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Today's News

  • Affiliations don’t define who people are or all of their beliefs

    I’ve been in newspapers since 1998, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons.

    The one thing consistent wherever I go is people have lots of opinions and they want to share them—whether you want to hear them or not.

    Once people get accustomed to seeing a person’s photo and name in newsprint, they assume that person is a perfectly good target for all things tossed at them.

  • Lessons to be learned in road improvement plan

    Wayne Currie with the North Carolina Department of Transportation wants everyone to be more patient with Shallotte’s Smith Avenue extension project. 

  • Community briefs

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  • Armed bank robbery suspect arrested

    A South Carolina man has been arrested for an armed bank robbery in Supply last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Lee Adelstone II for an armed robbery at Waccamaw Bank last week.

    Stanley said Adelstone, 22, of 709 48th Ave., North Myrtle Beach, S.C., entered the bank at 3178 Holden Beach Road just before 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 9, handed a note to the teller stating he had a gun and demanding she give him “all the money.”

  • Bank robbery in Holden Beach

    Shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 a suspect robbed the Waccamaw Bank in Holden Beach. Detectives are on the scene. Check back for additional details as they become available. A photo of the suspect is expected to be released shortly.

  • Calabash restaurant readies for re-opening following fire

    CALABASH—Six months after a devastating fire, Capt. John's Seafood House is getting ready to re-open soon.

    The fourth-generation eatery on the Calabash waterfront sustained major damages after a fire attributed to a faulty fish-tank light broke out when the eatery was closed on the night of Nov. 30.

    A team of workers was busy Thursday painting the exterior of the restored eatery and readying the inside, which looks much the same as it did previously, but with new furnishings and light fixtures.

  • Three Confederate graves discovered in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Three brothers, three Confederate soldiers and the first mayor of Shallotte were all laid to rest in a recently rediscovered cemetery in Shallotte.

    The Leonard Cemetery behind Thomas Drugs on Main Street is the final resting place of many influential former Shallotte residents.

    There are 32 marked graves dating from 1872-1953. Some are hard to read as the headstones are broken.

  • Firemen set a Supply house ablaze

    SUPPLY—There was smoke in the air last Friday night, and it was on purpose.

    Area firemen set fire to a home off of Coastal Drive in Supply as a part of a live burn training exercise.

    The house, donated to the county for training purposes, was in the Supply fire district. Prior to burning the house, firefighters extensively prepared the site for the burn. The house had to be stripped and inspected for asbestos, and all items were removed. Hay and wood were used to fuel the fires.

  • Can Southport become the next Fukushima?

    SOUTHPORT—On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami changed the landscape of Japan and the mentality of the nuclear world forever.

    “Fukushima was a watershed for our industry,” said Michael Annacone, site vice president during a recent media tour of the Brunswick Plant.

    The extent of the disaster at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, still isn’t known, but the nuclear world is attempting to learn valuable lessons to increase safety for the future so similar incidents don’t occur.

  • Why isn’t it done yet?

     

    SHALLOTTE—The long awaited Smith Avenue Project is delayed yet again.

    The original completion date of Oct. 1, 2010, has come and gone. So have the late December, early spring and late May anticipated completion dates. And it appears the July Fourth completion date will also come and go without the disappearance of the orange-and-white traffic barrels lining Main Street and Smith Avenue.