Today's News

  • District court docket for Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26


    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 18, 19, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 18

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following case with prosecutor Shirley Smircic and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair

    Oktoberfest means two weeks of sausage, kraut, pretzels and beer! The two-week festival takes place each year in Munich, Germany, during late September and early October. It has inspired numerous similar events around the world, attended by millions of people each year,

    German beer is also an essential part of any Oktoberfest celebration. There are more than 100 genuine German brands imported into this country, including such brands as Warsteiner, Weihenstephan, St. Pauli Girl, Dinkelacker and Pinkus. Even New England-based Samuel Adams has its version of German beer.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

  • Only you can know when it’s time to move on


    By Linda Arnold

    You’ve probably heard one of these phrases at some point from a well-meaning friend or relative. 

    “Get over it.”

    “You’ve gotta get on with your life.”

    "It’s time to move on.”

    Maybe it had to do with something small, or maybe it came after a life-changing event.

    And then there’s the advice:

    “OK, feel sorry for yourself for a little while. Then get up and go on.”

  • We are tenant farmers in God’s garden

    Sometimes it seems as if we are presented with a picture of God as a powerful judge. More to the point, God’s judgment is viewed as one from which there is no recourse. I can almost hear a divine voice booming: “Do what I say — or else!” The words echo some of my less enlightened parenting days, days when I made that demand and expected complete and immediate obedience.

  • Your pet’s health IS skin deep, part 1

    You can learn a lot about your pet’s health by simply parting a few hairs and peering below. Buried beneath all that fur and whiskers is a dog or cat’s largest organ, the skin, and the stories it shares range from battling bloodsuckers and allergic attacks to infectious onslaughts and hormonal upsets.

    Here are some visual clues the skin reveals about illness, infections, and overall health. Learn to spot these signs and you’ll enhance quality of life and become a better pet parent. 


    Is this normal?

  • Class of 1962 reunion

    The Shallotte High School “Pirates” Class of 1962 will have its 55-year class reunion Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Kenneth Hewett, 27 Varnamtown Road in Varnamtown, and Saturday, Oct. 7, at Jerome’s Steak and Seafood in Shallotte from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Johnson-Robinson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Toy Hewett Johnson of Holden Beach and Robert Robinson of Supply.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Larry Walker and Viola Hewett of Holden Beach.

    The prospective groom is the son the late O.Y. and Icelane Robinson of Supply.

    An Oct. 15 wedding is planned at Sabbath Home Baptist Church.

  • Shallotte Class of 1957 hosts reunion

    The Shallotte High School Class of 1957 gathers for its68th class reunion at Jerome’s Steak House in Shallotte on Sept. 22. Nineteen classmates of the original graduating class of 67 and two of their teachers, Faye Hewett Bellamy and Edna Piatt Bellamy, along with several spouses attended the celebration.

    Don Hickman, class president, was the emcee for the occasion. Many school memories were shared and discussed.

  • Sugar in healthy foods

    Sugar is a nutrition buzzword these days. What I’m hearing people talk about is about the need to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat. But, many people may be avoiding some healthy foods while thinking they are doing good to avoid sugar. In some cases, this might not be the right thing to do.