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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Rose earns business degree
    Ocean Isle Beach native James Rose has earned a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Limestone College during spring 2012 commencement exercises in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium May 10-12. Graduates represented Limestone’s traditional day student program, extended campus classroom and Internet offerings.

  • Kids peek inside at Big Toy Day

    Whether a child preferred planes, cars, trucks or animals, the fourth annual Big Toy Day had something special for everyone. Designed to provide a fun-filled educational experience for kids of all ages, the day gave a behind-the-scenes peek into the careers of pilots, truck drivers, firefighters, law enforcement agents, military services, sanitation crews, construction workers, animal trainers and more.
    More than 160 children received free airplane rides courtesy of the Brunswick County Airport Commission and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939.

  • Duo to entertain at summer music series

    The duo of Frank Bongiorno on alto saxophone and Robert Nathanson on classical guitar will perform as part of the St. Philip’s Summer Music Series in the sanctuary of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 205 East Moore St. in Southport, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The concert is free and the public is invited.

  • Religion briefs

    Vacation Bible school to be offered in Leland
    Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland, will host its annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15. Its goal is to reach the community, especially the youth, through Christian education and daily life experiences. Activities are planned for all ages.

  • We are embraced by grace that comes along with tough times

    The announcement was made. Life’s die had been cast. No one could have predicted it. None expected it. The coach was leaving town. He didn’t want to go. His family was not happy about it. Farewell was not in their present vocabulary. Yet, go he must. Finances were tight. His decision was based on economy, not desire.

  • Make summer sizzle with herbs on the grill

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy sizzling culinary experiences. Using the grill and experimenting with fun flavor combinations is a wonderful compliment to days filled with sunshine. Fresh herbs can be a perfect way to season summer meals.

  • Helping your yard survive the drought

    By Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Signs of the severe drought currently gripping our area can be seen in lawns and landscapes throughout southeastern North Carolina. These include stunting, wilting, yellowing or browning leaves, early leaf drop, dead stems and branches, and reduced flower, fruit, and seed production.
    How you care for your yard during drought will have a huge effect on how well it recovers once the rain returns. Use the following tips to help your yard survive the drought:

  • Sonburst Youth Ministries

    One year ago, a local man felt the pulling of God on his heartstrings.

    Joseph Memory, an Ocean Isle Beach resident who works as sergeant with the highway patrol in Robeson County, has a passion to reach the youth of Brunswick County before it is too late and their lives are plagued by trouble.

    “A year ago I talked to a 19-year-old I had watched grow up,” Memory said. “He told me he likes to smoke pot. God really dealt with me after that.”

  • The man behind the land

    In less than a month, Brunswick County residents will be taking a turn on Hope and turning right on Mercy as they visit the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

    The task of naming the roads was left up to the man who donated the 7.5 acres of land where the newly constructed Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter now sits. The facility is slated to open on July 1, with an open house planned for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 24.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    Arrest made in Ocean Isle Beach

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

    •Thomas Henry McCollum, 65, of 29 Country Club Drive, Shallotte, was charged with possession of marijuana less than half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying concealed weapons.

    •Larceny; victim’s credit card was used online to make purchases totaling more than $1,800.