Today's News

  • 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.

    •Larceny of a leather jacket at Auto Zone; suspect took jacket off a post in the parking lot.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of seafood on Village Point Road; suspect cut lock on Lloyd’s Oyster House and removed a bag of shrimp and a box of oysters.

  • Sandra Robinson to retire

    Having spent the last 35-1/2 years in Brunswick County Schools, Sandra Robinson has been part of many major transitions in public education. As she prepares to retire on Dec. 20, she shares the following words of wisdom: “Be able to accept change and roll with whatever it is.”

  • Leland peer court makes a difference

    After only two months, Peer Court is having a powerful effect on Leland Middle School. More than a dozen students have volunteered to be part of this alternative juvenile justice program.
    “Kids don’t feel like they have any power over anything,” said seventh-grader Sydney Parker, appreciating that in Peer Court students have the power and responsibility to make a difference in their school.

  • To seek the signs of birth is to receive a gift of Christmas joy

    I remember the race to the tree on Christmas morning. It was exciting but sometimes disappointing.

  • Community briefs

    Auditions set for ‘Nunsense’
    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct open auditions for two roles in “Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, and from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, in Building F on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
    Three members of the original cast will remain and two additional characters will be cast; Sister Leo and Rev. Mother.

  • Religion briefs

    Dinner benefits Room at the Inn
    Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 Knights of Columbus will serve a beef stroganoff dinner for the benefit of the Room at the Inn, a new maternity and after-care facility that will be near Belmont Abbey College.
     The event will be from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte.
    The cost of the dinner is $13 per person in advance and $14 at the door.

  • Education briefs

    Pope wins Power of One award
    The Power of One award, sponsored by Progress Energy, is presented to a business, community of faith, agency, organization or individual that has displayed dedication and commitment to the children and families of Brunswick County.
    This year, Annette Pope, director of regulatory programs for Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant, presented the award to St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s After School Tutoring Group as a Community in Schools Adopt A School Partner for Union Elementary School.

  • ATMC awards grants to county programs

    ATMC has awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 14 educators serving Brunswick County students and residents. The cooperative recently honored the recipients with a reception at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students.
    Allen Russ, ATMC CEO/general manager, lauded the recipients on their creative programs and willingness to think outside the box.

  • Recipes for last-minute holiday treats

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Winter containers provide interest

    It has finally started to cool down and look and feel more like winter. It is not quite time to throw in the towel though, if you enjoy gardening. Winter containers can be a great challenge, but a rewarding one. Containers can provide year-round interest, depending on the plants you choose.