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Today's News

  • Leland Crime Report

    Leland police officers charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; Keisha Simone Bagley, 18, and Alisha Monique Bagley, 24, both of 901 Dickson Road, Riegelwood, were cited for shoplifting from Walmart.

    •Connie Gatlin Patrick, 52, of 888 Village Road, Leland, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Police Department investigated property damage to Island Realty last week. According to the police incident report, the suspect kicked pickets from a hand railing and cut a wooden rocking chair arm. The incident is under further investigation.

  • It’s not all about the gifts

    I recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful Christmas drama called “Journey to the Manger” at Ocean View Baptist Church.

    It was a full-on musical production filled with great songs, a terrific story and solid performances by the cast and choir. It also contained an important message for any Christmas, but especially this year’s holiday season: It’s not about the gifts.

  • Parks-Powell

    Sydney Ellen Parks of Shallotte and David Michael Powell of Carolina Shores were married Oct. 25 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on U.S. 17 South, with Robert H. White officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Liesl Parks of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Jay and Louisa Powell of Wilmington, Del.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Adrienne Yoho Fay of Ocean Isle Beach served as matron of honor.

  • Golf action

    THE BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played their annual old vs. young tournament at Cypress Bay. The three-round event ended Dec. 12. The winning team was the young team of Reggie Auten, Bob Brownley, Randy Cogdill, Bob Byrne, Dennis Davidson, Jack Goin, Gary Gutheil, Dan O’Connell, Dennis McCann and Jerry Morano.

  • Trials continued for Jessie Mae principal, parent of former Jessie Mae students

    First published: 11:35 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.

    Separate trials for Patricia Rourk, Jessie Mae Monroe principal, and Tracey Danka, a parent of two former Jessie Mae students, were continued to Friday, Jan. 16, according to the district attorney's office.

    Rourk, 53, was charged with communicating threats and was served with a criminal summons Wednesday, Sept. 17.

  • West Brunswick Relay team kicks off 2009 event fundraising

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick High School’s Relay for Life team is already busy fundraising for Relay for Life 2009, but many are motivated by the inspirational story of one of their own teammates.

    The team had a silent auction last week and raised nearly $2,000, selling student artwork, photography and other items donated by people throughout the community.

    The team also put up a Tree of Hope and decorated it with awareness ribbons, and sold advanced luminaries for May’s Relay.

  • Are you feeling lucky? Go ahead and make your day!

    “There’s many a slip ’twixt the cup and the lip”

    —An old English proverb

    One of my FBI associates made an interesting and astute observation in his recent letter to the editor: “North Carolina does not recognize a ‘citizen’s arrest.’”

    Apparently, he is right.

  • Problems with homeowners insurance

    To the editor: Anyone in North Carolina who either has or is contemplating purchasing homeowners insurance needs to be aware of what the state’s new insurance commissioner has called “a ticking time bomb.”

    Recently elected insurance commissioner Wayne Goodwin takes office next month following his mentor, Jim Long, who served 24 years as insurance commissioner before deciding not to run for re-election.