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Today's News

  • Scripture is filled with promises for people whose faith is powerfully credible

    When I read the words quoted in the Gospel according to John, I am blown away with their potency. It is not a matter of lacking faith or hope or charity. It concerns the human effort to believe in promises since we are a people who seem more in tune with breaking promises than with keeping them.

  • Master Gardeners do new community project

    Each winter, a group of strangers come together in a class of novice gardeners hoping to become Master Gardeners. A new dimension has been added to this year’s class, one of outreach into the community. This year’s class voted to work on the “secret garden” at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport.

  • Organic fertilizers versus synthetic fertilizers

    Another growing season is fast approaching, and before you can seed you must feed. Now is the time to decide whether to use organic or synthetic fertilizers to enrich the soil. They produce similar results but come at it from different directions. 

  • Arrests made in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have made several arrests and charges in the past few days.

    On May 9, David Sanchez-Raminez, 19, of Ocean Isle Beach was charged with DWI, no operator’s license and no insurance.

    On May 8, Alan David Pheimer Jr., 49, of Sunset Beach, was arrested on two outstanding warrants from another municipality during an officer service call at Bridge Grill. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on $1,500 secured bond.

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks continuance in land dispute

    A Sunset Beach property owner has requested continuance of a land-dispute action she has filed against the town.

    Margaret K. McCarrel filed a letter with the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court on April 18 requesting a continuance of up to 60 days, “due to current negotiations toward an out-of-court settlement” between the town and herself as petitioner.

    Last August, the Charlotte-based real estate broker filed a special proceedings summons against the town regarding a vacant lot she bought in August 2005 at 217 Shoreline Drive.

  • Former Navy SEAL proud of May Day action of 'my boys'

    CAROLINA SHORES—Former Navy Sea Air and Land commando George Bissett responded with pride upon hearing the May 1 news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.

    “My boys,” he said with pride, wearing his SEAL Team shirt as he sat in his Carolina Shores home with his wife, Katie, last week.

    The Massachusetts native joined SEALs Team 2 in 1968 and did three tours during the Vietnam era.

  • Metal artist David McCune featured at Silver Coast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Silver Coast Winery is once again featuring metal artist David McCune’s artistry for the summer.

    His latest art show will begin with a reception 4-6 p.m. this Friday, May 13, and runs through Aug 10. McCune will also be available for meet-and-greets 3-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

    McCune has had very successful shows from Florida to Las Vegas.

  • Memorial service Monday for lifelong artist

    A memorial service for Co Bungener, an artist and retired chemist who died April 22, is set for next Monday, May 16, at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    The passing of Bungener, 76, came just two weeks after he and his work were featured at a special show, “Honoring Life with Art,” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash. One of Bungener’s last wishes was to have his own art show, which was orchestrated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice in conjunction with the Calabash gallery.

  • Dixon resigns from Calabash Board of Commissioners

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Bill Dixon has resigned, it was announced at Tuesday night’s town board meeting.

    Mayor Anthony Clemmons read a letter of resignation from Dixon, who was not in attendance at the monthly meeting.

    “We regret we’ve received a letter dated May 9, 2011, from Mr. William ‘Bill’ Dixon,” Clemmons announced at the start of the meeting.

  • Produce and more: Shopper pick and pay at Calabash Farmers Market

    CALABASH—Carolyn Schreiber used to sell her homegrown plants in front of her house on Persimmon Road.

    “It got to be too much,” said Schreiber, who has one of the greenest thumbs in Calabash.

    “I couldn’t [sell] every day, but I love it here,” said Schreiber, tending to her flowers and plants arranged on a little cart she had driven over to the Calabash Farmers Market last Saturday.