Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Oct. 31

    Report taken on West Canal Drive about obtaining property by false pretense. Victim paid for work on his home and subject never came back to do the work.

    Nov. 1

    Report taken on Elderberry Lane about breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Unknown subject(s) entered vehicle and took some coins from inside the center console.

  • State agency releases draft of Early Childhood Action Plan

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has released a draft of the state’s Early Childhood Action Plan, following Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order in August directing DHHS to spearhead the development of a statewide early childhood plan. The public is encouraged to review and comment on the draft plan by Nov. 30.

  • Hurricane Florence disaster assistance deadline extended until Dec. 13

    The deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance has been extended 30 days to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. Federal Emergency Management Agency granted the extension at the request of Gov. Roy Cooper, citing a continued flow of new applications for federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

  • Do you want what you have?

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    If only I had more time. If only I had more money.” How many times have you found your inner voice echoing these phrases?

    As often happens when I’m getting ready to write this column, I’ll hear something that results in an “Aha” moment for me. This happened the other day when a friend of mine reminded me of the proverb by the philosopher Philemon: “It is better to want what you have than to have what you want.”

    Striving or arriving?

  • Goodness can be found in the same ol’ stuff

    Ask someone about their life on any particular day and perhaps receive this response: “It’s the same ol’, same ol’.” One might perceive a sense of boredom or negativity or lack of adventure and excitement to provide uplift. At the same time, there is goodness to be found in the ritual of routine. Knowing what to expect hones the ability to deal with the unexpected. It’s a paradox, to be sure, but it is also a reality.

  • Leo Jarmusz celebrates 99th birthday

    Longtime Brunswick County resident and World War II veteran Leo Jarmusz, center, celebrated his 99th birthday Oct. 21. His family traveled from as far away as Vermont and Idaho for festivities at Ocean Isle Beach last weekend to celebrate. His grandson made his birthday cakes.

  • Yvonne Clemmons celebrates birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church celebrate the birthday of. Yvonne Clemmons at a Super Senior Birthday Party.

  • Maintain, don’t gain, this holiday season with program

    This holiday season, the only thing that should be stuffed is the turkey. Many Americans gain between one and five pounds each year between Thanksgiving and the New Year. While this might not sound like much, weight gained during the holidays accounts for 51 percent of people’s weight gain for the whole year. The problem is most people never manage to lose those extra pounds and year after year it adds up.

  • How food can improve your pet’s oral health

    Everyone agrees that eating excess sugar contributes to the formation of cavities, at least in humans. About 90 percent of U.S. schoolchildren develop tooth decay, largely because they eat too many sweets. What about dogs and cats? Can certain foods cause oral health problems in pets? Do pets get cavities?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 1

    Released at 10:16 a.m. Nov. 2, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement