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Today's News

  • Movie magic from Ocean Isle Beach

    Two Ocean Isle residents have combined their talents to make movie magic.
    Adam Melton and John Keogh teamed up with Tri-Rahn Pictures and Vela Films to create the feature film “Pendulum Swings.” Melton, a partner in Vela Films, served as both the lead actor in the film and the producer. Keogh utilized his extensive writing background to bring life to the script.

  • Decorating the town

    Every day last week, drivers on Main Street in Shallotte passed a woman whose mission for the past decade has been to make the town more attractive.

    Now in her early 70s, Sara McCullough has tried to retire from serving as the head of the town’s appearance committee for several years, but she says this is her last.

    “I am stepping down at the end of this year,” she said. “I tried last year, but I agreed for one more year. It has gotten so big.”

  • Boom...boom...BOOM

    Residents all over the county reported hearing loud booms last week.

    While this isn’t a new occurrence for the area, it has some people wondering why there aren’t any answers and just exactly what is going on.

    Are jets breaking the sound barrier, is the continental shelf shifting, are they sonic booms, is the Great Spirit shaping the Earth or are the Seneca Indians reminding us of the guns used to take their land?

    No one seems to know.

  • Town decides to change recycling containers for 2011

    It’s going to be a Pepsi-blue Christmas for Shallotte after all.

    Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved moving forward on a contract with Waste Industries to provide a 96-gallon recycle cart to each residence.

    Instead of the current 18-gallon bin that must be carried to the curb, residents will have a 96-gallon rollout cart. Waste Industries hopes to begin the service starting on Jan. 1.

    “They are convenient and easy,” Waste Industries Brunswick branch general manager Greg Brinkley said at in the November aldermen meeting.

  • A Johnson family holiday

    Growing up, Thanksgiving Day always meant three things in my house: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a bird and the wishbone.

    The typical Thanksgiving began with my older brother and I racing past one another in a battle for the couch. The quickest and strongest landed in the lap of luxury; the slower and weaker enjoyed the view from the floor.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident, accident and arrest reports.

    •Robert Stokes, 40, of 4918 Lakewood Dr. SW, was charged with larceny after stealing an 18-pack of beer from Scotchman’s store. He was found consuming the stolen alcohol behind the building. He fled on from officers until he dropped to his knees in Shallotte Cleaner’s parking lot.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident, accident and arrest reports.

    •Robert Stokes, 40, of 4918 Lakewood Dr. SW, was charged with larceny after stealing an 18-pack of beer from Scotchman’s store. He was found consuming the stolen alcohol behind the building. He fled on from officers until he dropped to his knees in Shallotte Cleaner’s parking lot.

  • At the Coffeehouse fundraiser gives students outlet to perform

    Dim lighting. Freshly roasted coffee. The soft sound of acoustic music filling the air.

    At the Coffeehouse, a fundraiser for the West Brunswick High School Vocal Music Department, had the ambiance of a real coffee house and provided students from across the county an opportunity to perform original music and cover versions in front of a live audience.

  • Christmas season kicks off this weekend in Ocean Isle Beach

    If you’re in Ocean Isle Beach Saturday, you’ll know Christmas is coming.

    Saturday is full of events ringing in the holiday season. Super Saturday, a day of events sponsored by the Ocean Isle Property Owners Association (OIPOA), kicks off with the annual property owners’ meeting at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Refreshments will be served during a half-hour meet-and-greet. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and feature several speakers, including Mayor Debbie Smith, Police Chief John Goodwin and OIPOA President Jerry Rothenberg.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on W Ocean Isle Boulevard; subject entered house and removed a 32-inch TV.

    •James Allen Villarreal, 26, of Fayetteville; charged with drunk and disruptive and second-degree trespassing at Second Street Bar and Grill.