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Today's News

  • BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road cooks up Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, at Silver Coast Winery

    Silver Coast Winery and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue are once again collaborating for the third annual "Wine and Swine" BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road this Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

    From 6-8 Friday night there will be a wing competition between cook-off teams and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue will be selling wings. Admission is free.

  • Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll April 27 in Shallotte

    The fourth annual Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Village of Woodsong at 529 Sylvan St. in Shallotte.

  • Days at the Dock Festival set for April 27-28 in Holden Beach

    Holden Beach is gearing up for its annual Days at the Dock Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 on Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach.

    Highlights include arts and crafts, food vendors,, entertainment, cardboard box paddle and hermit crab races Saturday and the world-famous bopple race and family fun run on Sunday, a children's area, free admission and parking.

  • Thalian stages 'Little Miss Sunshine' auditions April 29-30 in Wilmington

    Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Little Miss Sunshine" on Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Community Arts Center at 120 S. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington.

    The production, directed by Chandler Davis (2019 Wilmington Theater Award Winner for Best Director of a Musical), runs June 20 through June 30 at the Brown Family Theatre in the Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Academy. Cathy Street (2019 Wilmington Theater Award Winner for Best Newcomer) will direct music.

  • One dead in Oak Island fire

    One person died in a fully-involved fire in Oak Island Wednesday evening, April 24.
    Oak Island Patrol Lt. Frankie Cooke said at 5:31 p.m. Oak Island Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 217 Northeast 54th Street.
    When officials arrived they discovered a house, a shed and a vehicle on the property were fully involved. Cooke said fire crews were able to get the fire under control in less than 15 minutes, and discovered a person in the home who died at the scene as a result of the fire.

  • Longtime crime investigator retires from sheriff’s office

     When Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram attended Basic Law Enforcement Training night classes in 1990, he was the classmate of area native Sam Davis.

    After Davis accepted a job with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office upon his graduation from BLET school, Davis returned to his native land and began a career with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in May 1992.

    Almost 27 years after beginning his career in Brunswick County as a deputy in the jail, the 52-year-old Davis has officially retired.

  • One dead in Winnabow single-vehicle crash

    One person is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Winnabow on Wednesday morning, April 24.

    North Carolina State High Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew King said the accident happened just after 6:45 a.m. when a Chevrolet SUV driven by 35-year-old Crystal Willetts of Winnabow was northbound on Swain Road, ran off the road to the right, went back on the roadway, went out of control and ran off the roadway a second time.

    The SUV overturned several times and Willetts, who was not wearing her seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Gala set to raise funds for Charters of Freedom

    The Brunswick County Charters of Freedom committee invites individuals committed to preserving the nation’s history to its gala scheduled next Tuesday, April 30.

    The event, a fundraiser featuring Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and perhaps even Thomas Jefferson, begins with a 6 p.m. reception at the Brunswick Center at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    To date, the committee has raised $20,000 toward the $50,000 needed to bring facsimiles of the nation’s most significant documents to our area, according to Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes.

  • Brunswick County teachers join Raleigh rally

    Brunswick County students will have two days to reacquaint themselves to their schools following this week’s spring break before they enjoy another day off next week.

    Brunswick County School Superintendent Jerry Oates and the county school board have closed schools so that area teachers can join delegations heading to downtown Raleigh next Wednesday, May 1, to address teacher pay and other concerns.

    More than 700,000 students — including 12,471 in Brunswick County — will miss a day of instruction.

  • Sunset Beach looking toward tax rate increase

    SUNSET BEACH — Three of five town council members favor increasing the town’s ad valorem tax rate at least a penny for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year.

    Following several budget workshops and at the town board’s April 16 meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Mark Benton and councilmen John Corbett and Charlie Nern voted in favor of going up on the ad valorem rate from the current 15 cents per $100 of valuation to 16 cents.

    Council members Jan Harris and Richard Cerrato voted against the measure.