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Today's News

  • Raising grandchildren is a lot like training police officers

    Precisely at 6:40 a.m. daily, I arrive in our bedroom with breakfast and the morning newspaper for my dear spouse. I am content to faithfully carry out our wonderful morning routine.

    When our grandchildren visit during the summer months, there is a breakfast for them as well. They are patiently leaning on pillows and the headboard with our breakfast bed tray on my spouse’s lap.

  • Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic to be open June 15

    The Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The clinic is free, and no appointments are necessary.

    The clinic is in the social hall at Supply Baptist Church near the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211. It is open to low-income individuals who need medical help and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance.

    Volunteer doctors, nurses and others staff the clinic.

    For more information, call 755-7522 and leave a message and contact phone number. Your call will be answered as soon as possible.

  • Flag Day ceremony set in Shallotte

    The Shallotte Elks Lodge 2854 will host their annual Flag Day ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at Shallotte Middle School.

    Participating will be the Shallotte Fire Department Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 201, Tina Sanchez from New Beginnings Community Church and speakers from the military.

    Albert Hughes will lead the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”

    The ceremony for burning flags will be the last event of the ceremony.

  • After months of zoning hassles, Playhouse 211 to host first shows this week

    ST. JAMES—The Cape Fear Repertory Theatre members waited a few more months than they originally planned, but at 8 p.m. Thursday, the company’s production of “The Sensuous Senator” will debut at the now-open-and-legal Playhouse 211 near Southport.

    Playhouse 211 is Brunswick County’s newest entertainment venue and was supposed to open for the repertory company and other interested groups to rent in January, but the owners encountered some unexpected zoning issues, resulting in a change of plans.

  • House majority approves budget amendment nixing ‘blank check’ for port project

    The N.C. House budget passed last week included an amendment to take the state’s portion of costs for the feasibility study of the N.C. International Terminal planned for Southport off the table.

    The amendment, introduced by Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, passed 104-11.

  • Shallotte High School Class of 1960 has its 50-year reunion at Sunnyside

    Fifty years later, the boy the senior class voted “wittiest” was still the life of the party; the girl everyone agreed was the “cutest” still turned heads, and walking into their former fourth-grade classroom building brought the memories flooding back for the Shallotte High School class of 1960.

    Saturday night, about 36 members of the class and their guests gathered at the newly renovated Sunnyside School Building to reminisce, catch up and reunite with old friends.

  • Their popular characters will live on in our hearts

    Children of the ’80s experienced a reality check the past few weeks as we experienced the passing of two childhood icons from our favorite TV shows.

    Gary Coleman, diminutive star of “Diff’rent Strokes” and, unfortunately, washed-up-child-star punchline for most of his life, died of a brain hemorrhage at age 42 after a lifelong battle with kidney disease May 28 in Provo, Utah.

  • Missing girl returned home; man arrested

    A 21-year old man was arrested Saturday after he was found with a 14-year-old girl who was reported missing the previous day.

    On Friday, June 4, Rachel Owens was reported missing after she did not return home from a Cedar Grove Middle School dance, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley. 

  • McCumbee 15th in ARCA race

     Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.

    Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.

  • Zacek strikes out 11 as Leland Post 68 beats Trojans

     

    LELAND—David Zacek gave up one hit in six innings and struck out 11 batters—five straight in one stretch—as Leland Post 68 beat West Brunswick 5-1 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Friday.

    One unearned run was scored in the second inning against Zacek as Post 68 improved to 4-1.West dropped to 3-2.

    At the plate, Zacek was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Other top hitters for Post 68 were Greg Burton-White (2-for-3) and Gary Williams (2-for-3 with one RBI).