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Today's News

  • Money theft investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police investigated the theft of money taken during a break-in of a house on Bayberry Drive.

    The incident was reported April 25.

    Police also investigated an incident reported April 26 in the Food Lion parking lot in which two tires were cut, causing $300 in damages.

     

  • Ash nursery cultivates Brunswick County’s newest strawberry field

    LAURA LEWIS

    ASH—You might say having a baby is what spurred Katherine and Billy Ingram’s new venture into raising strawberries this year.

    Indirectly, it’s true.

    For the past 19 years, they’ve been in the plant nursery business, Katherine said last week on May Day, standing at the Ingrams’ Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery on Kingtown Road in Ash.

    For years, they drove delivery trucks, carting plants cultivated at their nursery to chain stores.

  • Veterans' day at the pier

    Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679 veterans affairs committee once again treated veterans and residents from area extended care facilities to a morning on the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier, followed by lunch prepared by the Elks Lodge. The annual outing took place April 30.

     

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Lockwood Folly Road in Bolivia; suspect stole items from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on County Way in Carolina Shores; suspect broke victim’s windows and damaged golf carts.

    •Larceny and forgery on Boonesneck Road in Supply; suspect removed checks from victim’s vehicle, forged and cashed them.

  • Brunswick students compete in Envirothon

    On April 24-25, students, as well as volunteers and advisors, came to the N.C. State Envirothon Competition in Burlington to compete in natural resources knowledge and ecology.

    The purpose of the Envirothon is to help young people become more aware of natural resources that impact the environment. The high school winner will advance to the North American Envirothon, sponsored by the Canon Corporation.

    The teams attended informative presentations on Friday and were tested on their knowledge the following day.

  • Far Out Shoot Out Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo Rodeo this weekend

    The wind is allowing the fish a needed break, but starting next Saturday, their vacation is over. Registration for the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out offshore rodeo is open online now at www.OIFC.com and will continue open on-line through May 15. The captains’ meeting will take place 6-7 p.m. this Friday, May 8, at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center along with good eating and I’m sure a few fish stories.

  • West golfers finish eighth in regional

    PINETOPS—The West Brunswick High School golf team finished eighth out of 11 teams in the Class 3-A East Regional on Monday at Maccripine Country Club.

    Playing a 6,200-yard, par-71 course on a windy day with tight pin placements made the state-qualifying tournament a challenge for all. (One foursome a West player was in had to stop play for 30 minutes because of a thunderstorm.)

    Led by medalist Spencer Whitt (70), Fike was the runaway winner (293). Five of Fike’s players shot in the 70s. Hunt second (324) and Northern Nash third (325).

  • County commissioners to continue budget talks Monday

    BOLIVIA—The upcoming fiscal year’s budget will be the topic of a specially called county commissioners workshop Monday afternoon.

    County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the county commissioners’ chambers in Bolivia to continue discussing the fiscal year 2009-2010 budget. Commissioners will continue with their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $325,000 for cancer research

    For Theresa Clifton of Whiteville, the Brunswick County Relay for Life is a personal crusade and a celebration of life.

    The sister of this year’s honorary chairperson, Gloria Childress, Clifton has been attending and participating since her sister was diagnosed in 2003. In 2006, she herself was diagnosed.

    The cancer treatments did not stop her commitment to the cause.

    “I come every year,” Clifton said Saturday morning, as she tried on a sun hat for sale in one of the team’s tents. “It means a lot to me.”

  • Shallotte department certified in light rescue, continues training

    The Shallotte Fire Department has met the “high professional standards” to be certified as a light rescue provider from the N.C. Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Inc.

    The certification means the department is recognized as providing services such as vehicle extrication and first-responder services to stabilize patients at accident scenes until paramedics arrive.