Today's News

  • McIntyre looking for eighth congressional bid to strengthen district’s economic climate

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., said he knows what’s on the minds of people in the 7th Congressional District.

    When voters go to the polls Nov. 2, he said they would have the economy and jobs on their minds—jobs lost as well as jobs that need to be created.

    “Jobs and economic development are the main issue in this race and that’s a clear commitment that I have had, and continue to work on,” the seven-term Lumberton congressman said last week from Washington, D.C.

  • Pantano: National issues are local issues

    WILMINGTON—National Politics are local politics, former U.S. Marine and Republican U.S. House candidate Ilario Pantano said.

    National politics, specifically national-level economic policies, are the No. 1 issue in this election, Pantano said.

    Pantano hopes to unseat seven-term Democrat incumbent Mike McIntyre in the Nov. 2 General Election for the U.S. House of Representative’s 7th Congressional District.

  • Swamped neighborhood brings back flood of concern

    Last week’s torrential rains spurred a resurgence of concern in the Sunset Lakes community.

    By Thursday, as a lake overflowed across Sunset Lakes Boulevard, resident Carol Taylor expressed frustration and concerns about safety.

    Though a portion of her community is under jurisdiction of the town of Sunset Beach, Taylor lives in the back portion on the other side of the lake that is governed by Brunswick County.

    It’s also the portion that was virtually inescapable as water flooded the road, making it hazardous for residents to drive.

  • Credit card fraud reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating an incident involving credit card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

    The incident was reported Oct. 4 and involved unauthorized purchase of items online, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    Larceny and damage to real property was reported Sept. 30 at a residence on North Shore Drive. Someone broke open an outside door and stole a trolling motor, battery and the door.

  • Sunset Beach board votes to save bridge tender-house only

    SUNSET BEACH—Residents expressed disappointment Monday after town council voted 3-2 to salvage only a portion of the old Sunset Beach bridge.

  • Next Honor Flight taking 23 Brunswick County veterans to D.C.

    Supply octogenarian Charles Truman Johnson is among World War II veterans scheduled to go on the next Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C., next Wednesday, Oct. 13.

    The Pennsylvania native, who served in the Army during World War II, is one of 23 Brunswick County veterans slated to fly on the region’s fourth day-trip to Washington, D.C., orchestrated by Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina.

  • Family, friends celebrate Brunswick County native's 100th birthday

    What has contributed to Geneva Grissett’s long life of 100 years? 

    An active faith in God, a loving family, and a healthy lifestyle with good food and plenty of exercise in the form of hard work.  

    She was a great cook; just ask her family, her church family and the people who worked on her farm. She could also sew anything, from dresses to quilts. She gardened and raised chickens for meat and eggs, and she even built the stools people sat on around the dinner table.

  • Carolina Shores weathers storm well, administrator says

    CAROLINA SHORES—Overall, the town did well during last week’s rains that spurred flooding in many parts of the county.

    Carolina Shores Town Administrator Linda Herncane, speaking at a town board workshop Monday, said it was “amazing we’ve had no road closures.”

    Water was high in all swales and ditches, “but it was moving,” Herncane said, adding the town’s maintenance men checked everything “before, during and after the storm. There was not problem in our area. The system does work.”

  • 82nd Airborne strikes positive notes at Sunset at Sunset


    SUNSET BEACH—They say every setback makes you stronger, right?

    Those are words from Sigmund Johnson, a musician with the 82nd Airborne Division Band before its performance at the Sunset at Sunset festival Oct. 2.

    He and the other band members have surely had their share of setbacks lately, beginning three months ago with a warehouse fire at Fort Bragg that wiped out their uniforms, instruments and sheet music.

  • Third annual Wag Shag set for Oct. 24 at Sea Trail

    Paws-Ability’s third annual Wag Shag is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Sea Trail Convention Center.

    Paws-Ability founder Janie Withers is promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

    In fact, she says, it is the largest social event for canines and their humans in the state.

    Wag Shag “has grown to be quite the social event for dogs to see and be seen this year,” Withers says, adding it allows attendees—both canine and human—to come decked out in their Halloween finery.