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Today's News

  • 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.

    •Shamarie Demaric James, 24, of 4912-1 Dream Weaver Court, Southport, was arrested on one count of felony credit card fraud, four counts of misdemeanor credit card fraud and one count of larceny of financial credit card. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • ‘Taco Bell Coming Soon’ should read ‘permits coming soon’

    Work began this week on Shallotte’s soon to be newest fast food destination—Taco Bell.

    The new restaurant will be located on Main Street between Andy’s of Shallotte and U.S. 17, in front of Birch Pond Apartments.

    As of Tuesday morning, Ben Goetz, vice president of development at Family Foods, said the project was still waiting on one final permit to arrive in the mail—a permit he has been waiting on since November.

  • West Brunswick’s James signs with North Carolina Central

     Most football players marked Feb. 2 as the first day they could sign letters of intent. For West Brunswick High School senior Darius James, the date had a more important significance: his mom’s birthday.

    “My mom (Brenda) means a lot to me,” he said. “Unfortunately, she passed about six years ago. Today is her birthday. That really makes me happy that I’m signing on her birthday.”

    James’ mom died after he had finished sixth grade. Up to that time, football was not a priority in James’ life.

  • Whiteville sweeps West Brunswick

     

    West Brunswick cut a 21-point second-half deficit to 4 points before losing to Whiteville 55-47 in a conference boys’ basketball game Feb. 1.

    Whiteville, second in the league with one conference loss, led 36-15 and appeared to be on the way to a rout. West’s Taylor Buffkin began the comeback when he hit a 3-pointer and scored seven straight points, which cut the lead to 40-24 entering the fourth quarter.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Jan. 24: Chris Mcfee 226, 236, 262, 742; Demaris Lance 216, 234, 226, 676; Craig Croom 198, 276, 197, 671; Milton Williams 279; Dawn Clardy 215, 215, 596; Dar Anuszewski 222, 185, 553.

    Tony Russo Sr., Jan. 25: Theron Johnson 213, 237, 607; Jerry Owen 166, 192, 215, 573; Huey Hughes 194, 162, 201, 557; Tom Haley 204; Bernice Thergesen 182, 442; Lois Ramsey 154, 430; Bobbie Henry 176; Marilyn Laurie 162; Lee North 162.

  • Some baits to use to catch redfish

    The most popular and sought-after inshore fish in local waters during the winter are redfish. This is because they stay in the backwaters and school up in tight pods roaming the inside creeks and inlets feasting on small fish, ghost shrimp and crabs.

    Redfish hit several types of lures well during the winter. You can often sight-cast to them in the clear, cold water. One thing to remember is to keep the noise down, and many redfish experts pole their boats with long poles rather than using trolling motors and anchors that will spook red drum schools.

  • Farmstead, Meadowlands named in top 100 courses

    Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Club in Calabash, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, are among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. 

    The rankings of the panel, which are reported to be “the most authoritative source on golf in the state,” were published in the winter edition of GolfStyles magazine.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford round Friday at Brierwood. The winners with 11.5 points were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter and Bob Byrne. In second with 6 points were Gary Gutheil, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto. Lowest score of the day was Reese Evans, 78. Lowest nets for the day were Bob Smith, 65, and Hal Riebesehl, 69. Smith was also most over his points at plus 8 and was voted golfer of the week.

    CFAG

  • The First Tee: Five fabulous years

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011. I’ve watched the chapter grow over the past five years and seen first-hand how The First Tee changes the lives of kids. I’ve witnessed the phenomenal commitment of our community to this program that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf. 

  • Museum foundation welcomes new director

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A new executive director for the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is on the job.

    Dottie David-Wilson began working as the new director on Jan. 13.

    “We are excited to have found such a well-qualified professional with a strong background in business administration, non-profit organization leadership and management,” Jerry Thrift, chairperson of the board of trustees, said in a press release.