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Today's News

  • Fire damages Oak Island home

    An Oak Island home sustained severe damage after a fire of undetermined origin broke out Friday night, March 17.

    Three people safely evacuated the burning three-story house at 5101 E. Yacht Drive, Oak Island Fire Capt. Chris Sillings said.

    Upon fire crews’ arrival at the fire reported at 11:33 p.m., the structure was heavily involved in flames, including fire through the second story and roof, Sillings said.

    Exterior siding on an adjacent house was melted by the heat, but fire crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to it.

  • Club Profile: BPOE Calabash Elks Lodge 2679

    Meets: 7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays from September to June. In July and August, meetings are on the fourth Wednesday and in December on first Wednesday only.

    Current Exalted Ruler: Al Harms      

    Incoming Exalted Ruler: Juanita Adams

    Info: Go to calabashelks.org

    In Calabash, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2679 has come a long way, baby.

    Witness that their newest exalted ruler, Juanita Adams, takes office in April as the first female to do so at the local lodge.

  • Jinks Creek targeted in Sunset Beach pre-dredging analysis

    SUNSET BEACH — As future dredging continues to be scrutinized, Jinks Creek has the greatest amount of sand for “beneficial reuse,” a hired consultant outlined at town council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday morning, March 21.

    Robert Neal, a coastal engineer with Moffatt & Nichol advisory firm, said the main portion of the project would involve Jinks Creek south of the Intracoastal Waterway and would include Mary’s and Turtle creeks on the north side of the waterway.

  • Calabash remits more than $11K for summer concerts

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved issuing $11,219.50 back to this year’s organizers of the summertime Calabash Concert Series.

    The remittance to the Calabash Merchants Association OKed at the monthly board meeting March 14 is the amount returned to the town after last year’s concert series, including an $8,500 contribution from the town plus proceeds from a 50/50 raffle and concessions.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 17-20 2017

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

    March 17

    Jeromey Tucker, 31, of Shallotte Point Loop Road, Shallotte, was arrested on a felony common-law obstruction of justice charge in a pending case.

    Taylor Lewis, 23, of Clubhouse Road, was arrested on a felony common-law obstruction of justice charge in a pending case.

    March 19

    Debra Rusmisel, 49, of Woodland Street, Convington, Va., was arrested on charges of DWI and resisting, delaying and obstructing.

  • Leland man dies in Jeep crash near Winnabow

    A Leland man died after the Jeep he and two passengers were riding in overturned in a single-vehicle crash near Winnabow on Monday night, March 20, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper C.M. Blackwell said.

    Travis Norton, 26, was driving at a high rate of speed while driving south on Funston Road, Blackwell said.

    Norton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the Jeep after he lost control of it and it flipped, caught on fire and landed in the road.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows strength

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to demonstrate strength, according to the most recent statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Symposium shows how businesses sustain themselves, employees

    LELAND — Brunswick Community College’s sixth annual sustainability symposium Friday, March 17, covered sustainability in business.

    For several of the speakers who discussed the subject, being sustainable meant more than just making the business profitable.

    The buzzword at the symposium was maintaining the “triple bottom line” by treating employees well and using environmentally friendly processes while also staying profitable.

  • My Michigan turn tutorial

    I understand from my colleague Laura Lewis that construction in the south end of Brunswick County is almost complete on a new set of Michigan turns.

    So to the Sunset Beach, Calabash and Carolina Shores crowds joining the fraternity of drivers not allowed to make a left turn onto U.S. 17 without making a right turn and driving the wrong way first, I want to be the first to publicly welcome you to slot track racing.

    Covering the northern end of Brunswick County gives me lots of opportunities to slingshot around the Michigan turns in that area.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we heard the State of the State address from Gov. Roy Cooper, we introduced and passed several important education bills, and we introduced more local bills for Brunswick County.