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Today's News

  • Reach to Recovery

    Four years ago, life turned upside down for Carolina Shores resident Shirley Tacchetti. She discovered something all women fear—a lump in her breast.

    She recalls discovering the lump one morning as she was getting out of the shower. Tacchetti was new to Brunswick County, having relocated from Maryland in October 2006. She found the lump in February 2007.

  • Local oncologist writes book to help explain cancer to others

    SUPPLY—Dr. Patrick Maguire, oncologist with South Atlantic Radiation Oncology Center, has spent his life’s work helping others fight cancer. He lost his father to cancer and both of his in-laws.

    During his personal and professional battles with cancer, Maguire discovered a need and sought to fill it. As an oncologist he is frequently asked questions ranging from what is cancer to how could I have prevented this?

  • Look Good Feel Better—Building self-confidence in a difficult time

    Cancer can rob women of their energy, appetite and strength. But one program aims to make sure it doesn’t take away their self-confidence.

    Look Good Feel Better, an American Cancer Society program in partnership with the National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, offers a free, non-medical program designed to lift the spirits of women battling cancer. The program teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat appearance-related side effects.

  • Relay for Life

    The 2011 Relay for Life of Brunswick County event is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 13 until 11 a.m. May 14 at West Brunswick High School.

    “We expect over a thousand participants based on our numbers in the past,” said Alicia Sides, Relay for Life committee member.

    Relay for Life is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, with funds supporting ongoing research programs and supporting local outreach programs.

  • Brunswick County ripe for new industries

    BOLIVIA—The potential for economic growth in Brunswick County in 2011 is promising, according to a recent report by the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission (EDC).

    The EDC reported an increase in prospect inquiries and visits in 2010 as well as an increase in industrial leads.

  • Shallotte may get a new New Year's Eve celebration

    SHALLOTTE—The “spirit of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen” is with a local committee attempting to bring First Night to downtown Shallotte.

    First Night, a non-alcoholic, family oriented New Year’s Eve celebration, started 35 years ago in Boston, Ma. The event has taken root and spread to 75 cities and towns across America.

    In North Carolina, both Raleigh and Charlotte host First Night events.

  • Shallotte Board of Aldermen retreat

    SHALLOTTE—During Shallotte’s annual retreat Wednesday, Feb. 23, the public works department informed aldermen of the need for waterline expansion in anticipation of future commercial growth.

    The utilities department would like the town to consider extending waterlines in areas where future growth appears likely. The main area of concern is being called the “North End Waterline Extension” along U.S. 17 business.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    Shallotte Crime

    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.

    •Anthony Maurice Riggins, 32, of 686 Sunset Lakes Blvd., Sunset Beach, was arrested in the DMV parking lot for assault on a female. He was held at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond.

  • Shallotte Golden Corral will have to wait another month

    SHALLOTTE–Golden Corral will have to wait another month before aldermen review site plans.

    At the start of the monthly board of aldermen meeting, two items were removed from the agenda per request of the applicant including approval of the preliminary plat and approval of the final plat at West Park Plaza. Both items involved steps needed to move the Golden Corral project forward.

    The proposed Golden Corral business planned building group is in the West Park Plaza site off U.S. 17 at Harley Davidson Drive.

  • Municipalities to receive property values by Friday, March 11

    Brunswick County Tax Administrator Tom Davis is taking “one final good look” at the county’s property values this week.

    Three and half years in the making, the  2011 countywide property revaluation is three or four days from completion, Davis said.

    Brunswick County’s preliminary tax base is valued at $24 billion, down some $9.5 billion from the current fiscal year’s tax value of $33.6 billion.