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Today's News

  • Driver in fatal wreck charged with DWI, felony death by vehicle

    The driver of the vehicle that killed a 23-year-old Brunswick Community College student has been charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired in connection with the wreck.

    Richard Joseph Constantineau, 42, of 1161 Highway 133, Lot No. 2, Rocky Point, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet traveling west on N.C. 211 the afternoon of May 27.

  • Reward offered for information leading to arrests in mini-storage break-ins

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with numerous breaking and enterings in the Calabash area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 4 p.m. June 2, three unidentified suspects broke into 41 storage units and two utility trailers at Coastal Mini Storage, at 8110 Ocean Highway North.

    Anyone with information regarding the break-ins is asked to contact detectives Mark Jarman or Chris Barbour at 253-2777.

  • Call for grant applications

    The Brunswick County Community Foundation is offering grants from the Brunswick County Unrestricted Endowment Fund for 2010.

    The foundation is now seeking grant proposals in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit, and youth development.

  • Raising grandchildren is a lot like training police officers

    Precisely at 6:40 a.m. daily, I arrive in our bedroom with breakfast and the morning newspaper for my dear spouse. I am content to faithfully carry out our wonderful morning routine.

    When our grandchildren visit during the summer months, there is a breakfast for them as well. They are patiently leaning on pillows and the headboard with our breakfast bed tray on my spouse’s lap.

  • Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic to be open June 15

    The Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The clinic is free, and no appointments are necessary.

    The clinic is in the social hall at Supply Baptist Church near the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211. It is open to low-income individuals who need medical help and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance.

    Volunteer doctors, nurses and others staff the clinic.

    For more information, call 755-7522 and leave a message and contact phone number. Your call will be answered as soon as possible.

  • Flag Day ceremony set in Shallotte

    The Shallotte Elks Lodge 2854 will host their annual Flag Day ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at Shallotte Middle School.

    Participating will be the Shallotte Fire Department Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 201, Tina Sanchez from New Beginnings Community Church and speakers from the military.

    Albert Hughes will lead the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”

    The ceremony for burning flags will be the last event of the ceremony.

  • After months of zoning hassles, Playhouse 211 to host first shows this week

    ST. JAMES—The Cape Fear Repertory Theatre members waited a few more months than they originally planned, but at 8 p.m. Thursday, the company’s production of “The Sensuous Senator” will debut at the now-open-and-legal Playhouse 211 near Southport.

    Playhouse 211 is Brunswick County’s newest entertainment venue and was supposed to open for the repertory company and other interested groups to rent in January, but the owners encountered some unexpected zoning issues, resulting in a change of plans.

  • House majority approves budget amendment nixing ‘blank check’ for port project

    The N.C. House budget passed last week included an amendment to take the state’s portion of costs for the feasibility study of the N.C. International Terminal planned for Southport off the table.

    The amendment, introduced by Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, passed 104-11.

  • Shallotte High School Class of 1960 has its 50-year reunion at Sunnyside

    Fifty years later, the boy the senior class voted “wittiest” was still the life of the party; the girl everyone agreed was the “cutest” still turned heads, and walking into their former fourth-grade classroom building brought the memories flooding back for the Shallotte High School class of 1960.

    Saturday night, about 36 members of the class and their guests gathered at the newly renovated Sunnyside School Building to reminisce, catch up and reunite with old friends.

  • Their popular characters will live on in our hearts

    Children of the ’80s experienced a reality check the past few weeks as we experienced the passing of two childhood icons from our favorite TV shows.

    Gary Coleman, diminutive star of “Diff’rent Strokes” and, unfortunately, washed-up-child-star punchline for most of his life, died of a brain hemorrhage at age 42 after a lifelong battle with kidney disease May 28 in Provo, Utah.