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Today's News

  • Looking Back 1986-1988

    January 1986 started with the first baby of the New Year being born to Brenda Purdy of Shallotte. The baby girl, who was born at 3:53 p.m. on Jan. 1, was yet to be named.

    Front-page headlines for the month included a fire gutting the former Laten Reaves home and the announcement that filing was about to begin for sheriff and other political offices.

    Revaluation figures arrived and the county tax offices said their phones were ringing off the hook. In late January a snow flurry created excitement throughout the county.

  • Report: Blunt-force trauma killed child

     

    SHALLOTTE—A 3-year-old Shallotte boy was murdered on March 1 and still no one has been charged for his death.

    A recently released autopsy report from the state medical examiner says the child died from blunt force trauma, which included nearly 50 bruises on his body and a lacerated liver.

  • Calabash hires new town attorney

    CALABASH—The town of Calabash has hired a new attorney.

    At a special called meeting June 25, the board of commissioners voted to hire Mac Tyson as the town’s new attorney, effective immediately.

    Tyson, of Holden Beach, was chosen among three applicants who were interviewed in open session by town commissioners for the position. Tyson replaces former town attorney Mark Lewis, who was not re-interviewed for the position.

    Other finalists were attorney Holt Moore and attorneys with Cox & Watts law firm of Shallotte.

  • Beekeepers can dip into a honey of a class

    Beekeepers in the Cape Fear Region are invited to enroll in an upcoming school to help take better care of their honey-makers.

    Honey Bee Education and Research is offering what is described as an intensive Intermediate/Advanced Beekeepers School that starts Tuesday, July 10, and concludes Sept. 11.

    The school will convene 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Poplar Grove Plantation in north Wilmington. Brunswick County beekeepers are encouraged to attend.

    North Carolina Master Craftsman Beekeeper Barry Harris will be teaching the Tuesday classes.

  • A flag for every occasion is available in Shallotte

     

    SHALLOTTE—Every day of the year, not just on the Fourth of July, one Shallotte store proudly flies a flag.

    Several of them, actually.

    The Brunswick Square Village on Main Street in Shallotte is home to Flags and More owned and operated by Rita and David Moore. The store offers flag-lovers a variety from the American flag to garden flags and sports teams and more.

    The store opened in August 2011as a way for the Moores to earn extra income after David became ill.

  • Trojans beat Ashley in CCSSL game

     The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 8-0 in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League by beating Ashley 7-1 July 2 at West.

    Carson Tew gave up one hit and one run in five innings. He struck out five and walked three. Cooper Hewett pitched the final two innings, giving up a hit and striking out two.

    Chandler Taylor was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Markel Jones was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Gray Cheers had one RBI. Dylan Darguzas was 1-for-3 with a double. Sean Hewett hit a sacrifice fly and Dustin Darguzas had one RBI.

  • Will SCOTUS healthcare ruling be the end of Obama(care) era?

    I’m beginning to understand why our fearless leader President Barack Obama doesn’t think too highly of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    I used to think Obama simply dislikes anyone with the audacity to disagree with him, but now, oh wait, no, that is all it is.

    He really detests when people oppose him or his ideas, especially, it seems, if they wear a robe.

    Maybe he always wanted to be in their elite legal club. Who knows?

  • County curbside recycling begins in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—All Brunswick County residents can now participate in curbside recycling.

    The county’s new contract with Waste Industries, which took effect July 1, allows for all county residents to participate in curbside recycling if they choose to do so.

    To participate in curbside recycling pick-up, residents must pay an annual fee of $77.04, which includes a 96-gallon recycling cart and pick-up every other week.

  • Brunswick County crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:

    •Larceny on Shingletree Road in Calabash on June 29; suspect stole construction materials.

    •Fraud and larceny of a child support card on Long Beach Road in Southport on June 29. •Vandalism and breaking and entering on Bulkhead Bend in Carolina Shores on June 29.

    •Larceny and fraud on Ocean Highway East in Calabash on June 30.

    •Fraud and harassment on Dosher Cutoff in Southport on June 30.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team roundup

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From June 25-July 1, special operations deputies issued 86 total traffic citations and charges.

    Deputies set up checkpoints on N.C. 133, Pireway Road, Old Shallotte Road, Mount Misery Road and Longwood Road.