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Today's News

  • 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.

  • "My Name Is STILL Maysel": Author tells more about mom's abduction

    CALABASH—Three years ago, Johnny McCarty put words to paper to convey a true family story about his mother being abducted by her father back during the Great Depression in rural West Virginia.

  • Zumba class zips more than $5,000 to Wounded Warriors

    CALABASH—Zumba Gold teacher Sara McGrail has Calabash VFW Post 7288 dancing these days.

    McGrail, who teaches the popular Latin-style exercise classes on Monday and Wednesdays nights and once-a-week yoga at the Post on Carter Drive, recently orchestrated a fundraiser to bring in more than $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

    McGrail organized silent and Chinese auctions April 15, raising $5,203 at last count to donate to Wounded Warriors through the Calabash VFW.

  • Man charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police have charged an Ocean Isle Beach man after he was stopped April 22.

    Sergio Enriquez Quiahua, 28, of Ocean Harbour Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested and charged April 22 with careless and reckless driving, speeding and no operator’s license.