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Today's News

  • Shallotte Farmers Market season starts Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh fruits and vegetables are on their way to market in Shallotte.

    With warmer weather and the arrival of spring, flowers are blooming and it’s time to re-open Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market in Shallotte.

    The first day of the 2012 season will be 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Organizers are ready to open the market for its sixth season and hope to draw in larger crowds and more vendors than ever before.

    “We are looking for new vendors,” said Loretta Nauta with the Shallotte enhancement and events committee.

  • The mullet law: Are you abiding?

    Is every one in the state of North Carolina going to cut their hair into the same style?

    If so I vote for the mullet. It’s a hairstyle both men and women wear.  It appears pretty easy to maintain—no fuss and no frills. It’s short on top and the sides but long in the back. Business in the front, party in the back, people say.

    The haircut could become like the state bird only it would be the state hairdo: the mullet. We can all look like Joe Dirt.

  • 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.

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Golden Corral breaks ground in Shallotte

    Buffet dinners are back on the table and just months from being a dining option in Shallotte.

    Golden Corral Buffet & Grill officially broke ground on Tuesday afternoon in Shallotte across from Naber Dodge near Wildwood Village off U.S. 17. Bulldozers were hard at work in the background as town officials gathered with the new owners to celebrate the announcement.

    After nearly two years and setting their sights on several locations in Shallotte, Mickey Chance of Chance Hospitality Inc. and his family are bringing Golden Corral to town.

  • "My Name Is STILL Maysel": Author tells more about mom's abduction

    CALABASH—Three years ago, Johnny McCarty put words to paper to convey a true family story about his mother being abducted by her father back during the Great Depression in rural West Virginia.

  • Zumba class zips more than $5,000 to Wounded Warriors

    CALABASH—Zumba Gold teacher Sara McGrail has Calabash VFW Post 7288 dancing these days.

    McGrail, who teaches the popular Latin-style exercise classes on Monday and Wednesdays nights and once-a-week yoga at the Post on Carter Drive, recently orchestrated a fundraiser to bring in more than $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

    McGrail organized silent and Chinese auctions April 15, raising $5,203 at last count to donate to Wounded Warriors through the Calabash VFW.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police have charged an Ocean Isle Beach man after he was stopped April 22.

    Sergio Enriquez Quiahua, 28, of Ocean Harbour Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested and charged April 22 with careless and reckless driving, speeding and no operator’s license.

  • Mom, 28, found shot to death inside Sunset Beach home

     SUNSET BEACH—The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old mom.

    Megan Elizabeth Tysinger was pronounced dead Monday at her home at 9063 Sea Lane. Emergency personnel were called to the scene around 11 a.m. Monday, according to Charlie Miller, deputy chief with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Days at the Docks Saturday and Sunday in Holden Beach

    Holden Beach is getting ready to bopple.

    The traditional bopple race is just part of the fun at this weekend’s Days at the Docks festivities in Holden Beach.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season has returned to being a two-day event after taking place for just one day last year.

    It is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday under the Holden Beach Bridge. Admission is free, and there’s plenty of free parking.

  • Remembering Capt'n Jack: Tribute paid to seafood market founder

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If you didn’t know Jack, well, his son and family can tell you all about him.

    Jack Todd, longtime proprietor of his namesake business, Capt’n Jack’s Seafood Market, is being remembered by his family after he died suddenly on April 15.

    Todd, a Jack of all trades with roots that ran deep in Brunswick County, was one of the “greats,” his daughter-in-law Karen Hockett said—“a most selfless, considerate, warm-hearted person who believed in doing all he could so others wouldn’t have to.”