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Today's News

  • Calabash OKs park grant, FEMA funding

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have authorized budget amendments allocating park grant funding and hurricane reimbursements.

    Approval came at the monthly board meeting Tuesday, April 9, for $147,332 in state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) funding for the town’s future waterfront park overlooking the Calabash River. Commissioners also authorized $97,130 in FEMA hurricane reimbursement money.

    Both amendments are for the current 2018-2019 fiscal budget.

  • Attorney General: No charges will be filed in Brandon Webster's death

    A North Carolina state trooper who shot and killed Brandon Webster on Jan. 1 will not be charged, state attorney general Josh Stein wrote in a news release issued Friday, April 12.
    Trooper Scott A. Collins, who was assigned to Troop B, District 6, in Brunswick County at the time of the shooting, will not be charged because “the evidence showed that Trooper Collins acted reasonably in the face of a deadly threat,” according to the release.

  • Gallery, caregivers help artist fulfill bucket list wish

    CALABASH — Marcia Zachary of Sunset Beach seldom shared her art with anyone other than family members, but she had long dreamed of a gallery showing of her work.

    Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery of Calabash was the setting for a nearly perfect day for Zachary, a watercolor artist for many years. This past Thursday, April 4, hospice caretakers, family and friends helped Zachary, 84, check off one more item on her bucket list.

  • Adopt-A-Highway spring litter sweep kicks off statewide Saturday

    Last Wednesday, April 3, was remarkable not only for the gorgeous spring weather but for the sight of crews along N.C. 130 collecting trash from the highway shoulders.

    In recent weeks litter along roads and highways in Brunswick County seems to be increasing by the moment.

    “We have a lot of littering on the roads and highways in the county,” Anne Neely stated in a letter on behalf of the Keep Brunswick County Beautiful board. “This is an observable fact that we face every day. And it seems to be getting worse.

  • Supply man wanted on rape, sexual battery charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in finding a man wanted on sex crime charges.

    Toriantte Leviticus Holms, 20, of Vale Street is wanted on a second-degree forcible rape charge and a charge of sexual battery. He is 5-foot 10-inches and weighs 130 pounds.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

  • Wine a little this weekend in OIB and SB

    The wine and more pour freely with two local celebratory events planned this weekend.

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation serves its annual fundraising Wine Fest 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Two vendors, The Wine Room and Petrea Imports, are uncorking four wine-tasting stations.

  • Fourth A Taste of Calabash serves restaurant samples Saturday

    It’s time once again to savor the flavors in Calabash.

    The fourth annual A Taste of Calabash gets under way this Saturday, April 27, in and around some of the Seafood Capital’s finest eateries.

    This year’s daylong event will once again be anchored in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, where there will be arts and crafts vendors, music, children’s activities and event ticket sales launching at 10:30 a.m.

  • St. James Flea Market set for April 27 at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise unfolding in a new venue this year.

    The St. James Service Club’s 21st Annual Flea Market takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 27, at the Brunswick Senior Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    The annual event is a shopper’s showcase of indoor and outdoor furniture, household goods, tools, books, dishes and glassware, and golf items collected and donated by residents of St. James for a period of months prior to the sale.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     Maybe we should have had this Mystery Plant back at Thanksgiving. Some people think that the leaves of this little tree resemble a turkey’s foot, which for me would require a good bit of imagination. I suppose that the middle lobes look a bit like the turkey’s toes on the sides, and of course the points of the lobes are quite sharp, like claws. The leaves typically have a prominent bristle tip at the end of each lobe, although sometimes these are worn away as the season progresses.

  • 75-year Harvard study: What makes us happy?

    By Linda Arnold