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Today's News

  • Letting joe help me re-learn language of page design

    Once upon a time, I used to quaff at least a 12-pack of Diet Pepsi almost every day. I did it since I was in college, a regimen I developed to cope with exams and 8 a.m. Japanese 101 recitations.

    Exams are a way of life for college students, who often use this part of their educational career to study unusual, exciting subjects.

    I decided in my freshman year to take three semesters of Japanese for the fun of it.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had more frequent and busier committee meetings, we had more urgency in longer House floor sessions, and we saw the governor veto two of our bills.

    First, prior to going to Raleigh, I had a couple of days in the district because of the long Easter weekend. On April 17, I had a meeting with a group of citizens in the Schooner Point community of Ocean Isle Beach. We had a great discussion and chance to improve communication with their state government.

  • Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

    By Jennifer Stuart

    Guest Columnist

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcohol-infused parties or joggers on dark, lonely roads.

    Most people, when thinking of sexual assault victims, probably don’t think of seniors in nursing homes. Perhaps they should.

    A recent CNN investigation found claims of rape in nursing homes are widespread, but difficult to document and substantiate because of the victims’ circumstances.

  • NCDOT names Oak Island as 2017 Watch for Me NC partner

    Oak Island is among eight communities expected to benefit from participation in Watch for Me NC, a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle safety program aimed at reducing bicycle and pedestrian crashes and fatalities in North Carolina.

  • Sunset Beach budget, regular meetings set

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled budget work sessions to the following dates. Each session starts at 9 a.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    First budget work session, Wednesday, April 26; second session Saturday, April 29; third session (if needed), Thursday, May 4.

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have its regular meeting Monday, May 1, starting with a closed session at 6 p.m. and pre-agenda meeting at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Senate bill threatens Brunswick County sales tax with redistribution

    By Brian Slattery

    Staff Writer

    Brunswick County and municipal officials are keeping an eye on a Senate bill proposed for a second year that threatens to cut Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenues.

    Senate Bill 126 would allow collection and redistribution of sales tax money to counties other than where the tax is originally collected.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits on one-year anniversary

    SUNSET BEACH — All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee tendered their resignations last week after Sunset Beach Town Council took action regulating what they can do.

  • Leland to acquire Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department

    LELAND — Leland officials intend to acquire the Leland Volunteer/Fire Rescue Department by July 1.

    The town has contracted with the LVFRD, a nonprofit that provides fire protection, rescue services and emergency medical care, since April 20, 2000.

  • Savor flavors at weekend wine fests

    Wine weekend is winding its way through the South Brunswick Islands.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Museum Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, The Wine Fest 2017, is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s theme is “Venetian Magic,” showcasing Marie Kasper’s award-winning art, “Maschera Del Galeone,” at the event to benefit the museum and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Days at the Dock promises too much fun plus bopples

    It’s time to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is an annual event mainstay at annual Days at the Dock festivities, slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to celebrate spring starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.