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Today's News

  • Preparing for the future: Growing a Shallotte business

    SHALLOTTE—It’s large enough to be competitive in large metropolitan cities, but it calls Shallotte home.

    “I had no idea how large your business was” is a phrase often heard by Coastal Printing & Graphics Inc. owners Jimmy and Melody Bellamy.

    The print shop on Village Road is deceiving from the outside. Inside the building extends to house a large-scale commercial printing business that just recently expanded its capacity.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    Officers with the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Missing person on Scotland Street; victim was traveling from Bladenboro to Ocean Isle Beach. The subject was located.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on East Fourth Street; suspect entered the victim’s storage area and took a bicycle and two surfboards.

  • 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.

    •Assault by dragging; the suspect drug the victim with his vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.

    •Julian Ivory Johnson, 19, of 2094 Empire Road SW, Supply, was charged with two counts of failure to appear for no operator’s license and failure to appear for drug paraphernalia. Johnson was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

  • South relay 12th at state swim meet

     The South Brunswick boys’ 200 freestyle relay had the Cougars’ highest finish Feb. 9 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary

    Stephen Seeber, Avery Oliver, Brian Atack and Myles Williams were 12th in 1 minute, 36.83 seconds. The winning time was 1:29.45.

    In the 200 medley relay, Seeber, Nic Reschly, Brian Atack, Myles Williams were 16th in 1:53.28. The winning time was 1:39.35.

  • New Greenpeace ‘Rainbow Warrior’ flagship in Southport this weekend

    The new Greenpeace "Rainbow Warrior" flagship will be in Southport this weekend. The custom-built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world.

    The ship will be open for public tours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and again on Sunday, Feb. 12.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 25

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Homebuilders Association installs officers

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual officer installation banquet was attended by about 70 members on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, at Magnolia’s in Sea Trail, highlighted by the formal installation of the 2012 officers and board members.
    Outgoing HBA President Ron Medlin presented the following awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the HBA in 2011:
    President’s Award: Ernie Crews, Ernest G. Crews Construction.
    Key Man Award: Cathy Six, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Brunswick Electric now taking grant applications

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is now accepting applications through Feb. 15 for this year’s BEMC Community Grants program.
    Now in its 11th year, the BEMC program provides a helping hand to agencies and community organizations. Grants up to $2,500 may be awarded for community services in these key areas: family services, civic and community activities, cultural and arts programs, emergency services and economic development activities.
    Applications are accepted through Feb. 15 each year, and the awards are made by early April.

  • Colonial Dames celebrate 50 years

    Members of the National Society North Carolina Colonial Dames 17th Century, including state president Lollie Holland and other officers, traveled from Greensboro and other areas of North Carolina to help the Lord Craven Chapter celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the chapter.

  • Club briefs

    Canine Angels benefit dinner is Feb. 25
    A spaghetti dinner to benefit Canine Angels will take place 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dirty Dick’s Restaurant, 1101 N. Kings Hwy. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    For a $10 donation, each patron will be served a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 event.
    All proceeds will go to Canine Angels dogs for disabled veterans. For ticket information, call Kathy at (843) 399-2939. No tickets will be sold at the door.