Today's News

  • Holden Beach pavilion, pier closed

    The Holden Beach Pavilion and pier are closed until further notice, according to Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett.

    Temporary repairs are anticipated to be made within a week to 10 days, at which time the facility is expected to reopen, he said.

  • Business partners attempt to revolutionize Internet filtering

    Local business partners Kevin Skipper and David Little have created something unique in the computer world—a way for families and businesses to block access to certain websites without using expensive software.

    Little, the owner of Knosys Computers in Calabash, and businessman Skipper have created WebFilterPro, which uses domain name system (DNS) technology rather than software to block certain sites.

    Both fathers, the two men said they like the idea of creating an affordable way for families to control Internet use in a household.

  • Gospel artists conclude international tour Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium

     Gospel artists conclude international tour Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium


    Following their successful pairing on the 30-city “Come Alive” Tour last fall, platinum-selling and Dove award-winning artists Mark Schultz and Point of Grace hit the road together again this spring for an additional 25 cities.

  • Razor nails, axes and hockey masks: Like Jason, the slasher flick never dies

    Summer blockbuster season is here, and guess which wholesome, wacky, family-pleasing comedy was the No. 1 movie last weekend? That’s right, “Nightmare on Elm Street.”

    The old nemesis of squeamish moviegoers of the 1980s is back, “retooled,” of course, for the 2010s, from the same production company that brought us the returns of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Friday the 13th.” Thanks a lot, guys.

  • Six participants graduate from Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court

    SUPPLY—Casondra McLaurin proudly walked up the stage with her young daughter Madison McLaurin to receive her diploma for completing Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court.

    Recalling the broken road of drug addiction and overdoses that brought Casondra McLaurin to Drug Treatment Court, she said, through the program, “I like what I see.”

    “I’m a mom now through this program.”

    McLaurin was one of six participants who graduated from Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court last week at Brunswick Community College.

  • Carolina Shores board approves lawyer letter, e-mail discipline

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved directing town attorney Holt Moore to write a draft letter regarding a personnel matter discussed in an hour-long executive session Monday at town hall.

    The vote was 4-1 with town commissioner Tom Puls casting the only “nay” vote.

  • North avenges defeat by South

     LELAND—Kyle Hufham struck out nine batters in six innings as North Brunswick on Senior Night beat South Brunswick 11-3 in a Waccamaw Conference baseball game.

    Hufham gave up four hits, four walks and one earned run in the game Friday night.

    The victory avenged an extra-inning defeat earlier this season.

  • Student creates virtual trip through space for senior project

    An Early College High School student has created a program staff at the Ingram Planetarium that just may be used as a new teaching component.

    Eleventh-grader Crystal Matthis has completed the first student-produced program using Starry Night Pro, a software program new to the planetarium, for her senior project. Although senior projects are required in order for all seniors to graduate, Early College students are allowed to complete them earlier than senior year, in order to create room in their schedules for college classes.

  • Trouble continues at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    CAROLINA SHORES—Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was asked to turn in her keys and laptop computer before the town would issue her a paycheck this week.

    Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special town board of commissioners meeting for 9 a.m. this coming Monday, May 3, at town hall to go into closed session to discuss personnel.

    Friday, Selby would not say whether the upcoming meeting has to do with Chestnut, but added she previously requested an executive session with the board to address her concerns.

  • South beats West in soccer, stays perfect in conference

     South Brunswick beat West 3-0 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game April 29 at West.

    The victory gave South a 4-0 record against county teams. The victory also kept South unbeaten in the conference (8-0) with two games left in the conference season.

    West’s conference record dropped to 5-4 in the conference. West is 9-5-2 overall.