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Today's News

  • Ladies can learn how to buy and fix cars at free workshops

    “To buy a car or fix a car?”

    That is the dilemma faced by many otherwise educated, bright and competent women.

    Harry can teach you how to do both.

    If you are thinking about, need to, want to or just want an evening of fun then, ladies, you have got to meet him.

  • 'Master Class' debuts Friday in Wilmington

    Acclaimed actress Gloria Crist is returning to Wilmington this weekend to star in the local premiere of “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s award-winning play.

    The play is scheduled for three performances, July 20-22, in Cape Fear Academy’s Fine Arts Building, 3900 S. College Road (Highway 132) in Wilmington.

    Friday’s 7:30 p.m. performance includes a black-tie gala reception benefiting the Thalian Association.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    •An attempted breaking-and-entering was reported July 11 on Balmore Drive.

    •Breaking-and-entering and larceny from a motor vehicle were reported July 16 on Dunbar Drive.

    •Aimee Renee Moree, 26, of 210 Wildwood Road, Shallotte, was charged July 5 with larceny by employee.

  • Fireworks stops spark concern in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The owner of an island vacation rental company has complained to the town police chief about pre-Fourth of July stops that tied up traffic and upset vacationers.

    Former town councilman Ron Watts, owner of Sunset Properties, sent town police chief Lisa Massey an email on the Fourth of July stating he had received several complaints from paying guests regarding police checks on the island as they returned from having dinner out the previous night.

  • Community meetings start Thursday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has scheduled a series of public meetings in its assorted communities to discuss issues with residents.

    The goal of the meetings, scheduled from July 19 to Sept. 14, is “to expand communications with town residents and property owners.”

    The first meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, for residents of the Regency and Colony I and II.

  • Community meetings start Thursday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has scheduled a series of public meetings in its assorted communities to meet and discuss issues with residents.

    The goal of the meetings, scheduled from July 19 to Sept. 14, is “to expand communications with town residents and property owners.”

    The first meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, for residents of the Regency and Colony I and II.

  • Calabash Town Hall Day to talk about the weather

    CALABASH—Now that its Independence Day Celebration is in the bag, the town is gearing up for another event—its annual Town Hall Day next week.

    This year’s event, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. next Friday, July 27, at town hall on Persimmon Road, will focus on the weather—specifically storm history and hurricane preparedness, town clerk Kelley Southward said.

    The event was announced at the July 10 town board of commissioners meeting.

  • Commissioners OK grant to begin Town Creek Park renovations

    WINNABOW—Brunswick County commissioners recently approved a grant, which will allow for a face-lift for one of the county’s most used parks.

    At their meeting July 2, commissioners approved the $359,354 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor said the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) would match the grant contracts for the state, bringing the total scope of the work to $756,704.

  • Obama’s ‘chicken and egg’ argument bad for business, the country

    With $1 billion and counting in his war chest and everything else available in his political arsenal, our campaigner-in-chief has once again sets his sights on the free market.

    I’m not sure why President Barack Obama continues to attack the tenants of capitalism, other than to distinguish himself from his opponent, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who is the poster child for free market success.

    First, Obama attacked big, bad private equity as a jab at Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital.

    Now, he’s going after the little guy.

  • Longtime state representative retires from Raleigh; focuses on future, businesses

     WHITEVILLE—After 20 years in politics, state Rep. Dewy Hill, D-Whiteville, is retiring.

    Well, not exactly.

    Hill is not seeking re-election to the General Assembly, but the Whiteville business owner has no plans of settling down in his business ventures any time soon.

    “There’s life after Raleigh,” Hill joked during a recent interview in his Whiteville-based business headquarters.