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Today's News

  • Safe boating class offered

    America’s Boating Course is a day-and-a-half class that meets the North and South Carolina certification requirements and teaches basic boat handling, how to be prepared and prevent problems and how to deal with the unexpected when it arises.

  • Wooden boats sail to museum

    The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St., is part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. This state agency has the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Fall events include:

  • Laser music at the planetarium

    Ingram Planetarium presents laser music shows in its spectacular high-definition Sky Theater. These popular and entertaining shows feature colorful laser images displayed on the theater’s dome ceiling and are accompanied by loud music in a surround-sound environment. If you have never been to a laser music show, this is your opportunity to try one out. If you have been to one, then you will want to come back for an encore performance.

  • ‘No room for error’ when it comes to student safety

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden has it right. When it comes to student safety, there is no room for error.
    It’s unfortunate, however, that at least two bus drivers missed the value of this message—and may have forgotten their training—when two students were let off county buses at the wrong locations.
    Luckily for everyone involved, the students were ultimately safe, although one was injured following what the school system has called horseplay on a bus.

  • South beats West in three sets in volleyball

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick beat West Brunswick in three straight sets in a conference volleyball match between two Class 3A teams Sept. 20.

    The Cougars won 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 as West lost for the first time this season in the conference (5-1, 9-4 overall).

    South dominated the first set from the start, taking a 5-0 lead on Madison Walker’s serves. Heather Hinson held serve for three points as the Cougars increased the lead to 10-1.

  • 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 and arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of GPS on Brooks Court; suspect opened door to vehicle and removed a GPS.

    •Shoplifting at Food Lion; suspect took a 20-ounce drink without paying.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Misdemeanor larceny and communicating threats at the pier; subject was arrested.

    •Anthony Kevin Richardson, 47, of 1592 Pelican Place, Shallotte, was arrested for outstanding warrants after an investigation at the pier. 

  • Carolinas, books come to life in Calabash shops

    CALABASH—It’s a corner nook, just waiting for browsers to come and discover delights that await within.

    One of them is All About the Carolinas, a shop tucked away inside the Low Country Stores complex where browsers can find an array of items made in the Carolinas.

    Shop owner Sally Pennington says she’s trying to feature items made exclusively in North or South Carolina.

    “I thought it would be a real challenge to find things, but no,” says Pennington, tending to gift baskets behind the counter of her boutique.

  • Sunset Beach considering professional help for parking, projects

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is considering initiating bids for a professional engineer to scrutinize and provide guidelines for future parking on the Sunset Beach island as well as other major projects like bike paths.

    Ongoing discussion about hiring a professional came during comments from the public and debate among council members at a special called workshop Sept. 15, most of it focused on future parking.

  • Sunset Beach homeowners feel boxed in by bridges

    SUNSET BEACH—Standing outside their mainland waterway-front house, Colie and Frances Dooley and their son, Tres, said the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge is too close for comfort.

    It’s been this way since the old span was moved in January to a vacant lot across from their home on Canal Avenue.

    This summer, the Dooleys, who have already filed a lawsuit regarding the new high-rise bridge, felt intruded upon as the Old Bridge Preservation Society conducted programs beside the old span.