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Today's News

  • Shallotte woman helps raise funds for cancer research

    BY SHELAGH CLANCY

    Staff Writer

     

    Nearly 1,000 women walked in Charlotte’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Oct. 23-24, and one of them was Shallotte resident Kimberly Holmes.

    “I saw an ad in a magazine, and I thought it was a good fit for me,” said Holmes, operations manager at the Rutledge community. “People flew in from Houston, New York, Boston, D.C….It was really, really inspirational.”

  • Lady Dolphins win home opener

     SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College outscored the Mount Olive junior varsity 18-2 in the final five minutes en route to an 85-67 victory in a women’s basketball game Nov. 9 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Sunnyside: Remembering the early days

    SHALLOTTE—When William and Dorothy Sellers retired to Shallotte it was a homecoming of sorts for one of the historic Sunnyside School’s former teachers.

    Dorothy will turn 90 in April 2012 and has lived in Shallotte for the last 29 years, but it is not her first time.

    Dorothy was born in Goldsboro where her mother was a teacher at the Goldsboro Academy.

    “My father moved us to Wilmington during the Depression years,” she said.

  • Ocean Isle officials select engineer for terminal groin project

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The field has been narrowed and the town has selected their top engineer to pursue a feasibility study for a terminal groin.

    At commissioners’ November meeting Tuesday morning, they voted to pursue the feasibility study with Coastal Planning and Engineering at the helm of the feasibility study. The board selected their top candidate; however, at this time no further action has been taken.

  • 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.

    •Larceny of a purse from the Food Lion grocery store.

    •Vandalism by suspect keying the victim’s vehicle in Walmart parking lot.

    •Larceny of jewelry at Birch Pond Drive; suspect took jewelry from the victim’s residence.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.
    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

  • Students experiment to learn about wind energy

    Southport Elementary fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Blacklock was one of two teachers who requested assistance and gave local 4-H youth a chance to practice their leadership skills.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, and her helpers Alexis Apple, Angelique Apple, Owen Bell and Bobbi Jane Lawrence taught students about renewable energy and more. The youth who participated in the program enhanced their engineering skills by designing, building and testing two different wind turbine models.

  • One newcomer joins Ocean Isle Beach board

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—One newcomer will be on the next town council in Ocean Isle Beach.

    According to unofficial results at press time Tuesday night, Betty Williamson and Dean Walters, the two incumbent candidates, and newcomer Bob Williams will fill the three commissioner seats. Each commissioner’s term is four years.

    Williams will replace current board member Suzie Wooten who did not seek re-election.

  • Education briefs

    WRN website created
    Individuals seeking the scoop on the best books in town typically read critics’ reviews. For those looking for something a little more exciting, visit www.bcswan.net/wrn for a creative book review experience known as Who’s Reading Now (WRN).
    WRN was an idea launched by Brunswick County media coordinators in partnership with Acacia Dixon, instructional technology coordinator.

  • Shallotte elects a new mayor and alderman

    SHALLOTTE—The citizens of Shallotte turned out to vote on Tuesday and elected a new mayor and alderman.

    Sara McCullough and Paula Pease fought the race for mayor.

    McCullough decided to run for mayor after the passing of Mayor Buddy Kelly. She will finish the remaining two years of Kelly’s four-year term.