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Today's News

  • Corn on the cob is plentiful and available at our local markets

    Even though it’s available year round, I really love that first ear of corn in late spring or early summer, when they are at their peak.
    Like tomatoes, corn is best when grown locally. Check out our local farm markets and farmers markets. Usually, the corn sold there has been picked that morning, unlike corn sold in the local super markets. Corn loses it freshness very quickly.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 7
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Smith-Richardson

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on May 23, 25 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 23

    Judge Thomas V. Aldridge Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Filipe Gustavo Balbino, PG no operator’s license.

  • Summer regional show highlights Franklin Square Gallery season

    Ceramic artists, painters, and sculptors from throughout the Carolinas are showcased in Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery’s highlight of the season, the Summer Regional Show. Regional artists have been invited to join gallery members and submit their latest work for judging, and the selected art comprises this juried exhibition that runs from June 18-July 14.

  • AMUZU Theatre presents “Sing It Out” this weekend

    Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—June 7 is the opening night of the AMUZU Theatre’s new musical production, “Sing It Out.” Following a concept of popular music as it reflects our attitudes and experiences of the past 50 years, “Sing It Out” segues smoothly from decade to decade, with short narrative bridges between eras setting the stage for each time period.

  • Playoff foes win state titles

    By NCHSAA

    Two teams that ended county teams’ seasons in the playoffs went on to win state championships over the weekend.
    Nathan Hood’s run-scoring double broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning and helped propel Whiteville to a 3-1 victory over Randleman on Saturday for a sweep of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
    Whiteville had beaten North Brunswick 6-0 in the fourth round of the playoffs.

  • Golf tournaments

    Relay for Life tournament June 30

  • Local golfers win CGA event

    Bolivia golfers George Schuler and John Broadhurst shot 36-33—69 and won flight A in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament last week at St. James Plantation (Reserve Club) in Southport. The course was 6,153 yards.

  • The First Tee tells success stories

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    The First Tee of Brunswick County teaches character development, life skills and the First Tee Nine Core Values to youngsters ages 7-18 through the game of golf. Along the way, young athletes become better golfers, scholars and leaders as they assimilate The First Tee curriculum. Recently three outstanding participants of TFTBC earned state and national recognition for their accomplishments.