Today's News

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects during the last two weeks:

    •Ashton Brooke Edwards, 21, of Supply, was charged with displaying a revoked license and no insurance on Nov. 12.

    •Brandon Scott Childress, 22, of Southern Pines, was charged with displaying an expired registration and expired inspection on Nov. 14.

  • 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.

  • County golf cart ordinance to take effect Dec. 1

    BOLIVIA—Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, golf cart drivers in Brunswick County will be required to follow new regulations.

    Adopted by county commissioners at their Nov. 1 meeting, the golf cart ordinance regulates recreational golf cart use in the unincorporated portions of the county.

    The new provisions require golf cart drivers to have a valid driver’s license to drive on state roads with speed limits under 35 mph. Learners’ permits will not be considered a valid license, the ordinance states.

  • ROCAME hosts circuits workshop

    ROCAME hosted a workshop on electrical circuits for about 45 students and advisors at Cape Fear Community College North Campus on Saturday, Nov. 13. The workshop began at 9 a.m. with students assembling in the BB&T Auditorium at the McKeithan Center for a lecture/demonstration.

    Students from Brunswick, New Hanover, Columbus and Pender counties attended the workshop.

  • Trade assistance workshop for shrimpers in Varnamtown on Wednesday

    A workshop for shrimpers who have applied for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance is set for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Varnamtown Town Hall.

    Jackie Varnam, chairman of Brunswick Catch, which is hosting the event, said the session is for area shrimpers who have applied for up to $12,000 in individual federal assistance being offered as compensation for reduced prices they’ve been getting for their shrimp.

  • Waccamaw Elementary students earn awards

    Waccamaw Elementary has announced its first nine-weeks honor rolls:

    A honor roll

    Second grade: Emily Hales, Samuel Hewett, Kaziah Lewis and Lily Wells.

    Third grade: Ella King, Olivia Fish, Ashleigh Warren, Tanner Babson, Austin High, Jadyn Hill, Jordyn Hill, Rachel Tennett, Daniel Vanskiver, Peyton Daniels and LeAnna Mintz.

    Fourth grade: Jacob Cribb, Olivia Fluharty, Myangel Ledbetter, Jonathan Mintz, Leonardo Ramirez, Christopher Tucholski and Alex Younts.

  • West’s HOSA chapter wins four events at district competition

    The West Brunswick High School HOSA chapter won big at the district competition on Nov. 20, winning four events.

    Nicole Turner finished first in Sports Medicine; Naquasha Hill won in Job Seeking Skills; Corey Burr and Kayanna Causey won in Career Health Display; and Christian Jackson and Jasmine Marlowe finished on top in CPR/First Aid.

  • Island Home Tour set at Ocean Isle Beach on Dec. 4

    This year’s Island Home Tour will be followed by the Island Good Time party at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 4.

    From 2-5 p.m., walk through the homes of Linda and Joe Grooms, Robert and Rosemary Pulliam, Ron and Debbie Sinclair, the Lewallen Family, Ricky and Debbie Gilchrist and the Ward Family. Each of the homes has unique features. After the tour, enjoy a party with drinks and heavy hors d’ouevres.

  • Church briefs

    Church plans Christmas cantata

    The Calvary Baptist Church’s adult choir, under the direction of Kelly Page, will present its Christmas cantata, “The First Noel: A King is Born,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

    At 6 p.m. the children and youth will continue the Christmas celebration with music and drama, followed by a repeat performance of the Christmas Cantata by the adult choir. 

    Refreshments will be served following the evening performance.

    Camp UMC to  have cantata

  • It’s not easy to enter darkness to see a great light

    It’s true. I love hearing a good story. I love to tell a good story. If exaggeration will assist in the hearing and telling, I’ll use it; however, this is more than narrating a saga to regale an audience. It’s more than my causing amusement, laughter and distraction from our daily doings. It’s more than adding spice to a mundane routine. This is the stuff of life that causes one to stop, really stop and smell the roses in our everyday bouquet of life.