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Today's News

  • On Campus with BCC: Encore careers at Brunswick Community College

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

  • Courtesy counts in community news submissions

    Brie Jackson, one of my friends and former colleaguez at WBTW News13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., reported while working in Roanoke Va., the story of a coffee shop that lowered its prices for cordial customers.

    Cups Coffee & Tee in Grandin, Va., charged those who asked for “one small coffee” $5; “one small coffee, please,” $3; and “Hello, I’d like one small coffee, please,”’ $1.75.

    “Workers said it started as a joke but turned into a good message,” Brie reported in July 2016.

  • Visitors rescue and release ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’

    It took a team effort to aid a seagull that got entangled in kite debris last week in Holden Beach.

    Photographer Alan Van Vliet of West End was vacationing here with his wife Elaine and captured the rescue images about 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in the 1100 block of West Ocean Boulevard.

    Vliet spotted the gull as it flew overhead.

  • National Lighthouse Day in the spotlight

    National Lighthouse Day is officially recognized next Tuesday, Aug. 7.

    In commemoration of that, it’s an ideal time to shine some light on Brunswick County’s two public-friendly lighthouses.

    The Old Baldy Foundation is celebrating with National Lighthouse Weekend, an array of events Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5, centered around North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy, which turned 200 last year on Bald Head Island.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre stages ‘Elf JR.’ auditions

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s youth company, Stagestruck Players, will hold auditions for “Elf JR.,” based on the movie, Aug. 25 and 26.

    Youth 12 through 18 auditioning need to prepare 16 to 32 bars of a musical theater song. Children 9 through 11 must demonstrate singing ability.

    All will be taught a movement combination to be performed. All should be prepared to read from the script and improvise if asked.

  • Band of the Week: The Entertainers bring beach music tradition to Calabash Aug. 7

    Beach music has long been a tradition in the South, and The Entertainers, who are scheduled to entertain at the next Calabash Summer Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, are proud to have shared in that tradition for more than 30 years.

    The Charlotte-based band, launched in 1980, scored its first regional smash hit with “Living for the Summer” that same year.

  • ‘Candid Critters’ captures Bird Island wildlife in photos

    Wild animals roam Bird Island.

    Proof of this has been confirmed since the North Carolina Coastal Reserve’s placement this summer of a motion-activated camera on the uninhabited state-owned island just west of Sunset Beach.

    Bird Island is just one of the state sites where cameras have been installed to document wildlife activity, said Hope Sutton, stewardship coordinator and southern sites manager for the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 28, 2018

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrest in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from arrest reports. 

    July 28

    Alvin Sabatell, 23, of Fayetteville Avenue, Calabash, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

  • Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage analyzes June median home sale prices

    Oak Island was the most affordable and active of eight popular Cape Fear beach communities with 70 homes sold in June at a median price of $267,500, up 22.8 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively, over June 2017, according to a monthly analysis of North Carolina Regional MLS data by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, which looked at closed residential sales volume in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow counties year-over-year from June 2017 through June 2018.

  • BCAR: Quarterly home sales volume highest total in more than a decade

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated continued strength through the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to be a healthy one as we move into the second half of 2018,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “Total sales volume in the second quarter topped $400 million, an 18.5 percent jump over last year. This is our highest quarterly total in over a decade!.”