Today's News

  • Calabash concert postponed

    Due to the possibility of severe weather, Tuesday night's (July 23) concert in Calabash Community Park featuring Chocolate Chip & Company has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., according to a town press release issued Tuesday morning by town clerk Sue Stuhr.

  • Northwest waste water plant upgrades moving as planned

    Design for the Brunswick County Northwest Water Treatment Plant upgrade and new concentrate pipeline are advancing on schedule, according to Brunswick County officials.

    The county recently received a favorable response from federal regulators regarding the concentrate discharge to the Cape Fear River stating that it “is not likely to adversely affect species listed as threatened or endangered or critical habitats.”

  • Monument honors all veterans, not limited to WWII

    Nearly two decades have passed since the flagpole and granite monument honoring all veterans of Shallotte and surrounding areas was erected on the front lawn of the North Carolina National Guard Armory on Main Street. Dedicated on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 as a tribute to the Shallotte Centennial, the monument will soon be relocated and serve as the centerpiece of the proposed Veteran’s Park.

  • Shallotte aldermen OK plans for Veterans Park, tighten nuisance ordinances

    The Shallotte Aldermen received and approved a preliminary design for Veterans Park during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 2.

    The memorial park will be an extension to Mulberry Park. The site for the extension is north of the cemetery and west of the community garden.

    Plans for Veterans Park include memorials honoring all five branches of the military. Veterans who served during WWI, WWII, the Korean, Vietnam and Iraq wars will be recognized. Local officials hope to dedicate the park on Veteran’s Day.

  • Venues over the moon for 50th anniversary lunar landing

    It’s been a half-century since Neil Armstrong took a small step onto the moon that became a giant leap for mankind.

    The 50th anniversary of the American astronauts’ July 20, 1969, moon landing during the Apollo 11 mission is also being lauded locally.

    Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach has been celebrating the occasion with a daily noon showing of  “Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the Moon,” in its Sky Theater.

  • Fort Fisher trains Civil War “artillery soldiers”




     “Attention Cannoneers” is one of nine hands-on summer activities featured Fridays beginning in June and running until August. Friday, July 12, “Junior Cannoneers” learned the strategies of prepping, loading and firing a cannon.





  • Band of the Week: Too Much Sylvia stirs up OIB concert crowd July 19

    Too Much Sylvia has been around for nearly three decades, consisting of four longtime musicians who have been on the coastal Carolina concert circuit even longer.

    Most people with any regional band savvy know Too Much Sylvia’s music by now. But next-to-nobody knows how the Charlotte-based band, which doesn’t have one female musician, got its name.

    It’s a little-known story that might best be left untold, Rick Lee, longtime keyboardist and vocalist for Too Much Sylvia, said with a chuckle.

  • BLT auditions for ‘Jack Benny’s Not 39 Anymore’

    Brunswick Little Theatre stages auditions for “Jack Benny’s Not 39 Anymore” July 21 and 22 at its 8068 River Road theater in Southport in classroom 1A.

    Auditions are noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, and 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 22. A callback, if necessary, follows from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

    Penned by playwright Marv Siegel, the production centers 

  • South Carolina woman charged with injury to personal property

    The Sunset Beach Police Department has charged a South Carolina woman with injury to personal property in connection with damage to a car.

    Kellie Pepitone, 43, of Wilderness Trail in Liberty, S.C., was charged Friday, July 12, after police investigated a report of damage to a vehicle door on 33rdStreet on the Sunset Beach island.

    The investigation was in reference to reports the department received of “several vehicle unlocks” within town limits, according to a department report.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    “The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet.”

    William Shakespeare, Sonnet 94