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Today's News

  • Get ready for the total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

    By Will Snyder

    Guest Columnist

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all eyes will look to the sky across the United States as the sun and moon perform an enchanting dance. Slowly, the sun seems to be consumed by darkness. Onlookers will gasp in awe as more and more of the sun seems to disappear until, finally, the sun ceases to shine.

  • Matters of the heart weigh heavily on the mind

    It’s Sunday evening, and I’m watching the “Harry Potter” movie marathon on Freeform (they seem to air one at least once a month, but I’m not complaining) to take my mind off recent troubles near and far.

  • A new school year is almost upon us

    The first day of classes for Brunswick County Schools students is not until Aug. 28, which means it is not too late to prepare for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram provides important safety tips for motorists to follow all year round, not just when school is in session, in his Sheriff’s Corner column this week. Following is a compendium of other helpful back-to-school hints we found.

    For parents, from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Sit, sip, safely see the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

    If you’re one of those last-minute souls who has not yet mapped out your solar eclipse plans, Silver Coast Winery serves up a sol-ution.

    Just in time for Monday’s unique cross-country eclipse that will briefly cast a shadow over the Carolinas, the popular winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the rural Grissettown area of western Brunswick County has scheduled “Come Sit, Sip and See the Solar Eclipse” from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Richard Marx launches BCCOWA Performing Arts Series on Sept. 6

    Tickets went on sale Aug. 16 for a Sept. 6 performance by Richard Marx that opens the new Performing Arts Series for 2017-18 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show returns Aug. 19

    The hottest cars and trucks will be on display at the 14th Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest.

    This rain-or-shine event staged by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce last year showcased 200 participating cars and trucks.

    Attendees are invited to visit car show vendors, dine in one of the restaurants or browse the shops at the Villages in Brunswick Forest.

    Brian White with Jammin 99.9 will be on hand with music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7-11 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Aug. 7

    Breaking and entering and felony larceny of several TVs and other items on West Main Street.

    Aug. 9

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported at Food Lion. Subject pulled up in what appeared to be a small pickup and took a Stihl weed trimmer and blower out of the back of victim’s truck.

    Aug. 11

    Employee theft reported at Food Lion.

  • Cape Fear Crossing still undecided on proposed route

    There are still 12 possible routes for the Cape Fear Crossing to add another bridge across the Cape Fear River into northern Brunswick County.

    Leland Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman, the town representative on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation committee, said she anticipated the WMPO would eliminate some of the 12 alternatives at a May meeting, but didn’t, in her report to Leland’s transportation oversight committee at its quarterly meeting Aug. 3.

  • Leadership Brunswick County accepts applications

    Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

  • Lease agreements reached with first two tenants at Harrington Square in Leland

    Shirley Logan, an agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast, has negotiated lease agreements with the first two tenants at Harrington Square, the retail component of Harrington Village, a new mixed-use retail and residential project under construction in Leland. The 19-acre development sits just north of Village Road on one of the most traveled intersections in the area, with more than 60,000 cars passing the location daily.