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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores commissioners to meet Oct. 2 and 5

    Carolina Shores commissioners are scheduled to convene for their monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

    The town board’s monthly meeting follows at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

    For more information and copies of an agenda and meeting packet, go to the town website, carolinashoresnc.com.

  • Sixth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    Saturday, Sept. 30 will mark the sixth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, held by Hope Harbor Home.

    This year’s event will start at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

    On-site pre-registration will start at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Riders will be escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Calabash Town Hall Day set for Oct. 6

    The public is invited to meet local service providers as Calabash Town Hall Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road across from Calabash Town Hall.

    Highlights include the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office with its singing quartet, animal protective services, IMPACT unit, detention officer, telecommunicator, volunteer services and ACE unit.

  • NCDMV customers reminded to check for ‘.gov’ in websites

    The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has received complaints from citizens using unofficial websites that charge fees for the simplest DMV services or products. The official NCDMV website charges nothing for DMV information or forms, and its products are usually provided free or at much lower rates than those advertised on unofficial sites.

  • ATMC 60th annual membership meeting scheduled for Oct. 6

    ATMC will have its 60th annual meeting of members Friday, Oct. 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Member registration will begin at 1 p.m. A barbecue and chicken dinner will be served on the lawn from 4 to 6:30 p.m. while supplies last.

    The entertainment portion of the annual meeting will take place inside the auditorium beginning at 5 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy a special performance by the River City Dixieland Jazz Band with their distinctive New Orleans-style jazz.

  • Family farms strive to adapt to changes in rural marketplace

    Sam Bellamy steered a tractor into the barnyard at Indigo Farms at high noon last Friday and was soon greeted by a cacophony of hinnies, roosters and geese flocked beside a nearby pond.

    The Indigo farm animals, he said, were once again “making a joyful noise.”

    In the background, horses and hinnies grazed in a fenced area. Inside the Indigo Farms Produce Market, employee Rita Estrada waited on customers amid displays of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, just in time for the first day of fall.

  • District court docket for Sept. 11, 14 and 15

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 11, 14 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Sept. 11

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following case with prosecutor Shirley Smircic and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Germs in your water bottle

    Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. This simply means providing your body with the fluid it needs to keep itself healthy. Drinking fluids can help your body regulate different functions including temperature, digestion and waste and heart rate. They can also help carry nutrients to the cells and flush the bladder. We lose water from our body every day by breathing, sweating and in urine. The best way to hydrate is to drink water.  

  • Class of 1962 reunion

    The Shallotte High School “Pirates” Class of 1962 will have their 55-year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 7, at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 2 to 6 p.m.