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Today's News

  • Local artists win awards at statewide show

    For members of a small gallery, some Franklin Square Gallery artists won big at the statewide watercolor show in Greenville and several other competitions.

    Six artists from this Southport cooperative gallery had their work accepted to this prestigious juried show and five won major prizes. Others won awards in Beaufort, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and locally.

  • Arts Council announces Arts by the Shore winners

    The winners in the 14th annual Arts by the Shore, hosted by Oak Island Art Guild and Oak Island Parks and Recreation, have been announced.

    Jane Staszak, an award-winning artist and judge from South Carolina, was the juror.

    Best of Show

    “Thunderhead” by Dick Staat.

    Two-Dimensional

    Oil

    First place: “Old Wilmington Beauty” by Ann Lees.

    Second place: “Morning Rush” by Phil Meade.

    Third place: “Paint Job” by Ortrud Tyler.

    Acrylics

  • There is more than one way to cook your bird for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving dinner usually revolves around a glorious, bronzed, succulent roast turkey. This is actually one of the easiest parts of the meal.

    Plan on about 1-1/2 pounds of turkey for each person. You can buy a frozen turkey and thaw it ahead of time, cook your turkey still frozen (see below) or order a fresh bird. With a frozen bird, you have to plan ahead to thaw it. It takes at least 24 hours in the refrigerator for every 5 pounds of turkey, so a 20-pound bird will take 4-5 days to thaw.

    Brining the Turkey

  • How can we live in a world of changelings?

    Obviously, I have just returned from an intense couple of hours entrenched in the anxieties, terrors and corruption of 1928 Los Angeles in the film, ‘Changeling.’

    From the onset, I was immersed in the story of the abduction of Walter Collins and the ceaseless battle waged by his mother, Christine, as she fought to learn of her son’s whereabouts.

  • Calabash OKs request for sewer delay

    BY LAURA LEWIS 

    CALABASH—Calabash commissioners have unanimously approved a request asking Brunswick County to put the town’s wastewater project on hold.

    The request is to delay the estimated $7 million project once engineering is complete for not less than six months so the town can explore financial options.

  • Special meeting Wednesday afternoon in Sunset Beach

    A workshop and specially called meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    Town council will discuss a StreetScape design for the island causeway and hear a request for additional funding from Scott Kucera, director of Ingram Planetarium.

    All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

  • Trojan seniors, take a bow

    By the end of a season, teams have established their identity.

    Conference champions or conference patsies. Overachievers or slackers. Good sports or disgusting rogues.

    When the West Brunswick High School football season ended Friday night after a 51-27 loss to Overhills in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs, West coach Jimmy Fletcher felt good about these 2008 Trojans.

    And he was especially grateful for the way the seniors played.

  • Shallotte man sentenced to four months for involuntary manslaughter

    A Shallotte man has been sentenced to four months in prison for the 2006 shooting death of 43-year-old Harry Robert Ponds.

    Steven Woods, 30, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear sentenced Woods to 16-20 months, which was suspended for five years. Woods will serve four months in the department of corrections as a condition of his suspended sentence, assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger said.

  • 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to honor victims of crime

    Fourteen years ago this past June, Birdie Frink lost her daughter Amy to a violent murder. Since then she has been active in victims’ advocacy and pushing for legislation to help victims of violent crimes and their families.

    On Friday, The Citizens for Justice group, a nonprofit victim’s advocacy group, will host the 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Honoring Victims of Crime.

    The memorial service is free and open to the public. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leland Baptist Church on Village Road.

  • Record start for Dolphins

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team made school history Saturday afternoon when it beat Wilkes Community College 113-83 and improved to a record-setting start of 8-0.

    Five Dolphins scored at least 10 points against Wilkes: Mi’kyel Nero had 18, Lamonte Theus 15, Jeremy Basnight and Andrew Jackson 14 each and Isaac Nixon 10.

    BCC won the game without 6-foot-9 center/forward Jamar Taylor (ankle injury) and 6-9 center Jeffery Monk (funeral).

    The game was close late into the first half before the Dolphins built a big lead.