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Today's News

  • New budget adopted in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have adopted on second reading a $2,343,950 budget for the town for fiscal year 2016-17.

    The general fund budget that takes effect July 1, approved at the June 9 town board meeting, calls for the town’s ad valorem tax rate to remain at 10 cents per $100 of valuation.

  • SBPD June 7-10 2016

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

    June 7

    Gary Andre Wilson, 30, of 788 Freemont Road, Longs, S.C., was charged with felony fleeing to elude with motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, DWI, no driver’s license, careless and reckless, failing to stop at red light and open container.

    June 8

    Larceny of golf items reported on Lake Shore Drive.

  • Sunset Beach battles bill to de-annex island ends

    While Senate Bill 875 stalls in a state House committee, Sunset Beach residents are continuing to question and take action against Sen. Bill Rabon’s controversial measure to de-annex either end of the town island.

    Island resident Jan Harris planned to turn over to the town Wednesday more than 4,200 petition signatures opposing the bill Rabon filed May 11 in Raleigh to de-annex three portions of the town, including its island ends and a mainland site where a senior apartment complex is under construction.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents "Stop Kiss"

    Brunswick Little Theatre presents “Stop Kiss” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 17, 18, 24 and 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19 and 26, on the BLT Main Stage at 8068 River Road SE in Southport.

    “Stop Kiss” tells the story of Callie and Sara — two twenty-somethings in New York who find themselves unexpectedly in love. After being brutally attacked during their first kiss, the two find their lives transformed in a way neither could have foreseen.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Allow me to brag a bit on my hometown. I live in Columbia, S.C., which is our state’s capital. It’s a reasonably big city, as Southern cities go, one that features plenty of history. Our city is filled with friendly people, tree-lined streets, great food, tons of theater, music, a big university, and of course, lots of politics, if that’s your thing.

  • To seek solitude is to know serenity

    Perhaps the pace of the last few weeks has had its effect on me. Whenever I find myself racing from one event to another, one experience to another, my spirit feels the tug of stressfulness. It’s a good thing because I am once again led into the reality that life is more than a rush into activity. I discover anew … and will continue to do so, I am sure … the need for solitude as a means of entry into serenity.

  • Flounder tourney photos
  • Jones drafted by Orioles, Linkous drafted by Rockies

    The week before Father’s Day, Steven Linkous and Markel Jones thanked their moms.

    Linkous and Jones are two Brunswick County baseball players getting their chances to become Major League Baseball players.

    The Colorado Rockies selected Steven Linkous in the 22nd round, 650th overall, of the draft Saturday. Linkous, a North Brunswick High School graduate, has finished his senior season at UNC Wilmington.

  • Summer league, camps bolster lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — When Divina Mercado signed a letter of intent June 8 to attend Chowan University and play lacrosse, she became the fourth West Brunswick girl lacrosse player this year to use the sport to help get a college education.

    “This is just the beginning,” West coach Kate Gentle said. “By the time my freshmen are seniors, I can only imagine that every single one of them will go to college and play lacrosse.”
    Gentle is encouraged by information she is receiving from recruiting sites. Colleges have interest in lacrosse players.

  • Mercado reaches goal in unlikely way

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Divina Mercado signed a letter of intent June 8 to attend Chowan University and play lacrosse.

    The scene was unimaginable four years ago.

    “I honestly thought I would more than likely be going to college to play basketball,” Mercado said.

    “But, things happened.”