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Today's News

  • 'Steel Magnolias' sweetens new BLT stage

    This is the month to get “prettied up” and hear all the latest gossip at Truvy’s Beauty Spot in a whole new location.

    This weekend and next Brunswick Little Theatre is transporting its audiences to Chinquapin Parish, La., as it presents the classic Southern-fried comedy-drama, “Steel Magnolias” inside its new home and building at 8068 SE River Road in Southport.

  • Oyster Festival, more, unfold this weekend

    The season of festive events continues, with more activities scheduled in the area this weekend, starting with the 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s going on around Brunswick County.

    North Carolina Oyster Festival

    The 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival unfolds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on festival grounds between Second and Third streets on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Blues Hall of Fame Tour makes BCC stage stop Friday night, Oct. 17

    When the Blues Hall of Fame Tour rolls onto the Brunswick Community College campus Friday night, Oct. 17, it’ll be a chance for blues fans to treat themselves to live performances of three living legends.

    The show, anchored by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and his band on the stage of BCC’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, will consist of individual and collaborative contributions by fellow Blues Hall of Famers James Cotton and John Hammond.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Oct. 6-Oct. 12

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents.

    Oct. 7

    Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle; larceny reported at 801 Colony Place.

    Oct. 9

    Larceny reported on Canal Drive.

  • Stop worrying and learn to love the zipper

    “The Zipper” is happening.

    For some of you, that’s all you needed to hear to have already figured out what I am talking about and are equally excited as I am.

    Others are perplexed, but I will let you in on my shorthand so you can join the rest of us in spreading the good news.

    The NCDOT has embraced, or should I say finally embraced, the zipper, which is only the simplest, easiest most obvious way to get stalled traffic moving along on highways, city streets or anywhere vehicles travel.

  • You decide: Should we go for it?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    North Carolina Cooperative Extension

    When I was a youngster in the 1950s, there were two things I eagerly awaited in the fall. One was the debut of the new TV shows and the second was announcement of the upcoming year’s auto lineup and styles. After a couple weeks of study, I could name every new brand and model from a football field’s length away.

  • Brunswick County people are busy doing great things

    I’m so happy autumn is finally here. It’s not only the time of the year when I celebrate my parents’ birthdays, their anniversary and my kid brother’s birthday, but also enjoy cooler weather, many fall festivals (hello, funnel cake — and welcome back, layered clothing to hide the evidence) and my favorite holiday, Halloween.

  • Proposed eco theme park packs potential

    If Brunswick County were to ever to become the home of a theme park, the type Rube McMullan plans to make a reality is the ideal kind.

    McMullan is using a parcel along the Shallotte River he purchased from First Bank as the springboard for what he hopes will become Shallotte River Swamp Park, opening by May 1, 2015.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 1, 3 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 1

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

    David S. Adams, PG improper equipment.

  • Sweet potato: the state vegetable

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    I just learned something new. The sweet potato is the North Carolina state vegetable. That only seems right since North Carolina is the top sweet potato producing state in the nation. Our farmers grow almost 50 percent of all the sweet potatoes in the United States.