • Still proud to be a Heel

    My kid brother, as an N.C. State grad, has no love for my alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and even less affection for its athletic teams. I’m not sure he even cheers for the Tar Heels when they play Duke.

    The other day, however, he told me he was sorry to see this year’s Carolina men’s basketball team suffer such a heartbreaking loss to Villanova in the national title game. The fact we feel the same way about this is big news, folks.

  • Make time for drug survey

    It should not be news to anyone Brunswick County is in the throes of an epidemic caused by prescription drug and heroin abuse, but perhaps more people are beginning to realize how close to home the problem hits.

    The Brunswick Coalition is working to fight it and needs your help. All it requires is a few minutes of your time to fill out a quick questionnaire, “Brunswick County Partnerships for Success Grant Community Survey,” which is available online at surveymonkey.com/r/JCX5D8g.

  • The Drifters sail into BCCOWA on April 19

    They’re a vocal legend, and they’re coming to a theater near you.

    The Drifters, scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 19, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, have been a soul and pop phenomenon for more than six decades.

    They are the next scheduled concert and tour stop in the BCCOWA series under the auspices of The Drifters’ original management team.

  • Folk artist Eliza Gilkyson concludes Listen Up concert April 17

    Two-time Grammy-nominated folk singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson is the featured performer at Listen Up Brunswick County’s fourth and final concert of its third season.

    The Texas-born artist will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Odell Williamson Auditorium’s Events Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Snagging Gilkyson was a real coup for the nonprofit, Listen Up founder Jeannie Dufour said.

    “I have been working on this for more than two years,” she said.

  • BLT presents "Moonlight and Magnolias"

    The year is 1939. MGM Studio executive producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of “Gone with the Wind” because he doesn’t like the script.

    Costing $50,000 a day while shut down, Selznick brings in legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht and big-time Hollywood director Victor Fleming to revamp the script.

    Locking these men in his office for five days, feeding them nothing but peanuts and bananas, turns this into one of the most hysterical comedies you’ll ever seen.

  • SBPD April 4-10

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

    April 4

    Damage to property (mailbox) on Sandpiper Bay Drive.

    April 8

    Jamal Darious White, 21, of 1876 Flowers Way, Longwood, arrested and charged with assault on a female and resisting, delaying and obstructing.

    April 10

    Breaking and entering, larceny, damage to property (five golf carts) reported at Sea Trail.

  • Upcoming Sunset Beach meetings

    Sunset Beach land use public input meeting April 14

    The town of Sunset Beach will have a CAMA land use plan public input meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    Held as part of the land use planning process, the meeting is structured to be “engaging, informative and fun” for those attending, according to a town press release.

    For more information on the project, go to www.plansunsetbeach.com or call town planning director Rawls Howard at (910) 579-0068.

    Council meeting April 19

  • Sunset Beach outlines priorities for five-year vision plan

    SUNSET BEACH — A stormwater program, capital projects and finishing the town park are among items topping a list of infrastructure priorities for the town.

    These and other preferential projects were outlined at a special Sunset Beach Town Council meeting this past Monday morning, April 11.

    Council also outlined staff-oriented preferences, with communications and operational efficiency topping that list, as well as economic preferences.

  • Carolina Shores area gets down to new business

    CAROLINA SHORES — A new Dollar General store, Goodwill store and furniture store are all on tap for new business in this area along U.S. 17.

    A new Dollar General store is under construction at 89 Hickman Road next to Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church on U.S. 17.

    Crystal Ghassemi, spokeswoman for Dollar General corporate headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tenn., said the new 9,100-square-foot building includes 7,300 square feet designated sales space.