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Today's News

  • Post 68 stays unbeaten

    LELAND—So far, so perfect.

    The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion team is 7-0 after beating Post 178 9-0 and 7-2 in a doubleheader Friday.

    This is the first time in Randy Fennell’s four seasons as manager the team has started 7-0, and he said it may have been longer than that since the team has had such a perfect start.

  • Holmes pitches Trojans to victory over Hampstead

    Brock Holmes struck out nine batters in five innings and hit a home run as the Southwest Trojans won 9-1 Saturday at Hampstead in a Junior American Legion baseball game.

    Holmes gave up one hit and walked one. At the plate, Holmes was 1-for-3 with the home run and two RBIs.

    Alex Memory pitched the last two innings. Hampstead scored its only run in the seventh.

  • Local summer events heat up

    The Shallotte Fire Department, whose members recently moved into new headquarters on Wall Street beside the old fire station, has set an achievement ceremony for firefighters followed by an open house for the public on June 19.

    The achievement ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., and Mayor Gerald Long will recognize individual firefighters for their achievements during the past year, including the various certifications, degrees and awards they received.

    The following fire officials will be recognized:

  • Low fat, low carb desserts should also taste good, too

    There are lots of lot fat, low carb dessert recipes out there, but few really meet the standards of good taste as well. That is a hard task to meet. When you lower fat content, you usually compensate with sugar. To offset this, use more natural sugars and fruits.

    Desserts can easily become an obsession when trying to change lifestyle patterns. Don’t over-do. Enjoy small portions and you will stay on track.

  • Supply Elementary awarded federal grant

    The State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, has awarded Supply Elementary School a grant to help strengthen its library’s book collection, according to a news release.

    The $10,000 School Library Collection Development Grant was one of 54 awarded this year to public school libraries statewide. Of the more than 2,300 North Carolina public schools, 660 have received funding through this program since 2000.

  • 'Angels' provide needed assistance, smiles for Shallotte Point woman

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Lillian Gray’s face lights up when she talks about all her “angels” have done for her.

    Since having back surgery, the once avid gardener hasn’t been able to keep up her outdoor showplace as much as she used to. Gray says she was feeling bad about the vines growing up and choking her azalea bushes around her historic two-story house in Shallotte Point, so she asked for a little help.

  • Brunswick County women honored with 'Women of Achievement' awards

    Title sponsor James E. Moore Insurance Agency, the YWCA and more than 450 guests honored women and teen leaders from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties at the Women of Achievement Awards on Thursday, May 22, at UNC-Wilmington.

    “This 24th annual event not only acknowledges and honors extraordinary leaders in our community, it also serves as a primary fundraiser,” said Lois Cook Steele, YWCA executive director. “Through the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we raised much needed funds for the programs and services that we offer.”

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Ongoing through June 15

  • Seasonal guided walks to Bird Island resume

    Guided walks to Bird Island are back for another season.

    At 9 a.m. every Wednesday through August, visitors are invited to meet at the last westward walkover at 40th Street in Sunset Beach for a guided stroll down the beach to the pristine, uninhabited island.

    A knowledgeable tour guide leads the way, offering information and answering questions during the hour-long beach walk.

    Topics include beachcombing, sand dune wildlife, habitats of Bird Island and the history of Bird Island.

  • 'God's Country' photography exhibit opens at North Myrtle Beach Library

    Shallotte native David Pickett has several photographs from his pictorial art collection displayed at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Library through June 30.

    The exhibit is dedicated to Pickett’s late wife, Brenda Purdy, his late uncle, Norman Jones, and his 89-year-old photo mentor John Davis of Asheville.

    Pickett taught his wife various aspects of photography. She enjoyed photographing children and beautiful scenery. His uncle Norman encouraged him to draw while in the first grade.