Today's News

  • Hardee's cooking up return to Shallotte

    Workers at the site of a new Hardee’s in Shallotte along with a sign seeking job applicants confirm rumors that Main Street will be soon home to at least one new restaurant.

    Hardee’s is scheduled to return to Shallotte more than seven years after leaving its location of 36 years in February 2012.

  • Coastal Walk Marketplace center to bring nearly 500 jobs to Shallotte

    Shallotte aldermen have approved an incentive package for developers of the proposed Coastal Walk Marketplace in exchange for 475 jobs and more than $3 million in annual sales tax revenue.

    The new shopping center will be home to nationally known tenants such as Hobby Lobby, Marshalls and PetSmart, according to the economic incentive grant application submitted by the center’s developers and approved at the town board’s Aug. 6 meeting.

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Foundation fish fry Aug. 22

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will have its annual fundraising fish fry 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in front of the emergency services building at the Bolivia Government Complex on Old Ocean Highway.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

    Meals will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available as is delivery to certain areas for large orders.

  • Calabash P&Z OKs plat, zoning changes

    The Calabash Planning & Zoning Board has unanimously approved plat changes for Devaun Park as well as requested rezoning from commercial to manufactured housing in Calabash Acres North.

    Action to recommend the changes came at a rescheduled meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 7, at town hall.

    The plat amendment is for an already approved subdivision plat of Devaun Park’s Village Square Section 2-A. The change includes the addition of three lots.

  • Peace, love and music showcased at SoundStock 2019

    A half-century ago this date (Aug. 15), hundreds of thousands of young festival-goers along with a lineup of noteworthy performers converged on a farm in Bethel, N.Y., to launch three days of peace, music and history.

    Tina Smith was a youngster growing up in the rural Brunswick County community of Ash, hardly aware of the massive event 700 miles to the north.

  • Second Building Brunsco Kids Expo set for Saturday at Office Depot

    Pint-size entrepreneurs are once again converging to show and sell their innovative inventions and products.

    The second annual Building Brunsco Kids Expo takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Office Depot in Shallotte.

    The event was originally scheduled to take place under the Holden Beach bridge, but weather concerns forced event coordinators to move the expo to Office Depot in Shallotte.

  • ‘We’re racing against the clock to save lives’: An ER doctor’s take on the opioid epidemic

    Editor’s note: This week’s column is part of an ongoing series highlighting the issues Brunswick County faces in the opioid crisis. Dr. Ryan Jordanhazy is not a member of the Substance Use and Addiction Commission. 

    By Dr. Ryan Jordanhazy

    Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center ER Medical Director

    The opioid crisis is something emergency rooms nationwide deal with every day. Some areas are more affected than others, but I have seen opioid misuse and overdoses everywhere I have worked.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 7-11 2019

    Aug. 7

    Julian Wyatt Hester, 18, of Ash Little River Road, Ash, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana less than .5 ounce.

    Elania Addisson Burns, 16, of Susan Drive, Shallotte, charged with consumption of alcohol younger than 18 years old.

    Aug. 8

    Derek Craig Leighton, 33, of Royal Poste Road, Sunset Beach, arrested on outstanding habitual felony warrant.

    Aug. 11

    Trespassing reported; subjects fishing in the Riverside neighborhood on the island.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Two mystery plants at once! These two species will serve nicely for a consideration of what we call a “genus.”

    The modern concept of the genus as a taxonomic category began coming into play amongst botanists in the late 17th century. Briefly, a genus was recognized (and still is) as a convenient way to group closely related species. The dictionary definition of this word suggests “group” or “kind,” generally involving the notion of close relationships among its constituent members.

  • Creating your energy in a troubled world

    By Linda Arnold

    Now hear this: You and you alone are responsible for the way you feel. Even with everything going on in our world. Random acts of violence, and the uncertainty they create, can knock you off your block. So what can you do?

    Physics lessons

    You may not think you’re applying physics in your daily life. You absolutely are, though. I took Physics 125 in college, although it was a photography course. And that’s the mirror image I want to demonstrate.