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Today's News

  • Bank robbery suspect still in S.C.

     A Calabash bank robbery suspect is still being held in South Carolina.

    Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, a suspect in the Nov. 29 bank robbery of Security Savings Bank in Calabash, has been incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., since his capture and arrest by Horry County, S.C., police on Nov. 30.

    In South Carolina, Scott, of 1659 Edgewood Drive in Little River, has been charged with three counts of forgery, value less than $5,000, according to information on the J. Reuben Long Detention Center website.

  • Little River church fire investigated

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Former Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby stood outside his burned church Tuesday morning, surveying damages along with church pastor Carl Wood and fire officials.

    Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 50 was heavily damaged when a fire broke out inside the unoccupied building around 4 p.m. Monday.

    “We’re blessed, because it could have been worse,” Selby said of the blaze battled Monday by several fire units, including the Calabash Fire Department. The two-lane highway was also shut down.

  • Calabash commissioner quits

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Jody Nance has resigned.

    Nance’s resignation came Tuesday night as the town board was going into closed session to discuss personnel issues following its open monthly meeting.

    Newly sworn-in Mayor Mary Knight said Nance handed her a handwritten note as the board was convening into the closed session.

    Knight said the note stated Nance was stepping down from his seat because of personal matters. After handing Knight the note, Nance left town hall and did not attend the board’s closed session.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 19
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, sugar cookies, orange juice, Italian bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Herb baked chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative and tasty

    Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, simple presentations such as cheese and crackers can turn into an exquisite complex preparation requiring as much work as your main course.
    Although primarily served as an appetizer, hors d’oeuvres can also function as the primary food, such as at cocktail and holiday parties.

  • Whiteville beats West in JV boys’ basketball

    STAFF REPORT
    Whiteville beat West Brunswick 40-36 in the junior varsity game Friday. A 3-pointer by O.J. Hill at the end of the first quarter gave West an 8-2 lead. Whiteville outscored the Trojans 17-7 in the second quarter in taking a 19-15 lead. Lee Johnson and Nasir Murray each scored two baskets as West took a 23-19 lead after halftime. A bounce pass from T.J. Fullwood to Johnson gave West a 27-19 lead and the quarter ended with the Trojans ahead 27-23.

  • Golf calendar

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Jan. 18: Thistle golf, $45. 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Feb. 21: Cape Fear National golf, $45. 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendants tip is not included in price.
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Golfers donate building block in memory of Mike Mattrey

    Mike Mattrey worked at the bag drop at Sea Trail for 10 years and during that time he made a boatload of friends. When he died Aug. 9, those friends wanted to do something to remember him.
    They collected money among themselves and then installed a plaque at the bag drop at Sea Trail that reads, “Mike Mattrey, 1942-2011, A Friend to All”.
    The golfers had been generous and there was money left over.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played their annual Christmas outing at Friday at The Valley At Eastport.
    The winner with a score of 80, net 57, was Bob Byrne. Tied for second at 66 were Bob Brownley and Bob Smith. Brownley won second on a match of cards. Byrne was voted golfer of the week.

  • Get going! It’s never too late to learn the game of golf

    My husband learned to play golf as a kid and by the time he was in high school, he had a single-digit handicap and played No. 1 on his high school team. In the years since then, he won 10 championships at three different clubs.
    I started playing later in life. Gene bought me a set of clubs when we first got married. He and his buddies would take me out to play golf once in a while and the only requirement was that I play fast. They didn’t care how many strokes I took from tee to green or if I even counted strokes, I just had to keep up with the guys.