Today's News

  • Bolivia man arrested for stealing gas for more than a year



    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Police Department has closed a case involving a former employee stealing from a company for more than a year.

    According to detective Jeremy Humphries, Coastal Machine and Welding reported financial card fraud to the police department Sept. 8. As the company reviewed invoices, they discovered a fuel card issued to a former employee was continuing to be used.

    “The case was initially financial card fraud but it is actually obtaining property by false pretense,” Humphries said.

  • West graduates stand out for Mount Olive

    Erika Conner and Carly White (Ash/West Brunswick) had 13 kills apiece to help Mount Olive rally from a two-set deficit, but Queens held on for a 25-13, 25-19, 21-25, 25-27, 15-10 victory over the Trojans in Conference Carolinas women’s volleyball Friday night.

  • Childhood dreams

     My childhood dreams are coming to an end.

    As a child, I dreamed of walking into a bookstore, a grocery store, a pharmacy or a library and seeing there on the shelves among the other New York Times bestsellers a novel written by author Rachel N. Johnson. (Rachel Johnson is already taken by a British novelist.)

  • Dennis Walters’ golf show at Town Creek Elementary

    Fourth-grade students who participate in National School Day programming from all 10 elementary schools in Brunswick County met Sept. 19 at Town Creek Elementary School to enjoy the Dennis Walters’ Golf Show. Walters has an international, professional touring golf show that includes his service dog and sidekick, Bucky, and his assistant, Tom Kolenda.  

  • 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.

    •Larceny of keys at the Shallotte Laundry Center; someone took victim’s keys.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Timbercraft Inc. on Whiteville Road; suspect cut wire fencing and stole cinder blocks.

    •Larceny at Walmart; suspect took items without paying. Items include DVDs and PlayStation accessories and games.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays fall ringer tournament

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association recently completed its annual fall ringer tournament. The event was played Sept. 14 and Sept. 19 and the scoring consisted of the better score by hole over the two days of play on Panther’s Run.  

  • Intercoastal Golf Association concludes season

    Brick Landing won the closing tournament of the Intercoastal Golf Association’s 2011 season on Sept. 19 at Carolina National.
    Brick Landing won with 1,158 total strokes in the individual stroke-play competition in which the best 16 net scores of each team’s 20 players were counted. The Lakes finished second, with 1,174 strokes, and Rivers Edge was third, with 1,180 strokes. Other teams competing were Carolina National, Brierwood and The Clubs at St. James.
    Closest-to-pin winners were Walle Johanson of St. James and Alan Hughes of Rivers Edge.

  • Club 25 plays annual flighted tournament

    Club 25 played its annual two-day flighted tournament Sept. 19-20 at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The first day was played at Tiger’s Eye and the second day at Panther’s Run. Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) carded the lowest gross over the two days with a 160 and Eileen Reddy (Meadowlands) scored the lowest net with a 133.
    Closest-to-pin winners on Monday were Kris Boardman and Mary Ann Kelly. Skins winners of $18 each were Sally Duffy, Sue Menage, Sue Herrman, Pam Shirey (two), Linda Smith and Cheryl Zamerski (two).

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  • Shooting your age: Not an easy task

    On Sept. 1, my husband turned 70 and now he has a dream. After several scores in the 70s this summer, he is on a mission to (someday) shoot his age. That’s not an easy thing to do.
    There are 26.2 million golfers in the United States. Of all those golfers, the average score for men on a regulation 18-hole course is 97. For women, the average score is 114.
    Face it. Most of us will never shoot our age.