.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • North Brunswick Chamber purse party gussies up July 18

    Back by popular demand, the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Ladies Night Out Purse Party returns Thursday, July 18.

    Planned from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick Senior Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Road, this year’s event will once feature guess emcee Amanda Fitzpatrick of WWAY TV.

    Those interested in attending are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible as only 400 tickets will be sold.

    Tickets, $30 each, include a light dinner and there will be a cash bar for beer and wine.

  • Grab some free summer fun in Ocean Isle Beach

    Summertime means free fun in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The town recreation department and the OIB Sea Turtle Protection Organization offer a variety of free events in coming days.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s in the coming week. All activities take place at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center at 44 E. First St.

    Make Your Own Ice Cream — Thursdays through Aug. 15. Join event organizers at the community center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to make your own ice cream in a bag.

  • Band of the Week: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot sizzles on summer stages

    As if it’s not hot enough, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot is slated to set two Brunswick County summer stages afire.

    The sizzling seven-piece North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based rhythm-and-blues band, headlined by multi-talented namesake Lowder, will perform at two upcoming summer concerts in the coming week, at 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, in Holden Beach and from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Calabash.

    Smokin’ Hot is renowned for its high-energy stage presence and multi-faceted musical repertoire.

  • Sunset Vision donates four new beach wheelchairs to town

    SUNSET BEACH — Thanks to Sunset Vision, the town has four new beach-accessible wheelchairs to offer to people in need.

    The local nonprofit group, formed in 2015, announced proceeds from its third annual 2019 Coastal Visions Art Show & Sale, which took place June 20-22, would go to buy the chairs costing about $1,000 each.

  • Sunset Beach patrol deals with issues as sun goes down

    SUNSET BEACH — At the end of a well-attended summer day in the sun, the town beach patrol is often out picking up the pieces.

    One of those noteworthy days came June 27 when a fluke afternoon wind stirred up the beach, knocking over cabanas, umbrellas and other beach paraphernalia, damaging much of it in its wake.

    At the end of the day, volunteer firefighters James Tedesco and John Bruno drove on the beach picking up the abandoned metal-and-material items that had been left behind, filling the back of a town pickup truck in the process.

  • Sunset Beach patrol monitors crowd in heat of summer

    SUNSET BEACH — Two days before the Fourth of July, the Sunset Beach Fire Department beach patrol was out in full force.

    Under a blazing sun in the humid heat, deputy fire chief/patrol supervisor Richard Childres steered one of the department’s red Honda 1000 four-wheel utility vehicles westward down the beach, meandering skillfully through the dense but docile bathing-suit-clad crowd.

    Fourth of July week, he said, is “our Super Bowl, our busiest time. We’re at maximum capacity.”

  • Brunswick County Commissioners firm on Coastline EMS termination date

    The Brunswick County Commissioners did a bit of housecleaning as they approved a 29-item consent agenda during the regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 1.

    Among the items discussed, the board learned from County Attorney Robert Shaver Jr. that Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad has requested an extension date for termination of services.  According to Shaver, the Coastline squad has retained an attorney. CVRS’ attorney stated the Supply-based emergency unit is planning to reapply for a new franchise agreement.

  • Brunswick County Commissioners firm on Coastline EMS termination date

    The Brunswick County Commissioners did a bit of housecleaning as they approved a 29-item consent agenda during the regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 1.

    Among the items discussed, the board learned from County Attorney Robert Shaver Jr. that Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad has requested an extension date for termination of services.  According to Shaver, the Coastline squad has retained an attorney. CVRS’ attorney stated the Supply-based emergency unit is planning to reapply for a new franchise agreement.

  • Naturalization Ceremony welcomes new citizens to the United States

    Mother Nature supplied the cannon salute, but neither the rumble of thunder nor the sudden downpour could dampen the spirits of 74 individuals representing 34 nations as they repeated the Oath of Allegiance during the NC 4th of July festivities in Southport Wednesday, July 3.

  • Unresponsive man found in Sunset Beach identified

    A man found dead in the ocean July 5 just east of the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier has been identified.

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Ken Klamar identified the man as 30-year-old Matthew DelBuono of Calabash, stating in a July 8 press release DelBuono's cause of death was self-inflicted. He added an investigation would continue until an official cause of death is obtained from the coroner's office.

    The Sunset Beach Police Department received a call about the male subject just after 6 a.m. Friday, July 5.