Today's News

  • Community briefs

    Literacy council seeks volunteer tutors
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is seeking volunteers/tutors for a volunteer orientation workshop and an ABL tutor workshop on June 11.
    The volunteer orientation workshop for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11, at the Brunswick County Literacy Council, 282 Ocean Highway East in Supply. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 31
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Too Much Sylvia takes the stage at Ocean Isle Beach concert series

    Staff report

    Too Much Sylvia takes the stage this Friday to headline the summer concert series at Ocean Isle Beach.
    From 6:30-8 p.m. this Friday, June 1, Too Much Sylvia will perform in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach.
    The family-friendly concert series is free, and the public is welcome.
    Over at Holden Beach, Gold Rush will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the pavilion on the end of Jordan Boulevard.

  • Anniversary art show

    Staff report

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace gallery is observing its 10th anniversary with a month-long celebration starting Friday, June 1.
    Highlights will include free drawings for gift certificates, original paintings, prints, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry and other items. There will also be artist demonstrations, live music and other events June 1-30.
    The gallery at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash opened its doors on June 1, 2002.

  • Moshoures named host of ATMC-TV’s ‘The Coastal Kitchen’

    Staff report

    SHALLOTTE—Beginning in June, ATMC-TV will air its newest show, “The Coastal Kitchen.”
    Karen Moshoures of Ocean Isle Beach has been named host of the new bi-monthly cooking show.
    When ATMC-TV decided to expand its programming to include a cooking show, staff asked for video auditions from the community.

  • Magnolia Greens wins another CCIA event

    Magnolia Greens earned first place in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played on May at the Crow Creek Golf Course. Magnolia Greens has now won the first two CCIA events of the year.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing.
    Clubs compete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three nets tournament Friday at Farmstead. The winners at 184 (-32) were Bill Cameron, Ed Hennessey, Dick Cecil and Sid Silver. Second were Stu Cleveland, Dan O’Connell, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto at 192 (-24). Gross: Bob Smith, 85, and Gary Gutheil, 88. Net: Bob Smith, 61, Bill Cameron, 62, Dick Cecil, 66, and Stu Cleveland and Jim Beairsto 69. Bob Smith is golfer of the week.

  • Little damage reported in Beryl’s wake

    Little damage has been reported after Tropical Depression Beryl made its way past Brunswick County Wednesday morning.

    As emergency officials predicted, Beryl’s rains were the main culprits on Wednesday, accounting for several traffic wrecks and a few downed trees.

    Anthony Marzano, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, said the 911 center received several calls about traffic wrecks, “either vehicles in the ditch or actual wrecks involving more than one vehicle, several of which were on U.S. 17.”

  • Named storms can put a damper on offshore fishing

    It is hard not to feel as if something is not out there conspiring against the world of offshore sport fishing. Fuel prices, government regulations and weather have put a hex on the sport that is driving its participants into extinction.
    The most recent blows have come from not one but two named storms that have literally formed within a few miles of our beaches. And, of course, both storms have affected our area over the weekend: the most recent over an important holiday weekend.

  • Inshore fishing is in a firm summertime pattern

    June begins tomorrow, but Brunswick County inshore fishing is already in a firm summertime pattern, with anglers looking for hardy fish like flounder and black drum during the day and restricting most trout, bluefish and red drum efforts to the morning or late afternoon.