Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department October 2018

    During the month of October, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 189 calls: eight structure fires, a woods/brush fire, two vehicle fires, three fire alarms, nine motor vehicle accidents, a mutual aid, 43 citizen assistance, two other and 120 EMS first-response calls.

  • You decide: can our state’s small towns make a comeback?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    North Carolina was once known as a state of small towns. The reason was the state economy. Led by the “Big Three” of tobacco, textiles and furniture, the economy was organized around small towns. Farmers took their crops and livestock to the closest town for processing and sale. Textile mills often located near rivers and streams for power and built small villages for their workers. Small towns in the foothills close to the state’s large forests were home to the furniture makers.

  • Communities In Schools focuses on student needs despite being displaced by Hurricane Florence

    By Bonnie Jordan

    Guest Columnist

    Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on Brunswick County and the surrounding areas, with restoration and repair continuing for many. Communities In Schools of Brunswick County was among those hit hard by the storm, permanently losing its administrative office at the Duke Media Center. The building was structurally compromised and will be demolished.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 8

    Released at 11:22 a.m. Nov. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


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

    Released at 10:38 a.m. Nov. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher cares for injured sea turtles

    The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for five endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a recent cold-stunning event in New England.

    The aquarium’s animal care team will provide the turtles with special diets and close monitoring for health complications. Initial veterinary examinations predict positive outcomes for the animals with limited recuperation times. All five animals appear to be juveniles based on their weight, with none exceeding 3.5 pounds.

  • Recovering from political campaign fatigue

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    The political campaigns are over … finally!

    Whether you’re celebrating victories for your candidates — or drowning your sorrows — there’s no question this has been a stressful time for our country.

  • We can’t be filled until we’re emptied

    I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I’m not a techie. That’s both a disclosure and a caveat. The story is rather circular, but then so was my experience. So, here goes.

    The tale begins with mistaken judgment. I have a Kindle I rarely use. Thus it fills quickly with emails I’ve already received, noted, deleted or given response via my computer. The Kindle has long been marked as being a decision I made too rapidly and without complete information. It’s too small to be used as a doorstop and too big an admission to deny.

  • Using North Carolina sweet potatoes
  • Sellers family reunion celebrates 80th year

    When the Sellers family gathered in Supply for its 80th anniversary reunion, four people who had attended the very first reunion in 1938 were on hand to take part in this year’s celebration. During the afternoon program, Mary Lou Sellers White of Bolivia, James H. Robinson of Shallotte, Mary Catherine Royal of Supply and Elisha Seller Jr. of Simpsonville, S.C., received special recognition for having been at the reunion as children 80 years ago.