Today's News

  • Sunset Beach absconder arrested in Vegas

    A man sought by Sunset Beach police on kidnapping and other felonies has been arrested with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service in Las Vegas.

  • Calabash considers park work proposals

    Calabash commissioners have begun reviewing applications from three companies to do design and engineering services for development of the town’s 1.42-acre waterfront park property overlooking the Calabash River off N.C. 179.

    Discussion took place last Monday, Jan. 14, during a workshop continued from the board’s monthly meeting Jan. 8.

    East Coast Engineering, McGill Associates and Scott Stewart of Demarest Co. each responded to the town’s recent request-for-qualifications (RFQ).

  • FEMA specialists offer mitigation tips Jan. 22-Feb. 1 in Calabash

    Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to rebuild stronger against storm damage Jan. 22 through Feb. 1 at Ace Calabash Hardware and Home Center at 9030 Beach Drive. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

    Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists can answer questions about home repair, making disaster plans, putting together supply kits and the importance of flood insurance.

    More mitigation events will be held at home improvement stores in disaster-affected North Carolina counties in coming weeks.

  • Sunset Beach seeks dismissal of lawsuit by former administrator

    The town of Sunset Beach has filed a motion to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed in October against the town by former Town Administrator Susan Parker.

    The motion, filed Jan. 4 in Brunswick County Superior Court, cites three reasons, “among others,” for dismissal on behalf of the defendants consisting of the town and town councilman Richard Cerrato.

    A hearing date for the case has not yet been scheduled, Sunset Beach Mayor Greg Weiss said last week.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 15-16

    Released at 9:54 a.m. Jan. 17, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Foundation allocates initial round of long-term Hurricane Florence recovery grants

    The North Carolina Community Foundation board has announced $1 million has been allocated for the initial round of grants to support long-term recovery from Hurricane Florence.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Here we go round the prickly pear

    Prickly pear prickly pear

    Here we go round the prickly pear

    At five o’clock in the morning.

    T. S. Eliot, “The Hollow Men,” 1925

  • How do you color your world?

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Ever notice how you feel around certain colors?

    For me, it’s teal and orange. I’m not sure why; I just feel better around these colors. So, it’s no surprise you’ll find them sprinkled throughout my closet, home and office!

    There have actually been a number of studies that evaluate the effects color has on us. Take a look at these descriptions, as portrayed on ivillage.com, and see if you know which color does the trick:

    1. Need more energy?

  • Forceful faith lies in the shadows of life

    Traditionally in the northern hemisphere the week of prayer is celebrated Jan. 18-25 and is sandwiched between the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. It also encompasses a time of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Prayer for the Unborn. According to the World Council of Churches, “At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that ‘they may be one so that the world may believe.’ “

  • Ethan Pannkuk earns Eagle Scout ranking

    Ethan Pannkuk achieved Eagle Scout, the highest rank from the Boy Scouts of America, on Jan. 7.

    Pannkuk chose the Fort Caswell Rifle Range as the focus of his Eagle Scout project. He spent many months researching, planning and raising funds. Then during school vacation March 30-31 last year, Ethan and members from his Boy Scouts of America Troop 210 of Carolina Beach spent two days working on the target pit at the rifle range. They shoveled the years of accumulated soil from the pit and behind the north wall so needed work could be accomplished by heavy machinery.