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Today's News

  • Groundbreaking at Life Skills and Learning Academy

    By Connie Hensley
    Public Relations, TFTBC
    Groundbreaking for the North Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy took place Dec. 20 at The First Tee of Brunswick County Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.
    The academy is designed to help address the critical issues of dropout and lack of character education. The academy accomplishes this through immersion in The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 15 was one gross and one net of the foursome. The winning team at -12 was Dan Perry, Bernie Gruzlewski, Al Ostrager and Jim Pope. In second at +3 was the team of Dave Harper, George Edwards, Paul Salerno and Ron Arvidson.  
    The format for Dec. 19 was two best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -24 was Gary Hughes, Bob Nobes, Dave Harper and Ro Arvidson. In second at -18 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Dennis Shea.

  • Sports briefs

    Brunswick Belles Senior League Dec. 14
    Game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 220; 2. Karen Manor, 202; 3.Carol Haack, 193.
    Series: 1. Karen Manor, 522; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 485; 3. Eileen Lenz, 462.
    Handicap game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 282; 2. Carol Haack, 260; 3. Karen Manor, 258.
    Handicap series: 1. Karen Manor, 690; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 671; 3. Mary Fonte, 651.

  • Sports calendar

    Dixie annual meeting Jan. 2
    Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball will have their annual spring meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at Shallotte First Baptist Church, 4486 Main St., to discuss all new business for the coming 2012 season. Officers for the coming season will be elected. Coaches, parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

  • Detectives search for missing man

  • New mayor, board get off on the wrong foot

    It doesn’t matter what side of the dais you’re on, one thing remains true—enough Sunset Beach voters supported Rich Cerrato to secure him a seat as the town mayor.
    And clearly, it’s going to be an interesting term.

  • The walking miracle

    SHALLOTTE—Doctors said she wouldn’t be here to see a new year.

    But they were wrong.

    They said she wouldn’t walk again.

    They were wrong about that, too.

    Fran Salone-Pelletier has defied the odds and as a new year approaches she and her family have found countless reasons to celebrate.

  • ‘Once Upon a River’ is local author’s first book

    He is a lifelong Shallotte native, an active member of the Shallotte Planning Board, a member of the Save Sunnyside group, a historian and now a fiction author of “Once Upon a River.”

    And his name is Leon Elwood Cheers.

    Sitting in a window booth at McDonald’s on Main Street, Cheers reminisces about the way Shallotte used to be.

    “Our family house was where the Purple Onion is now,” he said.

    Cheers Plaza, which is home to the restaurant, was named after the Cheers family.

  • Neighbor to neighbor: Coat closet open at local church

    SHALLOTTE–The concept of neighbors helping neighbors isn’t foreign to the congregation at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church.

    Last December the church began a three-part Neighbor-to-Neighbor ministry. The ministry includes a coat closet, an orthopedic equipment lending closet and the Benefit Bank of North Carolina.

  • ‘Be Blessed:’ Salvation Army volunteer offers message of hope

    SHALLOTTE—She has become a part of the holiday tradition for shoppers at Belk in Shallotte and she is not just ringing a bell.

    Dolores Brown’s hugs are legendary and her joy is infectious.

    For 12 hours a day, six days a week for the seven weeks prior to Christmas, Dolores Brown stood outside the department store ringing a bell and collecting money for the Salvation Army. There wasn’t a person who went by who she didn’t extend pleasant greetings to, and she is well known for her hugs.