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Today's News

  • Aldermen want four-way stops at accident-prone intersections

    SHALLOTTE—Tuesday’s wreck at the intersection of Mulberry and White streets that injured four people prompted the board of aldermen to begin the process of putting in additional stop signs there, as well as at Shallotte Avenue and White Street.

    Alderman Alan Lewis, who lives near the two intersections, brought the issue to the board at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    He said the wreck involving a car and an ambulance was the third in the past five weeks on Mulberry Street, and something needed to be done.

  • Thinks incident should be handled differently

    To the editor: In reference to Frank Smith’s letter: “Unhappy with Police Department.”

    Just to make a point of Mr. Smith’s letter, I did some research regarding his statement that the Shallotte Police Department allegedly said a crime had not been committed since no money changed hands and an investigation would not be warranted.

    I researched the North Carolina General Statutes and a partial reading of Article 19, False Pretenses and Cheats, states:

    “Obtaining property by false pretenses:

  • To give or not to give, and the need to more frequently carry cash

    A hood that was pulled up from a sweatshirt covered his head. To block the uncharacteristically cold wind that was blowing, he had a jacket tightened around him.

    From beneath it I could see that familiar red apron indicating he was standing in the cold for a good reason—he was a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.

  • Can we afford to ‘Buy Nothing?’

    Can you imagine cutting strangers’ credit cards, walking around malls dressed as zombies or getting together with friends to drive shopping carts around in a conga line at a local discount store?

    Those are a few of the ideas Adbusters, a nonprofit organization of anti-big business types, suggested for what they call “Buy Nothing Day,” a protest movement on the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Bakers celebrate 60 years

    Martin and Wilma Baker of Palm Coast, Fla., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by taking their family, nieces and nephews on a five-day cruise beginning Nov. 24. The Bakers married in 1948, when they were both teachers at Waccamaw High School. Wilma Baker is the former Wilma Phelps of Ash. Martin Baker is a native of Marietta, S.C. In 1951, they moved to Marietta, where they managed Baker Pharmacy and were active in mobile home park development. In 1989, they retired to Palm Coast.

  • Granade birth

    Grant Granade and Ellen Wemyss Granade of Calabash are the parents of a son, Eli James Granade, born at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 23 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

    He joins a brother, Garrett, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Hugh and Elaine Granade and Bill and Gayle Lauer, all of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Great-grandparents are Virginia Bellamy of Ocean Isle Beach and William Richardson of Orangeburg, S.C.

  • The fish don’t mind, they’re already wet

    The weather has been anything but stable over the past couple of weeks. There have been a few tolerable days in which fishermen have been able to venture offshore, but for the most part we’ve been relegated to boat maintenance.

    The shame of it is the fishing is actually very good right now. Over this past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Speckled Trout Classic. Despite a cold, soaking rain all day long, participants turned up with good catches of trout. The results were based on the heaviest three fish aggregate:

  • What’s it cost to play a round of golf here in Brunswick County?

    We’re all in a budget crunch right now and looking to save pennies whenever we can. The holiday season is upon us with gifts to buy, special meals to prepare and travel costs.

    When family and friends arrive for the holidays or a winter vacation in the mid-South, we want to take them out to play golf. Maybe a grandson just got a new set of clubs for Christmas and now wants to try them out. Perhaps a daughter-in-law is taking golf lessons. Maybe you have a long-standing golf bet with your older brother from Minnesota.

  • Despite cold weather, golfers get in their rounds

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney at Palmetto Greens. Low gross: 77, Matt Beairsto; 88, Geno Confort. Low nets: 67, Beairsto; 70, Reggie Auten; 72, Ed Hennessey; 73, Bob Smith; 74, Confort; 76, Hal Riebesehl.

    Team (three low nets each hole): First at -11, Beairsto, Confort, Riebesehl and Bob Byrne; Second at -9, Smith, Hennessey, Auten and a blind draw.

    Golfer of the week was Matt Beairsto.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Nov. 18.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Jamie Keelan Oxendine, 22, of 181 Cumbee Road, Supply, with breaking and entering, two counts of larceny and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $100,000 unsecured bond.