Today's News

  • Ocean Ridge Bowling League honors bowlers

    The Ocean Ridge Plantation Bowling League concluded its 11th season at its annual bowling banquet April 1 at the Elks Lodge in Calabash.

  • West softball team scores 12 runs to defeat North

    Dez Avallone had a chance to be a hero, just like her dad.
    She already had a double, two singles and four RBIs for West Brunswick in its conference softball game April 20 against North Brunswick.
    Dez’s father, Randall Avallone, is a warrant officer with the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan. He is a hero to our country. This evening, daughter Dez, in a smaller way, was a hero to her West Brunswick teammates.

  • Decker can pin another award to the office wall

    Terry Decker can add another plaque to the wall in his office, but he may not have enough room.
    The Wilmington Bowling Association/Cape Fear USBC Hall of Fame inducted Decker during a ceremony last month. This is the latest honor for Decker, a Shallotte resident who is the bowling operations manager at Planet Fun. A wall on his office has so many plaques on it that Decker has been unable to add this most recent plaque to it.

  • West’s Greg Hensley wins golf tournament

    Greg Hensley had a chip-in eagle in shooting a 2-under-par 70 April 19 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in winning the next-to-last golf tournament of the Waccamaw Conference season.
    This is first time in several years a West golfer has won a conference tournament.
    Hensley shot 35-35—70, a round that included three birdies and an eagle. It was his best competitive score.
    South Brunswick’s Dalton Gore was second (76), North Brunswick’s Mason Roberts third (78), South’s Richard Weinacht fourth (79) and West’s Harrison Taylor fifth (80).

  • West beats Scorpions, retains first place

    Senior pitcher Gavin Lane has been pleased with the run support he has received in his last few starts. Tuesday night was no different, as the Trojans exploded for five runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to an 8-3 win over North Brunswick.
    The win keeps West in sole possession of first place in the Waccamaw Conference, two games ahead of North. Lane gave up a run in the top of the first but gained confidence watching his team string together timely hits in the Trojans’ first at-bat.

  • Man charged with DWI in accident involving school bus

    An Ocean Isle Beach man has been charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and failure to reduce speed in connection with a three-car wreck in Shallotte last week that sent one woman to a hospital and involved a school bus.

    Leslie Wayne Jester Jr., 24, of 422 Kill Deer, Ocean Isle Beach, was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $3,000 secured bond after an officer who responded to the accident smelled alcohol on him and in his car, according to the police report.

  • Brunswick Christian Recovery Center project begins; Twin Lakes to donate percentage of May 3 proceeds

    For the past eight years, Open Door Ministries Baptist Church in Shallotte has been ministering to addicts and others seeking recovery.

    The Rev. Larry Shreve says over the years, he has personally taken more than 100 people to Christian-based rehabilitation centers. In addition, Open Door Ministries also provides scholarship funds to send people to the rehab.

    The church also hosts Celebrate Recovery, a night of music and worship that includes counseling sessions for small groups.

  • The dirt on soil: What makes a good potting mix

    Almost any article on plants ends with “and make sure you use a good potting mix.” Great advice, but what does it mean?
    The main functions of a potting mix are: 1) to hold moisture and nutrients around your plants roots, acting as a reservoir for these critical elements of life in your container garden, 2) to provide enough air for growing roots to be able to breath and not rot once you plant your container and 3) to support your plant, providing anchorage for the roots.

  • ‘Beautiful and easy’ is possible in the garden

    One question that natives and transplants both ask is: “What’s something I can plant in the garden that’s beautiful and easy?”
    Beautiful and easy is pretty tough to come by in most aspects of your life, but I do have some suggestions for the garden. Two vines are blooming right now that fit our criteria: Tangerine Beauty crossvine and Amethyst Falls wisteria.

  • Jesus had a dream that has not disappeared

    In Walt Disney’s original production of “Snow White” there is a beautiful song that tells us “a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.”
    I once had a plaque that reminded me: “Today’s dreams are tomorrow’s realities.”
    The Man of La Mancha sang, “Dream the impossible dream!” Martin Luther King announced hope to overflowing crowds of enslaved blacks in his four words, “I have a dream!” As a child, I loved to play the piano piece “Beautiful Dreamer.”