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Today's News

  • Blood donors sought

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month, observed in April.

    Nearly 2.8 million people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.

  • Ocean Isle Beach signs check for causeway roundabout

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials approved a construction agreement for a roundabout at the town’s main intersection on the mainland at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Commissioners have supported the North Carolina Department of Transportation roundabout plan at Ocean Isle Beach Road (Four Mile Road) and Beach Drive (N.C. 179) for the past two-and-a-half years, but agreed at the March 14 town meeting to send a check.

  • Clemmons to play softball for Meredith College

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior softball player Emily Clemmons signed a letter of intent Friday to attend Meredith College.

    “I chose to go to Meredith because of the school itself — education first, ” Clemmons said. “I liked the class size and how personal the teachers are with you.

    “I also like coach Kim Scavone and the way she runs things.”

    Clemmons said Scavone showed interested in her in the fall.

  • Beeler throws no-hitter as West routs Hoggard

    By Ed Hullings

    SportsCorrespondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Hoggard Vikings in a conference softball game 11-0 on Tuesday, March 14.  Sophomore pitcher Morgan Beeler pitched a 6 inning no hitter with nine strikeouts. Coach Joe Noble said “Yeah, she threw a no-hitter, I don’t know if that’s her first one or not, but it definitely was a good time to have one.”

  • Fire destroys Sunset Beach home

    A Sunset Beach couple lost their home Wednesday afternoon to a fire attributed to a smoking-related cause.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Kevin Dempsey said the mostly wood three-story house at 514 Twisted Oak Lane was fully involved when his department arrived at the scene of the fire relayed by 911 dispatch at 3:11 p.m. March 15.

    The couple and their pets were able to escape the blaze that erupted and was quickly spread by wind blowing Wednesday afternoon.

  • Spotlight on Moe Clapp

    By Darren deMaille

    One of the interesting aspects of coaching golf is that every week I am lucky to meet new people who come from various backgrounds and ways of life. Recently I have been teaching a very successful barbecue truck owner, a state legislator, a retired tennis player, a high school language teacher, a police officer, and most recently a postman who has a passion for building golf clubs.  

  • Fish biting despite confusing weather

    By Capt. Jacob Frick

  • Too much turkey

     If you read my column last week, you know I’m working my way through Taylor Flannery’s “Eat from the Pantry and Freezer Challenge.” Flannery writes a blog about decluttering your home. This challenge was to eat as many meals from what’s on hand in an effort to get these areas cleaned and organized.

  • Help for my grieving pet

     Sandy, my beloved almost 15-year-old beach mutt, recently passed away after battling kidney disease. My 6-year-old Border terrier, Harry, has lived his entire life with Sandy and is struggling with the loss. I thought I’d share with you the advice I’ve dispensed for decades and strategies I’m using with Harry to ease his pain.  

  • Interesting privacy screens for home landscapes

     By Sam Marshall