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Today's News

  • We goofed in a headline, and I’m sorry

    When’s the perfect time to print a misspelled word in a headline?

    The proper answer is never.

    In our case, it was above an editorial extolling Brunswick County Schools in the edition that just went to press.

    Naturally. Or should I say “naturalily?”

    If you missed it, the word we misspelled was “potential.” Our new word? “Potentional.”

  • Accreditation demonstrates promise and potential of efforts in county schools

    When a team from AdvancED, a national nonprofit that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States, came to Brunswick County to assess the public school district in 2012, its findings revealed communication breakdowns at almost every level.

    The results also helped establish a foundation for improvement.

    Now, five years later, it seems Brunswick County Schools have not only strengthened that foundation, but also built upon it.

  • Letting joe help me re-learn language of page design

    Once upon a time, I used to quaff at least a 12-pack of Diet Pepsi almost every day. I did it since I was in college, a regimen I developed to cope with exams and 8 a.m. Japanese 101 recitations.

    Exams are a way of life for college students, who often use this part of their educational career to study unusual, exciting subjects.

    I decided in my freshman year to take three semesters of Japanese for the fun of it.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had more frequent and busier committee meetings, we had more urgency in longer House floor sessions, and we saw the governor veto two of our bills.

    First, prior to going to Raleigh, I had a couple of days in the district because of the long Easter weekend. On April 17, I had a meeting with a group of citizens in the Schooner Point community of Ocean Isle Beach. We had a great discussion and chance to improve communication with their state government.

  • Seniors in nursing homes are at risk of sexual assault

    By Jennifer Stuart

    Guest Columnist

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a subject that, for most people, might conjure up images of college students at alcohol-infused parties or joggers on dark, lonely roads.

    Most people, when thinking of sexual assault victims, probably don’t think of seniors in nursing homes. Perhaps they should.

    A recent CNN investigation found claims of rape in nursing homes are widespread, but difficult to document and substantiate because of the victims’ circumstances.

  • Savor flavors at weekend wine fests

    Wine weekend is winding its way through the South Brunswick Islands.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Museum Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, The Wine Fest 2017, is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s theme is “Venetian Magic,” showcasing Marie Kasper’s award-winning art, “Maschera Del Galeone,” at the event to benefit the museum and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

  • Days at the Dock promises too much fun plus bopples

    It’s time to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, is an annual event mainstay at annual Days at the Dock festivities, slated for Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to celebrate spring starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Shallotte Police Department April 13-21 2017

     Shallotte Police Department

     

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

     

    April 13

    Travis Keith St. Pierce, 29, arrested on a warrant.

     

    April 17

    Larceny of blue, white and black bicycle valued at $85 from front yard on Owendon Drive.

     

    April 18

    Harassment reported on Hardsmith Street.

     

    April 19

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 18-20

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 18

    A report was taken about a lottery scam via Facebook in which a victim was scammed.

    April 20

    Daniel Lee Locklear, 21, of Live Oak Drive, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.