Today's News

  • Holden Beach turtle nests survive Hurricane Irene

    Even though Irene’s tropical storm winds and waves lingered Saturday morning, a batch of turtles hatched on Holden Beach Saturday night and made their way to sea.

    “One nest actually had hatchings come out on Saturday night,” said Skip Hager, project coordinator for the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol. “We found their tracks Sunday morning.”

    The baby loggerheads left flipper tracks similar to tire tracks in the sand after they broke out of their eggshells and crawled to the ocean.

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  • Those newspapers you just nabbed? They’re not yours if you didn’t pay for them

    Do me a favor, if you don’t mind.

    When you’re finished reading this column—and please, do finish it—will you close the newspaper and take a look at the front page? 

  • A lot of people went above and beyond to keep community safe

    There are a lot of people who did a lot of things right as Brunswick County prepared for—and dealt with—Hurricane Irene.

  • South-end towns weather storm, start to pick up

    As Hurricane Irene departed the area Saturday, crews and residents alike were already out surveying damages.

    In Calabash, town administrator Chuck Nance and town technician Bill Danford drove around in a town pickup truck Saturday morning as wind from the northward-moving storm continued to blow.

    “I think we were spared the worst of it,” Nance said as they stopped to pick up tree debris from the middle of N.C. 179 on the west end of town.

  • Calabash man charged after punching fist through column

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police charged a Calabash man for damage to real property after he got mad and punched his fist through a stucco column.

    Anthony Bernard Sabatell, 19, was charged following the incident reported Aug. 24 on Resort Circle in The Colony II in Sunset Beach.

    According to a police report, Sabatell was charged following an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

    Police also charged Kenneth J. Gardner, 51, of Pennsylvania with DWI on Aug. 24.

  • Sunset Beach still talking garbage at monthly meeting

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is proposing an alternative regarding garbage-can rollbacks.

    Monday night, per a suggestion by town councilwoman Karen Joseph, town council approved providing trash dumpsters on the island and mainland.

    The town is getting ready to send out letters to everyone about the rollback ordinance and $50 fine that will go into effect. Joseph said a number of people have legitimate concerns about what they can do with their trash if their visits don’t mesh with the rollback rules.

  • First day of school: Students turn out en masse Thursday, take hurricane day Friday

    ASH—The first day of school kicked off early, with buses leaving the parking lot of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School at 5:53 a.m.

    That’s not necessarily the time buses start picking up children, assistant principal Sarah Simmons said last Thursday morning, greeting and ushering lines of children into the school on Pea Landing Road.

  • Carolina Shores meetings Sept. 6 and Sept. 8

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners will have a regular monthly workshop at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    The workshop, normally scheduled for Monday, is being delayed a day because of the Labor Day holiday.

    Commissioners’ regular monthly meeting will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

  • Effort to aid Kindred Spirit mailbox damaged by hurricane

    SUNSET BEACH—Want to help save the Kindred Spirit mailbox?

    Meet on 40th Street in Sunset Beach at 9 a.m. Thursday. And bring a shovel, if you’ve got one.

    That’s when a group of volunteers is assembling to venture down to the site on Bird Island to aid the mailbox and its surroundings that were damaged by Hurricane Irene.

    So far, a growing group of residents has volunteered to help, local resident Jack DeGroot says.