Today's News

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had sessions on the House floor four days, read in bills but took no votes, and had our first group of House pages on duty.

  • Sunset Beach OKs new canopy boundaries

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council approved tightened restrictions Monday for cabana shading devices on the beach.

    New guidelines change the earliest allowable time to erect beach tents from 6 to 7 a.m. and prohibit cabanas on the beach between First and 27th streets near the “congested” Sunset Beach Fishing Pier area.

    Council opted to retain the current 10-foot distance between tents after councilwoman Carol Scott discarded her previous proposal for 12 feet.

  • Carolina Shores not ready to race

    CAROLINA SHORES — Organizers of an annual Thanksgiving Day race may soon have one more hurdle to clear before this year’s event is ready for start time.

    After learning of plans by Coastal Race Productions to change the route to include their town, Carolina Shores commissioners on Monday said not so fast.

    Speaking at the town board’s monthly workshop Feb. 6, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said organizers of the Calabash Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk submitted an incomplete application and haven’t paid a fee.

  • Silver Coast serves Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Pairings

    Silver Coast Winery is offering a delightful Wine & Chocolate Pairings celebrating Valentine's Day with your sweetie or Singles Awareness Day with your friends.  Reservations are currently being accepted at both locations, Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, on Sunday, Feb. 12, or Silver Coast Winery Tasting and Tap Room at 105 S. Howe St. in Southport on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    They are featuring six Silver Coast award-winning wines paired with six renowned See’s Candies, which were featured on Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Brunswick County Black History celebration set for Feb. 10-12 in Southport

    Celebrate Brunswick County’s Black History at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. in Southport, with the following events scheduled Feb. 10-12. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

    Friday, Feb. 10

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Harriet Tubman-Underground Rail Road and Civil War Times.” Carolyn Evans is featured with the Battery “B” 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery Regiment re-enactors. Evans, portraying Harriet Tubman, is an accomplished actress, dancer, educator, storyteller, motivational speaker and author.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2017

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

    Jan. 31

    Breaking and entering, theft of two TVs from a Canal Street home.

    Feb. 1

    Bobbie Anderson, 23, of Ocean Haven Road was arrested on an outstanding warrant for simple assault and communicating threats charges.

  • Calabash Fire Department January 2017

    During the month of January 2017, Calabash firefighters responded to 159 calls: nine structure fires, a woods/brush fire, a vehicle fire, five fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, two investigations, 22 public assistance and 112 EMS first-response calls.

  • County middle school wrestling championships

    Staff Report

    South Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championships Saturday at North Brunswick High School.

    South scored 180 points, Shallotte 137, Leland 92 and Cedar Grove 55.

  • Super Ral-LI: Patriots 34, Falcons 28


    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    In the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Super Bowl Sunday takes on an added dimension: The game is played somewhere warm or in an indoor stadium. Players and fans wear short-sleeve shirts. The cheerleaders wear skimpy tops and bottoms. And knee-high boots. Men wear suits and ties. The women have great hair and makeup. 


  • Cougar boys second in swim regional

    Staff Report

    The email from South Brunswick swim coach Sam Jennings expressed the news well: “2nd overall in region!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    He was referring to the performance of the Cougar boys in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional on Friday in Cary. The meet was a qualifier for the state meet this week, also in Cary.

    The Cougars might as well have stayed in Cary. In finishing second, South’s boys qualified for every state event except the 500 freestyle.