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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

  • Empty words entrench doubt in our hearts

     I like to believe there is nothing coincidental or accidental in our lives. I am wont to ponder all as being part and parcel of Providence acting to evoke our awakening to the divinity hidden in our humanity … in all creation. Actually, it is more than my “liking” to which I refer. It is my experience.

  • Carlyle leads Trojans past Hoggard

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 2-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game March 14 on Mike Alderson Field.

    West senior Johnathon Carlyle gave up two hits and walked one in the seven-inning game. He struck out six.

    Carlyle also had the game-winning hit, a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth.

  • County woods fire quelled

    A woods fire that led to evacuations last week has been quelled.

    The blaze started as a controlled burn Thursday, March 9, that got out of control, flared up again and led to the closure of a portion of Makatoka Road in the Ash and Supply area Friday afternoon, March 10.

    Fire officials said between 60 to 100 acres burned, and some homes were threatened.

    By 4:30 p.m., Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said, the fire was 50 to 60 percent contained and only a small portion of Makatoka Road remained closed because of smoke.

  • Roomful of residents bring questions about The Farm at Brunswick

    CAROLINA SHORES — A roomful of residents brought questions about development plans in The Farm at Brunswick to the March 9 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Foremost were questions about a development agreement approved by commissioners as proposed by developer D.R. Horton for phases 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 as well as a planned residential development (PRD) that is to be “age-restricted,” aka a “55-and-over community.”

  • Listen Up: The Kennedys bring another encore show March 24

    They’re ba-ack — by popular demand, The Kennedys are presenting their fourth Listen Up Brunswick County performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road in Bolivia.

  • “Face to Face” re-enacts repertoire of Elton John, Billy Joel on March 23 at BCCOWA

    “Face to Face,” a musical tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel, descends on the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College as the next BCCOWA Performing Arts Subscription Series show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    For two hours, the audience will be treated to the music of “Elton,” aka Greg Ransom, and “Billy,” vocalist Mike O’Brien, doing what they do best in the popular genre of the superstar pianists/performers.

  • Silver Coast seeks teams for BBQ cook-off

    Silver Coast Winery is seeking teams for Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue’s upcoming “BBQ on BBQ Road” barbecue cook-off competition scheduled for May 12 and 13 at the winery on Barbeque Road.

    The event will kick off with Friday night set-up and a judged wing competition from 6 to 8 p.m. The fire department will also be selling wings.

  • Fire fatality attributed to smoking at Southport assisted living facility

    An elderly resident of Carillon Assisted Living of Southport died from injuries she received from a smoking-related fire that broke out at the facility the morning of March 4.

    Joan Dolores Vannoordt, 79, was critically injured and later died from injuries caused by the fire attributed to an oxygen tank that ignited and exploded at the facility at 1125 E. Leonard Road.

  • Club Profile: Mighty Calabash Lions Club reigns over community service

    When it comes to community involvement, there are many mighty Lions up for the challenge in the Seafood Capital.

    The Calabash Lions Club (No. 78497) has been an active participant in the community for years, involving itself in an array of events and fundraisers annually that are both fun and beneficial to charitable causes.