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Today's News

  • 100th birthday

    Josephine Gutjahr celebrates her 100th birthday among family and friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Roseann and Joe Kronski of Ocean Isle Beach. She has two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. Born in New Hampshire on March 22, 1912, North Carolina became her home when she moved here with her daughter and son-in-law in 2003.

  • On the back of a snake

    In early spring, a long snake slithers its way across the sky. It rises just before sundown and pops up from the horizon much like the first earthly snakes of spring that rise from holes in the ground after a long winter’s nap.
    The snake in the sky takes six hours to climb fully above the horizon. On this snake’s back, a person can find some notable star groups. However, if snakes don’t do it for you, then check out the long trail of planets across the sky.

  • West, North to play in Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational title game

     The West Brunswick and North Brunswick baseball teams won semifinals in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 10 and will play at 7 p.m. April 11 at West for the title.

     

    West Brunswick 6

    South Brunswick 0

    West Brunswick advanced to the title championship game by beating South Brunswick 6-0 April 10.

    Ryan Caison pitched a seven-inning two hitter. He walked four and struck out five.

  • ‘The Outreach Man:’ Saving lives one child at a time

    Churches from throughout Brunswick County have joined forces with Curtis Shaw Ministries to help bring miracles to a community in Whiteville.

    Curtis Shaw is a street preacher in Whiteville. His primary focus for the past year has been in the Brookberry Park Apartments where a shooting in January shook the entire community. Previously Shaw had been coordinating a food pantry.

  • Brunswick Stew

    SHALLOTTE—Get your taste buds ready.

    It’s time for the Brunswick Stew Cook-Off.

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the fourth annual Brunswick Stew event, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Planet Fun.

    There are 10 entrants in the competition.

    “Of course, our 2011 People’s Choice winner Get Sauced and 2011 Judge’s Choice winner WHQR FM 91.3 will be there competing again this year,” said Kelly Mathews, chamber programs and events director.

  • Changes not likely for traffic flow on Holden Beach Road

    SHALLOTTE— For more than six months a handful of Shallotte residents and business owners have been pushing the town of Shallotte to get portions of Holden Beach Road re-opened.

    It is not likely that will happen.

    “The results show that for the near term, opening the road would not be a detriment but by the year 2022, it would be back to where is was when we requested the project,” said Alan Lewis, alderman, referring to results of a recent North Carolina Department of Transportation feasibility study.

  • This laundry tip is for the birds

    In my last column, I mentioned my laundry was piling up; so was my housework because it is the time of year when I can’t think of spending a waking moment anywhere else other than the beach.

    The powers that be must have seen my mounting pile of laundry and decided to give me a rainy Saturday where I didn’t feel the pull to be outside.

    When I awoke I knew immediately from the pitter-patter sounds on my windowsill that I would not be spending a lazy day on the beach soaking in the sun, searching for sea treasures and walking the shoreline.

  • Terminal groin project could cost as much as $7 million

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A terminal groin on Ocean Isle Beach could cost the town between $4 million and $7 million.

    Coastal Planning and Engineering of Wilmington presented their findings of a feasibility study to town commissioners and a handful of Ocean Isle Beach residents Tuesday morning during the board’s regularly scheduled April meeting.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Counterfeit currency at Advance Auto Parts; suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit $50 bill.

    •Lost wallet at a Main Street store; victim misplaced his wallet.

    •Property damage in the West Brunswick High School parking lot; victim’s tire was cut.

    •Kourtney Nicole Johnson, 21, of 4070 Ruby Way, was charged with larceny.

  • Election 2012: Four local attorneys vie for district judge seat

    BOLIVIA—Four local attorneys are vying for a seat on the district court bench.

    Longtime District Judge Napolean Barefoot is not seeking another term, and he has four attorneys who want to succeed him.

    Assistant District Attorney Catherine Radford and local attorneys Pauline Hankins, Richard Cox and Sheila McLamb are all running for Barefoot’s seat in the 13th District, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.

    Judicial races in North Carolina are nonpartisan.

    Richard Cox