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Today's News

  • Animal advocates teach Petucation at Jessie Mae

    It was no ordinary school day when Ronna Sue Graham and “Miss Di,” her Welsh corgi/pit bull mix therapy dog, showed up for fourth-grade classes last week at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

    Graham and her dog were among volunteers who have been taking part in hour-long Petucation classes at the elementary school in Ash.

  • Celebrating literacy: It's the season for books, poems and a spelling bee

    Not only does spring bring flowers, it has also reaped an array of events celebrating the oral and written word. Following is a roundup of what’s on tap in coming days and weeks.

    ‘Frosty the Yellow Frog’

    Sunset Beach author Anne Giordano has just published her third children’s book.

    At 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, she will read a copy of “Frosty the Yellow Frog” to children at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • 'Secret Gardens' flower show ready to bloom

    Flower lovers can discover paradise at the Coastal Garden Club’s “Secret Gardens”-themed flower show, set to burst into bloom this Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    The Shallotte-based club is presenting the show as a fun, educational project to spark interest in members’ favorite hobbies of horticulture and floral design.

  • No tax increase planned in Calabash

    CALABASH — Town taxpayers can expect to see no new property tax increase in their bills for fiscal year 2015-16.

    That’s what the Calabash Board of Commissioners have indicated as it convened for its final scheduled budget workshop last Wednesday, April 29.

  • Ash man pleads guilty to assaulting officer, rape and kidnapping charges dismissed

     Rape and kidnapping charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement that will send an Ash man to state prison for at least three years.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced 32-year-old Richard Tremaine Gore to 41 to 77 months in the N.C. Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty April 23 to assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of firearm by a felon and fleeing to elude arrest.

  • Brunswick Business Incubator slated to open in August

     LELAND — Seven years ago, Jim Bradshaw and others shared a progressive idea to launch a business and industry incubator in Brunswick County.

    Now, his dream is well on its way to becoming a reality as Brunswick Community College officials announced last week the incubator would be open in the middle of August.

  • Crews repair broken water main in Holden Beach

     Some Holden Beach residents were without water for nearly two hours Tuesday, May 5, as public works crews repaired a broken water main.

    The water main in the area of Ocean Boulevard West and Salisbury Street broke sometime before noon Tuesday and was repaired just after 1 p.m., town officials confirmed.

    The break affected 409-427 Ocean Blvd. W. and all properties on Salisbury Street, town manager David Hewett said.

  • Girl Scouts hope to find dog a home

    WINNABOW — Girl Scouts with Troop 285 gathered ‘round this past weekend to greet John Boy, one of the homeless dogs at Paws Place Dog Rescue.

    The Leland-based troop came bearing dog food, bleach and laundry detergent.

    “We bought stuff at Wal-Mart,” said scout Ellie Doyle, one of the fourth- and fifth-graders in the troop who for the past four to six weeks have been trying to help John Boy, a rescued walker hound mix, find a new home as they work to earn their Bronze Award.

  • Deputies search for missing Leland woman

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for the public’s help locating a 26-year-old Leland woman who was reported missing Friday, May 1.

    Alicia Marie Deans of Old Lanvale Road is described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound white woman with blue eyes and brown hair that was recently dyed black. She is driving a green, four-door 2005 Ford Taurus with a valid North Carolina license tag CLS-5844.

  • Carolina Shores to present budget Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is poised to present a proposed $1,410,600 balanced budget for fiscal 2015-2016 at the town board of commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 7.

    The budget does not raise taxes or fees and in fact represents a 3 percent tax cut because of the drop in assessed values countywide, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall noted in his monthly report at commissioners’ monthly workshop this past Monday morning, May 4.