Today's News

  • Summer concert: Chocolate Chip & Company heats up Thursday night in Leland

    It’s free summer concert and movies time again in Brunswick County.

    Chocolate Chip & Company dance band of Myrtle Beach, S.C., is slated for a show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Leland Municipal Park at 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland.

    Poor Piggy’s BBQ Food Truck will be on hand with food available for sale.

    Another upcoming concert is Carolina Line Bluegrass Band from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

    On May 19, the movie “Coco” will be shown at sunset in Leland Town Park. 

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Fund Raiser

    Inlet View Bar and Grill at 1800 Village Point Road at Shallotte Point will host a benefit fundraiser for Shriners hospitals for Children from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11.

    During that time, a portion of all proceeds at the restaurant will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

    Thirty children from Brunswick County are being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children, according to a news release.

  • Brunswick Arts Council brings back 4x4 Mini Masterpiece Gala

    After a seven-year hiatus, the Brunswick Arts Council reactivates its 4x4 Mini Masterpiece Gala showcasing art, dance, music, cuisine and auctions.

    Festivities for this black-tie-optional event take place 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Brunswick Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Road.

    Only 250 tickets, priced at $80 each, will be sold for this event in quantities from one to 10.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, April 30-May 1 2018

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

    April 30

    Shoplifter reported at Island Market, 430 Sunset Blvd. S.; a woman took $40 worth of T-shirts.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV from the living room at a 37thStreet residence.

    May 1

    Christy Ann McCliesh, 45, of Bo Tuck Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.


  • Calabash Fire Department April 2018

    During the month of April 2018, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 161 calls: six structure fires, two woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, two gas leaks, an investigation, an other, 23 public assistance and 106 medical first-response calls.

  • District court docket for April 25 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on April 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Wednesday, April 25

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Even the rich and famous can enjoy a home-cooked meal

    Ever wonder how the rich and famous eat when they aren’t under the spotlight or just hanging out at home by themselves? No servants. No personal chefs. No caterers. What about those who hold the highest office in the land and call the White House home?

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Mary Eagan celebrates 95th birthday

    Mary Eagan of Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle turned 95 on May 3. A party was hosted in her honor April 28 by her children in Oyster Harbour, Holden Beach, where one daughter resides. She has seven children, 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. More than 67 members of her family attended. Her birthday was also celebrated at lunch in Arbor Landing and at Planet Fun where she plays bridge every Friday.

  • Eight uncomfortable things to help you grow

    By Linda Arnold


    Let’s face it: growth and comfort do not coexist. 

    And the level of discomfort that needs to occur in order to make a change is different for each of us.

    As humans, we’re not necessarily “wired” for instant change. Whether it’s something that’s pushing you or pulling on you, it generally takes a big catalyst to get into major action for change.