Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, April 30-May 1 2018

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

    April 30

    Shoplifter reported at Island Market, 430 Sunset Blvd. S.; a woman took $40 worth of T-shirts.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV from the living room at a 37thStreet residence.

    May 1

    Christy Ann McCliesh, 45, of Bo Tuck Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.


  • Calabash Fire Department April 2018

    During the month of April 2018, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 161 calls: six structure fires, two woods/brush fires, eight fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, two gas leaks, an investigation, an other, 23 public assistance and 106 medical first-response calls.

  • District court docket for April 25 and 26

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on April 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Wednesday, April 25

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Even the rich and famous can enjoy a home-cooked meal

    Ever wonder how the rich and famous eat when they aren’t under the spotlight or just hanging out at home by themselves? No servants. No personal chefs. No caterers. What about those who hold the highest office in the land and call the White House home?

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Mary Eagan celebrates 95th birthday

    Mary Eagan of Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle turned 95 on May 3. A party was hosted in her honor April 28 by her children in Oyster Harbour, Holden Beach, where one daughter resides. She has seven children, 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. More than 67 members of her family attended. Her birthday was also celebrated at lunch in Arbor Landing and at Planet Fun where she plays bridge every Friday.

  • Eight uncomfortable things to help you grow

    By Linda Arnold


    Let’s face it: growth and comfort do not coexist. 

    And the level of discomfort that needs to occur in order to make a change is different for each of us.

    As humans, we’re not necessarily “wired” for instant change. Whether it’s something that’s pushing you or pulling on you, it generally takes a big catalyst to get into major action for change.

  • When gratitude holds hands with grief

    Each day my email box bears a special gift. It’s a delivery from Daily Good: News that Inspires. Just the title is enough to promote a positive attitude, even if the temperature is too cold or too hot and the air is either humid or heavy with pollen. 

  • The secrets of sunshine

    As the days grow longer, Bo and Bear, two brawny brown Labs, don’t want to come inside after their sundown backyard romp. Sniffing down the fence line, pawing through pine straw and darting through any cracked gate or door, the two retrievers seem aware of something. Their owner doesn’t see, hear or even smell anything unusual, but apparently the dogs detect something she doesn’t.

  • It’s strawberry time again!

    I consider it a true sign of spring when local strawberries are available. By the numbers of people at the local pick-your-own patches I’m guess other people feel the same way.

    The season had a slow start with the colder temperatures and near freezing nights earlier in the year. But, according to Al Hight from Brunswick Berries, this week and next should be the prime season and, if Mother Nature continues to be favorable, we will have berries through Memorial Day.