Today's News

  • Nashville musician Rickey Godfrey releases new CD, plays local dates

    Blues musician Rickey Godfrey is in the coastal Carolinas this week promoting his new CD, “Nasty Man.”

    The CD is described in a press release as “solidly blues-driven with jazz and funk influences that give it an edge and a sound that’s unique to the uber-talented musician.”

    Godfrey will be in the area promoting his new CD starting Thursday, Nov. 11, and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 14.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Overall price for new Sunset Beach high-rise closer to $44.1 million

    SUNSET BEACH—The actual cost to engineer, build and secure a location for the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge, just like the increased height of the new high-rise, has gone up.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, over the previously cited $32 million construction price, the cost to erect the 65-foot-tall span between the Sunset Beach mainland and island is actually closer to $44.1 million when other costs are taken into consideration.

    That’s the amount posted on an NCDOT website outlining the overall cost of the project.

  • Striping holding up Sunset Beach bridge opening

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is poised to open any day now—just as soon as an out-of-state subcontractor gets here to paint striping on the span’s traffic lanes.

    Mark Hackney, project superintendent with English Construction Co., builder of the new Intracoastal Waterway span connecting the mainland and island, says when that work is done, he’ll be ready to open the bridge.

  • Documents detail Sunset Beach park-site appraisals

    SUNSET BEACH—Two separate appraisals of a 5.22-acre Intracoastal Waterway site the town is eyeing for a future park show the property’s worth ranging from $3.8 million to $4.658 million.

    As the town continues negotiations for possible purchase, Brunswick County tax records give the undeveloped property, owned by Tidal Ventures at 206 Sunset Blvd., a current tax assessment of $2,565,300. With revaluations expected next year, some Sunset Beach council members believe that amount could drop.

  • Stolen license plate investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police are investigating the theft of a stolen license plate reported Saturday, Nov. 6.

    A man who lives in New York and has an apartment down here reported the license plate was removed from a vehicle he keeps parked at the unit on Great Egret Circle.

    The man had not been here since August. When he got down here, the license plate was gone, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

  • Those who served to be honored this week in Brunswick County

    For Holden Beach VFW Post 8866, Veterans Day kicked off early.

    Last week, members of the post visited schoolchildren at Supply Elementary School to tell about the upcoming national holiday honoring U.S. veterans and relay their own experiences and memories of military service.

    The kindergartners-through-fifth-graders they visited and had lunch with in the school cafeteria Nov. 3 “reacted real well,” said post commander Jim Bedsole, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era.

  • Car show revving up Saturday in Calabash

    CALABASH—Cars galore will dominate the Seafood Capital this Saturday as the second annual Calabash Fall Festival and Car Show gets under way.

    Slated for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the corner of Thomasboro Road and N.C. 179, the show is expected to draw dozens of classic and antique vehicles, says Michael Abushakra, chairman of the Calabash Merchants Association, which is sponsoring the event.

    There were 125 vehicles in last year’s show, he said, in addition to more that were brought to the show but not registered for competition.

  • Scorpions complete best soccer season in their history

     LELAND—Swansboro scored in the opening minutes of the second half to break a 1-1 tie and went on to beat North Brunswick 4-1 Saturday in a second-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A soccer playoffs.

    North ends the year 13-7-2, the best season in its history. Swansboro improved to 15-7-3.

    The game was the last for two senior North captains: forward Francisco Hernandez and goalkeeper Joey Mills.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs off loss to unbeaten South Columbus

     South Columbus High School completed an unbeaten regular football season by beating West Brunswick 42-19 Friday in a Waccamaw Conference game.

    West finishes 3-3 in the conference, 5-6 overall. It will open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3AA playoffs on Friday at South Central (8-2). Pairings are at nchsaa.org.