Today's News

  • There is a cheese to suit every taste, mood and occasion

    Many varieties of cheese have been developed throughout the world, each with its own special flavor. Although all cheese is made from milk, most of it is made from cow’s milk. Some varieties are also made from the milk of sheep or goats.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 6
    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.

  • McCoy

    Megan Bryant and Johnnie McCoy of Raeford are the proud parents of a son, Shilen Qei McCoy, born at 4:37 p.m. Oct. 2 at The Women’s Hospital of Greensboro, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Dorcas Pigott and Lionel Bryant, both of Shallotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Haynes McCoy and Yvette Greene, both of Raeford.
    Great-grandparent is Ruby Bryant of Shallotte.

  • Heller-Miller

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Meghan M. Heller and Wes Miller, both of Winnabow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sheila Heller of Oak Island and the late Thomas Heller. The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Cindy Miller of Indian Trail and Lewis and Colleen Weathers of Oak Island. A September 2013 wedding is planned in Southport.

  • Free workshops can help you through the holiday season

    While many people are busy planning their holiday shopping lists and Christmas activities, for some Christmas can be one of the hardest times of the year.
    For those who are dealing with the loss of friends and loved ones, the holidays can often compound the feelings of loss and sadness, but it’s not something you have to deal with alone.
    Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is offering holiday bereavement services and they’re free for the community.
    Hospice is offering two sessions in our community next week. Details are on page 14A.

  • Help officers crack down on crime

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two people involved in a recent robbery.
    On Thursday, Nov. 29, just before 6 a.m., two people robbed Winner’s World, a gaming sweepstakes business in Carolina Shores.
    In our community, these types of businesses are often frequented by retirees and older residents who use the facilities as gathering places and ways to access the Internet and other computer-gaming fun.
    It’s unfortunate two bullies have rattled the community.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Shoplifting at Food Lion; suspect stole three bundles of firewood.

    Larceny of a tire; suspect removed a tire from a storage unit.

    Larceny of merchandise at Generation Next; suspect stole two shirts.

    Shoplifting at Walmart; suspect took three computers without paying for them.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 21 and 26 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, Nov. 21

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • West Brunswick completes sweep of West Columbus

     CERRO GORDO—The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team completed a season sweep of West Columbus by beating the Vikings 61-49 Dec. 4.

    The Trojans led 19-4 after the first quarter, but the Vikings rallied by hitting 3-pointers—nine for the game—and cut the lead to 44-42 entering the final eight minutes. West Brunswick then outscored the Vikings 8-0 in taking a 53-42 lead with 4:38 left and went on to the victory.

  • Sheriff to speak in Carolina Shores on Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is making progress on issues of law enforcement, town officials say.

    Town officials recently met with sheriff’s officials, and Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram is supposed to speak at the town board of commissioners upcoming monthly meeting at 3 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 6.

    The sheriff’s office is as committed to “providing the level of service as they’ve always provided to the town,” said town administrator Mike Hargett, speaking at the board’s monthly workshop Monday morning at town hall.