Today's News

  • Early-morning shooting leaves one injured; suspects remains at large

    SHALLOTTE—A Supply woman is in stable condition after she was shot three times at a Shallotte nightclub.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sam Davis said Misty Dawn Robinson, 32, of Civietown Road, Supply, was shot twice in the shoulder and once in the hip around 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, while in the parking lot of Dick’s Pub on the corner of N.C. 130 and Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte.

    Davis said Robinson and two passengers left Dick’s Pub, only to return moments later to pick someone up.

  • Tracking H1N1: Vaccines arrive; database tracks schools' absentee rates

    The first 500 does of the H1N1 influenza vaccine arrived at the Brunswick County Health Department last Wednesday, Oct. 7.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent the first shipment of vaccines to the health department, which were all in nasal-spray form. Health officials expect more vaccines, including shots, to be shipped to health departments weekly.

  • 'Charlotte's Web' comes to life on stage

    Wilbur, Charlotte, Fern and all the lovable characters in E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” will come to life onstage as Stagestruck Players perform a stage version of the award-winning children’s book later this month.

    Stagestruck Players, Brunswick Little Theatre’s children’s program, will perform “Charlotte’s Web” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 30, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31, at the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • CIS to host Eighth Annual Benefit Gala for Children

    The 8th Annual Benefit Gala for Children will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach.

    The largest fundraiser of the year, the benefit gala benefits CIS’ main programs—Adopt A School/Volunteer Program, After School Program, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Family Resource Centers, Family Literacy Center, Parenting Education Program and Teen and Peer Courts.

  • McGee 'not through' being a superintendent, no plans to retire

    Although Katie McGee won’t continue leading Brunswick County Schools after June 30, 2010, she isn’t ready to hang up her career as a superintendent.

    “I’m not through being a school superintendent,” she said. “The next chapter in my life, I hope I’ll have the opportunity to do what I did here 10 years ago. That is to go into a school district and continue to lead one.”

  • Two bids for ABC Store and property tabled

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners received two bids from parties interested in purchasing the ABC store and property, but due to budget constraints, the sale has been put on hold.

    “I think we’re just going to have to put this off until we can come up with some better solutions,” commissioner Dean Walters said Tuesday during the board’s monthly meeting.

  • Pruning chores are better left for late winter

    The cooler days of fall make for great working weather with the lower temperatures and humidity. For many who hail from colder climes, pruning trees and shrubs is on the list of chores, but our erratic fall and winter temperatures make heavy fall pruning a bad idea.

  • Gardening activities to check off your October list

    Many gardeners like to have a list of things to do for the start of each month. Hopefully, they will be able to check off the list before the month is up and this will provide them with a sense of accomplishment.

    Others need to have a list just to remind them of gardening things to do before the weather sets in and it is too late. Whatever the reasons, you need to tack a list to the refrigerator as a reminder. I offer these suggestions for things to do this month:

    Gardening tips for October

  • Rain gardens offer way to clean polluted storm water

    From motor oil to bird droppings to pesticides, pollutants have to go somewhere when it rains. Usually it’s a quick trip to a nearby stream, river or lake. But it doesn’t have to be.

    As the population increases, and there’s more growth, there are more rooftops and driveways. The water has to go somewhere. In most cases, it goes directly into a stream really fast with whatever is in it.

  • Balkcum-Woolard

    Sherri Leigh Balkcum of Sunset Beach and Michael Dean Woolard of Sunset Beach were married Aug. 28 at the Brunswick County Courthouse, with magistrate Doug Todd officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Sandra Boseman of Rocky Mount and the late William Boseman and Earle and Jewel Balkcum of Ocean Isle Beach.

    She was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    The groom is the son of Anna Oglesby of Rocky Mount and the late James Woolard.

    Christy Scott of Ash served as matron of honor, and Carl Scott of Ash served as best man.