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Today's News

  • Two words make all the difference

    I love words. I love the ones that come tumbling from the depths of my being, disturbing and delighting as they rush headlong onto the pages of my life as well as my computer screen. I love those whose presence is elusive, dancing in and out of my consciousness and teasing me with surprise. The more the merrier, or so I think. Words matter. 

  • Eight signs you may be an online shopaholic

    By Linda Arnold

     

    Click. Add to cart. Confirmation.

    It’s so easy. Just how do they know what you need?

    Because it’s big business for companies to know everything they can about you. And you leave a trail every time you make a choice.

    Entire businesses have sprung up to track our every move — not only purchases but preferences. What do you read? What kind of car do you drive? What are your favorite brands?

    So who could blame you for jumping on board? 

  • Seafood festivals abound in eastern North Carolina this time of year

    We really live in a special place! In addition to our warm, sunny weather and sandy beaches, eastern North Carolina provides an abundance of seafood festivals to take advantage of in early October every year.

    On Oct. 6-8, the North Carolina Seafood Festival took place in the town of Morehead City. The festival is held the first weekend in October every year to help promote the positive social and economic impact of the seafood industry in North Carolina during the non-summer months.

  • Rotary clubs reach out on World Polio Day

    Rotary members in Shallotte are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day, Tuesday, Oct. 24, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio — a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Shallotte Rotary Club will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease.

  • Brunswick Town DAR at The Warrior Ride program Oct. 21

    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will have a table for The Warrior Ride on Saturday, Oct. 21, which starts at the soccer fields behind Oak Island Town Hall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony will start at 10 a.m. followed by self-paced bicycle ride around Oak Island, where residents will be able to talk to and ride with veterans. A $25 donation to the charity is requested.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:56 a.m. Oct. 16, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:59 a.m. Oct. 13, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results from Oct. 6 at Leopard’s Chase. The group played a 6-6-6 tournament. The team of Terry Heineman, Jim Beairsto, Gary Gutheil and Brian Mikesell captured a first-place finish with a score of 134. Scott MacBean, Ricky Rix, Kevin Brady and Joe Capone finished in second place. Matt Beairsto posted the low score of the round with an 82. The low net scorer was Heineman with a 68. Heineman earned golfer of the week honors.

     

  • Sutton nabs nice red drum

     Beacon general manager Angie Sutton caught a 42-inch red drum while fishing with Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters.  Sutton landed the fish near the Ocean Isle Beach bridge. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources tagged the fish through its marine game fish tagging program. In appreciation for reporting a tag recapture, Sutton will receive a T-shirt and a report that includes the history of the fish. She’ll also receive a citation certificate that commends her catch as extraordinary from the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. 

  • Fall fishing is officially here

     It feels like just yesterday we were complaining about how miserably hot it was and how the fishing was slow due to the warm temperatures and rough seas. Well, that same old song and dance has moved on and we are now in the first quarter of incredible fall fishing.