Today's News

  • Hughes receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Former Shallotte Town Administrator Albert Hughes has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the state’s highest honors.

    North Carolina’s governors have awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine since 1963 to people who made significant contributions to the state and their communities through public service.

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke presented Hughes with the award at the at the Shallotte Board of Aldermen’s Dec. 4 meeting.

    Hughes said the award was a legitimate surprise.

  • Sunset Beach fire displaces residents

    A fire attributed to an electrical problem damaged an unoccupied townhouse in Sunset Beach on Friday night, displacing its residents until repairs can be done.

    The first fire engine responding to an alarm arrived at the scene on Queen Anne Street at 7:36 p.m. Dec. 7, Sunset Beach Fire Chief Paul Hasenmeier said.

    After smoke was spotted in the second and third-floor windows of the unit over Sunset Nails Salon, the incident was elevated to a fire call. Additional mutual-aid response engines from Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach and Grissettown fire departments arrived.

  • FEMA specialists to offer mitigation tips at Wal-Mart in Southport

    Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against future storm damage at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1675 N. Howe St. in Southport from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 28, with the exception of Christmas Day.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 17

    Released at 12:08 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly was delayed by ice and snow in the Raleigh area and across the western and piedmont sections of the state. When I was able to drive up for the Dec. 12 session, the first accumulation of snow on the ground was about 15 miles outside of Raleigh. However, much of it had frozen overnight on the roads and sidewalks, so caution in driving and walking was still the order of the day.

  • Detailing Sunset Beach’s stormwater runoff project

    By Dr. Gregory L. Weiss

    Guest Columnist

  • Leland’s 2018 in review and what 2019 holds

    By Brenda Bozeman

    Guest Columnist

    The year 2018 has been one that will live in all of our memories as a time of great struggles, but also great triumphs.

    Hurricane Florence brought us together as a community, made us stronger, and as we continue to support those who are recovering and rebuilding, we are hopeful for the future growth of Leland.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial.

    “DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’

    “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 13-16

    Released at 2:13 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Singular: “Wasp.” Plural: “Wasps.” Right?