Coast Guard pulls Lockwoods Folly buoys, tells mariners to sail ‘at their own risk’

Mariners being warned that navigational aids are "not currently reliable."


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Coast Guard announced today it will be discontinuing operation of ten navigational buoys located in the Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The navigational aids are located in the inlet separating Oak Island from Holden Beach, where the Lockwoods Folly River empties into the Atlantic. The Coast Guard cited extensive shoaling, or deposits of […]

Mary’s Gone Wild, where art, charity and God coalesce

“He tells me, ‘listen to me Mary, this isn’t your place. This is my place. You’re doing my work.’ He tells me all time.”

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SUPPLY — Mary’s gone wild, but she’s not crazy. Mary’s Gone Wild is a folk art museum, located on a back road a few miles north of Holden Beach. Owner, artist and Brunswick County native Mary Paulsen has welcomed people from around the world to see her artwork. Paulsen produces two different and distinctive types […]

Two charged with taking hoverboard at gunpoint; tips lead to robbery suspect

Detectives suspect the van in this photo could be linked to a robbery in Holden Beach.

Wilmington Two men have been arrested in connection with taking a man’s hoverboard at a Randall Parkway apartment in January. Shaheed Abslam Stratton, 21, and Brandon Markell Johnson, 21, have each been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn […]

The little big city: Wilmington a draw for small business, national franchises

The breakfast house and eatery, Famous Toastery, is one of several national franchises setting up shop in Wilmington. Image courtesy Famous Toastery.

Wilmington was recently named one of the best places in the country to start a small business, and Chris Suggs believes there is a simple reason: It’s large enough to support entrepreneurs but not so big that it doesn’t lose its small town feel. Suggs is a small business expert with FranNet, which matches would-be […]