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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach work session Dec. 11

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have a work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the town hall conference room.

    Council is expected to take action during this work session.

    Scheduled agenda items include a pier-head alignment discussion involving the planning board and Holley Snider of the Division of Coastal Management.

  • Veteran recalls Pearl Harbor Day on its 71st anniversary

    CAROLINA SHORES—Art Paige clearly remembers Dec. 7, 1941.

    It was his first day on the job as a Marine recruit returning to base at Camp Lejeune. Then the announcement came over the radio.

    The Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor, launching World War II.

    “As soon as I got [to the base], I was given live ammunition and told to stand guard on the beach,” recalled the 90-year-old, seated in his home last week in his Marine uniform that still fits.

  • Sunset Beach approves new agreement for Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH—Following a closed session Monday, Sunset Beach Town Council has unanimously approved a new agreement with Coastal Companies, developer of unfinished Jaguar’s Lair, contingent on the bonding company endorsing the agreement.

    The new agreement sets new terms for required improvements for Phase VI Section 1, and agrees “to continue to negotiate the terms for sections 2A, 2B and 2C” in the subdivision that have not been completed.

  • Calabash debates financial management

    CALABASH—Debate has ensued about the town’s finances and how they’re being handled.

    At a special called meeting Nov. 29, town commissioner Daria Buccilli claimed $35,000 is “out of balance” in town accounts.

    Town clerk Kelley Southward said some information hasn’t been entered into the system, which is being done now by town staff.

    Buccilli cited problems with payroll, taxes and a BB&T charge card.

  • Tax-exempt financing approved for Calabash Fire Department

    CALABASH—The Calabash Fire Department should be closer to construction of a new station as the county and towns it serves consider and approve resolutions for $1.5 million in tax-exempt financing.

    Brunswick County approved a resolution in June. Calabash approved a resolution at a special called meeting Nov. 29.

    The intent of the resolution was to help the fire department close on a loan for its new station at the corner of Persimmon and Thomasboro roads, where the old station was dismantled in early November.

  • Celebrate Christmas at the Old Bridge on Monday night

    SUNSET BEACH—The old Sunset Beach bridge may be retired, but it’s still lighting up the holiday season.

    For the second year, the preserved span will be the scene of holiday festivities with Christmas at the Old Bridge, a seasonal celebration slated for 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society is inviting the public to participate in an evening of caroling, Christmas treats and entertainment at the old bridge, which will be decked out in holiday finery at 109 W. Shoreline Drive.

  • SOLD OUT: Willie Nelson & Family perform Friday at BCC

    BOLIVIA—It isn’t every day Willie Nelson rolls into town.

    But come this Friday, the legendary singer and his family are on the road again, making their first bus stop ever at Brunswick Community College to fulfill a sold-out 7:30 p.m. gig in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    “We are sold out,” auditorium manager Mike Sapp said last week of ticket status in the 1,500-seat auditorium where history will be made when Nelson performs his first-ever Brunswick County concert on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7.

  • Open mic night is Thursday at Jumpin' Java

    Do you have a secret longing to showcase your hidden talent?

    You and your musical or literary showmanship need be secret no more.

    Every month, Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co., 4635 Main St. in Shallotte, showcases singers, musicians and poetry readers alike at its open-mic night.

    The next open-mic night is slated to begin at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 6, at the coffee shop. It will continue until 7:30 p.m. or shortly before 8 p.m., Jumpin Java employee Edith Garcia said.

  • Trains on track for seventh GLFD Christmas show Dec. 7-9

    GRISSETTOWN—Model trains of all eras and gauges are making whistle stops at the Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue station this weekend.

    The department’s seventh annual Christmas Train Show is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the fire station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904).

    Admission is free, but monetary donations are welcome at the event to raise funds for the combination department consisting of both volunteer and paid firefighters.

  • Lenoir beats Lady Dolphins on last-second layup

     Dominique Graham made a steal and a layup in the final seconds to give Lenoir Community College a stunning 63-62 victory over Brunswick Community College in an NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball opener Dec. 3.

    BCC had taken a 62-61 lead on a running jump shot by Tyesha McLean with about 18 seconds left in the game at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. BCC was inbounding the ball in the final seconds of an apparent victory when Graham made the steal and scored.