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Today's News

  • Free outdoor musical ‘Cycles’ to celebrate the seasons of life, love

    “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime” a musical revue celebrating the various stages of life and love, will premier at 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Franklin Square Park in Southport. The show is set for May 21-23 and May 28-30.

    “Cycles” will be the seventh free musical revue Brunswick Little Theatre has performed in the park “as a gift to the community,” according to director Jonathan Richmond.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Enrique Cruz Perez, 28, of 389 Tarklin Court, Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and careless and reckless driving in the CVS parking lot, where an officer found him to be “very impaired.” He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

  • Carolina Shores administrator says town can't back up e-mails

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is still having difficulty backing up its e-mails, according to town administrator Linda Herncane.

    In a May 6 e-mail reply to town commissioner Joseph Przywara, Herncane wrote she had checked with town finance director Julie Munday.

    “We back up everything daily but not e-mails,” Herncane wrote. “Julie said that e-mails would be impossible to do.”

  • Homeless man had local roots

    When Phillip Riley died in mid-March, he was homeless, living mostly in the woods and relying on the kindness of strangers who gave him food, clothing, a sleeping bag and a Bible.

    Cookie Weber of Longs, S.C., befriended the 47-year-old man after he started showing up for free meals at her South Carolina church, Little River United Methodist, just across the state line.

  • Farmer's market site approved in Calabash

    CALABASH—The town has taken initial steps toward launching a farmer’s market this summer.

    Last week, the Calabash Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement for a vacant lot at 1572 Thomasboro Road.

    The property, owned by Marten Hansen III, would be used to “accommodate the town of Calabash’s needs for a place to hold a farmer’s market,” according to the one-year agreement.

  • Calabash Elks blood drive June 12

    The Calabash Elks Lodge will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

    One pint of blood can help four people, and there is a need for blood of all types.

    The blood drive is open to all members of the community. To make an appointment, call Frank Blue at 575-8188.

  • Shallotte man to participate in ‘Tour de Cure’ ride to fight diabetes

    Donald Wayne “Bubba” Todd of Shallotte has been diabetic since age 10. The disease affects every part of his life—his work as a plumber, his part-time work as an emergency medical technician and his role as a husband and father.

    But he doesn’t let it get the best of him. He wears an insulin pump and checks his blood sugar regularly. His family provides emotional and physical support, and he tries to let other diabetics know the importance of taking care of themselves.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Davis to begin basketball workouts soon

     Eric Davis is ready for basketball.

    “The very first week we are out of school,” the new West Brunswick High School basketball coach said May 14 during a visit to the campus, “we’re going to do workouts, Monday through Thursday, two hours a day. Hopefully, to get the guys familiar with my style and give me an opportunity to meet the guys and see what the guys can do.”

    Coaches in the Charlotte area know what Davis can do: win.

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  • West’s Johnson, Vance to play softball for SCC

     West Brunswick seniors Alexis Johnson and Kristi Vance have signed letters of intent to play softball at Southeastern Community College.

    “Those two have worked hard and have come a long way,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I think they’re going to be good additions to the Southeastern program.”