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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores maps flood meeting, concert

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is getting ready for a public information “catch-all” flood map meeting as well as its first public outdoor concert.

    At the town board of commissioners’ meeting last Thursday, May 10, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall cited the upcoming flood map meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. next Monday, May 21, at town hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The meeting has to do with flood map updates being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with Brunswick County.

  • A Taste of Calabash winners announced

    CALABASH — It was another successful town event with 760 tickets sold and 18 participating restaurants.

    Helen Kapalka, organizer of A Taste of Calabash, said the third annual festival April 21 was another hit.

    Kapalka, speaking at the monthly town commissioners’ meeting last Tuesday, May 8, also recognized this year’s People’s Choice winners: first-place restaurant The Boundary House, followed by second, third and fourth winners Bennett’s Grill and Café, Captain Nance’s Seafood and Mmm Que Rico.

  • ‘Artful Reflections’ mirrors St. James creativity May 19

    The Artisans of St. James have once again accepted a challenge to create works of art from the unusual.

    The results of their creativity will be showcased in “Artful Reflections,” a show and silent auction presented by the nonprofit Stepping Up for the Arts! (SUPA) from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in St. James Community Center at 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211).

    This creative team has taken 30 mirrors and transformed them into 30 works of art.

  • Winner, winner Masons chicken dinner

    The Shallotte Masonic Lodge at 5072 Main St. cooks up its annual chicken plate luncheon fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 18.

    Chicken plates are $8 each, consisting of fried chicken, green beans, yams and a roll.

    Plates can be picked up at the lodge.

    All proceeds from this event will be used to support Masonic charities. 

  • Crabs welcome this weekend in Little River, S.C.

    Crustacean lovers are celebrating once again as the Little River, S.C., Blue Crab Festival gets under way this weekend for the 37th year.

    Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, along the fishing village’s historic waterfront at Mineola Avenue.

    More than 300 arts and crafts, food and business vendors are scheduled in addition to a scheduled roster of entertainment.

    Saturday’s lineup consists of Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot at 11:30 a.m. and Carolina Soul Band at 3 p.m.

  • District court docket for April 30 and May 1, 2 and 3

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 30 and May 1, 2 and 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, April 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Carolina Shores concert canceled because of expected inclement weather

    The town of Carolina Shores' first free outdoor concert planned for Wednesday, May 23, on the town hall lawn at 200 Persimmon Road has been canceled.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said Tuesday the concert, which was to feature ScottFree band, will be rescheduled for a date and time to be announced in June.

  • Brunswick Literacy Council spells out 29th B-E-E

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is having its 29th annual Adult Spelling Bee next Tuesday, May 22.

    The event takes place in the Virginia Williamson Event Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    An A-Z Silent Auction is scheduled 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the spelling bee at 7 p.m.

    Admission is free for spectators. The entry fee per two-person team is $250.

    For more information, call 754-7323 or go to bcliteracy.org.

  • Kitten healing after roadside rescue

    Heather Harrison was on her way home from work in Shallotte on May 5 when she saw the vehicle in front of her swerve around something at the side of the road.

    Seconds later, she saw a tiny ball of fur trying to scoot farther back from the road, away from westbound traffic rushing past on N.C. 130 into Columbus County just before dusk.

  • A lot to show for getting older

    By Lena Vaughan

    Guest Columnist

    On March 18, I celebrated another year on the planet, commonly known as a birthday. When we are kids, we love ‘em!

    I don’t remember a lot about birthdays as a young child. There were no big parties or trips to an amusement part. As we get older, wanting that driver’s license, etc., we can’t wait for them.

    I did not anxiously await them then, either. Finally, in my 20s, I came to enjoy them. Friends would take me out and we did what passed then for celebrating.