Today's News

  • Churches serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday

    For anyone who doesn’t want to cook or spend Thanksgiving alone, two area churches are cooking and serving free Thanksgiving dinners this Thursday.

    For the 16th year, members of Little River United Methodist Church are offering free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone stopping by the church at 1629 U.S. 17 N., across the state line in Little River, S.C.

    The meals will be served in the church’s new Life Center from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Any and everyone who would like to enjoy the feast and fellowship are invited.

  • Superintendent search under way

    Brunswick County Schools’ search for a new superintendent has begun.

    The board of education met with Kathy Boyd, senior staff attorney with the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) Thursday to discuss the timeline and documents that will be used in the search.

    The board hired the NCSBA to assist with the search last month.

  • Senate candidate speaks at NAACP Freedom Fund banquet

    The Brunswick County chapter of the NAACP welcomed U.S. Senate candidate Kenneth Lewis as its guest speaker at Saturday night’s annual Freedom Fund banquet.

    Lewis, a Chapel Hill attorney, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s seat in the next election. He spoke to 130 people gathered at Ocean View Missionary Baptist Association headquarters about the future.

    NAACP chapter president Bernest Hewett met Lewis at the organization’s state convention in Hickory earlier this year and liked what he had to say.

  • Miss Out of this World beauty pageant to feature men in their finest--dresses that is

    A Shallotte police officer, a contractor, a truck driver and a taxi driver walk into a room.

    One of them is wearing a dress. One of them has on high heels, the other a wig.

    Oh, wait. They’re all dressed that way.

    What’s the punch line for this?

    There isn’t one. They’re doing it for a few good laughs and most importantly for a good cause.

    On Saturday, Dec. 5, Brunswick County men will put on sparkling dresses, high heels, wigs and more to compete in the “Miss Out of this World” Beauty Pageant.

  • Eggo shortage makes national news headlines. Really? ‘Leggo!’

    A few weeks ago, I was barreling down the aisles at the Food Lion, throwing items into my cart, when I stopped in my tracks.

    There was a sign that said “Attention customers! Eggo products may be unavailable for several weeks, due to a problem at the processing facility. We hope to have this resolved by mid-November. Thank you.”

    Well, that’s not good, I thought to myself. My son and I love Eggo waffles. They are a staple item in our freezer.

    I knew I had to act quickly, so I grabbed four of the remaining boxes to get through the next few weeks.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Timothy Duane Martin, 54, of 811 Martin St., Wilmington, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and left of center in the Hill’s parking lot. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated property damage reported on Nov. 15. According to the police report, a window was broken at a house on East First Street, but nothing inside appeared to be missing.

  • SBHS student to play with U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

    Ninety-seven high school students will take the field Jan. 9, 2010, and perform during the halftime show at the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. One of those students will represent Brunswick County.

    Phoenix Amrol-Davis, a senior at South Brunswick High School, was selected to be a clarinetist in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Selected from more than 1,300 applicants, Amrol-Davis is one of four high school students from North Carolina that will take part in the third annual marching band performance.

  • Celery is excellent as a vegetable, side dish or used in stuffing

    I have been writing this food column for almost four and a half years now, and recently a friend of mine asked me how I came up with all my ideas to write about each week. I told him I had this long checklist made up of possible food articles and I just checked them off week after week. I probably had enough for 10 years! “Really?” he said.

  • Drink machine break-ins reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating two incidents of soft drink machine break-ins reported Monday.

    Machines at Food Lion, 1771 Clippers Way, and Dollar General, 1633 Seaside Road, were broken into sometime overnight.

    Unknown subjects pried open doors on a drink machine at Food Lion but money was left in it, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    The front of another machine at Dollar General was broken. It had not yet been determined whether money was taken.