Today's News

  • New Kingfish Bay plans get preliminary OK in Calabash

    CALABASH — The tide may be turning for construction in an unfinished community where residency has yet to become reality.

    Plans for revamped development in Kingfish Bay off Beach Drive have gotten a green light from the town planning and zoning board.

    The board unanimously approved preliminarily recommending a proposal by Modular Plans North America to build a “residential cluster development” in the community where work stalled years ago in the wake of the recession.

  • Political candidates criticize town's handling of storm

    CAROLINA SHORES — Mayoral and commission candidates expressed disappointment last week with the way the town handled heavy rainfall Oct. 2-5 that deluged the Carolinas.

    Former town commissioner Joyce Dunn, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Walter Goodenough in the upcoming Nov. 3 election, complained at the Oct. 8 board of commissioners meeting that town hall was closed for “four days in the middle of a terrible disaster,” deeming it a “dismal failure of leadership.”

  • Making ‘Sunshine Week’ every week

    By Kevin M. Goldberg

    Guest Columnist

    The 10th Sunshine Week ended about six month ago, on March 21. This annual celebration of open government was created by the American Society of News Editors with a grant from the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation.

  • Can we resolve our tax issues?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guset Columnist

    Taxes are always part of discussions about government and public policy, and taxes were clearly a hot topic in the recent session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Debates occurred about taxing services, lowering income tax rates, implementing incentives for business and energy expenditures, and dividing public revenues between urban and rural counties. Legislation was passed for some of these items, but I can assure you there will be more discussion and debate in future sessions.

  • Coastal Harmonizers present inaugural concert, "Barbershop Goes Broadway"

    The Coastal Harmonizers, a group of melodic men who love to sing barbershop harmony, are tuning up for their inaugural concert, “Barbershop Goes Broadway.”

    The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, and admission is free.

  • Fight fraud by guarding your Medicare number

    By M. Lee Millman

    Guest Columnist

    Health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers.

    So guard your Medicare number. Treat it as you would a credit card.

    Follow these important steps to protect yourself from fraud:

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 7, 2015

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 7

    Larceny reported at Eastwood Landing.

    Shoplifting reported at Food Lion on Clippers Way.

  • Halftime photos

    Halftime photos of the football game between West Brunswick and South Brunswick.

  • Salsa is not just for chips

     Most of the time when people think of salsa, they think of the tomatoey mixture with onions and peppers that is served with chips. But the term salsa has come to mean just about any combination of chopped fruits and vegetables. The spiciness can vary from mild to hot depending upon personal tastes.

  • Being mortal is what matters in the end

     Atul Gawande, medical doctor and skilled writer, has the medical field abuzz with chatter—both positive and critical—about his book BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End. It helps to know he has made the New York Times bestseller list, but it is even more beneficial to know his work is being read and discussed in multiple and diverse venues across the nation. Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center led the parade locally, followed by Lower Cape Fear Hospice, with presentations being planned by church groups.