Today's News

  • Holiday ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign under way statewide

    The Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign is under way across North Carolina.

    N.C. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti recently announced state and local law enforcement officers are geared up for this year’s holiday “Booze It & Lose It” event, which began Saturday, Dec. 3, and runs through Jan. 2, 2012.

    Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will increase across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

  • New Sunset Beach Mayor Cerrato to be sworn in Monday night

    New Sunset Beach Mayor Richard Cerrato will be sworn in Monday night.

    Cerrato, along with town councilmen-elect Wilson Sherrill and Mike Williams, will be sworn in during ceremonies at the monthly Sunset Beach Town Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.

    A 6:45 p.m. workshop precedes the meeting, to take place at Sunset Beach Town Hall on Sunset Boulevard.

  • Rankin named honorable mention All-Pac-12

     Brandon Rankin was one of nine Washington State University football players who received All-Pac-12 Conference recognition, including three named to the second team. Rankin received honorable mention.

    Rankin, a defensive tackle/end, picked up his first career all-conference accolade in his final season at WSU, making 20 tackles, 12 solo and 4.5 for losses.

  • Fletcher’s legacy is his off-the-field victories


     Two days after Jimmy Fletcher was fired as football coach at West Brunswick High School, he received a job offer at another school.

  • New town commissioner sought in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Wanted: willing candidate(s) interested in serving as a town commissioner.

    The town of Carolina Shores has issued an open-recruitment call to residents as it seeks to fill the unexpired board term left vacant after former town commissioner Walter Goodenough was elected mayor in the Nov. 8 election. It’s an opportunity for interested residents to take part in the town’s governing body, according to a notice issued Nov. 22 by the town.

    The vacant seat is for a remaining two years of a four-year term.

  • Classic car and motorcycle shows bring toys to kids

    Once a month classic cars roll into the Smithfield Chicken ’N Bar-B-Q in Waterford Village in Leland for Cruise Day. Collectors show off their special vehicles, enjoy discounts on food and a DJ’s tunes, enter a 50-50 raffle and vie for door prizes and trophies—and proceeds benefit the Brunswick County Toy Run.

  • District court docket

    Wednesday, Nov. 16

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Courtney Graham and Jennifer Hearn:

    Stephen Peter Acerbi, PG speeding 54/45.

    Kristin Dawn Ahearn, PG improper turn.

    Zachary Izick Ahrens, failure to reduce speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Abdull Kariem Akbar, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Amy Elizabeth Albea, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Shawna Ellis Aman, PG improper equipment.

  • VWES students take part in photo workshop

    Kids & Teens Only Development Workshops conducted a photo workshop that introduced Communities in Schools students at Virginia Williamson Elementary School to the basics of photography.
    The workshop exposed students to the art and technical side of photography before the digital evolution.
    Students were taught about composition, what a camera is, how a camera works, and how to make a pinhole camera out of a tin can.

  • Cookbook featured at Creative Exchange

    During a Creative Exchange event attended by 65 people on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery introduced its “Gallery Gals Appetizers!” cookbook, demonstrating three of the appetizers and offering a dozen of the cookbook’s recipes for sampling. Cookbook sales during the event were $1,100.

  • Little River Rotary dishes up 500 barbecue plates

    More than 500 plates of barbecue were sold during the Rotary Club of Little River’s third annual Scott Taylor Memorial Barbecue on Oct. 28, raising more than $2,500 for Horry County children. Many pre-sold meals were delivered to North Myrtle Beach and Little River area businesses.
    The Rotary club is appreciative of the support of St. Paul AME Church for the use of its church parking lot. The church is a landmark in Little River, S.C.