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Today's News

  • New group launches to address Lockwood Folly Inlet dredging

    HOLDEN BEACH — About 75 people attended an inaugural meeting last week of the newly forming Lockwood Inlet Association, whose mission is to address concerns about shoaling, safety issues and direly needed dredging for the shallow-draft inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island.

  • Calabash eateries served People’s Choice awards

    CALABASH — The town recognized a few of its mainstay restaurants last week with honors connected to second annual Taste of Calabash festivities April 22.

    Event founder Helen Kapalka presented this year’s first-place People’s Choice award at the May 9 town board of commissioners meeting to The Boundary House Restaurant. Second-place honors went to Captain Nance’s Seafood Restaurant, third to Bennett’s Grill & Café, fourth to Mmm Que Rico and fifth to Captain John’s Seafood House.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we overrode the governor’s veto on a bill for the fourth time, we handled bills concerning the juvenile justice system and restaurants, and we saw the senate pass their budget and send it to us in the House.

  • You decide: What divides us on taxes?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    It was a hot, humid day in 1985. President Reagan was appearing at Reynolds Coliseum. I was in the audience. The arena was not yet air-conditioned. Despite huge fans that had been brought from Fort Bragg, everyone was sweating. As the president stepped to the podium, he mentioned the warmth in the building and promptly removed his suit coat. As if on cue, all the dignitaries on the stage also removed their coats.

  • When you just can’t slow your roll, hang on

    Has anyone seen where my 2017 went? I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s like I blinked and all of a sudden June is nearly upon us.

    I suppose when you’ve had your nose to the grindstone for what seems like months on end, you don’t notice too much of what’s going on around you. Late nights (and early mornings — ugh) and little sleep don’t help matters. (Also: Hooray for coffee!)

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’d rather be ridiculously busy than idle and bored with no work to do.

  • Stay safe on and in the water

    Many who take to the water are planning to observe Safe Boating Week, scheduled for May 20-26 this year.

    This observance is part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign called Ready, Set, Wear It! It is a yearlong effort in the United States and Canada “focused on spreading the message of boating safety and the critical importance of always wearing a life jacket each and every time on the water,” according to a news release from the North Strand Sail and Power Squadron based in Little River, S.C.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 6-11 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 6

    Unknown subject(s) took several golf cart batteries from 30th Street.

    May 10

    Christopher Brittin, 61 of 10109 Gordon Road, Gordonsville, Va., was arrested on charges of DWI and driving left of center.

    May 11

    Motor vehicle breaking and entering in the 500 block of Medcalf Drive SW where an iPhone was stolen.

  • Lockwood Folly couple files lawsuit against POA

    A Lockwood Folly couple has taken legal action against the Lockwood Folly Property Owners Association and its board of directors, claiming a breach of association bylaws and its master declaration as well as certain state statutes.

    Lockwood Folly residents Gary and Sarah Gimbert claim the Lockwood Folly POA failed to provide board of directors meeting minutes documenting the appointment of community standards committee (CSC) members as well as recommendations to notify the Gimberts about a violation and subsequent fines involving their home on Marsh View Drive.

  • Real estate market continues to heat up

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate demonstrated continued strength through April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market continues to trend in all the right directions,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “The number of units sold, average sales price and total sales volume all rose while new listings are down.

  • WBHS softball wallops South Johnston 13-0 to advance in playoffs

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick Coach Joe Noble said after his team’s win May 10 that if the Trojans’ batting synced up with their defense and pitching, they’d hurt some other team’s feelings in the 3A playoffs.

    That team wound up being the South Johnston Trojans in a game that ended in the middle of the fifth inning with West Brunswick winning 13-0 on an overcast Friday night, May 12.