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Today's News

  • Ketchup hoarders

     It is difficult to live hundreds of miles away from loved ones. It is my desire to be there for them when they are ill or sad or just to enjoy a good laugh and a bottle of wine. Last week I had the opportunity to visit my grandmother in Champaign, Ill.

    I couldn’t help but feel guilty for not being able to be a bigger part of my grandmother’s life. What I wouldn’t give to be able to have a weekly card night with her, take her to lunch on a random Saturday or just kick back in her recliner and take an afternoon snooze with her.

  • Police Chief warns residents

     SHALLOTTE—After a rash of recent financial crimes, the Shallotte Police Department is sharing safety tips with its citizens, in an effort to help protect citizens’ finances.

    One area particularly flourishing has been counterfeit currency.  Police Chief Rodney Gause is advising business owners to have their employees use a marker pen on any currency over the $20 denomination—and in situations where smaller denominations appear suspect. Using a marker pen will verify the validity of the currency more readily.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Lavonshea Marquise Fletcher, 23, of 640 Tryon Road, Shallotte, was arrested for assault on a female, violation of protective order and resisting arrest.

    •Larceny of air-conditioning units from Rent-A-Center; two air-conditioning units were removed from the business.

  • Brunswick Beat for Aug. 17, 2011

        

  • Religion briefs

    Usher celebration planned

    Greater Tabernacle Church Ministries, 683 Longwood Road NW in Ocean Isle Beach, will have its annual usher’s anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Guest speaker will be the Rev. John Williams of Holy Light Holiness Church in Tabor City.

  • Assuming God is God: Words that are true and believable

    When I was a young girl, my family spent the entire summer at the beach, a marvelous Italian enclave on the Connecticut shoreline. I have wonderful memories of sun-drenched fun and scores of visiting friends, otherwise known as the children of vacationers. 

  • Smith-Kohler engagement

  • Pratt-Chandler wedding

    Jennifer Lynne Pratt and William David Chandler, both of Wilmington, were married June 4 at Farmstead Golf Links in Calabash. The couple’s closest friends and family attended the intimate ceremony, which took place on the first tee of the groom’s family business.

  • It’s time to focus on garden soil

    Judy Koehly 

    Master Gardener

  • The pesky southern pine beetle

    The southern pine beetle is consistently the most serious pest in the South. It attacks all species of pine native to North Carolina and prefers trees that are damaged or under stress. Trees damaged by lightning, hail, wind, construction or harvesting equipment, heavy pruning or other stresses cause them to omit odors that attract beetles.