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Today's News

  • Calabash Community Park nears completion

    CALABASH—Though not officially completed, the new Calabash Community Park is already attracting visitors.

    Children have been enjoying swings and other playground equipment installed on the 1-acre site at the corner of Persimmon Road and Traders Lane, town clerk Kelley Southward said last week.

    In addition, the park was closed this past Saturday afternoon for a special gathering of the Calabash Elks Club. Other events have been scheduled as well.

  • SOAR into third annual Harvest Fest to aid animals

    Celebrate the harvest-and-Halloween season and help homeless animals at the same time.

    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is having its third annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Oct. 27.

    Highlights include costumes, trick-or-treat, a Chinese auction, games and prizes, foods and drinks, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

    SOAR is at 3376 St. Charles Place off Long Beach Road (N.C. 133).

  • Halloween at the Old Bridge is Oct. 27

    Ghosts and goblins lurking around the Old Bridge are sure to come out to play 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Old Bridge, 109

    Shoreline Drive in Sunset Beach.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society will host a community event for area residents and visitors with many Halloween-themed activities.

    Young people (and the young-at-heart) are encouraged to come to the Old Bridge in costume.

  • Holden Beach celebrates Festival by the Sea Nov. 17-18

    Autumn is festival season, especially Nov. 17 and 18 in festive Holden Beach.

    Festival By the Sea will once again take place in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. The festival was postponed from Oct. 27-28 because of Hurricane Sandy.

    The annual event will kick off with the Festival By the Sea Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 down the Holden Beach Causeway, from the stoplight at Walgreens to the base of the Holden Beach Bridge.

  • "The Color Purple" dominates OWA stage Saturday and Sunday

    Techmoja Dance and Theater Co. is presenting the musical version of “The Color Purple” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road, at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Doors open 30 minutes prior to scheduled performance times.

    This stage version of “The Color Purple” is directed and choreographed by Wilmington-based Kevin Lee-y Green.

  • Attempted break-in in Sunset Beach

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating an attempted breaking-and-entering and injury to real property.

    The incident was reported on Oct. 13 at an address on Canal Drive, according to Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith.

  • Beck's Restaurant in Calabash burns in fire

    CALABASH—Beck’s, a 72-year-old landmark restaurant in Calabash, has burned in a fire that broke out Monday.

    The fire at the historic restaurant on River Road near Beach Drive was reported at 10:10 p.m. Monday, a little over an hour after the restaurant had closed for the evening.

    “The whole back of the roof was fully involved when we got here,” said Honey Shore, public information officer for the Calabash Fire Department.

  • Sloup second in golf regional

      South Brunswick junior Ashley Sloup finished second and West Brunswick sophomore Cameryn Smith fourth in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional golf tournament.

    On Monday at Birchwood Country Club in Nashville, Sloup shot a 78, finishing second by one stroke to Currituck’s Marley Felthausen.

    Smith shot an 86.

    South’s team won the regional. Freshman Jordan Saunders shot a 102, sophomore Janzen Jones a 107 and freshman Lilly Beecroft a 128.

  • West and South tie 1-1 in overtime

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick and South Brunswick High School soccer teams played to a 1-1 overtime tie in an intense conference game Monday night.

    The victory gave the first-place Cougars an 8-1-1 record with two games left. West, the defending conference champion, is 8-2-1 with one game left.

    West scored first with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half. Junior Cody Postich scored off a pass from Luis Espinosa. Postich has scored nine goals this season and Espinosa has seven assists.

  • N.C. Oyster Festival races

      Tom Clifford and Heather Magill won the N.C. Oyster Festival 10K races Sunday morning at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Clifford, 29, of Wilmington, ran the 6.2-mile course in 32 minutes, 7 seconds.

    Magill, 31, of Wilmington, finished fourth overall out of 96 runners in 36:09.

    Finishing second in the men’s race was Eric Toffey, 30, of Herndon, Va. (34:27). Adam Cornelius, 29, of Rockwell, was third in 35:59.