Today's News

  • BCC beats Sandhills in volleyball

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team defeated Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst) 3-1 Sept. 15 in a match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC won the NJCAA Division II Region 10 match 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21.

  • West’s Valerio, South’s Hilliard win opening cross-country meet

     West’s boys and South’s girls dominated the season-opening cross-country meet Sept. 14 at West Brunswick High School.

    Defending conference champion Roberto Valerio led the Trojans to a sweep of the top-four places. Valerio finished the 3.1-mile course on the breezy, warm afternoon in 18 minutes, 41 seconds. He finished second last year in 19:50.

    West’s Jason Huff (18:53) finished one second ahead of teammate Al Rising, and Ronnie Dellinger was fourth in 19:45.

  • Scorpions score four goals in second half to beat West


    LELAND—North Brunswick overcame a missed penalty kick to score three straight goals and beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a conference soccer game Sept. 15.

    The victory gave North a 1-0-1 record in the conference. West dropped to 0-2.

  • Carolina Shores reinstates flag, banner ban

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have officially reinstated an ordinance prohibiting commercial flags and banners.
    On a consent agenda vote at its monthly meeting Sept. 9, the town board voted to rescind a resolution approved by the board Aug. 5 that suspended enforcement of town ordinances 153.240 A (7) and 153.241 K (3).
    After resident Joe Lowry asked about the resolution, Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said, “Our intent was to suspend enforcement.”

  • Arrests, theft in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police investigated a breaking and entering and larceny reported Sept. 13 at a residential unit at the Colony I complex in Oyster Bay.
    Someone kicked in a front door and stole two flat-screen televisions in the incident, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Sewer project nearing completion in Calabash

    CALABASH—The town’s sewer project should be completed in November, Mayor Anthony Clemmons said at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
    McLamb Construction should be finished with work by Sept. 17, he said, then the state will have to come in and certify lines. This involves Calabash Acres, Pine Bur Acres, Carlyle Acres, Bay Point and the Beach Drive area.
    Once the state certifies it, the county will notify property owners that they are able to connect and will hold a public hearing before assessments are levied, Clemmons said.

  • Sunset at Sunset still set for Oct. 1-2

    SUNSET BEACH—Oct. 1 opening festivities of the new high-rise bridge will go on as planned, even though the span won’t be ready to open for traffic by then.
    Mark Hackney, project superintendent with English Construction Co., said last week the $32 million Intracoastal Waterway span is more likely to be ready for its first traffic crossings by mid- to late October.
    When the bridge is ready for traffic, plans are still under way for a ceremonial first crossing by a local group of Corvette owners, town council member Karen Joseph said.

  • Sunset Beach to continue pursuit of park site

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council voted 3-2 Monday to continue with negotiations and a possible new contract with owners of a 5.22-acre multi-million-dollar waterway site being eyed for a future park.


    The vote came after lengthy discussion that included mixed comments by 17 residents who spoke out during public comment time and each council member.

  • Holden Beach board bans items from being left overnight on beach strand

    Holden Beach commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night requiring cabanas, tents, umbrellas and other personal equipment be removed from the beach by their owners each evening.

    Items must be removed between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. starting next Easter weekend.

    The delay is to give realtors time to inform vacationers of the change.

    The board discussed the situation for two years before making the change.

  • Little boy’s visit to Calabash Creamery creates treasured memories for family

    If you ask Judy Christie’s 6-year-old grandson Alex if he is different from other kids, he’ll quickly tell you he’s not.

    Alex, who visits his grandmother Judy and grandfather Tom here in Shallotte every summer, has a medical conditional called mitochondrial disorder. The disease affects different people differently, and for Alex it means his digestive system doesn’t work like it’s supposed to.