Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Nov. 9-18 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 9

    Breaking and entering on Live Oak Drive where several TVs were stolen.

    Nov. 10

    Breaking and entering on Live Oak Drive where several TVs were stolen.

    Nov. 13

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle from which a handgun and radar detector were stolen.

    Attempted break-in at a Shoreline Drive West residence.

    Nov. 14

  • Reducing infant mortality requires awareness, holistic approach

    By Anita Bachmann

    Guest Columnist

    Losing a child before their first birthday is an unthinkable tragedy for any parent and unfortunately occurs too often in North Carolina, where we far outpace the nation in infant mortality.

  • Beware of online shopping scams

    By Josh Stein

    Guest Columnist

    We’re heading into holiday season, which means lots of shopping for many of us. I enjoy buying gifts from local stores, but increasingly people shop online. Shopping online can be convenient, but it has its own risks. If you’re buying online, here are some ways to protect your money and personal information.

  • Our Hurricane Florence experience

    By Bob Milner

    Guest Columnist

    There are literally thousands of stories of what happened to people during Hurricane Florence. This is ours. We live in a subdivision (Winding Creek) off Bethel Road in Southport. There were ample warnings to leave the area before Hurricane Florence hit. As it was approaching the coast, the storm went from a category 5 to a category 2. Had it been at a category 3, we were leaving. Both of our daughters were (and are) extremely upset with our decision.

  • Please drive safely during holiday travels

    This year, AAA Carolinas predicts close to 1.5 million North Carolinians and 732,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more — 90 percent of them by motor vehicle — for Thanksgiving this holiday season. The organization defines the holiday travel period as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 15

    Released at 11:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • BCC trustees choose Dr. Gene Smith as new president

    BOLIVIA—In a unanimous vote after a closed session during their regular meeting Thursday night, the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees chose Dr. Gene Smith for the position held by Dr. Susanne Adams, the college’s first female president.

    Adams announced in February she will retire in January. Smith will assume the position Jan. 2. Trustee chair Alan Holden said Smith has already been advised of his hiring and has accepted the position.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    There won’t be much of a mystery with this one, as it is quite familiar, appearing repeatedly during the holiday season. The fruits are edible: tart and crunchy, lending themselves to a myriad recipes, especially centered around the perfect sauce. Lumpy and pink, like Pepto-Bismol? Or smooth, glistening and red? Maybe mixed up with ground walnuts, or even some minced jalapeño? Everyone has their favorite version, and there always seems to be place for it at the holiday table, right next to the pickle tray.

  • To receive thanks is to be at the portal of giving thanks

    November rolls around with its annual invitation to give thanks for the multiple harvests of goodness in our lives. For some, perhaps for many, the wagon of gratitude overflows. There is so much goodness, so much bountifulness, in their lives because benevolence is never overlooked. Grace abounds in every nook and cranny.

  • ThanksLIVING: A holiday twist to celebrate

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, only to be surpassed by New Year’s Day — the ultimate new beginning (but that’s another column!)

    My family, friends and co-workers have been known to secretly (or not-so-secretly) groan when I’ve pulled out the traditional decorations over the years and “The First Thanksgiving” story, encouraging everyone to read a stanza while passing around the pilgrim hat to wear. One can never get too much of Miles Standish, Priscilla Alden and Squanto!