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Today's News

  • Get out your shovel--there are plenty of gardening chores to do in April

    Spring has arrived and people are in a hurry to spruce up their yards. There are a few things that need more time to pass before doing. Hopefully, the pine pollen problem will be ending as you read this.

  • Calabash commissioners debate UDO on next agenda

    CALABASH—Over objections, the town’s proposed Unified Development Ordinance is supposed to be on the town’s next meeting agenda next Tuesday, April 14.

    Town commissioner Emily DiStasio said at an agenda workshop Tuesday she would like to see the UDO brought to a vote since a good amount of time has already been spent working on it.

    “I feel like we should go ahead and vote on it,” she said.

  • Johnson-Cully

    Jennifer Lynn Johnson of Leland and Blaine Tucker Cully of Ocean Isle Beach were married Dec. 13 at Jennies Branch Baptist Church in Shallotte.

    The Rev. David Helms officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Keith Johnson of Fayetteville and the granddaughter of Louise Rochetti of Linden and the late Abraham Rocchetti; Frances Melvin of Erwin and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson of Fayetteville.

  • Making an insectary is as simple as planting a vegetable garden that will attract beneficial insects

    As you plan your vegetable garden, you will choose what vegetables you wish to grow and you should also choose which plants would attract beneficial insects.

    A garden insectary is a small garden plot of flowering plants designed to attract and harbor beneficial insects. These “good insects” prey on many common garden insect pests and offer the gardener a safer, natural alternative to pesticides.

  • Lewis-Chastain

    Mr. and Mrs. James E. Lewis of Shallotte announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Mr. Johnathan Charles Chastain, Dec. 20, 2008 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Henry B. Rehder officating the renewal of vows.

    The couple’s original wedding ceremony took place Dec. 21, 2007, before the groom’s second deployment to Iraq.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Chastain of Hayden, Ala., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Chastain and Mrs. and Mrs. Edsell Vaughn.

  • Play it again...finding the challenge of redoing as renewing

    My grandson is a member of the redoing club. Apparently, his grades are indicative of a certain degree of disinterest. Perhaps he doesn’t understand the adage that haste makes waste. It might be he is communicating his boredom with some subjects.

    Whatever the cause, the “cure”—one is committed not to consider it punishment—is to “re-do.” He must address the subject matter at hand until he gets it completely correct. I neglected to ask if his grade would be calculated on the first, last, or any in-between attempt!

  • Shallotte Middle’s Science Olympiad wins regionals

    Shallotte Middle School’s Science Olympiad team is headed to state.

    The team placed first at the regional competition last month, placing higher than other teams from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

    The team, along with three others from the region will compete in the state competition later this month.

    Science Olympiad is a national organization that helps improve and increase science education through team competition. Members from each team compete in 23 events, which covers a broad spectrum of science.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged David Roy Woods, 23, of 117 Al St., Shallotte, with disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

    •Breaking and entering into a coin-operated device and larceny from a coin-operated device at Black’s Tire; suspect broke into the Coca-Cola machine, causing $500 in damage.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 30-April 5, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 11 calls, made seven drug arrests and issued four citations, including no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and revoked license plate.