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Today's News

  • Students experiment to learn about wind energy

    Southport Elementary fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Blacklock was one of two teachers who requested assistance and gave local 4-H youth a chance to practice their leadership skills.
    On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, and her helpers Alexis Apple, Angelique Apple, Owen Bell and Bobbi Jane Lawrence taught students about renewable energy and more. The youth who participated in the program enhanced their engineering skills by designing, building and testing two different wind turbine models.

  • One newcomer joins Ocean Isle Beach board

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—One newcomer will be on the next town council in Ocean Isle Beach.

    According to unofficial results at press time Tuesday night, Betty Williamson and Dean Walters, the two incumbent candidates, and newcomer Bob Williams will fill the three commissioner seats. Each commissioner’s term is four years.

    Williams will replace current board member Suzie Wooten who did not seek re-election.

  • Education briefs

    WRN website created
    Individuals seeking the scoop on the best books in town typically read critics’ reviews. For those looking for something a little more exciting, visit www.bcswan.net/wrn for a creative book review experience known as Who’s Reading Now (WRN).
    WRN was an idea launched by Brunswick County media coordinators in partnership with Acacia Dixon, instructional technology coordinator.

  • Shallotte elects a new mayor and alderman

    SHALLOTTE—The citizens of Shallotte turned out to vote on Tuesday and elected a new mayor and alderman.

    Sara McCullough and Paula Pease fought the race for mayor.

    McCullough decided to run for mayor after the passing of Mayor Buddy Kelly. She will finish the remaining two years of Kelly’s four-year term.

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel sing
    set for Nov. 11
    The Brunswick Gospel Jubilee will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Masonic Temple, 5072 Main St. in Shallotte. Enjoy gospel music from near and far. For more information, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.
    Learn about genealogy Nov. 12
    Learn about genealogy websites and software and connect to your ancestors via online access at a genealogy workshop open house from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the corner of Mintz and Copas roads.

  • Clemmons

    Jesse and Kristina Clemmons of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of son, Bentley Jameson Clemmons, born at 5:52 p.m. Oct. 10 at Loris Community Hospital, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 22-1/2 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nanet Taylor of Ocean Isle Beach.
    Paternal grandparents are Dale and Rose Clemmons of Supply.
    Great-grandparents are Harvey McDonald of Rockingham and Nancy Evans of Stoneville.
     

  • Chaffin-Solano

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Erin Lyon Chaffin of Durham and Jonathan Francis Solano of Biloxi, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chaffin of Mocksville. She is employed as an ICU nurse at Duke Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Teresa Fike of Shallotte. He is a special operations trainee with the United States Air Force. A Dec. 23 wedding is planned in Salisbury.
     

  • Salaam, shalom, peace to all...that is our cry for justice

    The day dawned gray and chilly, a portent of winter’s proximity. It was also a reminder that we often enter a state of gray chilliness when confronted with folks who do not share our culture, heritage, educational and life experience.

  • Ocean Isle Beach hosts community forum

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach’s final community forum of the year was Monday night.

    Four times a year Ocean Isle Beach commissioners, mayor and town staff invite the public to forums. During the meetings the public is asked to share ideas and discuss concerns with the board. The board takes no formal action during the forums.

    “We are here to listen to your concerns and suggestions,” said Debbie Smith, mayor. “Tell us what is on your mind.”

  • Volunteers honored for work with museum, planetarium

    Volunteers at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium were honored on Oct. 25 at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon at the museum, attended by more than 85 volunteers. Special awards were presented to the following individuals for their outstanding service during the past year:
    Museum Volunteer of the Year: Cookie Rance; Planetarium Volunteer of the Year: John Misiaszek; Volunteer Lifetime Achievement: Sue McCann; Museum Rookie of the Year: Anne Neely; and Planetarium Rookies of the Year: Amy and Alex Sludds.