Today's News

  • Stanley-Murdaugh

    Rhett Douglas Stanley and Brittany Kayleigh Murdaugh of Shallotte will be married Sunday, Feb. 14, at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ash. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., with reception following in the church fellowship hall. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bryan and Kaycee Murdaugh of Shallotte, and the granddaughter of Ivan and Zelotta McDonald of Raleigh. The prospective groom is the son of Bill Stanley and Lynn Coon, and the stepson of Jack Coon, all of Shallotte. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Bobbie Anderson of Ash.

  • Scripture teaches God's love is ever-present; love is all there is

    I seem always to find themes emerging from Scriptural readings. Interestingly, they also change as I change...meeting spiritual needs that surface with each new encounter. Like a ladder, they take me higher and higher...deeper and deeper...as I climb. That is the marvel of God’s living word.

  • Late winter freeze could damage fruit

    We’ve usually had a couple of days well into the 60s by this time of year to remind us that spring isn’t far away. While our winters are mild by comparison to New England and the Midwest, the cold has been reluctant to leave this year.

  • Pruning tips: In gardening, timing is everything

    The hotline has received several requests for information concerning pruning in the last few weeks. Following are guidelines as to when and how much to prune:

    As the weather cools in the fall, many of us emerge from the air-conditioning and begin looking around the landscape again. One thing we may see is some plants grew a lot over the summer and have gotten somewhat out of bounds. There is often a strong temptation to get out the pruning saw and start fighting back the jungle.

    In gardening, timing is everything. Knowing when and when not to perform tasks is important.

  • Three-month-old recipe wins Brunswick Stew Cook-Off

    SHALLOTTE—Oren and Pat Knicely’s three-month-old Brunswick Stew recipe beat recipes that have been around for generations at Saturday’s Brunswick Stew Cook-Off, hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    The first-year competitors said they were encouraged by friends to participate and came up with their winning recipe only three months ago.

    “He’s a quick study, what can I say?” Pat Kniceley said of her husband.

  • Get paid to shop, mystery shopping opportunities available locally

    Two of my favorite things go hand-in-hand—shopping and money.

    To shop, you have to have money. To have money, you have to have a job. Why not kill two birds with one stone and get paid to shop?

    The Mystery Shopping Providers Association (MSPA) is a worldwide organization that provides mystery shoppers the chance to make money while shopping and performing market research.

    “Our member companies work with their clients to establish mechanisms to measure and improve levels of service,” its Web site states.

  • Town hopes to resolve road improvement issues

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Town officials are hoping to have a resolution regarding road improvements at the corner of N.C. 179 and N.C. 904 by the end of the month.

    In December, officials from Crescent Resources LLC asked Ocean Isle Beach commissioners to release them from one of the six original driveways that were included in the original bond.

    Eric Jaegers said because the company is in bankruptcy, completing the driveway would be an added expense.

  • Touch a Life Learning Center opens this month

    Adult learners looking for a quiet, non-intimidating place to study can now go to the Touch a Life Learning Center at the Brunswick County Literacy Council.

    Set to formally open next week, the Learning Center is designed to be a place for adult students and teachers to use for studying, tutoring and learning, Mari-Lou Wong-Chong, Literacy Council board president, said.

    “Everybody’s welcome to learn at the center,” Wong-Chong said.

  • The Wilmington 10

    Connie Tindall was the leading defensive tackle in 4A football in the state of North Carolina. Willie Vereen was an aspiring musician headed for stardom.

    The dreams of these men and eight of their peers came to an abrupt halt in the early 1970s when they were incarcerated for a crime they didn’t commit.

    Tindall and Vereen shared the story of The Wilmington 10 last week with the Cedar Grove Basketball Poets, who in turn helped raise money for their newly formed social justice foundation.

  • ELECTION FILINGS: No one files yet for board of education

    Two seats on the Brunswick County Board of Education are open, and as of press time Tuesday, no one had filed for either position.

    Scott Milligan, vice-chairman of the board, and Charlie Miller are both up for re-election this year. Neither has made a public announcement regarding their intentions.

    Milligan was elected to the board in 2004 and served as chairman from 2006-2007. He currently serves as chairman of the finance committee.