Today's News


    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Forgery of prescription at CVS Pharmacy; suspect altered a prescription for Clonazepam from reading one refill to 11 refills.

    •Vandalism on Bridgers Road; victim found two tires slashed a day after being confronted by suspect. The damage was estimated at $120.

    •Larceny of beer at Kangaroo; suspect took three beers without paying for them.

  • Golf action

    In the CFAG event Dec. 21 at Farmstead, John Ogden, Ned Meier, Bob Jaeger and a draw placed first with a 152. Team scoring was two nets per hole. Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Sid Pennington and a draw placed second.

    On Dec. 23 at Meadowlands, Frank Janton, Jerry Rubin, Joe Meo and a draw placed first with a 136. Teams scored three nets on the par-3s, two on the par-4s and one on par-5s. Placing second were Ned Meier, John Ogden, Jody Serensits and Bob Jaeger.



    Ocean Isle Beach Police investigated the following incidents during the past week:

    •Larceny of motor vehicle tag on Ocean Isle West Boulevard; suspect removed registration tag from victim’s vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street; suspect broke window trying to enter victim’s home, causing $200 in damage to the window, $50 in damage to the window screen and $75 in damage to the screen door.

  • Education: Board will seek new superintendent to lead district

    As the decade changes and a new year is ushered in, Brunswick County Schools will look forward to the biggest change of all—a new superintendent.

    Bud Thorsen, the newly elected chairperson of the board of education, said finding a new superintendent is the most important job the board has during 2010.

  • January can be first in more ways than one

    I’ve always dreaded January.

    In my book and new 2010 New Yorker desk diary, currently lying flat and blank like a cold deserted beach, January looks like a long month of Mondays.

    After a festive and fun weekend (i.e., this past Christmas), suddenly it’s back to work when January breezes, literally, over the calendar transom, flipping us into the unknown of a stark new year.

    Out with the holiday feasting, pumpkin pie and Norm’s hot buttered rum, in with the leftover celery, Slim-Fast and water.

  • More vehicle break-ins reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Five more vehicular break-ins have been reported in Sunset Beach, bringing the total number of holiday incidents to 12.

    The break-ins were reported to vehicles on Medcalf Drive, as well as Magnolia and Waterway drives, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    In most incidents nothing was taken, and occurrences involved unlocked cars. Items reported stolen included Global Positioning Systems and iPods.

    Smith once again cautioned residents not to leave anything of value that can be seen in plain view and also to lock vehicles.

  • Christmas lights up in Carolina Shores

    The Christmas season is definitely lit up at the home of Gilbert and Joyce Ouellette in the Village at Calabash in Carolina Shores. Neighbor Richard Girard said Ouellette has been decorating his Palm Court home for years and gets a little more extravagant each holiday season.


  • See "Up!": one of the year's best movies

    The year 2009 was a great one for 3-D movies. Everything from “Coraline” to “A Christmas Carol” to “Avatar” gave viewers the option to see the movies in thrilling, just-like-you’re-there-vision, without the headaches of the old 1950s 3-D experiments.

    But instead of going for the thrill ride, I chose to see the beautiful animated film “Up!” in two dimensions.

  • North girls beat West

    LELAND—The North Brunswick girls’ basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Waccamaw Confererence by beating West Brunswick 53-47 Friday night.

    For North, senior guard Asheley Robbins scored 26 points. Fouled often on drives to the basket, she hit 13 of 17 free throws.

  • Devaun Park developer unveils ideas for future Calabash park

    CALABASH—A town park and amphitheater could be in Calabash’s future if developer Scott Stewart’s preliminary ideas for a 1-acre plot come to fruition.

    Stewart, developer and landscape designer for Devaun Park, last week presented rough sketches of his initial ideas for the undeveloped town-owned site across Traders Lane next to Calabash Town Hall.

    Stewart has volunteered to help with design of a future town park on the property purchased by the town in February. He previously assisted with the town’s streetscape project on River Road.