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Today's News

  • VFW Post 8866 Memorial Day Service

    Veterans and their spouses saluted their comrade "who have served and continue to serve, who have laid down their lives so we may live in peace and freedom" Monday, May 27 at VFW Post 8866 on Sabbath Home Road, Supply.

  • Leland elementary teacher awarded NC School Hero accolades

    Leland– If the fifth-grade students at Lincoln Elementary in Leland seemed especially excited Thursday, it’s not just that summer vacation begins in four more days (!!!) but they were also cheering for Elise Barrett, one of 10 NC School Heroes presented a check for $10,000.

     

    Firth-grade reading teacher Barrett, a native of Washington, D.C., received a check for herself, $10,000 for her school, and $10,000 for her friend, Ray Bacca, who nominated Barrett.  

     

  • ‘Author Weekend’ books June 6-10 appearances at Silver Coast

    Books, readings and book-signings proliferate once again as Pelican Bookstore hosts “Author Weekend” June 6-10 at Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s event showcases award-winning and best-selling Southern writers Marybeth Whalen, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe.

    Each event starts at 5 p.m. Admission is $7.50, which includes a glass of wine.

    Whalen will talk about her new book, “Only Ever Her” on Thursday, June 6.

  • New Wednesday Night Market crops up in Mulberry Park

    Sure, Shallotte already has its Market on Mulberry on Saturdays during “the season.”

    But this year the town is planting something new, a Wednesday Night Market scheduled for five seasonal dates in Mulberry Park that debuts starting next Wednesday, June 5, at 123 Mulberry St.

    Hours of the new evening market are 6:30-8 p.m. Subsequent upcoming dates for the Wednesday Night Market are June 19, July 3, July 17 and July 31.

  • Paws-Ability strikes up third BandFest on Sunday, June 2

    Paws-Ability’s third annual BandFest once again pays tribute to animal advocacy with its third annual BandFest 2019 scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Highlights include music, adoptable animals, food trucks, a beer garden, local vendors and prizes.

    This year’s lineup of musicians include locally based Sea & Sand Band, Mason Lovette Band of Burlington and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot performing onstage in the park at 206 Sunset Blvd. N.

  • ‘Normal’ hurricane outlook forecast for June-November 2019

    Weather professionals are predicting a “normal” hurricane season — whatever “normal” might mean in the next six months — as the tropical weather period officially launches for another year this Saturday, June 1, and continues through Nov. 30.

  • Dredging conflict still being debated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Some residents continue to question whether town councilman John Corbett has a conflict of interest in the proposed dredging project for island waterways.

    Corbett lives on Canal Drive, his home overlooking the bay that is one of the areas proposed for dredging.

    He and Town Attorney Grady Richardson have repeatedly said Corbett has no conflict or financial benefit and, in fact, has an obligation to vote on the issue as a town councilman.

  • OIB holiday shoot ends in disaster as stairs collapse

    The Memorial Day holiday drew to a disastrous close Monday, May 27, as a small group of vacationers suffered injuries when an exterior stairway collapsed.

    While posing for a group photograph, the stairway leading to the main floor of a residence at 137 Ocean Isle West Boulevard collapsed. The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Between 13 to 15 guests were airlifted or transported by ambulance to a regional hospital, according to Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith.

  • DOT plans for overpass interchange at crowded county intersection

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation plan for an overpass interchange at U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 to replace the signaled intersection could begin in five years.

    NCDOT hosted a drop-in style public meeting May 16 at the Brunswick Center Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Place near the U.S. 17/N.C. 211 intersection to provide a video presentation, maps and NCDOT staff to answer questions about the project.

  • Durham participates in Relay as 21-year cancer survivor

    SHALLOTTE — Ocean Isle Beach resident Kimmie Durham has committed the better part of her adult life advocating for cancer survivors.

    That’s why it surprised no one when Durham showed up right behind West Brunswick High School’s Color Guard on Friday, May 17, as Relay for Life began in Shallotte last week.