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Today's News

  • Leak at nuclear power plant sparks NRC investigation

    SOUTHPORT—A reactor at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear plant was shut down last Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    A leak prompted the shutdown of the Unit 2 reactor and has sparked an investigation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

  • Advocates offers hope to crime victims at annual vigil

    Tragedy.

    It’s something Mel Chilton knows all too well.

    Chilton, featured speaker at the 16th annual Justice for Citizens’ candlelight memorial service Friday night in Leland, lost her mother in 1975 to a violent crime.

  • Heather Menzel makes it into round two in ‘Millionaire’

    SHALLOTTE—Heather Menzel, a U.S. History teacher at South Brunswick High School from Shallotte, was a contestant on last Wednesday’s episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” 

    Menzel made it all the way up to the $250,000 question.

    She successfully navigated her way through round one of the game (questions 1-10) and went on to round two (questions 11-14) with an accumulated “Millionaire” bank of $68,500. She had one lifeline left.

  • When you fall, make sure you fall forward

    It is so easy to look around and find things in my life I wish were different. There could always be a little more money, a little more food in the pantry, a little more gas in the truck, a little more time off work, a little more time to write, five more minutes to sleep.

    I could make a list a mile long of all the things I want.

    This week as I attempted to write my column I thought a lot about what I am thankful for and the list ranges from my health, a roof over my head, family and friends to the sand in my bed and the meowing of my cats.

  • 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.

    •Jonathan Cortes Molina, 27, of 1993 Deer Vista St. SW, Supply, was arrested on three counts of felony breaking and entering, three counts of misdemeanor larceny after breaking and entering and six counts of felony probation violation.

  • 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.

    •Assault on a female, resist arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia on West First Street; police responded to a domestic violence call.

    •Kevin Cordevant, 33, of 1011 John Godfrey Road, Sanford, was arrested for assault on a female, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9 and 10 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, Nov. 9

    Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Krystal Gail Barfield, PG misdemeanor larceny.

  • Club briefs

    Craft fair is Dec. 3
    Women of the Moose of the Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road, are sponsoring a craft fair, featuring a soup and cookie walk, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds will benefit Community Services of Brunswick County.
    Many types of soups and cookies will be available for sale to eat in or take out. Table rental is $15/table with one item being donated from each merchant to go toward a Women of the Moose raffle. For table reservations, call Eileen Childers at 755-6994.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to host clothing giveaway
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a free winter giveaway of new clothes and gently used items from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia. Refreshments will be served.

  • St. Paul’s commemorates one-year anniversary

    This has been quite a busy a year for the small congregation at St. Paul’s by the Sea Anglican Church.
    Presiding Bishop Scott McLaughlin, Primate of the Orthodox Anglican Communion and Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, came for a visit April 16 and two children, Clara and Anna Tyson, daughters of Deacon Mac Tyson and Beth Tyson, were confirmed.