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  • Firefighters battling fire at Capt. John's Restaurant in Calabash

    First posted Tuesday, 7:32 p.m.

    CALABASH—Firefighters from several departments are battling a fire that broke out Tuesday at Capt. John's Seafood House.

  • Trade assistance workshop for shrimpers in Varnamtown on Wednesday

    A workshop for shrimpers who have applied for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance is set for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Varnamtown Town Hall.

    Jackie Varnam, chairman of Brunswick Catch, which is hosting the event, said the session is for area shrimpers who have applied for up to $12,000 in individual federal assistance being offered as compensation for reduced prices they’ve been getting for their shrimp.

  • Christmas season officially arrives in Shallotte this weekend

    The Christmas season is in full swing in Shallotte.
    This weekend the season will get even merrier as the town will be home to two events celebrating the sights and sounds of the season.
    On Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in Rourk Gardens, the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Women’s Club will kick off a weekend of festivities.

  • BFA families: Christmas efforts a challenge for local charity

    It’s a busy time for Santa’s “elves” at Brunswick Family Assistance.

    This holiday season, the charity is stretched trying to meet all the requests for its holiday wish list, in addition to covering for the rent for its annual Christmas distribution site coming up in less than two weeks, on Dec. 15 and 16 in Shallotte.

    BFA volunteer Rae Numbers stayed busy Monday answering phone calls and assisting clients stopping by for food at the charity headquarters in Twin Creek Plaza in Shallotte.

  • Wrongful termination suit retrial begins this week

    BOLIVIA—Former Holden Beach Police officer Terri Oxford will once again have her day in court to try to convince jurors she was fired from the force for being a woman.

    In August, a deadlocked jury failed to unanimously determine whether Oxford was fired for being a woman, leading Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis to declare a mistrial in the nearly three-week wrongful termination and gender discrimination trial against the town of Holden Beach.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

  • County golf cart ordinance to take effect Dec. 1

    BOLIVIA—Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, golf cart drivers in Brunswick County will be required to follow new regulations.

    Adopted by county commissioners at their Nov. 1 meeting, the golf cart ordinance regulates recreational golf cart use in the unincorporated portions of the county.

    The new provisions require golf cart drivers to have a valid driver’s license to drive on state roads with speed limits under 35 mph. Learners’ permits will not be considered a valid license, the ordinance states.

  • Trade assistance workshop for shrimpers in Varnamtown on Wednesday

    A workshop for shrimpers who have applied for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance is set for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Varnamtown Town Hall.

    Jackie Varnam, chairman of Brunswick Catch, which is hosting the event, said the session is for area shrimpers who have applied for up to $12,000 in individual federal assistance being offered as compensation for reduced prices they’ve been getting for their shrimp.

  • Decorations are one local couple's Christmas gift to the community

    The Christmas lights came on for the first time on Oct. 30, but the owners weren’t done. In fact, they still aren’t done.

    If you drive past Jennies Branch on N.C. 179 between Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach in the evening, you can’t miss the holiday cheer.

    “We started off with one strand of lights across the back of the house 10 years ago,”  Reba Lefler said.

  • Thanksgiving celebration helps introduce American traditions to Hispanic community

    SHALLOTTE—With a rapidly growing Hispanic population of parishioners, introducing families to American culture and traditions is a way to help the Hispanic community at St. Brendan the Navigator better integrate into society.

    Last Thursday was the first Thanksgiving celebration hosted at the Shallotte church. It was intended to show the Hispanic community what a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is like.