Dolores Galiano always thought her granddaughter could dance, but it’s up to America to decide.
Courtney Galiano is competing in Fox’s reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” and has made it through four weeks of eliminations. This week may be the most crucial, as the dancers will be narrowed to 10 and qualify for the 55-city tour once the show ends.
Dolores Galiano and her husband Vinny traveled to Los Angeles two weeks ago to watch a taping of the show and were “just as nervous sitting in the audience as sitting at home.”
Protecting property rights, ending “corporate welfare” and fighting the national ID card movement are high on Phillip Rhodes’ priority list as he begins campaigning for lieutenant governor of North Carolina.
The Brunswick County native, who now lives in Chapel Hill, recently filed as the Libertarian candidate for the second-highest office in the state, soon after the party was reinstated in North Carolina.
When it comes to social dancing, Ed and Dinah Gore are each other’s favorite partners, but when it comes to Brunswick Community Foundation’s Dancing With the Stars fundraiser, Dinah says she and her professional partner Paul McTaggart are the ones to watch.
“We have fun with it, but I’m pulling for Dinah,” Ed said. “I’m not trying to win; I’m trying to do a good job.”
Dinah made it clear—she’s trying to win, and she has no problem asking Ed to help.
On a hot mid-June morning, 73-year-old William Gause relaxes on a picnic table in the shade of an old oak tree while nine middle-school-aged girls tear up his front lawn with garden trowels and cultivators.
A green cap casts a shadow over Gause’s face as he watches the girls at work. He spends most of his days like this, sitting under the oak tree and listening to church music. Gobs of Spanish moss hang from the tree’s limbs, giving it a weeping quality.
“I hung that moss,” he says, his voice soft and proud.
OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Divine Faith Missions, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization based out of Ocean Isle Beach, will contribute time and money to three missionary organizations this year—Samaritans International, Songs of Joy Children’s Home and Flute Maker Ministries.
Dane Neves, founder of Divine Faith Missions, has been participating in missionary work for more than 12 years, but saw a disconnect when it came to knowing exactly what to send to certain areas of the world.
Adam Bradshaw is not a number. Though he was the second of three murder victims this year in Brunswick County, his widow Shannon says he was more than a number, more than a statistic, more than a newspaper headline, more than a victim of a senseless, violent murder.
Adam was a father who loved his son and a husband who loved her, Shannon recalled on a recent summer afternoon at her Brierwood home.
OCEAN ISLE BEACH—As gas prices rise, two local entrepreneurs have been welcoming heavier traffic at their new business.
Doug Tilley and David Mercer, co-owners of D&D Scooters, say business has been brisk at their new scooter sale and rental business on Beach Drive.
“We’ve had a lot of traffic in here,” Tilley said last week as the two waited for customers at the lot where several two-wheeler mopeds in bright primary hues of red, blue and yellow stood facing traffic moving along Beach Drive at the corner of Spruce Street near Sands Plaza.