Today's News

  • Matthew 25 Center recognizes partners

    The Matthew 25 Center Ministry Partners were recognized at the regular quarterly board of directors meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Dale’s Seafood in Tabor City.
    Recognized as Ministry Partners were Fair Bluff Baptist Church, Olympic Baptist Church, Tabor City Baptist Church and Shallotte Presbyterian Church. These churches have agreed to meet the monthly/annual financial portion of being a Ministry Partner and are praying for the Center. Each was presented a Ministry Partner certificate recognizing and thanking them for their support.

  • Religion briefs

    Revival set for Dec. 3-5
    Liberty Tabernacle, 380 Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, will host revival services Dec. 3-5 with apostle Lindon Frost. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

  • Apartment developer faces questions from Waterford residents

    LELAND—An information session for a proposed apartment complex next to Waterford subdivision brought out a number of residents with tough questions for the developer.

    Hunter Gibson of Easlan Capital hosted two informational meetings Nov. 20 at the Leland Recreation Building at town hall. While a few Waterford residents said they attended just to find out what was planned, several more were vocal opponents.

  • There is grave importance to asking questions

    If there is one thing that distinguishes Hubby Dear and marks his life, it is his ability to ask questions, many questions. He loves to ask questions because they lead him to an ever-deepening understanding of himself and others. They are his entry into interesting dialogue and his way of honoring the wonder of each individual.
    We love to tell our stories, to have them heard and affirmed. In the narration something magical happens, both to taleteller and listener. The stories extend beyond conversation and become vehicles for transformation.

  • Falling through the cracks

    SUPPLY—Every day is pretty much the same for one Supply couple.

    She is confined to bed. He is barely able to move from his recliner.

    Wayne and Debbie Elliott get by the best they know how. They moved to Supply in 2003 from South Carolina. Seven years ago, Debbie had an accident that has since confined her to a bed.

    “I had fallen at work and at the grocery store, but the third fall is what put me in the bed,” Debbie said.

    She crushed her hip and broke her wrist in the third fall.

  • Be a pearl: Recycle that oyster shell

    Oyster shells have been keeping area filmmakers busy this fall.

    The North Carolina Oyster Shell Recycling Program has been at the N.C. Oyster Festival in Ocean Isle Beach and the Varnamtown Dixon Chapel Methodist Church Oyster Roast.

    According to Sabrina Varnam, oyster shell recycling coordinator for the Resource Enhancement Division of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, the Oyster Festival is the largest oyster roast/festival function in the state for the program.

  • 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.
    “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.