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Today's News

  • Former NFL quarterback delivers strong message to WBHS freshmen

     SHALLOTTE — Students at West Brunswick High School have heard drug and alcohol abstinence speeches before, but last Friday’s message was different.

    Almost 300 West Brunswick freshmen gathered inside the school’s gymnasium March 20 on the Shallotte campus to hear it from former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel III, the son of former NFL star Roman Gabriel.

  • Superintendent search for show

    Congratulations to Les Tubb, who has become Brunswick County Schools’ 10th superintendent in 30 years after serving in an interim capacity twice in five years.

  • Sign angst brewing at Carolina Shores coffee shop

    CAROLINA SHORES — A local coffee shop owner believes he has grounds to complain the town of Carolina Shores is singling him out for sign violations.

    Eric Tryggeseth, longtime owner of Grand Strand Coffee Bar, has an issue with the town for making him remove signs promoting his business from the U.S. 17 right-of-way.

    “I’ve been fighting the town about signs about eight years,” said Tryggeseth, toiling Monday at his 10-year-old coffee shop in the Carolina Commons Shopping Center at U.S. 17 and Country Club Road in Carolina Shores.

  • Reward offered in firearms theft

    A reward is being offered in the recent theft of firearms from a Calabash-area gun shop.

    On March 10 at 9:42 p.m., someone broke into Low Country Sports at 580 Thomasboro Road and stole several firearms, according to a March 23 news release from the Charlotte office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

    The burglary of the shop is being investigated by ATF and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 22-23

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

    March 22

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV reported from an address on East Main Street.

    March 23

    Town signs reported stolen from Marlin, Sailfish, Cobia and Dolphin streets.

    Jonathan Daniels, 31, of 7118 Dale Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

  • Future developments under review in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Proposed plans for a senior apartment community and resort-wear store are in the development stages at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    Preliminary plans and a subdivision plat for Sunset Commons, a senior apartment community across from Seaside Methodist Church off N.C. 904, as well as a site plan for Perseus Resort Wear at The Village of Sunset Beach were reviewed by the town technical review committee (TRC) at a March 19 meeting.

  • Trojan soccer player Chase Hill signs with Methodist

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Chase Hill has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Methodist University.

    For Hill, the university is a right blend for his major (business management) and soccer.

    “It would be the best fit for me getting the best undergraduate education possible and having the best career in college soccer,” he said.

    Hill said the coaching staff showed interest in him early in his junior year, when he attended some camps.

  • The scoop on thawing and refreezing

     Here’s a story that might sound familiar: You thought ahead and put a frozen piece of meat in the refrigerator to thaw for dinner tomorrow night. Good for you, but your neighbor calls and suggests you go out to dinner instead. So what do you do with the thawed-out meat? Is it safe to refreeze it?

  • Listen to the sounds of silence and noise disappears

    I am always amazed at the synchronicity of things. Just when I think I have an interesting, even unique idea for a column, a multiplicity of similar topics appears before me. It happened again during the Christmas season –– a time when I crave quiet and am bombarded with noise mimicking joyfulness. Richard Rohr, now my daily companion, presented a series on silence. His thoughts and mine coincided!

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    A bizarre plant in a very small package ...

    Here is a fern that you won’t see unless you are way down on the ground, at least on your hands and knees, or better yet, crawling around in the grass. It is only a few inches tall, emerging from the ground in the late winter and early spring. It is one of those tiny little plants that is really delightful, but not very well known. You can find it pushing out of the ground right now, usually in open lawns, roadsides and grassy ditches.