Scores of residents came to Tuesday’s Oak Island Town Council meeting to express displeasure with a staff proposal to charge $20 a year for resident-only parking at beach accesses and another $20 a year for hurricane re-entry stickers.

Southport’s weather tower has alerted people of the twists and turns of the weather for well over a century and withstood many, many hurricanes: the worst was Hazel in 1954, the most recent was Dorian last year.

Oak Island town staff and the Beach Preservation Society (BPS) joined forces Saturday to place discarded, live Christmas trees at the foot of the primary dune near Sellers and McGlamery streets in an experiment they hope will trap and hold more sand on the beach.

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Coach Bernadette Cardon and the Brunswick Community College softball team play their inaugural games on February 8, 2020, against Surry Community College. Freshman Dawn Anderson throws the first pitch and Kaitlyn Rhea gets the first hit.

South Brunswick's Danny Parker sinks two free throws with 8.4 seconds left, giving South; a 43-59 lead against Topsail. South won the game 43-42.

Liz Boldt swims to the finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay as South Brunswick High School attains a time to qualify for the state regional.

Col. James A. Rupkalvis speaks at the Boiling Spring Lakes Veterans Day ceremony on November 11, 2019.