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Today's News

  • Bolivia horse trainer working with latest 'trick stallion'

    BOLIVIA — Standing 17 hands high, his solid black coat like satin in the morning training ring, Albert the imported Friesian stud stallion is a mighty sight.

    When trainer Lauryn Zepeda approaches her latest equine student with a visitor, Holland-born Albert ambles over toward the gate to greet them, then settles back on the other side to graze and await his new teacher.

    “Look what I’ve got,” Zepeda says, offering Albert a few pellets of grain with an extended hand upon entering the ring.

  • West Brunswick to hold reunion

     The West Brunswick High

    School Class of 1984 is look-

    ing for all of its classmates

    for its 30-year reunion begin-

    ning at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the

    Calabash VFW. Cost is $15 a

    person or $30 a couple.

    Send checks to WBHS

    Class of 84, c/o Dee Con-

    away Carlisle, P.O. Box 2693,

    Shallotte, NC 28459 or call

    her at 842-2822.

  • Summer concerts, movies in coming week

    Six Styles performs in the Brunswick County Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Village Park gazebo in Sunset Beach.

    Blackwater Rhythm & Blues will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte.

    The movie “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” will be shown starting at dusk Thursday, Aug. 14, in Calabash Community Park.

    Jim Quick & Coastline will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Festive fun Saturday at 'T' Heirs Vegetables & Herbs Shoppe

    Get ready for food, fun and produce at an August festival.

    “T” Heirs Vegetables & Herbs Shoppe at 816 Tucker Road in Supply is having its 12th annual Fun, Food & Health Festival from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

    Highlights include fun for all ages — free hay rides, face painting, arts and crafts, horseback riding, farm animals, gospel singers and musicians.

  • N.C. country crooner Darrell Harwood entertains Sunset Beach on Aug. 20

     IF YOU GO

    What: Darrell Harwood

    When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20

    Where: The Village Park gazebo, Sunset Beach

    How much: Free; bring lawn chairs

    Food sales on-site; benefitting Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

    Go to: www.SunsetBeachConcerts.com

    The show-biz bug bit China Grove native Darrell Harwood early.

    In the 1970s, his dad played in the local “Cool Water Band” and had an entertainment company that booked local dates.

  • Spay-neuter program under way

    Cat traps related to a local spay-neuter program have arrived and are now available for checkout at Shallotte Town Hall.

    The program is connected to the efforts of Brunswick County nonprofit Paws-Ability in conjunction with PetSmart Charities, which recently awarded a $45,000 grant to assist with cat spaying and neutering in the Shallotte, Supply and Holden Beach areas. It’s the largest spay-neuter grant Paws-Ability has ever received, according to Paws-Ability founder and president Janie Withers.

  • SOAR taking entries for pet calendar contest

    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is taking entries for its pet calendar contest.

    The contest is open to any pet — dog, cat rabbie, snake, pig, goat, etc. — and is not limited to the Southport/Oak Island area.

    Rules and entry forms can be printed off at the SOAR website at www.soar-nc.org under the events tab.

    Anyone owning a business who would like to advertise in the calendar can buy a business-card-size ad for $10.

  • Calabash FD sparks renewed effort for Fourth of July fireworks in 2015

     The Calabash Fire Department has taken on fundraising to bring Fourth of July fireworks back to Calabash.

    Lt. Chris Hearn, firefighter and EMT-1 with the department, said members will not be using any money from the Calabash Fire Department.

    “Everything that we use will be donated,” said Hearn, speaking at the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 7.

    Hearn cited fundraisers and other means the department will take on in the coming year to raise money for the celebratory fireworks show in 2015.

  • Carolina Shores recycling employee moved to custodial job

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners has voted to move town recycle center employee Jerry Franklin to a custodial position.

    The unanimous vote came following closed sessions Aug. 7 with the town’s human resources committee and town attorney Jim Eldridge.

  • New coach Hanna reworking Trojan football program

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is using no shortcuts as he takes over as coach of the West Brunswick High School football team.

    A stern remark during an interview discussing the team’s starters revealed Hanna’s no-nonsense approach.

    “I grade film,” he said.

    Just a few weeks after being hired after a 20-year career at Irmo (S.C.) High School, where he was 163-93 and reached three state title games, Hanna has assessed the Trojan program and the work he and his staff need to do.