Local News

  • Beck's is back in Calabash

    CALABASH—Like a phoenix, a newly rebuilt Calabash eatery has risen from the ashes after burning in a fire last year.

    Beck’s Restaurant at 1014 River Road reopened at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    “We’re excited that Beck’s is back,” chamber president Shannon Viera at the start of Monday’s ceremony.

  • Shallotte restaurant making motion-picture debut

    SHALLOTTE—Sal Rubio and his restaurant, The Grille, are getting ready for their film debut.

    The restaurant at 4635 Main St. caught the eye of location scouts for the film “Tammy,” a comedy written by Melissa McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, who will also direct.

    McCarthy is the star of CBS’ “Mike and Molly,” but also has had great success recently in movies after receiving an Academy Award nomination for her role in “Bridesmaids.”

  • BCSO searching for Leland armed robbers

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who robbed a Leland convenience store.

    At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, the two suspects entered the Fairhaven Mini Mart at 9404 Walker Street in Leland. 

    BCSO described the suspects as black males, one approximately  5’7” and possibly in his early 20s, the other about 5’10” and possibly in his late 20s.

  • Farmers market brings spring to Shallotte on Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Although Mother Nature can’t decide when spring will begin, Shallotte Farmers Market organizers have chosen this Saturday.

    The 2013 season of Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market, named for the former town mayor, will open from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27, at Riverside Park.

    Despite a forecast of temperatures in the low- to mid-60s during the morning, farmers market officials are announcing spring is here with locally grown produce, baked goods, plants, herbs and crafts.

  • Leland board says yes to rezoning, sign upgrades and incentive plan


  • Holden Beach seeks big grant for large boat dock on ICW

    HOLDEN BEACH—Kayak and small boat launches on the Intracoastal Waterway are part of a park Holden Beach will build on Brunswick Avenue—but bigger plans are in store for the stretch of land if the town can nab a BIG grant.

    A boardwalk connected to two piers that will reach the water at the planned park under the water tower was part of an overall park proposal approved unanimously April 9 by Holden Beach officials.

  • Motorcyclist in serious condition after collision with 18-wheeler

    A Boiling Spring Lakes woman is in serious condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after surviving a head-on collision on a motorcycle Thursday morning.

    Boiling Spring Lakes police reported the crash occurred at 7:40 a.m. April 18, just inside the city limits on N.C. 87, also known as the George Highway II.

    Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley reported Thursday officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer.

  • Inspiration in a small package: one boy's journey

    SHALLOTTE—He may be 9 years old, but he’s endured more than most people will in a lifetime.

    Christian Huffman is a walking miracle—and his family knows it.

    The third-grade Union Elementary School student has a rare medical history. At just 22 months of age, he was bit by a copperhead snake.

    The youngest of Craig and Judith Huffman’s three sons, Christian was treated locally with anti-venom and airlifted to a hospital in Chapel Hill for treatment.

  • 'Save A Seat For Me' at Odell Williamson on Saturday

    Gospel-flavored humor and drama will fill the rarefied air when “Save A Seat For Me” plays at Odell Williamson Auditorium this coming Saturday night, April 27.

    The production by native North Carolinian and writer-director Spencer E. Jenkins centers around a woman’s struggle to find salvation for her stepson as he falls into the throes of a gang lifestyle. She saves him a seat at church, but he says he isn’t going.

  • Calabash agrees to aid road woes

    CALABASH—The Calabash town board of commissioners has agreed to assist with road issues on the northern end of Carter Drive.

    The board’s decision came at its monthly meeting April 9 after Calabash Mayor Mary Knight read a letter signed by owners of property on the north end of Carter Drive.