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Today's News

  • 2011 county home sales price was ahead of national average

    SUPPLY—Brunswick County’s average home sales price last year remained above the state average, but dropped from the previous year.

    An update on the housing market was given last week as Realtors, elected officials and candidates mingled at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors’ legislative luncheon. Realtors announced legislative goals.

  • U.S. Army National Guard: Protecting us here at home and abroad in combat

    Do y’all have any idea how fortunate we are to have such a capable National Guard to protect us?

    While they’re often overlooked in terms of the different branches of the military service, the National Guard, under the umbrella of the U.S. Army, plays a critical role in protecting the homeland—both here at home and overseas in combat.

    Natural disaster? They’re here. Combat overseas? They’re there, too.

  • Woody's Grocery: an 80-year legacy in Brunswick County

    Just a few miles from the heart of Shallotte on Holden Beach Road, there is a convenience store filled with local flavor, history and character.

    Eighty years ago, Woody Fulford’s father, Isaiah Fulford, borrowed $25 and started a business that is still in operation today: Woody’s Grocery.

  • Tilley strikes out 12 in five-inning victory over East Bladen

     Landon Tilley struck out 12 batters in five innings as the West Brunswick baseball team beat East Bladen 14-0 April 24. Tilley walked three and gave up two hits.

    West improved to 7-3 in the conference. East Bladen is 0-10.

    West took advantage of stolen bases and walks in building a 5-0 lead. Two double steals and a wild pitch led to the first three runs. A fielder’s choice and a groundout added two more runs in the second inning. In all, West scored six runs in the second inning in taking an 8-0 lead.

  • Realizing it was more than heartburn, man fights cancer

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—If you’ve seen a periwinkle-colored bracelet with the words “Heartburn can cause cancer,” or “Nobody Fights Alone” you may have met an Ocean Isle Beach couple working to educate others about the dangers of esophageal cancer.

    Last September, Jay and Diane Middleton celebrated their grandson’s first birthday during Labor Day weekend. That weekend, Jay ate a deviled egg and immediately felt pain. Plagued by acid reflux issues and sleep apnea for years, he tried to ignore it.

  • BCC in bloom: plant sale underway

    Two greenhouses are bursting with vibrant plants of all colors on the Brunswick Community College campus, and they’re waiting for someone to come and take them home.

    There are also annuals and perennials of all sizes, shapes and colors.

    Students and staff in the college’s horticulture and turf grass management program have been working for weeks to cultivate plants for the fourth annual sale.

    The sale starts runs through Friday, April 27.

  • Shallotte Farmers Market season starts Saturday

    SHALLOTTE—Fresh fruits and vegetables are on their way to market in Shallotte.

    With warmer weather and the arrival of spring, flowers are blooming and it’s time to re-open Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market in Shallotte.

    The first day of the 2012 season will be 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Organizers are ready to open the market for its sixth season and hope to draw in larger crowds and more vendors than ever before.

    “We are looking for new vendors,” said Loretta Nauta with the Shallotte enhancement and events committee.

  • The mullet law: Are you abiding?

    Is every one in the state of North Carolina going to cut their hair into the same style?

    If so I vote for the mullet. It’s a hairstyle both men and women wear.  It appears pretty easy to maintain—no fuss and no frills. It’s short on top and the sides but long in the back. Business in the front, party in the back, people say.

    The haircut could become like the state bird only it would be the state hairdo: the mullet. We can all look like Joe Dirt.

  • 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.

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Golden Corral breaks ground in Shallotte

    Buffet dinners are back on the table and just months from being a dining option in Shallotte.

    Golden Corral Buffet & Grill officially broke ground on Tuesday afternoon in Shallotte across from Naber Dodge near Wildwood Village off U.S. 17. Bulldozers were hard at work in the background as town officials gathered with the new owners to celebrate the announcement.

    After nearly two years and setting their sights on several locations in Shallotte, Mickey Chance of Chance Hospitality Inc. and his family are bringing Golden Corral to town.