Today's News

  • Go Chicken Coop launches farm fun Saturday

    Hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze and a farm train are just some of the fall fun planned at Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal venture opening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 Bell Swamp Connection in Winnabow.

    Go Chicken Coop is the rural dream of owner Ed Burnett, a Brunswick County developer who grew up on a potato farm in Water Mill, N.Y.

    “He’s used to being outdoors,” said Go Chicken Coop spokeswoman Meagan Spivey. “This is how he grew up, in the country with no electronics, none of that.”

  • Shallotte prepares for riverfront development

     SHALLOTTE — Shallotte has received a $250,000 Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) grant for its riverwalk project, Mayor Walt Eccard told town aldermen at their Sept. 5 meeting.

    At last month’s meeting, the board indicated it wanted to begin moving forward on the project by the first of the year because the town will cover the cost of the riverwalk.

    An added incentive for businesses to consider becoming part of the Shallotte riverfront may be the recent installation of FOCUS fiber optic communications by ATMC.

  • Calabash Fire Department, August 2017

    During the month of August, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 167 calls: 12 structure fires, four woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, nine fire alarms, nine motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, a mutual aid, 16 public assistance, three other and 111 EMS first-response calls.

  • District court docket for Aug. 28


    The following cases were adjudicated over one day of District Criminal Court on Aug. 28 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, Aug. 28

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

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  • Elfleta Carlyle celebrates 82nd birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 82nd birthday of Elfleta Carlyle, who was born Sept. 6, 1935.

  • A tale of two cities: healing hope and hate-filled heartlessness
  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    The botanical easy-button has been pressed for this one. This is one of the most easily recognized of all American wildflowers. Whether you know it or not, you’ll surely be seeing red.

  • Olive King celebrates 81st birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 81st birthday of Olive King, who was born Sept. 6, 1936.

  • Try a chef salad made with different meats over a bed of lettuce

    A famous Detroit department store popularized a version of a chef’s salad in its in-store restaurants back in the early ‘60s. Shoppers at J.L. Hudson’s Department Store would spend hours looking for bargains and would then would go upstairs and have lunch in its dining room.

    The store was later known as Dayton-Hudson and then Marshall Field’s. Today, the stores have all converted to Macy’s, and some in the Detroit area still serve a popular chef salad, called the Maurice Salad, in their restaurants.