Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, March 28

    The Sunset Beach Police Department made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    March 28

    Sunset Beach police arrested Ashley Smith, 33, of Live Oak Drive, Sunset Beach, on an outstanding child support warrant.

  • District 17 House Update: From the Legislature by Rep. Frank Iler

    Two weeks ago in the North Carolina General Assembly we had dozens of bills being heard in committees, we appointed 12 members to the UNC Board of Governors and we continued to hear from the departments on their plans and needs for the state budget.

  • Calabash Fire Department, March 2019

    During the month of March 2019, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 188 calls: 10 structure fires, two woods/brush fires, one vehicle fires, 10 fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, one investigation, three mutual aid, 26 public assistance, seven other and 122 EMS first-response calls.

  • Carolina Shores parks construction nears start

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is getting ready to launch construction of its two new parks once plans are finalized.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall, speaking at the board’s monthly workshop Monday, April 1, said consultant Dale Holland will be at the board’s monthly meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, April 4, to speak on completion of the town parks and recreation plan as part of a public hearing.

    As part of a consent agenda, the meeting will include appointments to the town parks commission. Mayor Joyce Dunn said there are two vacancies.

  • One Track Mind column: Keselowski and the Blue Deuce win at NASCAR’s oldest track

     NASCAR ran its first short track race of the season at Martinsville Speedway this past week. Short track racing is a throwback to the roots of NASCAR and it’s where most drivers cut their teeth in racing.  Martinsville Speedway first opened in 1947, just after the conclusion of World War II.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • West Brunswick boys’ and girls’ track and field teams place fourth in March 21 meet

     West Brunswick’s Boys and Girls track and field teams took fourth-place finishes in a four-team track meet on March 21.

    The Trojans’ boys’ squad scored 13 points for the fourth-place finish.

    Kelen Harriston took second place in the boys’ high jump clearing 6-0 to earn four points for West Brunswick’s team score.

    West Brunswick’s boys’ 4X100 meter relay team ran a 45.3 second time to take third place, adding two points to the team score.

  • State commits to fixing Brown's Landing sinkhole

    By Sharon Chance

    As you step from your vehicle, your eyes are immediately drawn to the dazzling view of Lockwood Folly Channel. If you are not careful, however, you may find yourself in trouble. The jagged, ugly scar marring the beauty of this area, known to locals as Brown’s Landing, has become more than an eyesore. It’s downright dangerous.

    State officials will begin evaluating the site Wednesday, according to Robert Vause, division maintenance engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

  • Jahr shoots lowest round, Trojan golfers finish fourth at March 18 match

     West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ golf team has vied with New Hanover in matches March 18 and 12 to maintain their spot in the top half of the Mideastern 3A/4A pack.

    On March 18 at Beau Rivage Country Club, the Trojans and New Hanover tied for fourth place with team scores of 258.

    West Brunswick’s Ryan Jahr shot a 76 to earn medalist honors at Beau Rivage. Walker Souchek posted an 81. Steve Sievers carded a 93 and S Hewett finished with a 108 for the Trojans.

  • COLUMN: Spelling gaffe leads to friendly encounter

     For the second consecutive year, I have absolutely butchered Villanova, its graduates, fans, even the Wildcats’ mascot by incorrectly spelling the university name in our NCAA Tournament brackets that are published after Selection Sunday.

    I’m fully aware it’s “Villanova” and not “Villa Nova.”

    It was published in the sports section this way for the second consecutive year and I don’t know what else to do except apologize.

    It’s completely my fault and I accept responsibility for the mishap.