Today's News

  • Does bone broth boost health?

    Bone broth is one of the hottest foods on the market today. Sales of shelf-stable bone broth more than tripled in 2017 compared with 2016.

    So, have you tried it? Even know what it is? Some folks are drinking or cooking with bone broth to improve their health. Can bone broth really boost your health, or is this just another example of food marketing?

    Registered dietitian Lynn Grieger did some analysis for Food and Health Communications. Here’s some of the story from this well-researched article.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 8-9

    Released at 2:48 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Local libraries book variety of events in 2019

    Adult coloring, knitting and crocheting, chair yoga, bridge, mahjong, movies — these are just some of the activities available at Brunswick County’s library branches.

    It’s not just books anymore, though there are plenty of scheduled events celebrating the published word, too, including children’s storytime, book clubs and special programs showcasing authors from the local area and beyond.

  • St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church Neighbor-to-Neighbor program


    The Rev. Deacon Jean Miller, Neighbor-to-Neighbor program coordinator; Dawn Kellerman, co-chairwoman, coat closet; Tommie Christianbury, co-chair, (orthopedic lending closet)


    Email stjames@stjamesthefisherman.net or call 754-9313


    St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, 4941 Main St., Shallotte



  • Ocean Isle Beach sticks with staff on marina dock slips parking

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Fishing Center owners Rube and Barrett McMullan couldn’t sway Ocean Isle Beach commissioners to reconsider an ordinance change that would impact a proposed marina project.

    Commissioners held a public hearing before the Jan. 8 town meeting to receive comments on ordinance changes for zoning and parking standards for the proposed marina.

    Assistant Town Administrator Justin Whiteside told commissioners at the Nov. 13 town meeting he was presented with a development plan for the Causeway Drive marina project.

  • Leland takes next step for vote on Lanvale Forest town-initiated annexation in November

    LELAND — Leland officials took another step at a special meeting Jan. 4 on the long road to a 2019 referendum vote to annex part of Lanvale Forest into town.

    Although only three council members attended the meeting — Mayor Brenda Bozeman, Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman and councilman Mike Campbell — the quorum set a public information meeting about the town-initiated annexation process for 6 p.m. Feb. 7 and a public hearing for the annexation at 6 p.m. May 2.

  • Commissioners edit fire service contract language for nonprofit departments

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners hope clearing up the language in the fire service contract with nonprofit volunteer fire departments will end an impasse to signing a new agreement.

    Malcolm Smith, county fire administrator and interim emergency services director, told commissioners county staff and the Fire Chiefs Association, represented by its president Tri-Beach Fire Chief Doug Todd, have been working for several months on the nonprofit volunteer fire service contract.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 7

    Released at 10:17 a.m. Jan. 8, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Sunset Beach still seeking new town administrator

    SUNSET BEACH — Ten months after a majority of town council voted to fire the former town administrator, the town is still pursuing a search for a new permanent administrator.

    Following a closed session to discuss the search at the start of council’s first monthly meeting for 2019 Monday night, Mayor Greg Weiss said “no decisions have been made about any of the candidates at this point.”

  • Carolina Shores draining better

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is tightening its drainage spot improvement program, including cancelling one costly project and nixing a resident’s request to replace shrubbery on private property.

    At the town board of commissioners’ first monthly workshop of 2019 on Monday, commissioners informally agreed to cancel a previously proposed DSIP project in the Beacon Townes community.