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Today's News

  • Injured church cat back on four feet after year of prayers

    SUPPLY — If cats have nine lives, Jasper the church cat is at least on his second one.

    Just a year ago, the gray tabby mascot feline at Sabbath Home Baptist Church in Supply was close to death after getting hit by a car while church pastor Wade McLamb and his family were out of town for Thanksgiving.

    A woman had been taking care of Jasper while the family was away, letting him out during the day and back into the parsonage at night. But the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the woman called the McLambs to tell them Jasper hadn’t shown up.

  • GLFD station central for ninth annual train show Dec. 5-7

    Grissettown Longwood Fire Department in conjunction with the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club will present the ninth annual Christmas Train Show Dec. 5 through Dec. 7 at the GLFD station at 758 Longwood Road.

    Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

    Train displays will fill the station and run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger N, HO, O and G-scale models.

    There will also be train vendors, food including baked goods, Santa Claus and a train raffle.

  • Super Saturday cinches season in Ocean Isle Beach

    Ocean Isle Beach residents and visitors know to mark their calendars two days after Thanksgiving.

    The South Brunswick Islands coastal town will officially kick off the holiday season with annual Super Saturday festivities starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, with a parade, followed by an evening tree lighting and caroling, visits with Santa and a waterway flotilla.

    The celebration to launch the yuletide is sponsored by the Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association.

  • Flood the Streets with Art takes hold in Shallotte on Black Friday

    Free, local art is painting the town of Shallotte the day after Thanksgiving, for the sheer joy of giving instead of just buying.

  • BLT presents Fezziwig's Ball Murder Mystery

    As part of this year’s Dickens festivities in Southport, Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting Fezziwig’s Ball Murder Mystery, which also offers a Dickens twist.

    The party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at BLT’s new theater at 8068 River Road SE, Southport.

    The event begins with a grand Victorian Ball, hosted by Mr. Fezziwig straight from “A Christmas Carol,” where guests can learn to dance the Roger de Coverly and sing a few carols.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report Nov. 11-22

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Nov. 10-23. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 11

    Wendall Dane Fulford, 45, 5580 Watts Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on order for arrest on parole and probation violations

    Nov. 14

    Mary Moore Fletcher, 36, 1435 Nix Drive, Lewisville, charged with obtaining controlled substance by fraud.

    Larceny of a wallet, forge and uttering (with financial transaction card), Colony Place 1.

    Nov. 18

  • Annie Moses Band, Viennese Xmas Dec. 4, Dec. 9 at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College will be the site of two upcoming holiday concerts.

    Christmas with the Annie Moses Band will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, followed by A Viennese Christmas by the Hollywood Concert Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Christmas with the Annie Moses Band on Dec. 4

    The Annie Moses Band is an acclaimed classical crossover ensemble that performs stunning arrangements of holiday

  • Dickens Revue has a 'twist'

    The Charles Dickens Christmas Revue is unfolding with a twist the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

    Dickens fans and pun-meisters might even refer to the change for the Nov. 29 revue in Southport as an “Oliver Twist.”

    This year’s event is an abbreviated, altered version of the historic seaport town’s Dickens Festival of the previous two Christmases past, event spokeswoman Meg Dellinger said.

  • On Thanksgiving Day, I’m grateful for golf

     I’ve been a rookie golfer for decades. I’ll never be a single-digit handicapper or a club champion. My 13-year-old grandson outdrives me and my 4-year-old granddaughter gives me a run at mini-golf.

    But I still love the game.

    I grew up on a chicken farm in rural Maryland and golf was nowhere to be seen. Not a course in Cecil County. I did not play any sports in high school; I sang in the glee club and was president of the National Honor Society, not a big huge deal because we had only 65 in our graduating class.

  • Trojans open basketball season with a victory

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team beat Lincoln Charter 60-45 in the Trojans’ season-opening game Saturday, Nov. 22.

    Gray Cheers scored 20 points, Jon Jordan nine and Saadiq Johnson eight.

    The Trojans held Lincoln scoreless in the first 4 minutes, 7 seconds of the third quarter in taking a 32-22 lead. From 1:26 in the third quarter to 6:40 in the fourth quarter, West again held Lincoln scoreless as the Trojans extended their 36-28 lead to 47-28.