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Today's News

  • Shallotte negotiates property swap with ABC Board

    SHALLOTTE — Town staff members are working with the ABC board to negotiate a property swap to move the ABC store across Wall Street for the alignment of Wall Street and Shallotte Avenue

    The ABC store is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Shallotte Avenue and Wall Street. But to align the streets, the ABC store building will have to be torn down.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 5

    Death investigation at a Paisley Drive apartment.

    Dec. 6

    Call for service at ATMC on Whiteville Road where an irate customer was verbally intimidating employees.

    Dec. 7

    Douglas Edward Freeman, 26, was arrested on a felony charge of obtaining money by false pretense.

  • I'll bet you I never have to eat my shoe

    Well, I won’t have to find a baker anytime soon.

    Almost exactly a year to the day after I promised to eat my shoe — a “Cake Boss” version of my shoe, mind you — if Leland and Belville could ever come together over practically anything, that possibility was laid to rest Nov. 28 when the H2GO board turned over its entire operation and reverse osmosis plant project to Belville.

  • District court docket for Nov. 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 1

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Nov. 27

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Powers graduates from basic

    Air Force Airman Kevin M. Powers, son of Mark and Jill Powers of Calabash and brother of Kyle Powers, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

    Powers 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    Holidays coming … and that means lots of tasty things to eat and drink. Time for cooks to start strutting their stuff in the kitchen. Of course, about the only thing that I know how to cook, though, is instant oatmeal in the microwave. I’ll leave holiday cooking to the experts.

  • Are you feeling sad during this joyful season?

    By Linda Arnold

    Does it seem that everywhere you look you see images of happiness and glee, along with anticipation of close family gatherings and chestnuts roasting on an open fire?

    You’re not exactly feeling it, though, and you don’t know why. Holidays can do that to us. Internally, there are huge emotional triggers. And, externally, it’s hard to sustain that level of heartfelt awe in the Folgers coffee commercials or Hallmark movies.

  • What am I waiting for?

    It’s Advent. Actually, we are already nearing the third week of Advent and past the midway point. Many Christian denominations set aside this month of Sundays as time and opportunity for probing questions to arise and emerge. There is a sense of expectancy suffusing this season. Jingling bells and jangling nerves cannot deny, define or describe it. Unfortunately, they can serve to diffuse it and offer distractions. 

  • Add a little wine to your holiday meals

    Whether entertaining friends at home or just making a meal for two or three, it’s always important to know which wine to serve with which food. Even if you prefer red wine or maybe a dry white wine, sometimes it’s best to choose a wine with the same characteristics as your entrée.

  • Hip dysplasia: a common puppy orthopedic disease

    Chloe was a beautiful, if occasionally blundering, bulldog puppy. Her only issue was she was growing too fast. Her pet parents plied her with an endless supply of “training treats,” leading to excess weight gain.