Today's News

  • Calabash Fire Department April 2015

    During the month of April, Calabash firefighters responded to 159 calls: three structure fires, four woods/brush fires, five fire alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 17 public assistance calls, 121 EMS first-response calls and an other

  • Kindred Spirit back in business

    It took a team of dedicated volunteers to restore the Kindred Spirit site to its original glory.

    Last Thursday morning, May 14, the team trekked down to the popular notebook-writing spot on Bird Island to right the wrong caused by Tropical Storm Ana when the May 10 storm blew through, sweeping away the renowned Kindred Spirit mailbox, its bench and American flag and bending the flagpole.

    After a search, the damaged mailbox was found as was the bench, which had been washed almost down to the Little River, S.C., jetties.

  • Six months later: Lung transplant patient breathing easier upon happy homecoming

    SHALLOTTE — Buddy Norris was definitely breathing easier.

    Nearly six months after receiving double-lung transplant surgery and intensive follow-up treatment in Atlanta, the Shallotte sign-maker is finally back home.

    Norris, 52, returned to his residence with his wife, Amy, this past Saturday, May 16, from Atlanta, where he had been living since undergoing surgery at Emory University Hospital just days before Thanksgiving last November.

  • Oak Island man dies in N.C. 211 collision

    A third person has died since the beginning of May in a crash on N.C. 211.

    The latest fatality occurred about 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, near the RiverSea development, Brunswick County Deputy Coroner Mark Gore said.

    The driver of a mid-size hatchback, 31-year-old Kenneth Paul Minnillo of Oak Island, crossed the center line, struck a concrete utility pole and died at the scene, Gore said.

  • grand jury

     Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases May 4 during a grand jury session:

    Charles Alfred Absher, DWI, assault with deadly weapon government official/employee, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, resisting public officer, assault government official/employee, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light or siren.

  • district court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 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, May 4

    Judges Jerry A. Jolly and Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Courtney Sanford and Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerks Kimberly Register and Courtney Graham:

  • Cereal for dinner: Taking cereal to a new level

     You’re tired, there’s no one else to fix dinner for tonight and all you feel like doing is pouring a bowl of cereal. But wait! Take an extra five minutes and prepare this luscious parfait, full of foods from three of the five food groups. This dish takes cereal to a new level.

  • Scars tell stories



    I don’t know Craig Scott. I do know a quote attributed to him. “From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, ‘I survived.’” The quote is powerfully real. It describes so many survival experiences, so many scars, so many stories.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Let’s be bees — busily buzzing bees. If I were one, this is where I would be.

  • Braising turns a tough cut of meat into a fabulous cooked meal

     Many of you have probably used a braising method when cooking meat or vegetables and didn’t even know it.