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Today's News

  • Large sinkhole swallows car

     SHALLOTTE­—It was a rainy September morning when David Friend left his home on Loblolly Drive for work. It was still dark outside.

    He was less than three blocks from his home when the unexpected happened.

    The road below his vehicle disappeared.

    Instead of driving on pavement, Friend and his vehicle were submerged in a sinkhole large enough to swallow his car. When he attempted to exit the vehicle, the water in the hole was so deep he could not reach the bottom.

  • Humphreys

    Krista Marie Humphreys and John-Mark Humphreys, both of Ocean Isle Beach, were married Aug. 6 at the Calabash Elks Club in Calabash. The Rev. Margo R. Sears officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Jean Ussery of Tomahawk, Wis., and Harold Ussery Jr. of Carolina Shores. The groom is the son of Stella and Robert “Jerry” Humphreys of Calabash.
    Maid of honor was Paula Crossfield and Molly Borski was matron of honor.

  • Community news

    Food and shelter aid to be allotted
    Brunswick County has been chosen to receive $13,728 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America.

  • Operation marry me military - Ocean Isle Beach

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Operation Marry Me Military is in full action mode as the big day draws near.

    The new nonprofit started by Oak Island’s Alecia Geddings is off to a grand start for its inaugural year. The 10-year goal is to marry 100 active military personnel on Veterans Day across the state.

    This year Brunswick County is home to two beach weddings. Event planner Brittany Adams of Brittany Adams O’Neil Events of Ocean Isle Beach and Michelle Rose are coordinating the Operation Marry Me Military event for southern Brunswick County.

  • Gravity can whip satellites back to earth

    Fall is upon us, and temperatures and leaves are falling. Even a satellite fell, because gravity affects us all. Some satellites can get a gravity whip and instead of coming back to earth, the gravity whip sends it flying while saving fuel. Thanks, gravity.
    Voyager 1 and 2 are such satellites, and with a little practice, you can tell where both objects are just by looking for the constellations with the moving parts.

  • Collard greens or collard trees?

      BRUNSWICK COUNTY—She has been growing collard greens for more than 30 years, but never has she grown them as tall as this year.

    Velma Williams planted collard greens in her garden last spring, just like she does every year. Only this year, they never seemed to stop growing.

    Last week Williams measured them. The tallest one in her garden is 56 inches in height.

  • Shallotte Shock runs its record to 3-0

    The Shallotte Shock U12 Girls came from behind to win another close match 2-1. After giving up a goal, the Shock focused in both offensively and defensively. Kayla Crouch dribbled through the defense, drawing the attention of many defenders and made a great assist, passing back to a waiting Hayley Giordano, who drove the ball into the top of the goal.
    Greer Josselyn later showed off her dribbling skills, eluding many defenders and finding Kira Frawley, who put in the winning goal.

  • Get ready to rumble

     CIVIETOWN—The fire trucks will be taken out of the building Saturday to make way for wrestling.

    The Dirty South Reunion Wrestling Show is coming to the Civietown Volunteer Fire Department this weekend. The event is a fundraiser for the fire department.

    “These charity events are key to our existence,” said Fire Chief Mark Hewett.

  • Business owners: Reopen the road

     

     

    SHALLOTTE—A group of local business owners who feel cut off by the Smith Avenue Extension project are joining forces with the goal of reopening a portion of the road.

    Since the opening of the new road, traffic on the old N.C. 130/Holden Beach Road has slowed. Business owners along this corridor say it is killing their business.

  • Bolivia man arrested for stealing gas for more than a year

     

     

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Police Department has closed a case involving a former employee stealing from a company for more than a year.

    According to detective Jeremy Humphries, Coastal Machine and Welding reported financial card fraud to the police department Sept. 8. As the company reviewed invoices, they discovered a fuel card issued to a former employee was continuing to be used.

    “The case was initially financial card fraud but it is actually obtaining property by false pretense,” Humphries said.