Today's News

  • Ash man arrested on felony drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested an Ash man Friday, Feb. 12, after executing a search warrant at his Mill Branch Road home.

    Bryan O. Thomas, 23, of 5013 Mill Branch Road, Ash, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a sheriff’s office booking report.

  • Shallotte appoints Hughes as new town administrator

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen has appointed longtime public works director Albert Hughes as the town’s new full-time administrator.

    Hughes had been serving in the position on an interim basis since former administrator Paul Sabiston resigned last summer.

  • Southport backs off support for port; authority CEO asks for meeting

    The Southport Board of Aldermen has voted to rescind the town’s support of the N.C. International Terminal project proposed by the N.C. State Ports Authority for 600 acres in the Southport area.

    This week, the mayor and city manager met with the authority’s chief executive to receive an update on the project.

    At least one town official says taking back the resolution of support is what it took to get the authority’s attention.

  • Look for Venus to move into view

    Here is a riddle of astronomical proportions to solve. What is larger than the moon by many times, is found in the northern sky, never sets, the light emitted by this object is of the brightest type, it is the youngest of its kind and looking up you will not even see it?

    I will give you the answer later after we covered some other great heavenly features in this month’s sky. First, let us review the planets in the sky; we lose some, we gain some.

  • Even gardens need a little nip and tuck over time

    As we get to a “certain age,” all of those things that we once thought mildly amusing begin to make sense.

    Those reading glasses propped on the end of your nose? Nobody can really see that tiny print, can they? A little Botox on those forehead furrows might be just the trick. And, I don’t know anyone who actually loves (or even likes) love handles. Maybe some liposuction is in order.

    Plant people aren’t immune to the ravages of time that are reflected in the mirror. We just apply many of those same criticisms to our gardens.

  • Camellias need care to avoid Sclerotinia flower blight

    The blooming season for camellias is upon us, which is a time we need to look closely at these colorful plants. When camellias are blooming, they are most susceptible to the disease called Sclerotinia flower blight. This blight affects only the open blossom and does not threaten the health of the plant.

  • Callahans celebrate 60 years

    The children of Peter and Dorothy Callahan of Sunset Beach announce their parents’ 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 18. The couple was married in New York City, N.Y., in 1950 and resided and raised five children (Joanne, Kevin, Peter, Doreen and Brian) on Long Island, N.Y. They are the grandparents of four granddaughters. They retired full time to Sunset Beach in 1984. They are active at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte and volunteer in several ministries including ushering, lectoring, food pantry, lunch bunch and visiting at Autumn Care Nursing Home.

  • Thompson-Carter

    Laura Elizabeth Thompson and Edward Houston Carter Jr. were united in marriage Nov. 7 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte.

    Officiating as the couple exchanged their vows in a double-ring worship service were the Rev. John Causey of Shallotte Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Dwight Williams of First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham.

    Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

  • Barr-Gurganious

    Terri Christine Barr of Sunset Beach and Timothy Dan Gurganious of Willard were married Jan. 2 at the bride’s parents’ home in Sandpiper Bay at Sunset Beach.

    The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Janice Barr of Sunset Beach.

    The groom is the son of Frank and Betty Gurganious of Willard.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    She wore a long, winter white, Grecian-style gown with a beaded bodice and short veil adorned with silk lilies. She carried a bouquet of red roses and white lillies.

  • Lent is a time for desert living; it's not for sissies

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t like desert living. I especially find it difficult when it comes upon me while I am still enjoying the festivities that came with Christmas.

    It’s too soon to plunge into Lenten living. It’s too hard to let myself be led by God’s spirit into the aridity of desert life. I want to cry out, “Wait a minute! I’m not ready yet. Give me more time to acclimate, adjust, and accept this new lifestyle.” I guess I never really got the Christmas message, after all. Incarnation is not for sissies.