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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Cindy Sheehan speaks about peace movement

    BOLIVIA—Cindy Sheehan said there is a common misconception about the peace movement.

    “There’s just this false perception that the peace movement somehow hates our troops. We love our troops,” she explained Monday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sheehan made a stop in Bolivia as part of The Peace Mom and the Patriot, a five-stop North Carolina tour. “That’s why we want them to come home walking, not in body bags.”

  • ATMC to re-air Shallotte forum

    ATMC TV has scheduled an additional airing of the Shallotte Meet the Candidates Forum for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 on ATMC TV Channel 3.

    ATMC failed to air the show during one of its scheduled times, 1 p.m. Wednesday, and will re-air it Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson said.

    The forum is regularly scheduled for additional airings Monday afternoon and evening.

  • Get a glimpse of Haunted Southport this weekend

    Take a walk through Southport, learn some history and see a few ghosts this weekend at Old South Tour and Carriage Company’s Haunted Ghost Walk.

    Katie Stewart, owner of Old South Tour and Carriage Company, will be conducting the walking tours through Southport. These tours vary slightly from her traditional ghost walk in that some of the history is different, and actors will re-enact scenes from the tour along the way.

  • West Brunswick beats Whiteville, finishes 8-1-1 atop soccer conference

    Corey Bell’s goal in the final two minutes gave the West Brunswick boys’ soccer team a 2-1 victory over Whiteville on senior night Oct. 29.

    West, which had clinched the Waccamaw Conference title the night before by beating South Brunswick, finished 8-1-1 in the conference. The victory also avenged West’s only conference loss, 2-1 Sept. 21 at Whiteville.

    Coach Tripp Smith’s Trojans, 10-7-2 overall, open the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs 6 p.m. Nov. 3 at home against White Oak.

  • Stagestruck Players to present 'Charlotte's Web'

    One of my first memories of falling in love with a book happened in second grade.

    Each day, our teacher would read to us from E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web,” and we would all sit on the edge of our seats waiting to learn what happened next. It was like our own kid-friendly serial drama.

    The happenings at Mr. Zuckerman’s farm and the interactions between the Wilbur, Charlotte, Templeton and the gang were enough to keep us interested until the final page.

  • Halloween isn’t here yet, and here I go asking you about Thanksgiving, Christmas

    I know, I know. I was just writing about Halloween and all things ghostly and paranormal, and before the holiday even gets here, I’m changing directions and looking beyond it.

    Yes, folks, it’s time to think about the other holidays—Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Pumpkins prevail at Indigo Farms

    Pumpkin Day—a daylong celebration of fall—is set for this Saturday, Oct. 17, at Indigo Farms, a historic farm straddling the state line near Hickmans Crossroads.

    Celebrate the season and pick a passel of pumpkins during the annual event scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Since when does four years make something an artifact?

    Two weeks ago, I was surfing the Internet, looking for deals on Thomas the Train accessories, when my computer screen went black. There was no warning—it just quit.

    I decided to do a little troubleshooting before resorting to calling the tech support line.

    First I jiggled the cord. Nothing happened. Then I unplugged and re-plugged it several times. Nothing happened. Then I dug out the manual and even pretended read a page or two. Still, nothing happened.

  • Valerio leads West to another victory

    Roberto Valerio paced the West Brunswick boy’s cross-country team to victory in a three-team conference meet in 80-degree weather Oct. 13 at West.

    Valerio was unchallenged in winning the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 50 seconds. He was one of five West runners in the top 10. His finish on the track at M.H. Rourk Stadium was cheered on by a corridor of West students, a scene of school spirit rarely seen at any cross-country meet at any school.

    Teammate John Frink was third in 18:58, his best finish of the season.

  • South golfers win conference title; Gore, Johnson co-medalists

    Leslie Johnson of West Brunswick and Molly Gore of South Brunswick shot 49s and tied for first in the Waccamaw Conference championship golf tournament Oct. 12 at the St. James Founders Course.

    Rain shortened the tournament to nine holes.

    South, with no seniors on its team, won the tournament and qualified for the regional Oct. 20 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf course. Johnson, a sophomore, also qualified.