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Today's News

  • Old parlor game, art expression have been made new again

    •The red twister
    twists the
    hippy dancer.

    •A sneaky-spooky Colleen
    forgot the
    promiscuous cowgirl.

    •The ravenous landscape
    undulates a
    hairy spy.

    No, I wasn’t enjoying libations when I typed those, although technically I could have been.
    While the lines may appear to be a misguided attempt at poetry or haiku, they’re actually derived from an almost 100-year-old parlor game called Exquisite Corpse.

  • Make a difference, run for political office

    Brunswick County is a diverse community that is home to people with a lot of talents.
    Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you know you have skills that could help others, but you’re not quite sure how to put them to use.
    Are you a planner? Do you like to sort through details and comb through information before you make decisions?
    Maybe you’re a visionary. Do you dream of how things could be better in this county and do you have viable ideas you think could become reality?

  • District court docket

    The following cases were heard over four days of Brunswick County District Criminal Court held June 21, 24, 27 and 28 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.

     

    Tuesday, June 21

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Summer of fun and healthy meals for local students

     

     

    CALABASH—One local church has joined forces with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Nutrition Services Branch to bring summer fun and nutrition to students from around the county.

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Calabash serves as one of two locations in the county and one of 54 in the state to offer a summer food program made possible by the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

     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.

    •Larceny by taking a bicycle from the Newport Street beach access.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering on Fairmont Street; suspect stole cash from center console of a 2009 Sienna.

    •Assault on a female on Laurinburg Street; suspect struck and grabbed the victim.

  • Lawyer and alderman go head-to-head

    SHALLOTTE—A heated exchange broke out between a lawyer representing the developer of Rivers Edge and an alderman during July’s regularly scheduled board of aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

     

    “I found her presentation to be disingenuous, uncooperative and unresponsive,” said alderman Walt Eccard at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Giving back to those who give all

     

     On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at least two military couples will celebrate marriage in Brunswick County as a gift from area residents and business owners.

    Oak Island’s Alecia Geddings founded the nonprofit Operation Marry Me Military this year with the 10-year goal of 100 active military personnel being married on Veterans Day across the state.

  • Mosquitoes can kill

    Every Monday morning and most Tuesdays since early May, I arrive to work with calamine lotion dried on both my ankles. Most days it is dried in a nice drip pattern extending below my ankle line down across the tops of my feet and in between my toes. This adds an extra special touch to my flip-flop clad feet.

    It seems on the weekends I am a buffet table for various biting critters, especially mosquitoes. It is nothing for me to have anywhere from 10-20 new bites. I have found the only thing that keeps the itchiness away is the calamine lotion.

  • 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.

    •Obtaining by false pretense at Britt’s Jewelry; suspect issued two worthless checks on closed accounts. Suspect also issued a worthless check at the store’s Leland location.

  • Free summer concerts

     Are you looking for family entertainment that doesn’t break the bank?

    During the summer months, Brunswick County towns are full of free activities for residents and visitors.

    The summer concert and movie series kicked off in early June and is under way, bringing concerts and movies to the area on a weekly basis.