Today's News

  • Moonlighters Orchestra entertains Leland on Friday

    Raleigh-based The Moonlighters Orchestra performs its special brand of Big Band with a little swing 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland. Tickets are $10. Go to townofleland.com/moonlighters-orchestra-concert for more information.

  • CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Bolivia Christmas Parade glistens Saturday

    The annual Bolivia Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday, Dec. 15, has been cancelled because of expected rain.

  • BLT auditions for ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

    Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for the Rodgers and Barer musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the theater at 8068 River Road, Building 1B, in Southport.

    Many roles are available for both males and females in this musical comedy. Auditions are open to those 15 and older.

    Auditions will consist of demonstration of singing and movement ability. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song.

  • Subdivision changes draw questions in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Zoning and development changes drew questions from a few Calabash Lakes residents who said it would eliminate overflow parking.

    Christine Rice, who lives on Crescent Lake Drive in the subdivision, questioned the town board of commissioners at length during a public hearing at their monthly meeting last Thursday, Dec. 6.

  • Nonprofit profile: Our Heroes at Horseplay Farms

    Santa at the Farm festivities

    11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15

    Santa will be at Horseplay Farms to welcome children and present a gift for each one. Our Heroes will provide lunch, equine activities and games. Pre-registration is required.

    Winter Camp 2018

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 26-28

    for ages 5-12; $150


    1757 Clemmons Road, Bolivia


    Call 253-7722 or go to horseplayfarms.net

  • Don’t let scammers rob you of your money or good cheer

    By Josh Stein

    Guest Columnist

    The holiday season can bring out the best of people’s generosity of spirit. Travel, time spent with people we love, and efforts to reach out to help our neighbors in need all enrich our enjoyment. But it’s also a busy time for scammers, who ramp up their efforts to steal your money or your personal or financial information. This holiday season, protect yourself and your finances from holiday scams by taking these precautions.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Each week in the North Carolina General Assembly this month feels like it should be the last for this session, but we keep coming back. When we adjourned the short session in late June and set a date of Nov. 27 to return, most of us assumed it would be for a week. Then, Hurricane Florence happened. After two weeks, it appears we will be back another week or two. Hurricane relief and voter photo ID bills have dominated the discussion, the committee meetings and the votes so far.

  • On Campus with BCC: Successful students are true legacy of Brunswick Community College

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

  • Remember charities in season of giving and year-round

    The BBB reports charitable giving is always high at the holidays when donors are feeling generous. It is one of the reasons we published a special section in our Nov. 15 edition, “Season of Giving,” to highlight six of the many nonprofits serving the people of our community.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s an oddball sort of bush.

    It’s a native species — nothing odd about that — and it was originally restricted entirely to the coast, from North Carolina all the way to Mississippi. Now, though, it is common well inland within all of these states, and beyond, and appears to be continuing its spread.