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On July 4, anglers of any age or residency status will be allowed to fish without a license in North Carolina from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Free Fishing Day, sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, is an annual event that was authorized by the N.C. General Assembly in 1994 and alwa…

Serving a charcuterie board is the trendy way to entertain. These carefully arranged displays of food are designed for nibbling and snacking and ease entertainment because they don’t usually require plates or sitting down. This new approach takes the old-fashioned cheese board and vegetable …

Some days I feel as if “raindrops keep fallin’ on my head.” The news media is filled with murder and mania. The day is gray with an atmosphere heavy with hints of psychological hurricanes. The remnant of yet another mass murder has had a more profound effect on me than I want to realize. No …

Local community organizations and agencies are working together to offer a summer reading program at Cardinal Pointe in Shallotte during June and July. According to Shallotte Kiwanis President Bob von Sprecken, “We want to make reading fun, free, and accessible for kids. In addition to havin…

In 1947 Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) published a work named “McElligot’s Pool”. If you didn’t read this as a child, you can as an adult, and I recommend it. The story involves a little boy fishing in a small pond, who begins to imagine the amazing fish which he might hook, if he just gives it…

The NC 4th of July Festival Committee is pleased to announce this year’s parade Grand Marshal will be Senior Chief Logan Adkisson, Officer In Charge, Coast Guard Station Oak Island, N.C. Senior Chief Adkisson is a proud native of central Texas. His assignment as Officer In Charge of Station …

The most exciting game of Bingo you’ll ever experience makes its Brunswick County debut this August in the Brunswick Little Theatre’s production of “Bingo: The Winning Musical.” Who thought that a game of Bingo could produce such hilarity and excitement? To provide the perfect atmosphere, al…

After being on hiatus for the last two years, the Old Bridge Historical Society invites everyone in the Sunset Beach community, residents and visitors, to join us on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, at 9 a.m. Fourth of July at the Old Bridge is definitely a Sunset Beach tradition and you …

Brunswick County Health Services received notification that a local fox tested positive for rabies this week, prompting health officials to remind residents to stay aware and take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their pets from potentially rabid animals.

The American Flag was first recognized by the Congress in 1777. Today, it retains the origi nal colors of red, white and blue and purpose as a symbol of freedom and patriotism. The red stripes symbolize valor, the white means purity and innocence and the starts represent the 50 states and ar…

Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will participate in a nationwide campaign July 2 — 4 called Operation Dry Water. The mission of the nationally coordinated effort is to promote sobriety while boating and educate boaters about the dangers of boatin…

On Saturday, June 18, the Oak Island Police Department arrested Cole Emerson Holloway, age 19, of Chapel Hill, NC on two counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering, and one count of Larceny, related to a theft at Drifters food stand, located at the corner of SE 46th St. and E Dolphin Drive.

As summer officially begins and people gather for holiday celebrations, the American Red Cross reminds communities that patients are counting now on the generosity of blood and platelet donors, especially around the 4th of July.

The Calabash Fire Department has announced that Keith McGee will be starting as chief of the department on July 1. Chief McGee comes to CFD after serving as chief of the Apex, NC, Fire Department for nearly eight years. He is a native of Wilkesboro, NC, and has been in the fire service since…

Shallotte Elks 2854 donates $2,000 from its Spotlight Grant to the Shallotte South Brunswick Islands (SSBI) Kiwanis Club to assist with food, books and backpacks for the new Summer Reading Program at Cardinal Pointe. From left are Bob VonSprecken, president of Kiwanis, and Paul Salerno, trus…

Waterway Art Association announces the recipient of its 2022 High School Art Scholarship. The $1000 scholarship was awarded to Alton Bell, a graduating senior from West Brunswick High School. His work was outstanding. Alton plans to attend Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida where he wi…

The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 21, unanimously approved a light ordinance aimed at preventing light pollution and distractions to residents and guests, while also providing a safe and welcoming environment for sea turtles.

FOCUS Broadband has begun distribution of their new 2022 telephone directory throughout the company’s service territory. The new directories include updated business information, as well as listings and resources for Brunswick and Columbus counties.

The NC 4th of July Festival has announced this year’s lineup of entertainment. Southport’s Waterfront Park Main Stage, Oak Island’s Pavilion Stage and sponsored venues around Southport will host a talented lineup of performers.

Coastal Carolina Camera Club held its June competition with the theme of “Fences and Walls.” Awards are given in two divisions, A and B. Critiques are provided for all images entered by a judge through the Photographic Society of America. The judge then places images first through third for …

On the afternoon of June 14, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) completed its annual hurricane tabletop exercise to simulate its response to severe weather. During the exercise, employees reviewed and discussed the actions they would take during a hurricane, testing their emerg…

The Coastal Carolina Active Living Center in Shallotte observed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Wednesday, June 15. Participants and local residents listened to a presentation on Elder Abuse Awareness. Afterwards, participants walked one lap around the Brunswick Senior Resources, …

Bluegrass Protective Films, LLC, a manufacturer of high performance and quality films used in the automotive industry, will create 17 new jobs in Brunswick County. The company will initially invest $1.8 million to expand its operations in vacant space on Trade Street in the Leland Innovation Park.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID 19, the Brunswick Community College Foundation (BCCF) will host their signature fundraising event, Bella Italia, on June 25. This annual gala is presented by Dinah E. Gore, Myong & Paul Jensen and Brunswick Community College. The event provides attend…

The Calabash VFW Post 7288 Auxiliary has announced the 2022 Theresa McMahon Scholarship winners. Congratulations to West Brunswick High School seniors Henry Jansky, attending St. John’s University; Valery Cruz Cifuentes, attending Brunswick County Community College; and Zmyria Siler, attendi…

Residents and visitors will enjoy the patriotic sites during this year’s Red, White, and Blue Freedom Flotilla. Viewing of the water vessel parade will be from Waterfront Park in Southport to Kingsley Park and back to St. James Marina. This year’s event will be on Saturday, July 2, and will …

Families looking for a unique July 4th destination need look no further than Southport. The town’s annual Independence Day celebration is the official State of North Carolina’s celebration. Highlights include picnics, arts and crafts in the park, a car show, a parade, fireworks, firefighters…

The Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO) will have its IMPACT Unit conducting golf cart inspections on Friday, June 24 from 2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sunset Harbor, located at 3867 Sunset Road in Bolivia.

On Monday, June 13, at around 3:30 p.m., three individuals committed larceny at Calabash Antiques located at 10138 Beach Drive in Calabash, according to store owner Greg Larrimore.

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In the Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, June 14, Town Administrator Daisy Ivey informed commissioners that the American Shore Beach and Preservation Association (ASBA) gave the 2022 Best Restored Beach Award to Ocean Isle Beach.

Shallotte Police Department officers investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks, which are taken directly from SPD incident reports:

Visitors to the N.C. Fourth of July Festival are invited to Beach Day at Oak Island on Friday, July 1. Held annually, the N.C. 4th of July Festival Beach Day is a full-day of activities followed by an evening of music and fireworks.

Do you feel like you live in a world of “mights?” This might happen, or that might happen. In reality, we all live in this world. It’s just the way we handle the uncertainty that makes the difference. And there’s definitely a lot of uncertainty in our world today!

Dosher Memorial Hospital, in partnership with the Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC), will host a drive-through food donation event to benefit identified high need areas within Brunswick County.