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Today's News

  • Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll April 22

    Woodsong, a traditional “walking” neighborhood located off Village Road in Shallotte, hosts its send annual Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll, an art and music festival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

    The inaugural event in 2016 featured 16 artists represented by Sunset River Marketplace, live music, and wine tastings. The 2017 event will be nearly double in size, with almost all the neighborhood’s many front porches hosting local artists and artisans.

  • Second annual Taste of Calabash set for Saturday

    This Saturday, visitors can once again savor the flavors in the Seafood Capital of the World as the second Taste of Calabash cooks up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

    Anchored at Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, this year’s event is even bigger and better than last year’s successful inaugural event, event founder and organizer Helen Kapalka promises.

  • Greenlands Art Gala to benefit HOOF April 22

    Greenlands Farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia is having an Art Gala Fundraiser from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to benefit Helpers Of Our Farm (HOOF).

    Evening festivities include a meet-and-greet with a few HOOF animals, gourmet farm charcuterie, a silent art auction, live music and a cash bar.

    Wine and beer will be available for purchase, with 100 percent of wine sales benefitting HOOF.

    The cost is $30 per guest. Reservations are required. For tickets, go to greenlandsfarm.org.

  • Events get bookish on April 27

    Two events next week turn the page on two published North Carolina writers.

    Local author Anne Clinard Barnhill unveils her latest book, “The Beautician’s Notebook,” a Southern novel exploring life in a small town, at a Meet the Author event at 3 p.m. next Thursday, April 27, at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road.

    Copes of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. For more information, call the library at 575-0173.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 11, 2017

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

    April 11

    Stephen Michael Branagan, 22, of Lake Tree Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

    Bryson Page Hill, 18, of Boones Neck Road, Supply, was charged with simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

    Randall Chance Johnson, 20, of Nesbit Road, Monroe, was charged with simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, April 10-16, 2017

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 10

    Larceny of iPad, smart phone, pots, pans and pressure cooker on Clubview Lane, Carolina Shores.

    Obtaining money by false pretense on Brunswick Place, Leland.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of Vizio 39-inch flatscreen TV on Gold Finch Drive, Supply.

    Larceny of Xanax on L Street, Supply.

    Larceny of Samsung phone and Kindle Fires on Chadwick Landing, Shallotte.

  • New environmental group meets April 26

    A new countywide environmental group is forming and convening for the first time next Wednesday, April 26.

    The fledgling, tentatively named “Brunswick Friends of the Environment” consists of all five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, which has recently come under fire by Sunset Beach Town Council with accusations it usurped its authority.

    The Sunset Beach ERC had its last meeting Wednesday, April 19, when all five members turned in their resignations.

  • County real estate market surges into second quarter

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to surge as the second quarter of 2017 begins, according to statistics released Tuesday, April 18, by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • FBI Coastal Carolinas Criminal Enterprise Task Force gets first conviction

    A Wilmington man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison April 12 for distributing heroin and fentanyl represents the first conviction for the recently formed FBI Coastal Carolinas Criminal Enterprise Task Force.

    District Judge Malcolm J. Howard also sentenced 38-year-old Troy Ahkeen Wilson to five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release issued Tuesday.

  • Agents arrest nine people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested nine people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

    Wesley Radford Cain, 27, of Windsor Road in Greenville and William Young, 25, of East Yacht Drive in Southport were arrested April 11 and each charged with felony cocaine possession, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. The latter charges are misdemeanors.