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  • 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.

  • 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.

    •Maceo Fullwood, 59, of 363 Helm St., Supply, was arrested for failure to appear on possession of cocaine in New Hanover County. Fullwood was stopped for identification while walking from closed businesses on Mulberry Street in Shallotte.

    •Benjamin DeVaughn Wilson, 32, of 15 Paisley Drive, Apt. 105, Shallotte, was arrested for assault on a female.

  • Commissioners reduce bulkhead repair time in order to urge action

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If town officials deem bulkheads in Ocean Isle Beach in “imminent danger,” homeowners will now have 30 days instead of 90 to repair them.

    Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at their monthly meeting Tuesday to the Section 42-43 of a town ordinance that outlines bulkhead repairs. The resolution changes the amount of time homeowners will have to fix bulkheads that are “in imminent danger of collapse, failure or which create a danger to adjoining properties or the canal system.”

  • House adopts budget, moves on to Senate

    RALEIGH—After 11 hours of floor debate and 45 amendments, members of the state House of Representatives last week passed a historic state budget.

    The budget now goes to the Senate for approval.

    State Rep. Frank Iler, an Oak Island Republican, said the final House vote was 72 votes to 47 votes to approve the $19.2 billion operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    Senators are expected to consider the budget in time to have it on N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue’s desk by June 1, one month before the July 1 start of the fiscal year.