Today's News

  • Trojans defeat East Bladen after two league losses

     ELIZABETHTOWN – Early in the season, West Brunswick struggled to establish an offensive identity.

    The Trojans dropped three of their four non-conference games by six combined points due, in part, to a lack of offensive execution in the game’s waning moments.

    West Brunswick put the concerns on that end to rest when it raced out to a 4-1 Mideastern Conference record and a share of first place in the league standings through Jan. 15.

  • Sunset River Marketplace to host ‘Elemental Visions’

    Sunset River Marketplace will showcase “Elemental Visions: Fiber Art by Adair, Sharpe and Vasanto” from Feb. 1 through March 9. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. The exhibition features abstracts, wearable art, macramé, tapestries and more created by Sandy Adair, Susan Sharpe and Vasanto.

    The Blue Ridge Mountains with their ever-changing moods provide inspiration for these three western North Carolina artists.

  • Silver Coast toasts Chinese New Year on Feb. 5

    Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road is raising its many glasses to the Chinese New Year with a celebration 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The cost is $5 person, which includes appetizers, giveaways and discounts. 

    Seating is limited to 40 people.

    Reservations are required by calling 287-2800.

  • BLT warms up second year Open Mic Poetry Reading on Feb. 1

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s first season of Open Mic Poetry Reading was so successful another season begins Friday, Feb. 1.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.  Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 1B, the first building behind the main building at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The session will end when all the poets have had a turn. Those who prefer to come and listen are welcome.

  • Delizioso! BCC Foundation Bella Italia Feb. 2

    The Brunswick Community College Foundation serves up its third annual Bella Italia fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    Highlights include interactive tastings of fine wines and delicious Italian food prepared by Angelo’s Bistro.

    As the event gets under way, guests will be greeted at the door with a glass of bubbly and ushered into the main ballroom for a culinary experience unlike any outside the cobbled streets of Palermo itself.

  • GSATS mulls local project grant funding

    CAROLINA SHORES — No projects within the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study area have reached the point threshold for grant funding in the division needs category, a member of the GSATS technical coordinating committee said at a meeting last week.

    Committee member Dan Newquist said at the Jan. 24 meeting at Carolina Shores Town Hall the closest was a proposed superstreet project at U.S. 17 and Calabash Road.

  • Novant Health Brunswick tucks in new sleep center

    BOLIVIA — Sleep hygiene is the focus of a new sleep center that opened Oct. 17 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

    Set up in two separate patient rooms in the hospital’s medical-surgical unit, the new facility has been busy and booked since opening more than three months ago.

    The sleep center had been in discussion long before that, said its manager, Mike Crabb.

  • Residents raise issues at Sunset Beach community meeting

    SUNSET BEACH — Stormwater, parking, cabanas and last year’s firing of the town administrator were among issues brought up at a community meeting orchestrated by the town last Saturday.

    About 40 residents turned out for the morning session attended by town staff and most of town council. Mayor Greg Weiss and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Benton were absent.

    The bulk of the meeting, as outlined on the agenda, was devoted to public comments and a chance for residents to speak and ask about town matters.

  • SB council member files workplace violence complaint

    Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris has filed a workplace violence complaint following an altercation between the mayor and mayor pro tem at a town council meeting last week.

    Harris’ complaint filed Thursday, Jan. 24, has to do with a debate that ensued between Mayor Greg Weiss and Pro Tem Mark Benton during a closed meeting that afternoon as council members were reviewing and discussing candidates for the town administrator job.

  • Living shoreline sets good example

    There’s no doubt Sunset Beach is a microcosm of differing points of view on assorted town issues and politics.

    But when it comes to protecting the environment and making their South Brunswick Islands town better, citizens are about as united and unanimous as you’re going to find.