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Today's News

  • Artists to lead WAA workshops

    Waterway Art Association has scheduled two more artists to lead workshops during April.

    The workshops will be held at Bellinger Artworks Studio, 283B Koolabrew Drive NW off Calabash Road near Carolina Shores. One-day workshops are $35 for WAA members and $40 for non-members. Advance registration and payment are required.

    Artist and muralist Ruth Cox of Myrtle Beach, S.C., will lead a session on oil/basics of composition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20.

  • Listen Up: James Keelaghan entertains Brunswick County on April 9

    Renowned Canadian performer James Keelaghan headlines the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Lauded as one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters Keelaghan reigns as a “poet laureate of the folk and roots music world” with an insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline.

  • Easter events start hatching this weekend

    It’s time for Easter events to celebrate the season, starting with the Calabash Easter egg hunt scheduled for 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 1, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road.

    Children will gather Easter eggs and be treated to fun games and crafts. Admission is free. Bring your own Easter basket. The rain date is April 8.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.

    Holden Beach fun

    The town of Holden Beach hosts a Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt for youth and adults at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14.

  • Club Profile: Coastal Garden Club

     

    President: Sherry Jeffries

    Meeting times: General membership 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Mondays of each month, September through May, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Information: Go to coastalgardenclub.org; email info@coastalgardenclub.org.

    At this time of the year, everything is starting to come up roses, and other spring plants and posies, for Coastal Garden Club.

  • Boat captains say Lockwood Folly dredging ‘dire’

    HOLDEN BEACH — At least a half dozen people including local boat captains turned out last week to outline concerns about the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which they say is in critical need of dredging or boat operators are going to pay the price this summer.

  • Rabon re-files to de-annex Sunset Beach senior complex

    District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon has filed a new Sunset Beach de-annexation bill, this one applying to only one property.

    Rabon, R-Southport, filed Senate Bill 289 on March 15 in Raleigh to remove the 6.22-acre Sunset Creek Commons property at 1401 Seaside Road from the corporate limits of Sunset Beach.

    On March 16, the bill passed first reading in the state Senate and was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

  • Carolina Shores anticipates revenue increase

    CAROLINA SHORES — Thanks to new construction, the town is expecting a coinciding revenue boost in the coming fiscal year.

    That was just one of the topics at a town board of commissioners budget retreat last Thursday, March 23, which included review of the budgetary process and timeline, goal-setting and capital projects.

    Town finance director Julie Munday outlined other conditions facing localities, including this will be the second year past re-valuation.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, March 22-27 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    March 22

    Antonio Livingston, 28, of Harris Trail SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    Lisa Harden, 51, of Pigott Road, Shallotte, was arrested on a conspiring to traffic opium warrant from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    March 27

  • Leland man accused of strangling son

    A Leland man is accused of strangling his 14-year-old son last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 39-year-old Richard Leslie Piner II, of Sandy Hills Drive, on Thursday, March 23, and charged him with intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury and assault by strangulation, both felonies.

  • Threat prompts temporary school lockdown Tuesday

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the source of an unsubstantiated threat that led to the temporary lockdown of Brunswick Community College and sheltering at Brunswick County Academy, South Brunswick High and South Brunswick Middle schools Tuesday morning, March 28.

    The sheriff’s office received a tip about the threat about 10:30 a.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. Neither she nor sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax disclosed the nature of the threat.