Today's News

  • If you don’t like the DEQ deal with Chemours, stand up and say so

    If you don’t think state officials have done enough to clear up the GenX and PFAs compounds in your drinking water, you’re going to have to tell them about it.

    Or if you simply want The Chemours Co., which is responsible for those PFAs in your drinking water, to have to install an under-the-sink reverse osmosis water filter in your home because “better safe than sorry” or just for spite, you, too, are going to have to tell it to the state.

    Also, if you just want to say, “Is that it?” you have until Dec. 21 to do so.

  • Nonprofit of the week: BFA Tree of Hope/Angel Tree

    Contact: Brunswick Family Assistance

    4600-10 Main St., Shallotte, 754-4766

    324-I Village Road, Leland, 408-1365

    Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1551, Shallotte 28459

    Email: brunswickfamily@yahoo.com

    Website: brunswickfamily.org

    It may just be the first week of December, but the angels and elves with the Brunswick Family Assistance Tree of Hope/Angel Tree/Christmas Basket program are just about ready to wrap things up.

  • Free Winterfest event Saturday in Southport

    The Brunswick Arts Council is hosting a free Winterfest Performing Arts event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. in Southport.

    The event, set up in a cabaret atmosphere with hot cinnamon cider, will feature performances from “Nutcracker” by Elizabeth Hester’s Wilmington School of Ballet, International School of Ballet and three companies with the emerging Brunswick School of Ballet.

    Navassa native Marsha Graham-Ali of Leland will entertain with vocals from opera to gospel.

  • Carolina Shores lauds public service recipients

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town recognized developer D.R. Horton and its design firm, Thomas & Hutton, with resolutions Monday for partnering with the town in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

    Mayor Joyce Dunn presented framed copies of resolutions to representatives with both firms at the morning workshop Dec. 3 for providing “valuable technical expertise” and “robust, resilient and safe” construction following three record floods in the past four years with “zero flood loss.”

  • 'A Christmas Carol,’ Nutcracker heighten season at OWA

    One-time performances of two traditional holiday productions brighten the season and stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend.

    A live touring production of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by PerSeverance Productions and CMI Entertainment, unfolds at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    For the past few years, this special adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story has been presented to more than 100,000 audiences nationwide with heart, humor and humbug.

  • Toy Run revs up Saturday

    The 26th Anniversary Brunswick County Toy Run kicks off Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, from Supply heading to Southport.

    This year’s annual event to buy Christmas gifts for children launches with registration starting from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church at 1672 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    The poker run featuring motorcycles and classic cars begins at 1:30 p.m.

  • A (Little) 18th Century Xmas Dec. 9 in Brunswick Town

    The gates reopen at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site at 8884 St. Philip’s Road SE in Winnabow just in time for a “compact” version of its 18thCentury Christmas 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The historic site was closed after sustaining damages in September from Hurricane Florence.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018

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

    Nov. 30

    Ryan Lee Darby, 31, of Elvira Street in Fayetteville was extradited from J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., to face several financial card theft charges and several financial card fraud charges. He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Center and held under $60,000 bail.

    Dec. 2

  • Calabash Fire Department November 2018

    During November, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 195 calls: eight structure fires, 12 fire alarms, 18 motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, a mutual aid, 34 public assistance and 121 first-response EMS.

  • An annual Christmas gift to our community

    Guest Columnist

    If you’re in need of some Christmas spirit, take a short drive from Shallotte. Go south on N.C. 179 toward Ocean Isle Beach. After dark, you’ll find Christmas lights and decorations to lift your spirits. They are on the right just before you cross Sauce Pan Creek. This is a Christmas present to the community from Reba and Billy Lefler, Terry and their family.

    The Lefler family says their creation is a family project. Family members come from Albemarle, Salisbury and Concord to join in the decorating and family fun.