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Today's News

  • Medical services for veterans are available right here at home

    A medical clinic for Brunswick County’s vast number of veterans was slow in coming to the area. There were times we wondered if needed services would get here at all, or if there would be enough options for veterans who live here.
    At 20 Medical Campus Drive in Supply, the Brunswick Count VA Outreach Clinic provides many basic healthcare needs for local veterans. In addition to a doctor, care staff includes nurses, assistants, a pharmacist, dietician, social worker and mental health provider.

  • West scores five in 7th, stuns Saints in baseball playoffs

      Down 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, West Brunswick took advantage of a one-out infield error to rally for five runs and stun Southern Wayne 5-4 May 15 in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    When an emotional West coach Mike Alderson was asked who would have thought of an ending like this, he said, “A team with no quit and a lot of heart.”

  • Holden Beach abloom for first garden tour

     IF YOU GO

    What: Holden Beach Garden Tour

    When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19

    Where: Eight residents and five refurbished projects at Holden Beach

    How much: Tickets (with maps) $10 each, available on tour day at the Holden Beach Pavilion (under the bridge)

    HOLDEN BEACH—Linda Brown strolled her scenic garden, pointing out May flowers colorizing the landscape next to the Holden Beach canal.

  • Community ready for Sunset Beach to take its road

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Lakes Homeowners Association has an offer it hopes the town of Sunset Beach can’t refuse—taking over one of its streets.

    The offer came from Duane Lewis, chairman of the Sunset Lakes HOA, who told Sunset Beach Town Council last week his HOA voted to dedicate Medcalf Drive to the town. The vote came unanimously at an HOA meeting April 28, Lewis said.

    “We present the road to you,” Lewis told the town board. “We hereby dedicate the roadway.”

  • Tolling agreement in works for Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH—Town attorney Michael Isenberg is drafting a tolling agreement with The Coastal Companies that town council will review next week.

    At a monthly workshop Tuesday, Sunset Beach Town Council instructed Isenberg to proceed with the draft that it will consider at a budgetary continuation session at 9 a.m. next Thursday, May 24.

  • New restrooms spark 'royal flush' in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach island officially has new public restrooms.

    Sunset Beach Town Council, town staff and residents took part in a ceremony Monday morning to officially open the new town-funded restrooms at either end of the island gazebo parking lot.

    The restrooms, including facilities for the handicapped, will be cleaned and monitored daily and will be closed overnight. They replace port-a-potties previously used on the island near the gazebo.

  • Calabash, Carolina Shores team up for Fourth of July fireworks

    CAROLINA SHORES—The separate-yet-adjacent towns of Carolina Shores and Calabash are reuniting—at least where fireworks are concerned.

    At its monthly meeting last Thursday, May 10, the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners approved teaming up with Calabash to donate $5,000 to help cover for the cost of fireworks at this year’s Fourth of July festivities in Calabash.

    Carolina Shores Mayor Walter Goodenough called it an “opportunity to partake in a major celebration”—something his own town has been interested in having.

  • Noun or verb, Supply covers lots of territory in Brunswick County

    It stretches across Brunswick County’s farthest reaches.

    From northern Shallotte to southern Bolivia in latitude, from eastern St. James/Oak Island/Southport to western Ash in longitude, the vast territory long known as “Supply” could well be Brunswick County’s largest city—if it was a city.

    Supply, N.C., which ballyhoos its own ZIP code—28462—is that area people usually refer to when it’s just too far out and not fitting to put a place within one of Brunswick County’s valid incorporated towns.

  • Commercial strip up for new ownership in Calabash

    CALABASH—A commercial strip at Calabash Town Center is undergoing a change in ownership.

    The 11.85-acre site was previously part of a parcel pegged for development by Jim Myers of Shallotte Partners.

    The site was recently posted for sale for $1.55 million by Cape Fear Commercial of Wilmington. The property consists of five parcels composing the total acreage. It is part of Calabash Town Center, a mixed-use commercial and residential project by Myers’ company.

    Myers said Monday the property was taken from Calabash Town Center LLC.

  • Blues and crabs in Little River this weekend

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Get ready for crabs, crafters and crooners.

    The 31st Annual Blue Crab Festival is set for this weekend just south of the border in Little River, S.C.

    Scheduled 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the festival traditionally showcases all-day entertainment and an array of food and arts-and-crafts booths lining the Little River waterfront the weekend after Mother’s Day.

    Other events at the “biker-friendly festival” include a children’s area and activities.