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Today's News

  • ELECTION 2011:Six candidates for three spots on Shallotte board

     SHALLOTTE—There are six candidates vying for three seats on the Shallotte Board of Aldermen in the November election. Each seat is for a four-year term.

    Carson Durham IV, Jo Anna Simmons and Eugene (Gene) Vasille are challenging incumbent candidates Alan Lewis, Walt Eccard and Michael Pease for their seats on the board in the 2011 election.

    The candidates agree the biggest concerns for the town revolve around business retention and development, traffic, lack of local employment opportunities, the vision plan and budget management.

  • ELECTION 2011:Political season in Ocean Isle Beach

     

     

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—As the Nov. 8 election nears candidates for town commissioners in Ocean Isle Beach are talking about the issues.

    Mayor Debbie is unopposed in her re-election bid. Commissioners, however, have a little more competition. There are three seats and four candidates—Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.

  • Fight, fight and fight some more

     SHALLOTTE—There is nothing that can break Gloria Childress’ passion and zest for life—not even breast cancer.

    “I am a fighter,” Childress said. “You have to believe you can beat it or else it has already beaten you.”

    Childress’ spirit has not been broken by her more than eight-year fight. She is an inspiration to others and lives each day with a renewed determination.

    In August 2003 Childress was vacationing in the Bahamas when she felt a knot under her armpit.

  • Relay for Life kickoff party is Nov. 3

     

    There is going to be a party and the entire county is invited.

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County is kicking off events for 2012 Relay for Life with a Carnival for a Cure party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    At the helm of this year’s executive committee are Alicia Sides, Gloria Childress, Melissa Yow and Dee Carlisle. This is the group’s first year working together and they hope to spread Relay awareness.

  • It's our future: Expect great things

     SUPPLY—Children are the future is the message shared by Smart Start of Brunswick County last week at the 2011 State of the Young Child Breakfast at Brunswick Community College.

    Guest speaker Dr. Susanne Adams, president of BCC, shared her thoughts on the importance of early childhood education.

    “While virtually every state has maintained economic development funding at high levels in order to aid job growth, state after state has made cutbacks in child care, preschool and after school programs,” Adams said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Clabaugh Sr., 46, of 1711 Sommersett Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for shoplifting, possession of schedule II and possession of schedule III. Clabaugh was arrested in the Walmart parking lot after a Dewalt box stolen from Home Depot was located.

    •Larceny by taking items without paying from Home Depot; a Dewalt box tool combo kit was stolen from the store.

  • OCean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larry Van Timberlake, 35, of 201 Eaglewood Drive, Middlesex, was arrested for drunk and disruptive, communicating threats and resisting arrest at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Breaking and entering to motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and property damage in a parking lot area on Causeway Drive.

  • Motorcycle skills course now offered at BCC

     SUPPLY—Have you ever wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle? Or are you looking to sharpen your motorcycle driving skills?

    Brunswick Community College will begin to teach motorcycle rider education and safety courses for beginners and experienced riders.

    “With all of the motorcycle enthusiasts in the county, we think the county has been needing this for a long time,” said Lori Summerlin, program coordinator. “In the last few years there has been an increase in the volume of people in this area on motorcycles.”

  • BCC adds new degree

     SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College has launched a new degree program designed to help students become more employable.

    The new healthcare business informatics degree was created by Burt Browning, departmental chair and Zada Wicker, program director.

    “This is a new curriculum and we are the only college in the service area that is offering it,” Browning said. “We are the only one in the eastern part of the state with the program.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 3 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.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Rod Ashley, a.k.a. Wendell R. Ashley, PNG/NG misdemeanor child abuse.