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Today's News

  • Coastline Insurance adds new office and staff

    Southport-based Coastline Insurance recently opened a second office on Oak Island at 8821 E. Oak Island Drive. The new branch is the only insurance agency operating on Oak Island.
    Owner Jonathan Peele said his goal is two-fold: to minimize travel for islanders while better managing the area’s increasing insurance demands. To accommodate those needs, Peele has hired two additional agents boasting a combined 16 years of experience in the industry.

  • WBHS’s ‘The Giving Tree’ project visits Waccamaw School

    Students in West Brunswick High School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class visited third-grade students at Waccamaw School on Nov. 9.
    They brought books students had chosen in AVID’s “The Giving Tree” project, a reading-sponsored book drive for third-graders.
    Waccamaw third-graders thank AVID students and project coordinator, Ashley Hughes, organizers said.
     

  • Portrait brings back memories of early days in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Recently the Shallotte Police Department received a gift from the daughters of a former police chief.

    Ida Ruth Galloway Smith of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Marion Galloway Snipes of Fort Worth, Texas, discovered a portrait of their father, Marion Leon Galloway, that had fallen into disrepair.

    According to the sisters, the portrait had been given to the town in the 1970s. They Galloway sisters decided to have it repaired and reframed and to re-present it to the police department.

  • Community briefs

    New books at Rourk Branch Library
    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    Fiction
    “The Twelve Clues of Christmas” by Rhys Bowen. She may be 35th in line for the throne, but Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year before a Christmas killer wrings another neck in this Royal Spyness mystery.

  • Herbs and spices are essential to any respectable kitchen

    As a general rule of thumb, herbs come from grassy plants and spices from barks or seeds. Many of us grow and cultivate our own herbs, but few of us grow our own spices.
    Although fresh herbs are increasingly accessible year round in our local supermarkets and farmers markets, they are easily grown in containers on decks or planted in gardens. Nothing compares to the flavor and aroma of an herb snipped moments before use.

  • The Red House Specialty Shops

     

    SHALLOTTE—Shopping in Shallotte can help others.

    Communities in Schools recently began operating The Red House Specialty Shops on Main Street.

    There are 40-plus vendors and a portion of every purchase is donated to CIS.

    The store rents booth/shelf space to vendors. A portion of the rent and fees from items sold are set aside for CIS.

    Volunteers work in the store and are available to help shoppers find the perfect item.

  • ORCA donates $8,000 to New Hope Clinic

    The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), a two-year old neighborhood charity in Brunswick County, recently donated $8,200 to the New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes. It is the county’s only comprehensive free clinic that provides basic medical and dental care, as well as diagnostic services and prescription drugs to low-income, uninsured residents of Brunswick County.
    The money raised was derived from ORCA’s fall fundraising campaign, according to Judy Cunningham, an ORCA board member who coordinated the effort.

  • Christmas on the River to include Brunswick Stew Cook-off

    SHALLOTTE—A new event is helping usher the holiday season into town.

    The inaugural Christmas on the River event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Shallotte Riverside Park on Main Street behind the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Christmas on the River is geared toward families and includes the popular Brunswick Stew Cook-off. The event is being coordinated by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 29
    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.

  • DeWeese-Little

    Amy DeWeese and Dean Little, both of Ash, were married Oct. 27 at Grace Fellowship. The Rev. Leon Weber officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Becky DeWeese of Boiling Spring Lakes. The groom is the son of Harry and Erma Little of Ash. The bride was given in marriage by Casey Bird.