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Today's News

  • Thalian presents debut ‘Best of Broadway’ in Leland

    Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) is bringing its first show to the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) with a one-show-only original revue, “The Best of Broadway at Brunswick,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

    The show, sponsored by LCAC and the town of Leland, is a fundraiser to support TACT theatrical productions and youth theater programs.

    Tickets are $25 and available at thalian.org or 251-1788. Handling fees can be avoided for tickets ordered by phone.

  • Dixon Chapel UMC 64th Oyster Roast set for Saturday

    If the weather cooperates, Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown is planning its 64th Oyster Roast from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 2, at 190 Varnamtown Road.

    The annual event, which traditionally takes place in November, had to be postponed last year because of damages sustained at the church from Hurricane Florence.

    Longtime vendor Marlene Varnam of Carson Varnam Oyster Market said everything should be in place for Saturday.

    “We hope we’ll have plenty of oysters,” she said.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Shindell’s ‘One Voice, Two Guitars’ graces local stage March 1

    He’s a one-man show soon to debut in Brunswick County.

    Singer-songwriter-guitarist Richard Shindell has just launched his spring “One Voice, Two Guitars” tour, which includes a stop at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, for the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert in the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve changes to trash ordinance

    HOLDEN BEACH— Holden Beach commissioners in a 3-2 vote at their regular Feb. 19 meeting approved incorporation of recommended changes to the town’s solid waste ordinance, including elimination of the fine/penalty for early rollout. Commissioner Joe Butler presented and submitted the following changes to the ordinance, which will be presented at the board’s March meeting:

    1: Island-wide rollback. Empty trash and recycling containers will be rolled back to the street side of the home, under the home or to a corral if available.

  • Former superintendent Tubb sworn in as newest BCC trustee

    BOLIVIA — The former superintendent of Brunswick County Schools has assumed a new educational position.

    Dr. Les Tubb, who retired as superintendent Nov. 1, was sworn in at the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees’ regular meeting Feb. 21.

    Tubb served as the district’s interim superintendent twice: first in January 2010 before Ed Pruden was named to the position permanently to succeed Katie McGee after she resigned and then in November 2014 after the board terminated Pruden’s employment.

  • WBHS putting on 11th annual Black History Month production

    SHALLOTTE— West Brunswick Theatre Arts Program proudly presents its 11th annual Black History Month production, “I Came To Tell You.”

    This year’s performance is different in that it was written by Pastor Bill Negron, husband of WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron.

    Bill Negron said he was inspired to write the play after he and his wife visited Savannah, Ga., for their anniversary trip in September, visiting sites like the First African Baptist Church, which grew from members who founded a congregation in 1773.

  • WBHS putting on 11th annual Black History Month production

    SHALLOTTE— West Brunswick Theatre Arts Program proudly presents its 11th annual Black History Month production, “I Came To Tell You.”

    This year’s performance is different in that it was written by Pastor Bill Negron, husband of WBHS theater arts teacher Jennifer Creighton-Negron.

    Bill Negron said he was inspired to write the play after he and his wife visited Savannah, Ga., for their anniversary trip in September, visiting sites like the First African Baptist Church, which grew from members who founded a congregation in 1773.

  • Brunswick Christian Recovery Center new home to house women in need of recovery

    ASH— For years Brunswick Christian Recovery Center in Ash has wanted to open its doors for spiritual and physical rehabilitation not just to men but to women, too. Now, thanks to an offer from a local bed and breakfast owner, starting next year 20 women will be able to receive care from BCRC.

  • Sunset Beach steers into budget goals

    SUNSET BEACH — No new tax increase?

    That’s an initial objective of at least one council member as town council started setting goals last week for the town’s fiscal 2019-20 budget.

    “My sense is we’re looking at no tax increase,” town councilman John Corbett said at the board’s Feb. 19 meeting.

    He cited anticipated needs, surpluses and future building and acquisition funds as overriding objectives.

  • You Decide: Can we fix Social Security?

    My wife is not an economist, but she does sometimes ask me about economic issues. One of her most frequent questions is about Social Security. Although she is retired and eligible to receive Social Security benefits, on my advice she has delayed until her monthly payment will be much higher in a couple of years. Her big fear, and her question to me, is will Social Security even be around then?