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Today's News

  • Remember for whom you work, elected officials

    When swearing-in ceremonies take place there will be some new—and renewed—faces in local elected
    positions.
    In four of our area towns—Shallotte, Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach—new mayors have been elected. There are also a number of new people who will serve on town boards.
    While elected officials are getting ready for new terms and soon a new year, we call upon all to learn about—and commit to—open

  • Community unites to honor a military couple

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The date 11-11-11 comes once every 100 years. This 11-11-11, there was a once-in-a-lifetime wedding for an active-duty military couple.

    Cpl. Jacob Lea Henthorn and Manisha Nicole Westeren of Jacksonville were married at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Knots Landing on Ocean Isle Beach. Twenty-one area vendors who came together to honor Veterans Day donated the entire wedding, reception and rehearsal.

    The couple was the runner-up in the inaugural Operation Marry Me Military contest started by Alecia Geddings of Oak Island.

  • Spread holiday cheer by distributing free hot meals

    SHALLOTTE—Hot Christmas meals are in the works for all who are in need.

    From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Rourk Gardens in Shallotte, Faith Building Missions will pass out meals.

    The group is partnering with local organizations to work together to make sure all who are in need receive a hot meal.

  • Shallotte business owners want to form merchants group

     

    SHALLOTTE—A group of local merchants wants to join forces to promote local businesses.

    “We are trying to see if there is any interest in resurrecting the Shallotte Merchants Association,” said Jack Balkus, owner of Shallotte Cattle Barn.

    The idea is to have area merchants form their own committee to present ideas to the town.

  • 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.

    •Angela Marie Hewett, 43, of 631 Westwynd Drive, Supply, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to cultivate and stealing from Walmart.

    •Communicate threats and disturbance at Confederate Rose; suspect caused a disturbance.

  • Veterans Day ceremonies on 11-11-11 remember those who serve

    It was a day to pay tribute to soldiers past and present—those who have served and those who paid the supreme sacrifice.

    It was a day to remember—“11-11-11,” said Commander Bob Veach, drawing applause at the start of the 11 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony last Friday, Nov. 11, at Nocha White Calabash American Legion Post 503.

    The Post was one of several conducting Veterans Day ceremonies at the same time in Brunswick County.

  • Canine Angels service dog comes to aid of WWII veteran

    SUNSET BEACH—Barney, a 6-year-old black chow/lab mix, rested faithfully at the feet of his new owner, 91-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Modica.

    More than just a loyal pet, Barney is a service dog attuned to the health needs of Modica, who turns 92 next January.

    “He’s our baby,” Mary Modica said, running her hand across Barney’s dark fur as they sat in their living room with the helpful dog they received about four months ago from Rick Kaplan with Canine Angels of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Sea Trail Corp. authorized to sell property

    Sea Trail Corp. has been authorized to sell its residential lot inventory, according to documents filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington.

    Simultaneously with filing of the motion to establish sale procedures, Sea Trail is filing a separate motion to sell properties “free and clear of liens,” as described in the motion.

  • Calabash board approves closed-session minutes from 2009-2011

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners has approved closed-session minutes from meetings dating back to January 2009.

    Town commissioner Forrest King, speaking at the Nov. 10 town commissioners’ meeting, took issue with some minutes from previous closed sessions he said should be corrected.

    Fellow commissioner and mayor-elect Mary Knight also abstained from voting on approving the minutes. She had concerns about approving minutes that pre-dated her election to the board.

  • Carolina Shores golf course sale postponed

    CAROLINA SHORES—The pending foreclosure sale of Carolina Shores Golf Course has been postponed until Dec. 9.

    Carolina Shores Town Administrator Mike Hargett announced the postponement at the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 10.

    The golf course has recently undergone new management, although it is still owned by Mike Matheny, who has been dealing with pending foreclosure proceedings by Waccamaw Bank that keep getting postponed at the Brunswick County Courthouse.