Today's News

  • Preparing Steak Diane at home for a classic show-stopping dish

    Steak Diane was popular back in the ’50s and ’60s at most of the fancy restaurants, but this fabulous dish can easily be made at home.
    I prefer using strip steaks pounded down to about one-half inch thick, if needed. If you prefer, tenderloin also works well.

  • Nap time

    I’m ready for a nap.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime.

    But for many locals, summer means lots and lots of long hours working.

    After struggling to keep my eyes open on deadline day and burning the candle at both ends I stopped at a local coffee shop in Ocean Isle Beach. There owners have a magic elixir that keeps me bouncing on days I fight the sandman—a large iced caramel macchiato.

  • 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. 

    •Kevin Lee Clarida, 26, of 2614 Live Oak Drive, Supply, was charged with possession of ½ ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Larceny of a purse and larceny of medication on Main Street; suspect took the victims purse and removed 180 Valium pills.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Hold until sober in a parking lot on East Second Street; subject was intoxicated and needed a place to sleep.

    •Jillian M Ricker, 23, of 9243 Maple Ave., East Sparta, Ohio, was charged with hold until sober.

    •Intoxicated and disruptive on East Second Street; subject shouted and rudely insulted others by using foul language.

  • Matthew’s Ministry fills backpacks each week for hungry children

    Throughout Brunswick County, children don’t have enough to eat. But there’s a little red wagon in Southport collecting food to make life a little easier for them.

    In 2010, a teacher told Kristie Disbrow about a child who didn’t have enough to eat. Disbrow offered to help.

    “But Kristie,” the teacher said, “It’s not just this one. There are many hungry families.” Dismayed, Disbrow put a bin on her front porch and started collecting food. That was the beginning of Matthew’s Ministry.

  • Youth rally in OIB this Saturday

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—This weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 18, the Ocean Isle Beach Park will host the Sonburst Youth Rally.

    Sonburst Youth Ministries is sponsoring the day dedicated to area youth.

    There will be live music with praise and worship led by River of Leland, Morgan Dorsey, Peace Memorial (Spread the Bread) and Consumed.

    A guest speaker will be Nate Turner who will share his personal testimony. Activities include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, volleyball and more.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 16
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Local writer’s hopes to see autobiography come alive on the screen

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—It is not an ordinary autobiography, and now the extraordinary story of one man’s fight for survival may become a feature film.

    In June, Polish director/screenwriter Pawel Kuczynski spent a week at the Ocean Isle Beach home of author Stanley Opalka.

    Opalka’s 2003 autobiography “Escape from Russia” is the basis of a film with the working title “The Boy Who Won WWII.”

  • Marsh

    Contessa Rhodes and Kevin Marsh of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Chloe Cheyanne Marsh, born at 1:46 p.m. Aug. 1 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
    She joins sisters, Kayla, 2, and Alexis, 11.
    Grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and Phyllis Marsh of South Carolina.
    Great-grandparents are Arnold Leo Hewett and Louise Hewett of Supply.

  • Magnolia Greens wins Interclub event

    Magnolia Greens earned first place in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association (CCIA) event played Aug. 9 at the Bay-Sand golf course at Sandpiper Bay. Magnolia Greens and Ocean Ridge are now tied for first place for the year with 1,265 points.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing. Clubs compete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.