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Today's News

  • Childhood keepsakes can easily become an adult hoarding pile

     

    For nearly 35 years, I have dodged an inevitable bullet—Mom cleaning out my childhood bedroom.

    Being somewhat of a transient most of my adult life, I was able to avoid the painstaking task of opening and sorting the boxes—that is until Labor Day weekend.

    I was pretty good at avoiding the problem until this year. I was pretty sure when I moved to Colorado with only what fit in my car that mom and dad weren’t going to be paying to fly 14 boxes of stuffed animals and books to my address.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Thurston Avery Etheridge, 66, of 825 Crusoe Road, Whiteville, was charged with sexual battery based on an outstanding warrant.

    William Kenneth Wilson, 22, of 3018 Mount Misery Road, Leland, was charged with simple affray after a fight on Paisley Drive.

    Tiffany Ann Wilson, of 12 Paisley Drive, Shallotte, was charged with simple affray after a fight.

  • Festival of Fur animal fundraiser set for Saturday, Sept. 22, in Shallotte

    Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its first Festival of Fur fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 22, in Shallotte.

    The event is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center. It will take place in the vacant field next to Subway.

    Highlights include local rescue groups, animal adoptions, K-9 police-dog and agility demos, raffles, games and contests for adults and children.

    All proceeds will go toward the rescue and rehabilitation of stray, abandoned, abused or neglected animals.

  • BCCOWA kickoff concert: Dailey & Vincent strummin' & singin' Sept. 25

    American bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent is bringing its special blend of toe-tapping music to Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium next Tuesday night, Sept. 25.

    The kick-off performance of the BCCOWA Performing Arts Series for the 2012-13 season starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Jamie Dailey was previously lead vocalist and guitarist for Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver from 1999-2008.

  • Four artists featured at Friday debut at Silver Coast Winery

    Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery is showcasing the work of four regional artists for the next three months, starting with an opening reception that is open to the public this Friday, Sept. 21.

    Featured artists include Karen L. Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune. A display of their work will continue at the gallery through Dec. 15.

  • Sunset Beach gets park survey results

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is scrutinizing two consultant-prepared design concepts for Sunset Beach Town Park.

    The board also received citizen survey results at its monthly workshop Tuesday morning at town hall.

    Top activities favored for a “passive public park” include viewing the water, walking/jogging, viewing wildlife, outdoor performances, picnicking and festivals/events.

    Top favored amenities for the park based on survey results include seating/benches, restrooms, shaded space, picnic tables and trails.

  • Oceanfront OIB house finalist in design contest

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Inside a photogenic house called Long Isle, at 210 E. First St., there’s a “sea of blue outside every ocean-side window.”

    That’s what publicist/decorator Catherine Sludds has to say about the two-story, blue-roofed vacation rental that is a finalist in Vacation House Review’s 2012 North Carolina Beach House Design Contest.

    Sludds and others who had a hand in the design and decorating scheme of the home are hopeful judges will feel the same way they do when the winning house is announced next month.

  • Sloup wins third tourney of seaon

      South Brunswick junior Ashley Sloup shot a 2-over-par 38 on the front nine at Brierwood Golf Club in winning the third conference tourney of the season.

    Sloup had three 3s on the card in winning by six strokes and leading the Cougars to the team title. Freshman Jordan Saunders shot a 48 in finishing third and sophomore Janzen Jones shot a 51 in finishing fourth. Freshman Lilly Beecroft, who birdied the first hole, shot a 55.

  • DSS and health boards abolished

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have taken over the county’s health and social services boards.

    In a 3-2 vote Monday night, with commissioners Charles Warren and Marty Cooke dissenting, commissioners dissolved the department of social services board and the board of health. Then they approved a resolution to assume control of the activities of a consolidated human services board. It’s effective immediately.

    The vote came after a lengthy public hearing and a presentation explaining the action by county manager Marty Lawing.

  • Co-defendant, state’s witness sentenced in murder

    Craig Bryant’s co-defendant Lora Ann Moultrie, 50, was sentenced Monday by Judge Thomas H. Lock.

    She pled guilty in July 2011 to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the role she played in Bradshaw’s murder.

    Moultrie was sentenced to 120 to 153 months or 10.25 to 12.75 years in prison.