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Today's News

  • Floodplain mapping group presents new Brunswick County maps

     BOLIVIA — For the first time since 2006, the federal government revised studies and developed new flood hazard areas that will affect Brunswick County residents and homeowners within the next year.

    Representatives from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) presented the revised maps and studies during a public meeting, which at least 75 residents attended, at the county government complex Tuesday, Aug. 18.

  • Ocean Isle Beach town clerk hired by Calabash

    CALABASH — The town of Calabash has hired a new town clerk who is supposed to start work in a few more weeks.

    Sue Stuhr, town clerk Ocean Isle Beach, will be taking the job vacated last week by longtime Calabash town clerk Kelley Southward, who resigned to accept a new job near Charlotte.

    Lisa Smith, office assistant for the town of Calabash, has been appointed to serve as interim town clerk until Stuhr starts work, probably before the end of August, town administrator Chuck Nance said.

  • Sunset Beach annual report outlines tax increase

    SUNSET BEACH — A park update, Jaguar’s Lair, coastal concerns, the town budget and the town’s recent tax increase are among items covered in the town’s newly released annual report.

    The report is designed to provide residents with a “snapshot” of happenings in the town in the past year “in the process of making our town a better place to live,” reads the report introduction from the mayor and town council.

  • New South Brunswick Cultural Series launches Aug. 27 with Brunswick Big Band

     IF YOU GO

    What: Brunswick Big Band

    When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug 27

    Where: South Brunswick Islands Center

    How much: Free

    Citizen demand has spurred Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center to launch a cultural arts and lecture series, starting with a performance by Brunswick Big Band at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 27.

    Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Additional highlights include hors d’oeuvres and dancing.

  • Band of the Week: Band of Oz paves musical way Aug. 23 in Holden Beach

    Band of Oz’s beginnings date back to 1967 in the eastern North Carolina town of Grifton, where a bunch of musical grammar and high school boys started jamming as The Avengers.

    The fledgling guitar-and-keyboard ensemble was hauled around in a Chevy station wagon pulling a little red trailer as a part-time band playing sock hops, private parties and an occasional club, whenever an owner would risk having them.

    In the latter 1960s, the group brought in a horn section, leading to major changes in its sound and membership.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 12-16 2015

     Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    Aug. 12

    Indecent exposure reported on Sunset Oaks Lane.

    Aug. 13

    Breaking and entering, damage to real property reported on North Shore Drive.

    Aug. 15

    Breaking and entering, 34th Street.

    Breaking and entering, larceny on North Shore Drive.

    Aug. 16

    Larceny on Canal Drive.

  • North Brunswick 2-0 in volleyball

    Staff Report

    North Brunswick opened its volleyball season with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 victory against Union.

    “Senior Claire Longshore did a good job moving from the libero roll into the setter role, helping the team with 11 assists,” North coach Morgan Farroll said.

    Longshore also tallied four aces, two kills and five digs.

    In the second set, Longshore went on a serving streak, scoring five straight points.

  • Trojans open boys’ soccer season

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ soccer team lost 3-1 to White Oak in a non-conference game Monday, the first game of the season.

  • Military support group launched in Brunswick County

    Military Mama Network (MMN), a nationwide Facebook-based support group for military families, launched a local chapter to help provide support to military families and veterans. Meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the old cafeteria (Firebird Café) at the Brunswick Community College campus in Bolivia.

  • Alfy Hill on Eagles’ roster

    Alfy Hill is on the football roster for the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Hill, a West Brunswick graduate, is so new to the team that Eagles’ website lists him as 6-foot-5 but lists no weight. His jersey number is 77.

    A brief biography states that Hill is a “a 6-foot-3, 283 pound defensive end, Hill began his collegiate career at the University of Alabama but played his final two seasons at Winston-Salem State. In his senior year, he accumulated 29 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Hill practiced with the Arizona Cardinals this spring prior to joining the Eagles.”