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Today's News

  • A better year for real estate is predicted for 2011

    SUPPLY—Is the real estate market turning around?

    That is the $10 million question.

    The Brunswick County Association of Realtors is optimistic that recent trends in activity mean things are beginning to look up.

    “We see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s not a train,” said Pete Frandano, president of BCAR during the organization’s legislative media breakfast Monday. “We are turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s successes.”

  • Local religious leaders speak out about racism

    SHALLOTTE—Area religious leaders are set to speak in favor of the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.

    Several religious leaders from across southeastern North Carolina are participating in a press conference in conjunction with the Carrboro-based nonprofit organization People of Faith Against the Death Penalty to raise awareness about the N.C. Racial Justice Act. The meeting, hosted by Rev. Robert Ippolito, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte.

  • Local religious leaders speak out about racism

    SHALLOTTE—Area religious leaders are set to speak in favor of the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.

    Several religious leaders from across southeastern North Carolina are participating in a press conference in conjunction with the Carrboro-based nonprofit organization People of Faith Against the Death Penalty to raise awareness about the N.C. Racial Justice Act. The meeting, hosted by Rev. Robert Ippolito, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte.

  • Property values down, Ocean Isle Beach officials talk budget

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Balancing a budget is never easy, but this year it’s even harder for commissioners and town officials in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Recent tax revaluations hit the town hard. Ocean Isle Beach suffered a 33 percent decrease in property values. The goal of commissioners and staff is to create a revenue-neutral tax rate for the 2011-2012 fiscal year starting on July 1, 2011. They said that means tough budgeting decisions will have to be made.

    Last Thursday, the board and staff met for the first of several budget workshops.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Joe Aaron-Dontee Bordeaux IV, 29, of 311 W Wallace Street Apt. 318, Burgaw, was arrested for driving while impaired (DWI), failure to maintain lane and left of center on Main Street, Shallotte.

  • Lincoln students enjoy Kite Day

     Students at Lincoln Elementary School were flying high on Friday, March 25. The reading classes of Ms. Boone and Mrs. Petty have been working on their Bright Ideas Project for about three weeks, which culminated in flying kites on the school playground. The concepts for the lessons involved were “how change can effect an individual or community” and “how relationships interact with each other.”

  • BCC offers community enrichment courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

  • ROCAME has annual jamboree for students

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County Jamboree on March 12 at North Brunswick High School. Four middle schools and two high schools (approximately 125 students, teachers, parents and volunteers) participated in the math and science events. 

  • Shallotte Lions plan car show April 23

    Shallotte Lions Club is sponsoring its first-ever Cruizin’ to the Coast car show on April 23 at Planet Fun. The event begins at 9 a.m. and along with cars, there will be craft vendors, children’s fun activities, indoor and outside, food, door prizes and raffles. This fundraiser will help to defray the cost of eye exams and eyeglasses for the seeing impaired in the community.

  • Religion briefs

    Passover Seder 

    is April 17