Today's News

  • Cinematique adds six new films to fall lineup

    Staff report

    WILMINGTON—Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, has added six films to its fall slate. Admission is $8. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays in Thalian Hall’s historic main theater.

  • Festival brings world cultures together here

    Staff report

    Come join in on a journey to enhance cultural and ethnic education and harmony through the arts, music, dress, customs, books, landscape and food.
    The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is a free event. It will be 10 a.m.-
    4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the grounds of the Brunswick Community College, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium off of U.S. 17.

  • Wounded Warriors to ride through the area on Sept. 28

    SHALLOTTE—Citizens of Brunswick County are being called upon to say thank you soldiers who have sacrificed all for their country.

    On Friday, Sept. 28, the Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride 2012 will be cycling through the area. The ride is a four-day event and is the last Warrior Ride of 2012. Rides began in late March and took place in the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

  • ‘Today in America’ films in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach is receiving national television exposure.

    Last Friday Debbie Smith, mayor, spent the day with videographers from the television show “Today in America.”

    The show hosted by Terry Bradshaw set its sights on Ocean Isle Beach to be incorporated in an upcoming segment on family vacation spots.

    When Smith was contacted, she immediately went to the board of commissioners to get approval. She said she knew this would be positive exposure for the town.

  • Shallotte police 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.

    •Breaking-and-entering and larceny from a coin-operated machine at West Brunswick High School; suspect damaged a small storm window and took money from a Pepsi machine.

    •Vandalism in the Birch Pond parking lot; victim’s vehicle was scratched on the side.

  • Matthew 25 Center of Tabor City receives $100,000 challenge grant

    A half-million-dollar capital campaign to fund the Matthew 25 Center of Tabor City is under way. Organizers say the project is off to an encouraging start.

    While based in Tabor City, the project encompasses Brunswick County. Board members from both Columbus and Brunswick counties are working together to build the center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach mourns passing of commissioner C.D. Blythe

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Flags at town hall are being flown at half staff as the town mourns the loss of a beloved friend and public servant.

    Mayor Pro Tem Charlie “C.D.” Delano Blythe, 74, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

    Blythe was a long-time public servant for the people of Ocean Isle Beach. He was thought of as a friend and confidant by many who knew him.

  • Businesses beware: Counterfeit currency circulating

    The South End Task Force (SETF) has wrapped up a string of cases involving counterfeit currency, which affected businesses in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach and Brunswick Community College.

    Two arrests have been made and computers and printers have been seized by the SETF.

    The United States Secret Service has been notified. State charges have been filed against two people who are the main suspects of printing counterfeit currency.

  • State’s witness accuses Bryant as testimony continues in murder trial

    BOLIVIA—The girlfriend of the man on trial for killing a local Realtor says he didn’t want to be a disgrace to his family.

    That was part of testimony last week as Lora Ann Moultrie took the stand for the prosecution. She is testifying against Craig Bryant, 50, who is on trial for killing Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw in 2008.

  • Dave Kelley gets some respect, wins Schaffler Invitational

    Dave Kelley won the Lockwood Folly Golden Boys’ seventh annual Schaffler Invitational tournament and the coveted Rodney Dangerfield plaid jacket with a 12-under par score.
    Played on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Aug. 27, the rain-shortened event also saw Doug Wilburn take home the ersatz Masters Green blazer with a second-place 9-under finish. Jerry Pascale came in third at 8 under.
    Rain poured or threatened all days and drenched the awards ceremony, but the 24 entrants played through it with stoic grace.