Today's News

  • Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes

     Whether you get them from your own garden, a farmer’s market or a pick-your-own field, there is still time for local tomatoes here in southeastern North Carolina. How you store and preserve these precious commodities is even more important now that we know the season is almost over.

  • Researchers warn ‘swamp cancer’ may be on the rise

     New research from University of Florida warns dog owners to avoid warm ponds and lakes in southeastern U.S. because of the potential of deadly parasitic spores.

  • Gore-Kelly engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Emily Lauren Gore of Shallotte and David Everett Kelly III of Southport. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark W. and Gina Evans Gore of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of David Kelly II and Nancy Kelly of Southport. An Oct. 17 wedding is planned at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Supply.

  • Harton-Perry wedding

     Sophie Elizabeth Harton and David H. Perry III, both of Virginia Beach, Va, were married Sept. 5 during an outdoor ceremony at Rutherford County Arts Council in Forest City.

    Hannah Desmond officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Faris Herbert and Annette Nantz Harton of Wilmington.

    The groom is the son of Mary Burton Perry of Jacksonville and Dave H. Perry of Warsaw, Va.

    Bridesmaids were Marine Gillette of Wilmington, Amanda Smith of Shallotte and Kristine Meadows of Raleigh.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Here’s my former student, Bill Stangler, standing next to a very tall plant we found growing in great abundance on a big sandbar along our beautiful Congaree River, not too far from Columbia. Now, Bill is the official “RiverKeeper” in Columbia: his very capable outfit does a terrific job in protecting the natural aspects of the three-river complex that dominates our urban center here in the geographic center of South Carolina.

  • Tasty French onion and beef entrée using pizza dough

     In my never-ending quest trying to cut down on excessive fats and carbohydrates in my diet, I’ve learned recipes can be adjusted to be healthier and still taste just as good, and in some cases, even better. I’ve tried, although not always successfully, to stop making and eating anything that contains excessive fats or carbs.

    I recently came across an absolutely delicious French onion and beef entre using cumin and caramelized onions, but containing a large amount of fat. How could it be made lighter?

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 28

    Credit card fraud; someone used the victim’s credit card without authorization to make $4,554.07 in transactions.

    Larceny of $268.89 in baby formula from Walmart on Main Street.

    Sept. 30

    Larceny; someone took a registration plate off a vehicle parked at Comfort Inn on Whiteville Road.

  • Shallotte Senior Center to host fifth annual Seniors Helping Seniors

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) will host its fifth annual Seniors Helping Seniors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Shallotte Senior Center, 3620 Express Drive just off U.S. 17 S.

    The free event will include a day of music, entertainment, games, prizes, giveaways and information along with refreshments and lunch. It offers seniors, their families and caregivers the opportunity to meet with vendors to share information about the services and resources they provide through BSRI and private companies.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 22

    Amanda Louella Barnhill was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

    Samod Dwight Chandler was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a concealed weapon, driving while license revoked and open container after a vehicle stop on U.S. 74 East at the U.S. 17 South exit ramp.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Early Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, the Senate adjourned after a long and successful session. During this session, the Senate passed crucial legislation that will foster growth and success for the future of our state. We have cut millions in taxes for North Carolina families and small businesses, remodeled our inefficient and ineffective Medicaid program, and increased funding for public education. Here are some more highlights of our accomplishments this session: