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Today's News

  • Scorpions finish season 10-8

     North Brunswick sophomore goalkeeper Hannah Stalnaker is hit by the foot of a Topsail player but deflects the ball from the goal during the soccer playoff game May 11 at North. The Scorpions, with three seniors on the 16-player roster, lost 7-0 and finish the season 10-8. See more photos here.

  • Roger Bacon students help with communications

    Student ham radio operators from The Roger Bacon Academy went on the air at the annual Coastal Carolina Air Show to help provide emergency communication backup and assist first responders in their communication needs.

  • Pastors to be honored at Mount Olive Baptist

    BOLIVIA—Retired pastors are to be honored for their dedication and life’s work.

  • Religion briefs

    Change the World on May 21

  • Scripture is filled with promises for people whose faith is powerfully credible

    When I read the words quoted in the Gospel according to John, I am blown away with their potency. It is not a matter of lacking faith or hope or charity. It concerns the human effort to believe in promises since we are a people who seem more in tune with breaking promises than with keeping them.

  • Master Gardeners do new community project

    Each winter, a group of strangers come together in a class of novice gardeners hoping to become Master Gardeners. A new dimension has been added to this year’s class, one of outreach into the community. This year’s class voted to work on the “secret garden” at Ocean Trail Convalescent Center in Southport.

  • Organic fertilizers versus synthetic fertilizers

    Another growing season is fast approaching, and before you can seed you must feed. Now is the time to decide whether to use organic or synthetic fertilizers to enrich the soil. They produce similar results but come at it from different directions. 

  • Arrests made in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have made several arrests and charges in the past few days.

    On May 9, David Sanchez-Raminez, 19, of Ocean Isle Beach was charged with DWI, no operator’s license and no insurance.

    On May 8, Alan David Pheimer Jr., 49, of Sunset Beach, was arrested on two outstanding warrants from another municipality during an officer service call at Bridge Grill. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on $1,500 secured bond.

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks continuance in land dispute

    A Sunset Beach property owner has requested continuance of a land-dispute action she has filed against the town.

    Margaret K. McCarrel filed a letter with the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court on April 18 requesting a continuance of up to 60 days, “due to current negotiations toward an out-of-court settlement” between the town and herself as petitioner.

    Last August, the Charlotte-based real estate broker filed a special proceedings summons against the town regarding a vacant lot she bought in August 2005 at 217 Shoreline Drive.

  • Former Navy SEAL proud of May Day action of 'my boys'

    CAROLINA SHORES—Former Navy Sea Air and Land commando George Bissett responded with pride upon hearing the May 1 news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.

    “My boys,” he said with pride, wearing his SEAL Team shirt as he sat in his Carolina Shores home with his wife, Katie, last week.

    The Massachusetts native joined SEALs Team 2 in 1968 and did three tours during the Vietnam era.