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Today's News

  • Strangers in a foreign land become friends

     Every once in a while, Hubby Dear and I opt to attend a church service for the Latino community. Neither of us speak nor read Spanish, so it is both an adventure and a challenge to be participants, not just visitors. It is also a tremendous learning experience.

    We listen for words similar to our own native language or ones that are ring more familiarly with other languages we know or have studied. We follow along with prayers in the rite, whispering them as an English accompaniment to the variety of Spanish accents ringing around us.

  • Carlisle-Carlyle reunion

     There will be a Carlisle-Carlyle reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Sandy Plain Baptist Church in Tabor City. Bring a covered dish/dessert to share. There will be door prizes, so be sure to sign in at the door. For more information, contact Britty Carlisle Butler at 474-1417.

  • Norrises celebrate 60th anniversary

     Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Norris celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 11. Their children also helped them celebrate the occasion with family and friends Sept. 14.

  • Hibbard graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert M. Hibbard, son of Robert and Tracy Hibbard of Ash, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Hibbard completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Retrieving information from your brain

     Earlier this month, I showed you how concept mapping can be a great tool to MOVE (meaningful, organized, visual, elaborative) information from the fragile working memory to the more rugged long-term memory. Now it’s time to practice the R in MOVE(R): Retrieving it!

  • Speed, Hewett to marry

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tyeisha Shanay Speed of Oxford and Jerek Hewett of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy Haskins and Ivan Speed of Oxford. She is a graduate of East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Janell Hewett-Lawrence and Michael Lawrence of Shallotte and grandson of Alma Hewett and Ellis Hewett of Brunswick County. He is a graduate of East Carolina University. An Oct. 4 wedding is planned at United House of Prayer For All People in Raleigh.

  • Three face multiple drug charges

     Agents arrested three people on various drug charges Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a brief investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    John Eric Williams, 28, of Laurinburg was charged with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance, selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Brunswick County Detention Facility website. He is incarcerated on $125,000 bail.

  • Missing woman sought

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance locating Sandra Maske Benson. She was seen at her residence on Holden Beach Road in Supply at around 9:50 Tuesday morning, Sept. 23.

    Benson is a white female, 56 years of age. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 102 pounds. She has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Benson is driving a white 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab pickup truck with North Carolina tag AHP-7491.

  • Fall is here: Cooler weather brings hungry fish

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Hed: Fall is here: Cooler weather brings hungry fish

  • Wagging blue tails cause excitement

     

    Can you hear that?

    Let us ease around the bend to investigate what is causing all that commotion.

    Look!

    Look at all those blue tails up and wagging at us. It was the kind of sight that makes even the most experienced redfish fishermen a little weak in the knees.