Today's News

  • Ninth annual train show chugs into Grissettown Longwood fire station Dec. 5-7

    For the ninth holiday season in a row, Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue will become station central for dozens of model trains.

    The department’s ninth annual Christmas Train Show gets under way 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and continues through the weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

    Each year since the first train show launched during the 2006 holiday season, the trains have just gotten bigger, better, and greater in number, fire chief Tal Grissett said.

  • Sea Notes present 'Season of Love' Dec. 4, 5, 7

    The Sea Notes Choral Society will present its annual Christmas concert, “Season of Love,” in three performances at Hatch Auditorium at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach.

    The singers will be directed by Diane Kulp and accompanied by Jane Boberg at the concerts scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

    The 150-member chorus is celebrating 40 years of singing this year.

  • Fifth annual Shallotte MultiCultural Holiday Festival is Dec. 6

    Sample ethnic foods while enjoying a variety of entertainment.

    The fifth annual Shallotte MultiCultural Holiday Festival will take place following the Shallotte Christmas Parade, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Eastgate Plaza, 150 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte.

  • Tree lightings and more spark holidays

    Local towns are brightening the holiday season with an array of tree lightings and other festive activities starting Thursday and continuing through Monday.

    The first one is the annual Holden Beach Christmas Tree Lighting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the town pavilion under the bridge.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 24-30

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Nov. 24-30. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 24

    Larceny of a license plate on Live Oak Drive.

    Nov. 26

    Larceny of a golf cart on Live Oak Drive.

    Nov. 28

    Larceny of a chainsaw and debit card on Great Oak Circle.

    Larceny of a lock box containing coins on Great Oak Circle.

    Breaking and entering, injury to real property, larceny on Live Oak Drive.

  • Sunset Beach developer faces fraud charge

    A Sunset Beach developer has been charged with fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses.

    Richard Mace Watts Jr., 43, of 4528 River Road in Little River, S.C., was served with an outstanding warrant Nov. 22 on North Shore Drive East in Sunset Beach.

  • Garbage-line delay raises a stink in Carolina Shores

    You know the Thanksgiving holiday is over when:

    1. The turkey platter is picked clean.
    2. Garbage and weekend yard-debris bags are full and piling up.
    3. The traffic line at the Carolina Shores recycle center is backed up Monday morning with residents waiting to dispose of those aforementioned bags.

    This is not a multiple-choice quiz. All of the above is correct.

  • Calabash Fire Department Nov. 2014

    During the month of November, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 146 calls: six structure fires, five fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents, three investigations, 20 public assistance calls, an other and 108 EMS first-response calls.

  • New Calabash EMS Thrift Store site breaks sales records

    Calabash EMS Thrift Store has a new location.

    The store, which provides funding for Calabash EMS, is now in a former restaurant building at 10001 Beach Drive.

    A grand re-opening and ribbon cutting for the new store took place last Saturday, Nov. 29, drawing a record crowd in the process.

    “We broke all one-day sales records in the entire history of our organization,” Calabash EMS board president Troy Thorup said of the post-Thanksgiving weekend event.

  • Shallotte sign-maker breathing easier after double-lung transplant

    For Buddy Norris, it was the most thankful of Thanksgivings.

    After years of waiting and praying, the Shallotte sign maker was rushed to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last week to get a new set of lungs.

    Norris, 52, had been awaiting a double-lung transplant after struggling with the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive illness for which there is no cure and little treatment.

    On Nov. 24, three days before Thanksgiving, the prayers of Norris, his family and hundreds of well-wishers were finally answered.