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Today's News

  • Dosher Wellness Center flu clinic dates

    The Dosher Wellness Center, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane in Southport, is conducting a flu shot clinic for its patients each Tuesday this fall.

    Influenza immunizations began Sept. 20 and will be available each Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through Nov. 22 or while flu vaccine supplies last.

    For more information, call 454-1234.

  • American Red Cross launches new free Hero Care App

    The American Red Cross has unveiled its new Hero Care mobile application. This free app is designed to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services from anywhere in the world.

  • Community forum on human trafficking

    General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Woman’s Club will host a community forum on human trafficking from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at The Conference Center at Barefoot Resort, 2250 Premier Resorts Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach.

    The purpose of this forum is to raise awareness of human trafficking and its devastating effects on our communities.

  • West Brunswick vs. Ashley football photos

    WILMINGTON —  West Brunswick defeated the  Ashley Screaming Eagles 28-6 as both teams opened their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football season Friday, Sept. 23, at Ashley.

    West is 1-0, 5-1. Ashley is 0-1, 2-2. West’s next game is its homecoming, Sept. 30 against Topsail (0-1, 2-4).

    The Trojans’ Anthony McCray scored a touchdown in each quarter and, according to West Brunswick staff statistics, gained 199 yards on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

  • McCumbee, McAleer regain points lead entering final race

    Defending champions Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will enter the final Street Tuner race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge first place in points.

     

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains popular

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.

     

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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 11

    Jeramie Lynn Geodicke, 35, was arrested on a warrant for arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Arielle Elaine Williams, 25, was arrested on a felony larceny charge.

    Larceny of a cell phone from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart.

    Sept. 13

  • Sent via my Samsung Galaxy Note® 4 smartphone

    The robots haven’t taken over news reporting just yet, but I’m trying to put them to work in the meantime.

    In my attempt to keep up with technology IHOP (I bought) a phone app with a speech to text program so I can write my column hands-free.

    I decided (to) type it in so to speak using just the sound of my voice but even that takes some cleaning up.

  • Wooden boats afloat and aground in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the seventh annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission is free.

    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award.

    A team of judges will award six other prizes.

  • SBI Woman’s Club to host annual Quarter Auction

    The General Federation of Women’s Clubs — South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club will host its seventh annual Quarter Auction to benefit local scholarships and education programs Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at West Brunswick High School.

    A Quarter Auction is one in which businesses and artisans from the community have donated items for bid with audience members being able to take the items home for as little as 25 cents. The emcee will describe the item up for bid and indicate how many tickets are needed to bid on it based on its retail price.