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Today's News

  • Shallotte High School Class of '55 reunion

      PHOTO BY GAYE VARNAM FULFORD

  • 'Playful' art showcased in latest show at Franklin Square Gallery

    Creativity and imagination, often with a playful edge, distinguish the work of two artists featured this month at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport.

    Claire Sallenger Martin of Supply has spent a lifetime in the arts, developing her own unique style. Rebecca Pierre of Oak Island, a published poet and professional writer, turned to pottery for yet another form of artistic expression.

    Martin and Pierre will showcase their newest original creations from Aug. 23 to Sept. 25.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Bank purchases Brick Landing properties

    Greensboro-based Carolina Bank was the only bidder last Friday at the auction for foreclosed Brick Landing Plantation Golf Course properties.

    The bank agreed to purchase the 130 acres for $1.3 million.

    The bank president says the company is in talks with several parties interested in taking over operation of the 18-hole golf course along the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Theft, damages investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Local police investigated several incidents of theft and miscellaneous damages reported over the past week.

    On Aug. 21, damage to personal property was reported after a driver drove over roofing tacks thrown on 33rd Street, causing $504 worth of damage.

    Another incident of damage to personal property was also reported Aug. 21. Someone used a sharp instrument to scratch down the side of a vehicle, causing approximately $500 worth of damage.

  • Sunset Beach Oct. 1 bridge dedication set in concrete

    SUNSET BEACH—Whether or not the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is ready to open to traffic, the town’s Sunset at Sunset dedication ceremony for it will ensue as planned Oct. 1.

    “The dedication will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m., with the reception immediately following,” Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Karen Joseph, who serves as Sunset at Sunset liaison, said Monday.

  • Summertime—and reunions bloom easy

    Seems like everywhere you turn lately, someone is planning a reunion.

    Locally, both classes of ’55 (as in 1955) from the old Union and Shallotte high schools recently reunited at Jerome’s Steak & Seafood in Shallotte for their respective 55th reunions.

    That’s noteworthy.

    I was cordially invited to both, but cordially declined because I’m not 55 yet.

    Besides, I had my own upcoming, better-late-than-never reunion to worry about and, honestly, how many of these can a body take every five to 10 years?

  • Honor Flight fundraiser kickoff Thursday

    Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina is seeking to raise $50,000 in just 10 days.

    A special fundraising kickoff event will take place at 4 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 26, at the USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington.

    The public is cordially invited to join a special group of volunteers who recognize and appreciate everything our Greatest Generation did for us.

  • Sidewalks, park, town hall expansion on Calabash long-range agenda

    CALABASH—Sidewalks, a future park and town hall expansion were among discussion items at a town long-range committee meeting Aug. 19.

    Calabash Town Administrator Marzy Marziano cited a free sidewalks study that can be done by the Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization, an arm of the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

    “If I call them, they can be down here as soon as their schedule allows,” Marziano said, speaking at the committee meeting attended by town commissioners Forrest King and Mary Knight and town clerk Kelley Southward.

  • Building fees mulled in Calabash

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have begun taking a closer look at charging more equitable building-permit fees.

    Scrutiny came at a specially called workshop and meeting Aug. 19 to review and revise the town’s current fee schedule, including provisions for determining building permit fees for multi-unit structures.

    The board has scheduled a public hearing for revisions to the fee schedule at its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14.

  • Carolina Shores leaders rebuked for suspending banner law

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town planning and zoning board has taken town commissioners to task for suspending an ordinance prohibiting banners and flags at local businesses.

    Jim Parsch, chairman of the Carolina Shores Planning and Zoning Board, read a statement at his board’s Aug. 18 meeting asking commissioners to reinstate the law. On Aug. 5, commissioners approved a resolution suspending enforcement of the ordinance until the economy improves.