Today's News

  • N.C. State Highway Patrol urges planning ahead for Memorial Day travel

    RALEIGH — With an estimated 37.6 million motorists taking to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to plan ahead before traveling.   

  • Hands Across the Sand

    From Nags Head to Sunset Beach, individuals participated in 113 synchronized events across 17 states and seven countries “to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable clean energy solutions,” according to a press release from the organization.


  • EMS Week recognizes those on the front lines

    Many awake each morning with some trepidation about going to work; for others work is a passion on which they thrive.


    This is the case for Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics Lyle Johnston and Kat Corrigan.


  • Brunswick Commissioners hear budget proposals, environmental protests

    he public will have an opportunity to voice their concerns during the June 17 public hearing on the budget.


    The recommended budget stands at $263.2 million with a 48.5-cent tax rate for the 2018/2019 fiscal year, according to Hardy.


  • Unauthorized Facebook announcement leads to OIB concert series confusion, dismay

    The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series hit a sour note Tuesday during the May 14, 2019 town board meeting.

    After some discussion, the board announced the location of the concert series, scheduled to begin Friday, May 24, will continue to be in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina despite earlier plans to hold summer concerts in the town’s new park. Due to “unforeseen permitting delays in the new park construction” the summer concert series will be located at its original location, according to an OIB website post dated May 14.

  • Shallotte Treatment Associates sheds light on recovery

    Brunswick and New Hanover counties are among the four counties in North Carolina with the highest death rates due to heroin overdoses.

    North Carolina experienced an 800 percent increase in opioid drug deaths from 1999 to 2016, largely driven by a growth of illicit heroin use, according to a study of death certificates conducted by a team of Duke University students and faculty.

  • SB fitness trail plans scrapped

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council on Tuesday voted to withdraw last week’s approval of the Sunset Vision fitness trail after learning property to be given to the town came with an annual POA fee of “approximately $3,000.”

    Town councilman John Corbett, who is also an advisory committee member of Sunset Vision, read a prepared statement at the May 21 meeting detailing the cost he said they didn’t know about.

  • Proposed $1.32 million Calabash budget calls for no rate hike

    CALABASH — Calabash commissioners have approved a June 11 public hearing for the town’s proposed $1,322,616 budget for fiscal 2019-2020.

    The budget calls for the town’s ad valorem tax rate to remain at .0875 per $100 of assessed valuation, the same as it has been for the past eight fiscal year budgets, Town Administrator Chuck Nance notes in his budget message included in the packet for the town board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday, May 14.

    Copies of the budget are also available at town hall.

  • Salute Memorial Day at state natural and cultural sites (military discounts, too)

    Memorial Day is a time to salute those who served the country and to launch the unofficial start of summer.

    Plan to celebrate this weekend and all summer long by exploring North Carolina’s rich variety of natural and cultural resources.

    See the great outdoors at a state park, special offerings at a history, science or art museum, or the launch of Summerfest, the North Carolina Symphony outdoor concert series, over the weekend at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who gave all

    It’s a sacred day to remember those who died in defense of the country.

    Memorial Day tributes to America’s soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice will once again be paid throughout Brunswick County and on the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington on the traditional fourth Monday in May observance as well as one ceremony on the “actual Memorial Day” on Thursday, May 30.

    Here’s a closer look at scheduled ceremonies.

    Memorial Day in Calabash