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Today's News

  • OIB Crime Report

    Ocean Isle Beach Police report

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

     

    Nov. 26

    Breaking and entering and larceny on East First Street; suspects entered residence and removed four TVs and a bedspread.

    Joseph Wayne Everhart, 30, of 1367 Camel Lane SW, Shallotte, was arrested for being state wanted.

     

  • SBMS students honored with Good Neighbor awards

    South Brunswick Middle School and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 30 outstanding students at its fall Good Neighbor breakfast.
    Students were chosen by the teachers for demonstrating a positive work ethic and exemplifying a good “neighbor” in their school.
    Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Mike Reaves, who encouraged students to continue on the path of being a good citizen.

  • 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.

    Breaking and entering on Main Street; suspect tried to break into a drink machine, causing $3,000 worth of damage.

    Obtaining property by false pretense on Sellers Street; suspect placed international phone calls on victim’s account without consent.

  • Champion earns Eagle Scout rank

    Wesley Champion, 14, of Clinton, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 14. He is a member of Troop 27, which is sponsored by Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church.
    In recognition of his outstanding achievement, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was convened on Oct. 21 at Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton.

  • Religion briefs

    Christmas cantata set for Dec. 16
    The combined Chancel and Morning Glory choirs of Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street in Southport, invite all to their Christmas cantata at the 8 a.m. or 11 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 16. Directed by Diane Kulp, the choirs will present Joseph Martin’s “Journey of Promises” with dramatic readings.

  • Homelessness is not somebody else’s problem

    I was invited to speak at the Hunger and Homeless Banquet sponsored by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, a group united in an effort to address, and hopefully resolve, the problem of hunger and homelessness in Brunswick County. My reaction was immediate and identified my surprise.
    “What do I know about homelessness?” The challenge I accepted was to talk about my ignorance and the accompanying call of Scripture that confronted me. So, I began to pray, ponder and write. This is an excerpt from what God gave me.

  • Business briefs

    SOIA Chamber gets new coordinator
    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has named Megan Canny as its new membership sales and events coordinator.
    Canny is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in communications studies and a minor in psychology.

  • Fundraiser supports Providence Home

    On Nov. 10, Providence Home, the Brunswick County Family Emergency Teen Shelter, hosted a dinner/dance fundraiser at Silver Coast Winery. The dinner was catered by The Purple Onion in Shallotte and music for the dancing was provided by Hooked on Dancin’ with Wanda and Jim York.
    The event featured Silver Coast fine wines, as well as a Chinese auction and a silent auction. Drs. Daniel and Anna Blizzard and their practice, Ocean Isle Family Medicine, sponsored the event.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 17
    Cheesy broccoli noodle casserole with ground poultry, tossed salad/dressing, cornbread/margarine, brownie, milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Hot dog/bun, chili, coleslaw, apple juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Dec. 19
    Roast turkey/gravy, dressing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bar, dinner roll/margarine, milk.
    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Museum, planetarium honor Louise Ingram

    On Nov. 28, volunteers and staff of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium gathered together to honor Louise Ingram with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service.
    Ingram was instrumental in founding the museum and planetarium with her late husband, Stuart, and is still actively involved with both facilities.
    Executive director Terry Bryant expressed her appreciation and presented Ingram with the award.