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Today's News

  • Toy run brings out best among bikers, car buffs, chicks and season

    My stint as a “biker chick” has been long overdue.

    So when organizer Jerome Munna invited me to ride along on the Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts’ toy run last Saturday, I responded with enthusiasm and wonder.

    I wondered: Where is all my leather stuff?

    All my closet could yield that cold morning was an off-white cardigan sweater to don over my jeans and black Ugg-like boots. The bottom part was acceptable, but the top, I soon learned, didn’t fit in at all.

  • Nature trail plans approved in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved proposed plans for a nature trail for The Farm at Brunswick.

    Approval of the developer’s proposed plan revision for the community, which consists of a nine-tenths-mile-long trail, came during the board’s monthly meeting Dec. 8.

    Brad Brundage, city manager for Farm developer D.R. Horton’s Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wilmington offices, previously outlined plans at a town commissioners’ workshop Dec. 5.

  • New mayor, three commissioners take oaths in Calabash

    CALABASH--Newly elected Mayor Mary Knight and three new town commissioners took oaths of office at the town's last monthly meeting of the year Tuesday.

    Knight, along with newly elected town commissioners Sandy Melahn and Buddy Walton, were sworn in during the early portion of the meeting.

  • Bank robbery suspect still in S.C.

     A Calabash bank robbery suspect is still being held in South Carolina.

    Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, a suspect in the Nov. 29 bank robbery of Security Savings Bank in Calabash, has been incarcerated at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., since his capture and arrest by Horry County, S.C., police on Nov. 30.

    In South Carolina, Scott, of 1659 Edgewood Drive in Little River, has been charged with three counts of forgery, value less than $5,000, according to information on the J. Reuben Long Detention Center website.

  • Little River church fire investigated

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Former Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby stood outside his burned church Tuesday morning, surveying damages along with church pastor Carl Wood and fire officials.

    Anchor Baptist Church on Highway 50 was heavily damaged when a fire broke out inside the unoccupied building around 4 p.m. Monday.

    “We’re blessed, because it could have been worse,” Selby said of the blaze battled Monday by several fire units, including the Calabash Fire Department. The two-lane highway was also shut down.

  • Calabash commissioner quits

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Jody Nance has resigned.

    Nance’s resignation came Tuesday night as the town board was going into closed session to discuss personnel issues following its open monthly meeting.

    Newly sworn-in Mayor Mary Knight said Nance handed her a handwritten note as the board was convening into the closed session.

    Knight said the note stated Nance was stepping down from his seat because of personal matters. After handing Knight the note, Nance left town hall and did not attend the board’s closed session.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 19
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, sugar cookies, orange juice, Italian bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Herb baked chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative and tasty

    Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, simple presentations such as cheese and crackers can turn into an exquisite complex preparation requiring as much work as your main course.
    Although primarily served as an appetizer, hors d’oeuvres can also function as the primary food, such as at cocktail and holiday parties.

  • Whiteville beats West in JV boys’ basketball

    STAFF REPORT
    Whiteville beat West Brunswick 40-36 in the junior varsity game Friday. A 3-pointer by O.J. Hill at the end of the first quarter gave West an 8-2 lead. Whiteville outscored the Trojans 17-7 in the second quarter in taking a 19-15 lead. Lee Johnson and Nasir Murray each scored two baskets as West took a 23-19 lead after halftime. A bounce pass from T.J. Fullwood to Johnson gave West a 27-19 lead and the quarter ended with the Trojans ahead 27-23.

  • Golf calendar

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Jan. 18: Thistle golf, $45. 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Feb. 21: Cape Fear National golf, $45. 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendants tip is not included in price.
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.