Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Shallotte Middle honor roll
    Shallotte Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first nine weeks.

    A Honor Roll
    Sixth grade: Mia Adcock, Brian Barrett, Griffin Brown, Madison Cagle, Madeline Chandler, Hayley Giordano, Russ Gore, Madeline Jackson, Davis Julian, Ashley Oakes, Jocelyn Paolilli, Campbell Pryor, Danielle Riffel, Cierra Watts, Robin Wood.
    Seventh grade: Katherine Barnes, Nicholas Himes, Claire McNeil, Arnulfo Silva, Taye Vereen.
    Eighth grade: Quniton Churning, Shelley Hurst, John McNeil, Samuel Zeng.

  • Pottery artists getting crafty for upcoming holiday open house

    CALABASH—Greenware is drying on racks as pottery artist Vivian Swanson, seated at a sketching table, etches a mermaid into a wet, flat piece of clay she plans to fire and glaze into a plaque in the near future.

    Janet Archambault, owner of this pottery-crafting place called Stay Centered Studio, shows off assorted creative-ware made by local ceramics artists, from glazed plates, bowls and vases to still-life fruit and face-masks, called “green men,” suitable for decorating trees.

  • Smart Start gets reading grant

    Smart Start of Brunswick County has received a matching grant award from GlobalGiving for its Books for Babies in Brunswick County project.
    Books for Babies partners Smart Start’s Raising a Reader and Parents As Teachers together in a special project designed to encourage family engagement through literacy activities such as book cuddling.

  • Shallotte Lions Club offers vision screening

     SHALLOTTE—The motto is simple: See the 21st Century.

    Members of the Shallotte Lions Club are helping those in Shallotte see better; and so are other Lions clubs in the area.

    The Shallotte club recently prescreened 200 sixth-grade students at Shallotte Middle School and more than 150 second- and fifth-graders at Waccamaw School. In coming months they plan to screen students at Supply Elementary School as well as host a public screening in the Walmart parking lot.

  • Shallotte Christmas Parade



    Want to Go?

    What: Shallotte Christmas Parade

    When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3

    Where: Main Street in Shallotte

    Cost: Free

    SHALLOTTE—Now that the turkey has been carved, it’s time to light the Christmas tree and wait the arrival of the visitor from the North Pole.

    Two events officially mark the start of the holiday season in Shallotte—the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas parade. The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, around dusk.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Ebelia Torres, 19, of 1060 Hickman Road, Calabash, was arrested for underage drinking.

    •Karine Rudy, 18, of 1061 Cedar Court, Calabash, was arrested for underage drinking.

    •Leslie Johnson, 17, of 417 79th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arrested for underage drinking.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of currency at Harley Davidson; suspect took $238.65 from the register and the register key.

    •Shoplifting at Family Dollar; suspect took a digital video camera and an empty box from the store without paying for the items.

    •Animal cruelty on Pine Street; police are investigating an incidence of animal cruelty.

  • Career & College Promise offers high school students new opportunities

     High school students throughout Brunswick County and the state have new opportunities for a brighter future.

    On Nov. 11, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue launched Career & College Promise. The initiative was proposed in her State of the State address earlier this year and received bipartisan support in the legislature.

  • Loon set free following Thanksgiving Day rescue

    Laura Clark was out for a Thanksgiving Day run when she first spotted the loon trapped in fishing nets in the surf off the coast of Bird Island.

    Someone, she said, had put out fishing nets stretching in the surf from 40th Street in Sunset Beach all the way down to the jetties at Little River, S.C.

    “It was probably five different nets strung together, so all the pelicans were dive-bombing because they could see the fish getting caught in the surf,” Clark said.

    Beyond that, she saw dolphins swimming in the ocean.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Sea Trail Jones Course. In first place at +6 were Stu Cleveland, Dennis Keane and Bob Byrne. Second were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl and Tom Culverwell at +4. Low gross was Stu Cleveland, 90, and low net was Bob Byrne, 68. Byrne was also +8 and was voted golfer of the week.