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Today's News

  • Superintendent surprised by leaked grievance

    Brunswick County School Superintendent Katie McGee said Monday she was surprised to learn the grievance filed against her had been made public since grievances are confidential personnel matters.

    Sherry Dove, executive assistant to the superintendent and liaison to the board of education, filed a grievance against McGee, which the board of education heard during a daylong meeting Thursday, July 2. The meeting was in closed session; the board cited confidential personnel matters as the subject of discussion.

  • Sheriff’s office searching for burglary suspect

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about burglary suspect Rodney Wayne Suggs’ whereabouts.

    Suggs, 40, of 335 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, is wanted for first-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering.

    Suggs, is 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

    According to an arrest warrant, Suggs is wanted for allegedly breaking into a Supply home and stealing a purse, jewelry, a passport, checks, credit cards and medication between midnight-5 a.m. July 16.

  • McGougan

    Kasey Galloway McGougan and Daniel Zacharias (Zack) McGougan are the parents of twins, Jackson (Jax) Holt McGougan and Zebediah Cain (Zeb) McGougan.

    Jax was born at 4:17 p.m. May 29. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Zeb was born at 4:19 p.m. May 29. He was 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Joey and Kim Galloway of Supply. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Melissa McGougan of Supply.

  • Johnson-Elliott

    Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Shanna G. Johnson of Shallotte to Jamieka D. Elliott, who is currently stationed in Germany. The bride-elect is the daughter of Angelette G. Hill of Supply and Lacca W. Bromell of West Palm Beach, Fla. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bowens of Ash. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Waccamaw Park Community Center in Ash. A reception will follow at Waccamaw Park Community Center.

  • Northrups celebrate 50 years

    Neal and Cindy Northrup celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11. They were married in Rochester, N.Y., and lived there until moving to Shallotte 15 years ago. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. While visiting Rochester, N.Y., in June they celebrated with family. On July 11, they were honored with a surprise gathering of friends at the home of Bob and Marianne Nobles in Shallotte.

  • Kinlaw withdraws name from alderman race, seeks mayor's seat

    Shallotte alderman John Kinlaw has decided to run for the mayor’s office instead of seeking re-election to his alderman seat.

    He will face fellow alderman Buddy Kelly in the Nov. 10 election. Two-term mayor Gerald Long is not seeking re-election.

    Previously, Kinlaw filed for re-election to the board of aldermen but changed his mind after receiving calls from residents urging him to run against Kelly.

  • Workshop provides insight on color plants to brighten the garden

    Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Landscape Color Field Day in Raleigh. This event got started back in the 1960s as the “bedding plant field day” and includes trials of annuals and some perennials that provide color and interest in those high-visibility places in the garden. Included are some of the highlights from checking out the color.

  • Garden chores for the summer: Beware of the heat

    The appearance of many shrubs can be improved with a general pruning at this time of year. With new growth averaging 6 to 8 inches long, many evergreens are getting slightly out of bounds. Now is a good time to take hand pruners and shears to shape them.

    • Individual branches and stems need to be cut to back inside the plant. This will reduce the overall size of the plant and also reshape it.

    • Continue to shear formal hedges.

    Rejuvenation pruning

  • Truesdales celebrate 67 years

    John and Sara Truesdale are celebrating 67 years of marriage. They have four children, Ann, John, Connie and Jack, and their children’s spouses Dan, Peggy, Harold and Beth. They have seven grandchildren and their spouses; seven great-grandchildren and one special Emily in heaven.

  • Public hearing discussing possible extension of Old Georgetown, Ocean Isle Beach Roads set for next week

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will have a Design Public Hearing from 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the National Guard Armory on Main Street in Shallotte to discuss the proposed extension of State Road 1163 (Old Georgetown Road) from State Road 1184 (Ocean Isle Beach Road) to N.C. 179.