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Today's News

  • Holden Beach looks into treating beach vitex

    HOLDEN BEACH — It’s a noxious weed, and it’s been invading parts of Holden Beach for at least two years.

    But Holden Beach town commissioner John Fletcher is hoping measures can be taken to help stop the spread of beach vitex for the sake of native plant species, animals on the island and the southeastern coast of the United States as a whole.

  • Homelessness is time out of mind

    It was 2016, the year Richard Gere engaged with the invisibility of homelessness. For him, it was time out of mind. For the homeless ones, it remains enigmatic, a lengthy duration of time, longer than is readily remembered. It is also deeply embedded in a memory bank which gains interest with each passing moment. Homelessness is not a condition; nor is it a learned lifestyle. It is not so much a choice as an accepted reality. It is not desirable or desired yet it persists. Homelessness is truly time out of mind as much as it is a mind out of time.

  • Shallotte woman faces elder exploitation charge

    A Shallotte woman is accused of defrauding another woman out of nearly $70,000.

    Tina Renee Hurley, 66, of Snead Court was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with felony exploit disable/elder trust.

    Warrants show Hurley deceptively obtained $67,827.90 from an older woman between June 1, 2011, and July 31, 2015.

    Hurley was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $50,000 bail.

  • Are succulents poisonous to cats?

    I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t care for artificial plants. I’ve always found posing plastic plants around a home or office a sign of apathetic artificiality and downright dullness. If I can’t be outdoors, I long to be surrounded by nature where I live and work: vibrant, living, breathing, organic, with a heaping dose of fur and whiskers.

  • Ralph King turns 84

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash honor the 84th birthday of Ralph King, born Nov. 5, 1933.

  • Wanted Bolivia man arrested after standoff

    Horry County, S.C., police arrested a Bolivia man wanted on a felony drug warrant after a standoff in Little River, S.C., on Nov. 1.

    Christopher John Clarida, 27, is charged with resisting arrest and being a fugitive, Horry County Government spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said.

    Someone called police to Lincoln Heights Drive where Clarida was believed to be at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dotson said.

    “After many unsuccessful attempts to have Clarida exit the home,” members of the Horry County police SWAT went inside and apprehended him, Dotson said.

  • Veterans Day recognized every day in Brunswick County military family

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Four generations of the late Francis Joseph Malinchalk and Myrna Geraldine (Clemmons) Malinchalk family, spouses and in-laws have served their country in the armed forces, service they’re proud to celebrate on Veterans Day and any other day.

    F.J. and Myrna met in Washington, D.C., early in his naval career while she had a job working for the FBI.

  • Jackie Cox celebrates 86th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash honor the 86th birthday of Jackie Cox, who was born Nov. 13, 1931.

  • District court docket for Oct. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Oct. 23

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Harlow hired as Leland’s first tourism and marketing coordinator

    Anticipating more people moving to northern Brunswick County and more visitors coming to see them at the coast, Leland has hired its first tourism and marketing coordinator.

    Jackie Harlow was hired in October from Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington. She worked as a communications liaison for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, marketing the real estate agents and management, working on company branding and handling internal communication.

    Harlow said she pursued the role in Leland because it offered a new opportunity.