Today's News

  • ’Tis the frosty season

    By Charlotte Glen
    Horticulture Agent
    Pender County Cooperative Extension

    Most of our area saw its first frost last weekend…right on schedule. The first frost of fall typically occurs during the first week of November in southeastern coastal North Carolina.
    With frost, many plants stop growing, changing the gardener’s palette of gardening chores. The following tips will keep you on task in your southern yard and garden this fall.

  • Drummer teaches lessons of respect

    Funding provided through a Brunswick Arts Council Grass Roots grant is bringing to life the character of “Mufasa, the wise and noble Lion King.”
    The Communities in Schools (CIS) After School Program has contracted with Cheick Sissoko, an accomplished African drummer from West Africa, to teach students from Lincoln and Town Creek elementary schools about the diverse world and how cultures differ, both now and in the past.

  • Club briefs

    SBI Rotary celebration set for Feb. 21
    Join the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club for a celebration of 25 years of service to the community.
    The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21, 2013, at the South Brunswick Islands Campus of Brunswick Community College in Carolina Shores, near the U.S. 17 entrance to Crow Creek.
    Dinner and a champagne toast for spouses and non-Rotarian guests will be $30. A cash bar will be open at registration. RSVP by Jan 18, 2013.

  • Speedy meeting as town looks ahead to 2013

    SHALLOTTE—Isaac Norris, CPA, presented the 2011-2012 fiscal year audit to the Shallotte Board of Aldermen during a pre-agenda meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

    For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, the town’s general fund revenues for were $4,453,703 for 2012 with expenses at $3,467,751 for a net revenue of $985,952. Revenues for fiscal year 2011 were $4,034,443 and expenses were $3,800,150 with a net revenue of $234,293.

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Internet and Facebook scams

    We would like to let you know about an Internet scam making its rounds.

    Thieves are hacking into email and/or Facebook accounts and sending out messages or initiating chats to your friends and family asking for help. The messages appear as some variation of this:

  • Stabbing at Shallotte residence

    On Sunday, Dec. 9, at about 6:22 p.m., deputies responded to a reported stabbing at 1288 Partridge Place in Shallotte.

    Keith Wayne Futch, 26, of the same address, had been stabbed in the chest. He was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was treated.

    All people involved have been identified and are being interviewed.

    No one has been arrested at this time, and the investigation is still under way by detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Education briefs

    High makes dean’s list at SCAD
    Rebecca High of Bolivia has been named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall 2012 quarter.
    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

  • Short and sweet meeting in Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—“We may have set a record,” said Mayor Debbie Smith as the board of commissioner’s regular December meeting adjourned on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

    The meeting lasted just a few minutes more than 30 minutes.

    During the meeting Daisy Ivey, town administrator, said the natural canal-dredging project is ahead of schedule. The dredge is operating on a 12-hour daily schedule, six days a week with no operations on Sunday. The project is expected to be complete by March 31, 2013. 

  • 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.