Today's News

  • Brunswick County in need of rain

     BRUNSWICK COUNTY—For some residents in Brunswick County a drought means more than brown grass, burning bans and reduced irrigation—it means total disaster.

    “We plant with faith,” said Mary Earp of Funston Farms in Winnabow. “There are so many things beyond our control.”

    Mary and Wilbur Earp were both born and raised on farms in Brunswick County. Mary’s ancestors have been farming in the area since the 1700s. She has been able to trace a sale of a cow from one of her female ancestors back to the Revolutionary War.

  • From lives of abuse to the lap of luxury

     CALABASH—Bred for racing, greyhounds often find themselves retired by the age of 3 and being shipped off to start new lives.

    They arrive never having seen stairs or a window, a door or glass. They are confused to live outside of their crates. They also arrive with tattoos inside each of their ears.

    “As puppies they are tattooed with their date of birth on the inside of their right ear and their race number on the inside of their left ear,” said Alice Bossert, greyhound owner and foster parent.

  • Moultrie pleads guilty to 2008 murder of Shallotte Realtor

    BOLIVIA—More than three years after the murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw, one of two defendants charged with his murder has pleaded guilty.

    On Thursday, July 14, in Brunswick County Superior Court, Lora Moultrie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Bradshaw. Moultrie also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

    A third charge, robbery with a dangerous weapon, was dismissed.

  • July 22 is Town Hall Day in Calabash

    The town of Calabash will observe its fourth annual Town Hall Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 22.

    State Sen. Bill Rabon will take part as will new Calabash Town Administrator Charles Nance.

    Local elected officials will be present, and there will be food, games and prizes.

    For more information, call Calabash Town Hall at 579-6747.

  • Students take part in 4-H summer camps

    Brunswick County 4-H Summer Fun Program, Passport to Adventure, has gotten off to an amazing start, organizers say.

  • Kayanna Causey earns scholarship

    The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) awarded Kayanna Causey of Supply a Scholar Vision scholarship. Causey, a member of LGFCU, plans to attend Southeastern Community College.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill students honored

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized 6,405 students for outstanding academic achievement through their selection for the dean’s list for spring 2011.

  • Leland Rotary installs new officers

    The Leland Area Rotary Club installed its 2011-12 officers and directors at a banquet on Thursday, June 30, at Magnolia Greens Golf Club in Leland. 

  • Religion briefs

    Salwen to perform at St. Philip’s

  • Some inquiring minds want to know...and I reply

    I  cannot pretend that I have a huge fan club chomping at the bit to read, report, record, and otherwise recall every word that falls from my mind to my computer to print in Tidelines, but I do receive email messages from folks who are interested in how I got started doing this column.