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Today's News

  • Building HOPE bike rally April 24

    Building HOPE Ministries and Beach House Harley-Davidson are sponsoring the annual “Riding for Hope” ride and rally from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and join in for a time of praise and worship, food on the grill and testimonies. You do not have to ride to participate.

    Churches, ministries and entertainers are invited to set up a booth by calling 842-9418 for details.

  • Last Call Ministries plans revival

    Last Call Ministries will have a One Voice United revival services under the tent on the field at Physicians Drive, Supply, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2, and nightly at 7 p.m. May 3-8.

    For more information, call 409-1162.

  • Standing tall for fallen soldiers: Patriot Guard Riders provide escorts, protection

    Those of us who haven’t been in a war zone can’t imagine what it’s like. (I’m talking to you, reporters who describe every disaster scene as looking “like a war zone.”)

    Sorry, but watching “Saving Private Ryan,” “From Here to Eternity” or “The Deerhunter” does not make one an expert on the atrocities of war.

  • Leland brother, sister arrested for prescription pill trafficking

    On Wednesday, April 14, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a brother and sister for allegedly operating a prescription pill trafficking operation.

    After a one-day investigation brought on by community complaints, drug agents secured a search warrant for a home at 7013 Pine Cliff Drive in Leland, Sgt. Steve Lanier said.

  • Shattered justice: A look at the North Carolina Parole Commission

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about the life and death of Amy Caroline Frink, who, at 18 years old, was brutally murdered in 1994, and her mother Birdie’s fight to bring justice for her youngest daughter almost 16 years later. 

    Birdie Frink, mother of slain Shallotte teenager Amy Frink, has a very clear goal: To repeal the legislation that has allowed two of her daughter’s murderers to be freed after serving just a fraction of their 30-year sentences.

  • North beats West in two OTs
  • West beats South in softball

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick senior pitcher Carly White allowed seven hits in her seven innings pitched Friday night, and her teammates contributed with some timely hitting, as West squeaked by South 4-0 in the conference softball game.

    White struck out eight batters as her screwball has reemerged.

    “I found it,” White said.

    West is now 6-1 in the conference.

    White’s mound opponent, Madison Walker, also had a good outing, striking out six. Four of those strikeouts were in the first two innings.

  • BCC sets team record for victories

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team set a team record for victories in a season by beating Wake Tech in a doubleheader Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC won 8-1 and 5-0. After a 10-2 victory Sunday, BCC is 29-11 for year, 15-2 in the conference.

    In the first game, starter Brock Holmes gave up seven hit and one run in seven innings. He walked two and struck out five. Holmes also set a team record for victories in a season by a BCC pitcher, seven.

  • Churches camp out at Cardboard City for homelessness awareness

    SUPPLY—Instead of spending a day of spring break at home, watching TV, playing video games or sleeping in a warm bed, local youth took a night to understand what it’s really like to be homeless.

    Youth from Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church and Sharon United Methodist Church participated in Cardboard City last Wednesday as a way to raise funding and awareness of homelessness.

  • 4-H hosts annual fashion show

    Youth dazzled the audience once again at the annual 4-H Entertains Talent Show March 29 at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office. 

    Twenty Brunswick County 4-H’ers showed up to demonstrate their talents. 

    James and Joshua Hooven played the mandolin and guitar; Rosie Yurgel demonstrated magic tricks; and the 4-H Hot Steppers, including Savannah and John Macon Michaux, Janzen Jones, Kirra Jones, Lexi Jones and Haley Lantrip, performed a jump rope routine.