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Today's News

  • Improvement needed after Holden Beach town audit

     The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 16, appeared to ruffle some feathers as board members questioned the 2018 audit presentation and the additional expenses incurred.

    Jay E. Sharpe of Rives & Associates, LLP, an accounting firm with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Lexington, presented the results of the 2018 audit.  Sharpe’s presentation indicated the town is financially in good shape as of the June 30th end of the fiscal year.

  • Brunswick County Schools names three Teacher of the Year candidates

     Three area teachers have been selected to represent their schools as Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. These Brunswick County teachers exemplify the standout qualities of talented and devoted educators.

    According to Brunswick County Schools, this year’s TOYs are Allison Pilon, a first-grade teacher at Town Creek Elementary; Justin Garza, athletic director and health and physical education teacher at South Brunswick Middle School; and Sarah Osborne, an Honors American I and II instructor at Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Brunswick County Schools names three Teacher of the Year candidates

     Three area teachers have been selected to represent their schools as Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020. These Brunswick County teachers exemplify the standout qualities of talented and devoted educators.

    According to Brunswick County Schools, this year’s TOYs are Allison Pilon, a first-grade teacher at Town Creek Elementary; Justin Garza, athletic director and health and physical education teacher at South Brunswick Middle School; and Sarah Osborne, an Honors American I and II instructor at Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Cost to extend county waterlines too high for rural areas

     The run-away development of Brunswick County, especially those areas nearest the beaches, has some county residents feeling left behind.

    Residents living farther inland to the west and north of Brunswick’s beautiful coastline do not always have access to county water and sewer services. These unincorporated area residents feel their ability to address policy makers is limited, often to the point they feel they have no representation at all.

  • Conclusion of candidate filing sets the stage for contested local races

    The candidate filing period for 2019 municipal elections in Brunswick County ended Friday, July 19, and several local towns will feature contested races in November.

    All of the county’s 19 municipalities have town board seats up for grabs or renewal for this year’s Nov. 5 elections, including mayoral seats.

    Calabash Mayor Mary Knight announced in June she does not plan to seek re-election this year after serving two terms in addition to serving previously as a town commissioner.

  • Affordable apartments approved by Sunset Beach Planning Board

    SUNSET BEACH — Following debate and more objections of adjacent property owners, the Sunset Beach Planning Board unanimously approved recommending proposed plans for the 72-unit Artesa Village apartment complex near The Village at Sunset Beach.

    The vote came following an hour and 15 minutes of discussion at the monthly board meeting last Thursday, July 18. Eight residents expressed concerns during public comment, akin to an earlier full-house meeting of the town advisory board June 6 when the matter was tabled.

  • Photographer catches bobcat up-close in Sunset Beach

    It isn’t every day local photographer Mark Head catches a close-up of a bobcat.

    In fact, it was his first and so far only shots when he happened up on the elusive wildcat during one of his regular early-morning walks on the Sunset Beach island on Tuesday, July 16.

    Shortly after 6 a.m., Head and his camera were trolling a wooden walkway in the thickly shrubbed dunes area at Second Street when he espied the brown, mottle-coated feline sitting in the grass about 75 feet away. His first thought was it was too big for a regular cat.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Get your tickets now for October show

    Listen Up Brunswick County welcomes two nationally renowned artists, Vance Gilbert and Susan Werner, for its debut autumn show Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College at 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Philadelphia-born folk artist Gilbert, a former multicultural arts teacher, was Listen Up Brunswick County founder Jeannie Dufour’s inspiration for launching the local concert series in 2014.

  • Liquid Pleasure entertains Sunset Beach on July 31

    After more than two decades spurring audiences to their feet, Liquid Pleasure has flowed into a cultural icon.

    The Chapel Hill-based band will be on hand for the next Sunset Beach summer concert the last day of July — 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, July 31.

    From the beginning and continuing to the present, Liquid Pleasure has set its own path and pace, i.e., becoming a major recording entity.

  • Amuzu presents Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘Oldies but Goodies’

    The Historic Amuzu Theatre at 111 N. Howe St. in Southport unveils its annual ‘50s & ‘60s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Oldies but Goodies” musical variety revue showcasing top hits from two decades of great music.

    Performance dates for this 10th annual musical tradition celebrating America’s best music are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-25.

    Sunday shows are at 3 p.m.; all other shows are at 7:30 p.m.