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Today's News

  • Pickup strikes van carrying students on U.S. 74

    A pickup ran a red light and crashed into a Kids World Academy 15-passenger van carrying eight students from Southport on Tuesday morning, causing minor injuries.

    It happened at 9:40 a.m. on U.S. 74 in Leland, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D.M. Adams said

    Charles Carter, 56, of Princeton was driving a blue 1999 Ford F-150 west on U.S. 74 when he failed to stop at the light and struck the van driven by 26-year-old Desiree Auld of Southport, who was trying to turn left at a stop light from N.C. 140 onto U.S. 74.

  • Club Profile: Shallotte Elks Lodge #2854

    Club Profile: Shallotte Elks Lodge No. 2854

    Meetings: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays (second Mondays only in July, August, December), 791 Bricklanding Road; 754-4565; shallotteelks@atmc.net

    Exalted Ruler: Walter Wilson

    Bingo: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays; lodge opens at 4:30; light dinner menu available

    Flags unfurled as members of Shallotte Elks gathered with Boy Scouts and a military color guard June 14 for a Flag Day ceremony at their lodge at 791 Bricklanding Road (N.C. 179).

  • Sunset Beach Police Department June

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    June 14

    Found property in the area of a gun shop in Seaside. Property was returned to victim.

    June 15

    Theft of $210 from purse at Head to Toe Salon.

    Breaking and entering and damage to floor tiles at a new home under construction at 1307 E. Main St.

    June 16

    Property damage; someone broke out rear window of a vehicle parked in driveway at 420 Second St. 

  • Navassa Superfund Site meetings set for Tuesday, June 20

    Federal and state officials together will hold public availability sessions and a public meeting Tuesday, June 20, to answer questions about the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund Site in Navassa and update residents about environmental investigations, cleanup options and technologies, and redevelopment planning activities.

    The three sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Navassa Community Center, 338 Main St.

  • Summer blood donations needed

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need.

    In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world marking World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.

    Upcoming blood donation opportunities are June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oceanview United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island; June 26 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport;

  • Speed limit lowered to 25 mph in Carolina Shores neighborhood

    The Carolina Shores subdivision speed limit has been changed from 30 mph to 25 mph. Ordinance 17-7 was approved May 4 by the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners and speed signs have been changed.

    For the safety of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, obey the new speed limit. Remember to be patient and drive with care.

    By going to the town’s website, carolinashoresnc.com, residents are encouraged to use the “Our Town” feature to learn more about town government and to become more involved.

  • Black snags bass in Ocean Ridge

     Spenser Black shows off a bass he caught while fishing in a pond in Ocean Ridge on Tuesday, June 6. 

  • Duncans make a nice catch

     Joel Lovette and Debbie and Artie Duncan show off two of the 10 flounder they caught while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing using artificial bait in the Intracostal Waterway and in creeks and canals near the Ocean Isle Wildlife area.

  • Upcoming sporting events in Brunswick County

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

     

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: June 19-22, June 26-29, July 3-6, July 10-13, July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

  • NBHS athletes earn all-conference spring accolades

     The East Central Conference released its all-conference selections for spring sports athletes last week. The following North Brunswick High School athletes were all-conference selections.

    Baseball

    Coach of the Year: Dustin Medlin, North Brunswick

    All-conference: Joey Matthews, Trey Parrish, Jalyn Perkins, Zeke Walker, Landen Wright

     

    Softball

    Player of the Year: Jessica Williams, North Brunswick

    All-conference: Alleigh Himes, Aliah Johnson, Kelsey Ray, Shea Vaccaro, Williams