Today's News

  • Summer camps

    West camps are this month

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 30, 31 and June 1 and 4 in Bolivia.

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

    Wednesday, May 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • County lucky to have new hospice care center

    It has been several years in the making, and in just a few weeks it will at last be ready for the public.
    On Sunday, June 24, Brunswick County’s newest Lower Cape Fear Hospice facility, SECU Hospice House, will be available for public tours during an open house from 1-4 p.m. that day.
    As it has been in each of the communities where it expands and offers more services, the success of the hospice facility here is due largely to the support and enthusiasm of local businesses and individuals.

  • Old Bridge crosses into season with fresh summer offerings

    SUNSET BEACH—For a second summer, the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge is still an attraction, thanks to seasonal programs being offered by the Old Bridge Preservation Society.

    From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the nonprofit group, formed to preserve and support the old bridge at its new resting site at 109 Shoreline Drive W., has scheduled a variety of programs.

    Members invite visitors to “come right off the new bridge, pull in here and come to this beautiful oak tree-lined site.”

  • McCumbee enjoying road race competition

     Midway through his first season in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Series Challenge, Chad McCumbee is proving to be a quick learner and a competitive driver.

    “It’s been a really enjoyable year thus far,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot and feel like I’ve broadened my skill set as a driver. It’s been an eye-opener to a whole new area of the sport that I didn’t even know existed. The road racing world is a whole another world.”

  • Meet artist James Davis this Friday at Silver Coast Winery

     Staff report

    The public is invited to come and meet artist James Davis at an art reception 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Silver Coast Winery.

    Davis, known as “The Myxolydian Artist,” has a career covering almost 40 dedicated, innovative years.

    The Wilmington-based artist is founder of the Myxolydian School of Modern American Painting.

  • Sunset Beach Orchid merits an award

    SUNSET BEACH—This coastal town has its own beach, beauty and high-rise bridge.

    As if Sunset Beach didn’t already have it all, now it has its own award-winning orchid.

    The town has Atlanta resident and orchid grower David Kessler to thank for that.

    Kessler, a frequent visitor to Sunset Beach, received the coveted Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society for the photogenic, brilliant yellow-and-orange-hued orchid he developed and named “Sunset Beach.”

  • Sunset Beach police report

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents:

    •A report of breaking-or-entering motor vehicle and larceny from a motor vehicle was taken June 5 at an address on Sailfish Street. A semi-automatic handgun was reported stolen.

    •Injury to personal property was reported June 5 on Canal Drive. A plug was removed from a 23-foot fishing boat, causing it to partially sink.

    •A report of financial-transaction card fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses was taken on June 11.

  • Towns set sights on urban transportation planning

    CAROLINA SHORES—Municipal leaders have plenty of questions about Brunswick County towns becoming part of the Grand Strand Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

    They brought those questions to an informational meeting Tuesday focused on the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) based south of the border in South Carolina.

  • Summer scarves not part of Brunswick beaches fashion scene

    Our beautiful Brunswick County beaches are many things—beautiful (oops, I already said that) and not to be taken for granted (though I’m afraid I often do).

    Our beaches are a subject of envy by those who can only visit and not live here permanently, like all the special people like you and me who do get to live and work here and then hardly ever find time to actually get to the beach. But that’s another column for another day.