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Today's News

  • 27th Arts & Crafts Festival paints Oak Island

    The 27th Oak Island Art Guild Arts & Crafts Festival will once again colorize the Labor Day weekend landscape.

    The annual festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in the soccer field behind Middleton Park at SE 46th Street and Dolphin Drive on Oak Island.

    More than 100 artists and vendors of handmade crafts as well as festival food will be featured.

    Admission is free, and there’s plenty of parking.

    Profits will go to support the Art Guild’s philanthropic activities.

  • Band of the Week: The Imitations wrap last of summer concerts in OI and HB

    They may be called The Imitations, but their musical talent is for real.

    Touting themselves as the “party band of the Carolinas,” Mike Merritt, George Hobbs, Richard Collier, Mike Miller and Tony Creech are celebrating 20 years together as the region’s genuine Imitations.

    Singing and dancing the best in classic beach, soul and rock’n’ roll, The Imitations are synonymous with good times.

  • Antiques appraisal fundraiser Sept. 10 in Southport

    An Antique Roadshow rolls into Southport on Saturday, Sept. 10.

    The fundraiser to benefit Brunswick Search and Rescue is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Carillon Assisted Living, 1125 E. Leonard St. in Southport.

    Tickets are $10 if sold by BSAR team members. Each ticket entitles event goers to bring in one item for a professional appraisal.

    All proceeds will go to BSAR to help purchase new snake boots for all BSAR members.

    Each ticket allows you to bring in one item for appraisal from a professional appraiser.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 21-28

    Aug. 21

    Amanda Benton Long, 41, of 1930 Pinehurst Road, Southport, was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

    Aug. 26

    Identity theft reported on Oyster Bay Drive.

    Aug. 27

    Svetlana Shkinder, 20, of 20 Uncle Drive, Asheville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    Denise Locklear, 52, of 709 Live Oak Drive, was arrested on a larceny charge.

    Aug. 28

    Elizabeth Campbell, 41, of 206 Prospect Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on a DWI charge.

     

  • Trojans dominate second half, defeat Stallions

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

  • Motorcyclist crashes following Thursday, Aug. 25 chase

    A crash involving a motorcycle sent one man to an area hospital Thursday, Aug. 25 following a chase with law enforcement.

  • Crash on Makatoka Road leaves one injured

    A collision involving a pickup truck and a log truck sent one man to an area hospital Friday, Aug. 26.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 6 a.m. when 67-year-old William Jordan of Chadbourn was turning his log truck off a dirt road onto Makatoka Road, unaware that 29-year-old Michael Simmons of Ash was already driving his black 2011 GMC Canyon on Makatoka Road heading towards the log truck.

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  • VIDEO: Girls cross country, season-opening race at Hugh MacRae Park

    Video of South Brunswick’s Gabrielle Hitchcock, Bailey Rudd, Danielle Hitchcock and West Brunswick’s Bailey Lawson and Lora Kinlaw finishing in season-opening cross-country race at Hugh MacRae Park.

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    WILMINGTON — South Brunswick sophomore Jaxon Hudson finished eighth in a season-opening cross-country race Thursday at Hugh MacRae Park.

    Hudson ran the 3.2-mile race in 18 minutes, 25.14 seconds.

    Hoggard junior Jamie Witmer won the race in 16:40.59.

  • Belville appeals lawsuit arbitration ruling

    BELVILLE — Belville’s lawsuit with developer Urban Smart Growth will go to the Court of Appeals before it reaches Superior Court.

    Town Attorney Jim Eldridge reported at the Aug. 22 town meeting a motion to enter arbitration was recently denied, but the town will appeal the decision before the lawsuit moves forward.

    “If we win the appeal, we will arbitrate. If we lose, we will litigate,” Eldridge said.