Local News

  • Light snow accumulation possible Saturday night

    A mix of snow and rain began falling around 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Shallotte area.

    Brunswick County is under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Sunday. The advisory does not include the Brunswick coast or area beaches.

    Throughout Saturday night temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-to-upper 20s. Minor inland snow accumulation, likely less than an inch, could appear on grassy areas in the county. Temperatures are expected to climb back to the low 40s during the day Sunday.

  • ‘Revolution,’ ‘Safe Haven’ star talks about filming in Brunswick

    Australian born actor David Lyons is taking in the beauty of Brunswick County as recent film and television productions have brought him here to the North Carolina coast.

    While some may recognize him as the resident bad guy Sebastian Monroe on NBC’s current hit drama “Revolution,” Lyons will light up the big screen this week with the premiere of locally filmed “Safe Haven.”

  • Golf tournament to benefit Sonburst Ministries

    Sonburst Ministries is planning a golf tournament to help raise funds for its youth programs.

    Its first fundraising golf tournament is set for Saturday, March 23, at Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club.

    Organizers are seeking prize donations for the tournament as well as monetary donations for the ministry and sponsorships.

    Sonburst Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It is dedicated to developing events and programs to ensure local youth have outlets for entertainment and education centered around a Christian-based faith.

  • Shallotte: Bow hunting now legal within town limits

    SHALLOTTE—Bow hunting is now permitted within town limits.

    At the Tuesday, Feb. 5, regular board of aldermen meeting, aldermen unanimously passed a bow-hunting ordinance.

    Before the vote, a public hearing was conducted. No one spoke.

    The ordinance was passed with little discussion. It had been discussed in detail in previous meetings.

  • OIB residents voice concern to commissioners

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach residents want to know more about future plans for town-owned property.

    They brought up concerns about the property and other issues during an open forum Monday evening at town hall.

    The meeting was one of four open forums town commissioners host each year so residents can voice concerns about town issues.

    The meetings are in the evening to allow residents who can’t make the monthly 9 a.m. Tuesday board meetings an opportunity to attend.

  • ATMC to offer cable, Internet, phone service to island

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Residents on the island of Ocean Isle Beach will soon have an option for cable services.

    Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/general manager, spoke to the board of commissioners Tuesday morning about ATMC’s progress in bringing cable, Internet and telephone services to the island area.

    “There has been some talk. We wanted to provide video services to Ocean Isle Beach for a long time,” Russ said.

  • Dare to Care thanks pharmacists for help with affordable medicine

    Skip Wittkofsky started a nonprofit to help children with medical issues, and all he asks for in return is a thank you.

    Since he doesn’t do it alone, he also likes to thank those who help him.

    On Jan. 31, Wittkofsky presented pharmacists at WinterPark Discount Drug in Wilmington with an award to thank them for the assistance they have provided.

    “They’ve been so good to me I wanted to say thanks for everything they’ve done,” he said.

  • Rep. Hamilton comes over the bridge to represent Brunswick County

    Rep. Susi Hamilton won her second term in the state House in 2012, but this is her first term representing Brunswick County residents.

    Hamilton serves District 18, which used to cover part of New Hanover County. In the realigned district it now adds the north end of Brunswick County, including part of Belville, Bolivia, Town Creek, Hood Creek, Woodburn and Leland.

    Hamilton and Brunswick County representatives Rep. Frank Iler and Sen. Bill Rabon have discussed creating a bipartisan coastal caucus to support the needs of coastal residents.

  • North Brunswick recognizes JROTC seniors at military ball

    Taking advantage of opportunities will lead to success.

    That was the message retired U.S. Army Lt. General Joseph Kinzer told the senior class of the North Brunswick High School Scorpion Battalion Junior ROTC at their 41st annual military ball.

    In January 1959, Kinzer told his parents he was going to enlist in the Army instead of waiting to see if he would be drafted.

    “I told them I was the master of my own destiny,” Kinzer said.

    His three-year commitment sent him to Germany where he learned a new language.

  • Leland staff presents projects; budget goal is no new tax

    LELAND—Leland’s elected officials kept one rule in mind during their first budget meeting workshop—don’t raise taxes.

    Leland’s current tax rate is 15.15 cents per $100 of assessed value. The town operated on a $6.9 million budget in 2012-13.

    The Feb. 1 meeting was a chance for each town department to present an overview of 2012-13 and plans for the next fiscal year.

    The commissioners were happy with their progress, but there was a bottom line.