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Today's News

  • Shallotte loses forefather

    To the editor: Shallotte lost another of our town forefathers last month.

    Those of you who have been here for a long time remember Dykes Tires as Shady Park Esso, which opened around 1940.

    You remember Dykes checking your tires, looking under the hood, chit-chatting while he filled up your tank, never seeming to be in a hurry for you to leave.

  • Programs available to help women with weight issues, eating problems

    If you owned a television at all in 1988 you probably remember the scene that played out on countless “entertainment” television shows, and the follow-up images and stories that later came in newspapers and magazines.

    That was the year media tycoon Oprah Winfrey rolled a wagon of fat onto the set of her show representing the 67 pounds she reportedly lost. Since then the daytime talk show host has become a spokesperson for many—touting eating healthier and exercising.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

  • Wait and see what the president-elect can do before calling him ‘fascinating’

    Since we’re knocking on 2009’s door, this is the time of the year when, among everything else, we’re inundated with the “best-ofs” and the “year-in-reviews” and all other shows, programs, stories and broadcasts remembering all things great in 2008.

    I watched one such show last week, and I think that’ll be enough to last me for at least another year.

    I found it mind-numbingly predictable, and I’m willing to bet all the rest will be equally unsurprising.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and issued the following charges last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Stoney Woods; suspect stole victim’s purse from her unlocked vehicle at her residence.

    •Missing firearm on Manchester Lane; suspect reported a .22 caliber rifle missing from her home.

    •Suspicious fire on Orleans Street; Leland Fire Chief John Grimes reported a fire at 115 Orleans Street was suspicious.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole two DVDs from victim’s business.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply; suspect damaged victim’s front door and entered the residence.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered residence.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incident last week. All information is taken directly from police incident/investigation reports.

    •Larceny on East Second Street; unknown suspect stole a UPS package containing a coat and sweatpants from a doorstep.

  • Cool weather fishing proves good offshore

    This past week the weather broke for us a few days to get offshore and do some fishing. On Dec. 3, my wife, Amy, brother Barrett and their scuba diving instructor/friend Cameron Sebastian with Coastal Scuba joined me aboard the Carolina Cat for a day of fishing and diving.

    The plan was to run offshore to the edge of the Gulf Stream to try to catch a wahoo or two, then head inshore and do some diving and spear fishing for grouper and maybe find a lobster or two.

  • Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association plays red, white and blue tournament

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its red, white and blue tournament Dec. 5. Members who normally play from the white tees played three holes of their choice from each of the red, white and blue tees on the front and back nines. Members who normally play from the gold tees played three holes of their choice from each of the white, gold and red tees on the front and back nines.

  • Two arrested for drug trafficking; drug agents seize $75,400 worth of cocaine

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than $75,000 in cocaine from a Supply man last week.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, drug agents arrived at a home on Zane Way in Supply to execute a search warrant.

    When drug agents arrived, Justin Dior Newsome, 22, of 197 Zane Way, was allegedly seen running out the front door. He allegedly had more than 9 ounces of powder cocaine on him.