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Today's News

  • Property values down, Ocean Isle Beach officials talk budget

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Balancing a budget is never easy, but this year it’s even harder for commissioners and town officials in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Recent tax revaluations hit the town hard. Ocean Isle Beach suffered a 33 percent decrease in property values. The goal of commissioners and staff is to create a revenue-neutral tax rate for the 2011-2012 fiscal year starting on July 1, 2011. They said that means tough budgeting decisions will have to be made.

    Last Thursday, the board and staff met for the first of several budget workshops.

  • 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.

    •Joe Aaron-Dontee Bordeaux IV, 29, of 311 W Wallace Street Apt. 318, Burgaw, was arrested for driving while impaired (DWI), failure to maintain lane and left of center on Main Street, Shallotte.

  • Lincoln students enjoy Kite Day

     Students at Lincoln Elementary School were flying high on Friday, March 25. The reading classes of Ms. Boone and Mrs. Petty have been working on their Bright Ideas Project for about three weeks, which culminated in flying kites on the school playground. The concepts for the lessons involved were “how change can effect an individual or community” and “how relationships interact with each other.”

  • BCC offers community enrichment courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

  • ROCAME has annual jamboree for students

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County Jamboree on March 12 at North Brunswick High School. Four middle schools and two high schools (approximately 125 students, teachers, parents and volunteers) participated in the math and science events. 

  • Shallotte Lions plan car show April 23

    Shallotte Lions Club is sponsoring its first-ever Cruizin’ to the Coast car show on April 23 at Planet Fun. The event begins at 9 a.m. and along with cars, there will be craft vendors, children’s fun activities, indoor and outside, food, door prizes and raffles. This fundraiser will help to defray the cost of eye exams and eyeglasses for the seeing impaired in the community.

  • Religion briefs

    Passover Seder 

    is April 17

  • Arising to fearlessness: Get up and do not be afraid

    I live in a Southern retirement area where golf courses are as enticingly prevalent as the gray-white heads and arthritic limbs they lured into residence. The sunshine, blue skies, and laid-back lifestyle are hypnotic. Everyone and everything moves at a slighter slower pace. 

  • Bits-n-Boots has fun day

    Bits-n-Boots, the newly chartered Brunswick County 4-H Horse Club, hosted its first club fun day recently. In addition to the nearly 20 club members and four volunteer club leaders, four breeds of horses were exhibited, including the American Paint Horse, Appaloosa, Shetland pony and an Arabian.

  • Military news

    Gilbert completes  basic training

    Air Force Airman Gregory Gilbert Jr., son of Letha H. Malloy and grandson of Mamie Hollins, both of Winnabow, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.