Today's News

  • Little-Gore

    Amanda Reeves Little of Shallotte and Dean Gore of Ash were married Aug. 29 at Highest Praise Worship Center, with The Rev. Sherwood Lancaster officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Marilyn and Paul Reeves of Ash. The groom is the son of Lois Gore of Ash and the late Henderson Gore.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her sons, Elijah and David Little.

    Shirleen Wells of Calabash served as matron of honor. Dominica Hewett of Cedar Grove served as maid of honor. Bridesmaid was Susan King of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Boyd-Farmer

    Chelsea Boyd and Aaron Farmer, together with their parents, Patrick and Teresa Boyd and Tracy and Robin Farmer, announce their engagement. Chelsea is a graduate of West Brunswick High School and is a student at Brunswick Community College. Aaron is a graduate of West Christian Academy and has joined the U.S. Army. He departs for basic training in November. A spring 2010 wedding and celebration is planned.

  • Thomases celebrate 50 years

    Jackie C. Thomas and Nan Norris Thomas of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • Don't let familiarity dull the edge of life's adventure

    We’ve often heard the adage, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” to be quickly followed by a disturbing caution, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

    When I hear those words, I find myself wondering if I am supposed to choose between the two. Or, am I somehow to incorporate them, integrate them into my understanding of humanity? And, there is no Alfie to offer a total, definitive response.

  • Local Boy Scouts to celebrate 100 years with bluegrass jamboree

    Celebrate 100 years of Boy Scouts by dancing and singing to live bluegrass music this weekend at Brunswick Community College.

    Popular bluegrass acts The Hewlett’s Creek Boys, The Boys From Carolina and The Neighbors are scheduled to perform at The Boy Scout Bluegrass Jamboree 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

    The Hewlett’s Creek Boys are a popular local band that has played at number of local bluegrass festivals and celebrations.

  • $1.49 million grant secured for Sunset Beach Fire Department's second station

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach Fire Department has been awarded a $1,494,103 grant to build its second fire station.

    Sunset Beach is among six communities in North Carolina to receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants totaling $8,366,609 for fire station construction.

    Announcement came Tuesday from the office U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

    Among awardees is the Navassa Volunteer Fire Department in northern Brunswick County, which will receive $1,607,950 to build a new station.

  • Wish for beach vacation granted for girl with cerebral palsy

    HOLDEN BEACH—She could wish for anything in the world, and she wished to come to the beach.

    Haley Atkins, 18, of Micaville, was granted a weeklong vacation at Holden Beach through Wishing Well Foundation USA, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children who suffer from life threatening illnesses.

    Haley suffers from cerebral palsy—a condition that resulted from an injury during birth.

  • Hospital restricts visitation to prevent spread of H1N1

    SUPPLY—Beginning Oct. 1, Brunswick Community Hospital will restrict visitation of children younger than 18 in an effort to combat the spread of flu, specifically H1N1.

    Hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said children and adolescents are more susceptible to H1N1 and have a higher incidence of infection than adults.

    Children are often contagious before they exhibit symptoms.

  • Association recommends guidelines for parasail operators

    The Professional Association of Parasail Operators (PAPO) requires numerous operational standards and guidelines for its members and strongly urges all parasail operators to join the group.

    A few of PAPO’s Operating Standards and Guidelines are as follows:

  • Insurer has no N.C. license

    The company N.C. Watersports reportedly uses for insurance is not licensed to operate in North Carolina and could face fines from the state.

    N.C. Watersports president Barrett McMullan testified last week the Ocean Isle Beach parasailing company is insured by Marine Specialty Management, an insurer based in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

    According to the N.C. Department of Insurance, however, Marine Specialty Management does not appear to be licensed in the state, meaning there is nothing stopping the company from not paying claims.