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Today's News

  • Name change could signal whole new image for Carolina Shores

    Do the “Communities of the Town of Carolina Shores” need a name change?

    That was a suggestion a citizen had at last week’s town board of commissioners meeting.

    The idea, in fact, came from resident Theodora “Teddy” Altreuter, who previously served as mayor when the town was still “married up” with the neighboring town of Calabash, prior to their 1998 divorce, that is.

  • Sands of time: A short history of Southeast Asia

    By Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

    Guest Columnist

     

    Let us all journey to Southeast Asia through the sands of time and learn a little bit of the history that identifies some of our neighbor’s culture.

  • Sept. 11 anniversary calls for reflection

    Most Americans can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing 13 years ago today. At the same time, for many of us, the day was a blur.

    The day we simply call 9/11, now observed as Patriot Day, was marked by four separate but coordinated attacks that established this timeline:

    Hijackers crashed the first plane into the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York City at 8:46 a.m.

    The second hijacked plane hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

    The third hijacked plane struck the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., at 9:37 a.m.

  • Food faux pas are firmly in the past

    My favorite holiday will be here before we know it. I know summer's not officially over yet, but I can feel fall inching closer. Even if I couldn't somehow sense it, the telltale giant bags of candy already being sold in grocery stores would clue me in quick.

  • BLT auditions Sept. 20 in Southport

    Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Sept. 20 at its new facility at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The play, written by Barbara Knowles, tells the story of the challenges faced by a couple when they are forced to cast the Herdmans, the most awful kids in the community, in the annual church Christmas play. Hilarity and mayhem rule as the Herdmans and the Christmas story collide. This play has been described as an American classic and is a holiday staple in theaters across the country.

  • Calabash Lions celebrate Oktoberfest on Sept. 20

    CALABASH — Festive fall festival season launches next weekend with the Calabash Lions Club’s first Oktoberfest.

    Slated from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on a vacant lot at Thomasboro Road and Carter Drive, the community event will include authentic Bavarian as well as American food, beer, Oktoberfest music by the Harbour Towne Fest Band of Wilmington, a dance floor, contests for best bierstein and best Bavarian costume, arm wrestling, children’s entertainment and a horse-drawn carriage.

  • Woman's Club quarter auction set for Saturday

    Bid on a bargain for as little as 25 cents to help raise money for scholarships.

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club is having its fifth annual quarter auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, to do just that.

    The event at West Brunswick High School will consist of more than 200 up-for-grab items donated by local businesses and artisans, with prices starting for as little as 25 cents.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Sept. 1-7 2014

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Sept. 2

    Larceny reported on Golf Club Drive at Ocean Harbour.

    Sept. 3

    Warrants issued for Derrick Wesley Shepard, 30, of 607 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach, for assault on a female, habitual felon and possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver.

    Sept. 4

  • Trojans beat Cougars in tennis

     West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 5-4 in a conference tennis match Thursday, Sept. 4, at South.

    The Trojans won four of the six singles matches.

    At No. 2, Anna James beat Hannah Pieper 6-3, 6-2. At No. 3, McKenzie Winberg beat Katrina Marchetti 6-3, 6-3. At No. 4, Allie Madison beat Sarah Costa 6-2, 4-6, 10-0. At No. 5, Olivia Rutter beat Eliza Douglass 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.

    In other singles matches, South’s Gabby Beacham beat Katie Barnes 6-0, 6-2 and South’s Kezia Matson beat Bianca Desimone 7-5, 6-3.

  • North Brunswick’s defense stellar in victory

     LELAND — North Brunswick took advantage of East Columbus turnovers in a 48-6 in a non-conference home football game Friday, Sept. 5.

    The Scorpions intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles.

    Junior Jordon Howard intercepted a pass in the first half and senior Dominique Blanks and senior Jerry Andrews intercepted passes in the second half.

    Senior Erick Wheeler forced a fumble that senior Evin Bellamy recovered.