Today's News

  • Newest public parks prove persistence pays off

    Plans for too many public parks in Brunswick County over the past three years have been burdened by significant delays and controversies.

    Not so in Belville and Shallotte.

    On Saturday, May 7, more than 500 visitors attended the official opening of the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park trail and fishing pier. It represents the completion of the park’s first phase.

  • Courage is crucial if change is to occur
  • How many awesome things happen around you every day?



     By Linda Arnold

         Quick: What does the cool side of the pillow have in common with finding money in a coat pocket? 

         They both rank among the little things in life that bring us the most joy. Sure, the major milestones leave their marks. How often do they occur, though? And what sustains us in between those times?


    High fives

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Basil pairs naturally with tomatoes — a marriage made in heaven

     A member of the mint family, basil is a delicate herb and deteriorates rapidly after harvesting. Try to use as it as fresh as possible. Just store it like other herbs, either wrapped in damp paper towels inside a plastic bag or inserted in a container of water like flowers in a vase.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department May 11-13 2016

    May 11

    Damage to property (building material) reported on North Shore Drive.

    Larceny (consumables) reported at the Minuteman.

    May 12

    Identity theft and fraud ($136,000) reported on Oyster Point Drive.

    May 13

    Prescription fraud reported at CVS.

    Warrant for arrest, Jonathan Powell, 34, of 1141 Indigo Circle, Sunset Beach.

  • Calabash gets into budgetary mode

    The town of Calabash is looking at no tax increase as commissioners iron out details of the town’s draft budget of less than $1.2 million for fiscal 2016-2017.

    A 7 p.m. June 14 public hearing for the proposed budget, which calls for maintaining the town’s current ad valorem tax rate of 8 ¾ cents per $100 of valuation, was unanimously approved by board members at their May 10 monthly meeting.

  • Waterway Art Association 25th Spring Exhibit launches May 17

    The Waterway Art Association will present its 25th annual Spring Art Exhibit and Sale from May 17 through May 20 at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway W. in Carolina Shores.

    Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, through Friday, May 20. Admission is free.

    An artists’ reception and awards presentation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

    An optional three-day art workshop tied to the show is scheduled May 17-19.

  • BCC wins district, advances to World Series

    BURLINGTON — The Brunswick Community College baseball team crushed Patrick Henry Community College 22-9 in the championship game of the NJCAA Division II Southeast District tournament May 16, a victory that qualified the Dolphins for the World Series.

    The World Series is May 28 to June 4 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

    This will be the Dolphins’ second appearance in the World Series. The first appearance was in 2013, a season that eventually led to BCC being put on probation because of an ineligible player.

  • VIDEO: BCC wins regional, goes to World Series

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Patrick Henry Community College 22-9 Monday in the championship game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 tournament in Burlington and qualified for the World Series.