ASH — Today, Marc Mero is a professional wrestler and former WWE star, with fights against the likes of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin under his belt, and another successful career as a motivational speaker.
But in the early 1960s, Mero lived as a poor kid in Buffalo, N.Y., with his divorced mother in an apartment, writing down his hopes and dreams in a notebook he kept in a broken desk in his room, including his desire to become a rookie of the year in pro sports as well as a published author.
Hurricane Matthew ripped through our county a couple weeks ago and with it came record-setting flood waters to inland areas and destruction to properties along the beach. Aside from the horrific damage Matthew caused, folks who suffered minor damage or none at all began to wonder how the storm would affect the fishing. Before the storm, fishing was in full swing with fish biting from the surf to the Gulf Stream. However, once Matthew made its presence upon the Carolina coast, our fantastic fall fishery came to a screeching halt.
Recently I held a little poodle with no teeth and no lower jaw because of a lack of medical care. Her tongue hangs out permanently. I held another poodle whose fur was matted and caked with dried feces and urine. This is the way many puppy mill animals live.
When is it going to stop? When people stop buying that cute little dog or cat from a pet store, from the side of the road or from a Wal-Mart parking lot. Also, when our state lawmakers introduce and pass a bill to stop animal suffering and put puppy mill owners out of business.
Why do we still have puppy mills in North Carolina? Two years ago, the state House passed and the governor supported HB 930 to ban the obscene, abusive and horrific business of over-breeding dogs in inhumane conditions.
How many more puppy mills have to be busted before this bill will be voted on by the Senate? How many more dogs need to suffer and die? This bill is supported by 90 percent of voters.
American Legion Post 186 took a stand at its October membership meeting. Any sports team that has or will display disrespectful postures during the playing of the National Anthem will have their team’s games banned from being televised in American Legion Post 186. The American Legion’s preamble to its Constitution includes, “to foster and perpetuate a 100 percent Americanism.” We encourage every patriotic organization, veteran, child of a veteran or just someone who is proud to be an American First, to stand with us.
The clear lack of direction and leadership in Charlotte in the aftermath of the shooting of Keith Scott lies squarely with Mayor Jennifer Roberts.
As seen case after case with violence after police shootings, protests escalate, innocent bystanders are injured and significant damage occurs to businesses and property. With this precedent, I am baffled why Roberts refused Gov. Pat McCrory’s assistance at the first indication of possible unrest.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of breaking into a church.
William Robert Cantrell, 44, of Trace Street, was arrested Oct. 14 and charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor injury to real property.
Warrants show Cantrell broke into the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness at 5909 Ocean Highway W. in Ocean Isle Beach on Oct. 14. While on the property Cantrell also destroyed a glass sign, a front door and locks on the front door while entering the building.