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Today's News

  • Governor's veto of boat trailer bill draws fire from tourism groups

    Gov. Mike Easley on Sunday vetoed a bill that fishermen and tourism officials say was needed to stop recreational anglers from being fined for pulling wide boat trailers, which could negatively affect the tourist trade.

    Legislators introduced the bill after the state Board of Transportation adopted a resolution asking the General Assembly to review the laws regarding “special permits and commercial driver’s licenses” in reaction to public complaints.

  • The Revolutionary War Years at Ocean Isle Beach (1765-1785)

    Brunswick County is where the first open armed resistance to the Stamp Act occurred on Nov. 28, 1765—eight years before the Boston Tea Party in 1773.

    In 1763, England sent 10,000 new Red Coats to the Colonies and began taxing the Colonies to pay for this expense. The British imposed the Stamp Act in 1765, and this infuriated colonists.

  • CIS program needs adult volunteers for new school year

    If you could spend a few hours a week and have an impact that would last a lifetime, would you? The children of Brunswick County need your help.

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) provides an adopt-a-school and volunteer program for Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources to children.

    Through business, church, agency and civic group partnerships brokered for each individual school, CIS helps schools in their effort to provide a better education for children of Brunswick County.

  • New books available at Rourk

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “All the Way Home” by David Giffels. An engaging tale of a young father’s struggle to restore a house and his way without losing himself.

    “Trespassers Will Be Baptized” by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock. The un-ordained memoir of a preacher’s daughter.

    “Solving Stonehenge” by Thomas Hudson. The new key to an ancient enigma

  • Hicken birth

    Shawn and Robin Hewett Hicken of Ash are the parents of a son, Tanner Elton Hicken, born at 7:48 a.m. June 30 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Roger and Bernice Hewett of Ash.

    Paternal grandparents are Duane and Mary Ann Hicken of Norwood, N.Y., and Simone Rodwell of Norwood.

    Great-grandmother is Elizabeth Austin of Norwood.

  • Sellars-Joyner

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lauren Michelle Sellars of Ocean Isle Beach and Richard Channing Joyner of Ocean Isle Beach. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road, Supply.

  • Long-Cox

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Debra J. Long of Shallotte and Jared M. Cox of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Grady and Peggy Long of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Tom and Pam Anello of Ash. An Oct. 24 wedding is planned at Caledonia Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.

  • Nesbit-Hester

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Mary Kathleen Moore Nesbit of Carolina Beach and Grady Deryl Hester of Carolina Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of T.K. and Kathie Moore of Sunset Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Graham and Mary Jane Hester of Bladenboro. A Sept. 27 wedding is planned at the groom’s home in Carolina Beach.

  • Prevatts celebrate 44 years

    Bob and Jean Prevatt of Supply recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 4, 1964.

  • Jester-Rodgers

    Emma Kathryn Jester of Longwood and James Ashley Rodgers of Longwood were married Aug. 13 at Emmanuel Outreach Church.

    Pastor Tom Willoughby officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Sheila Jester and Randy Dellinger of Pireway.

    The groom is the son of Candice and Charley Krummel of Lakeland Fla. and the grandson of Norma Jean Anson.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Also attending the wedding was Ethan Lewis Rodgers, the couple’s 10-month-old son.