Local News

  • RACE pet adoption fair Saturday in Shallotte

    Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its third annual pet adoption fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Shallotte District Park, 5550 Main St., Shallotte. Featured are a Van Dyne K9 dog training-agility demo at 10:30 a.m., a Canine Angels demo at 11:30 a.m., a children’s education corner, lots of great vendors, hot dogs and drinks and Sunset Slush. The rain date is May 21. For more information, call (910) 754-9971.

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks continuance in land dispute

    A Sunset Beach property owner has requested continuance of a land-dispute action she has filed against the town.

    Margaret K. McCarrel filed a letter with the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court on April 18 requesting a continuance of up to 60 days, “due to current negotiations toward an out-of-court settlement” between the town and herself as petitioner.

    Last August, the Charlotte-based real estate broker filed a special proceedings summons against the town regarding a vacant lot she bought in August 2005 at 217 Shoreline Drive.

  • Former Navy SEAL proud of May Day action of 'my boys'

    CAROLINA SHORES—Former Navy Sea Air and Land commando George Bissett responded with pride upon hearing the May 1 news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.

    “My boys,” he said with pride, wearing his SEAL Team shirt as he sat in his Carolina Shores home with his wife, Katie, last week.

    The Massachusetts native joined SEALs Team 2 in 1968 and did three tours during the Vietnam era.

  • Metal artist David McCune featured at Silver Coast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Silver Coast Winery is once again featuring metal artist David McCune’s artistry for the summer.

    His latest art show will begin with a reception 4-6 p.m. this Friday, May 13, and runs through Aug 10. McCune will also be available for meet-and-greets 3-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

    McCune has had very successful shows from Florida to Las Vegas.

  • Memorial service Monday for lifelong artist

    A memorial service for Co Bungener, an artist and retired chemist who died April 22, is set for next Monday, May 16, at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    The passing of Bungener, 76, came just two weeks after he and his work were featured at a special show, “Honoring Life with Art,” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash. One of Bungener’s last wishes was to have his own art show, which was orchestrated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice in conjunction with the Calabash gallery.

  • Dixon resigns from Calabash Board of Commissioners

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Bill Dixon has resigned, it was announced at Tuesday night’s town board meeting.

    Mayor Anthony Clemmons read a letter of resignation from Dixon, who was not in attendance at the monthly meeting.

    “We regret we’ve received a letter dated May 9, 2011, from Mr. William ‘Bill’ Dixon,” Clemmons announced at the start of the meeting.

  • Holden Beach Chapel celebrates half a century of service

    Perhaps no town in North Carolina exercises the freedom of religion part of the First Amendment as much as Holden Beach.

    All denominations will come together to celebrate the Holden Beach Chapel’s 50th anniversary Sunday.

  • Holden Beach talks about a federal transportation grant

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action on a town staff proposal to apply for a federal transportation grant, during their meeting at town hall Tuesday night.

    The deadline for applying for the grant is May 20, so commissioners in effect said they need more time to study what recreational uses can be made of land the town recently acquired.

  • Honored for going above the call of duty everyday

     SHALLOTTE—Nancy Hewett thought she was having a heart attack as she drove along N.C. 130 toward Shallotte.

    She was trying desperately to get herself to the hospital. As symptoms worsened, Hewett’s vehicle swerved, catching the attention of a passing sheriff’s deputy. He began to follow her vehicle.

    Hewett pulled to the side of the road. She was going to wait for her husband to come and pick her up. Fate had other plans.

    “I was sweating profusely and I was extremely pale,” Hewett said.

  • How many birds are too many?

    SHALLOTTE—How many birds are too many?

    According to local birding couple John (Jack) and Phyllis Sexton, when it comes to purple martins there is no such thing as too many.

    “We didn’t know what a purple martin was until we moved south,” Jack Sexton said.

    The couple moved to the Carolinas in 1989 from New Jersey after retiring and became involved in a bird club.