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Today's News

  • VIDEOS INCLUDED: Breazeale, Pantano battle for GOP nomination for Congress to represent Brunswick County

    Two men—both Iraq War veterans and both seeking the GOP nomination for Congress—squared off last week at the GOP’s 7th Congressional District Candidates’ Forum at the Brunswick County Republican Party’s headquarters in Supply.

    Will Breazeale, who won the GOP nomination in 2008, but lost to incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre, was joined by Ilario Pantano, a newcomer to the national political scene.

    Both candidates talked about their respective military experience, healthcare reform and national security.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies in helicopter rescue two lost women

    Two women lost in the woods last week were rescued by sheriff’s deputies after being spotted by the sheriff’s office helicopter.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley said two women, 76-year-old Nora Milligan and 55-year-old Kathy Fairchild, were walking their dogs on the dirt roads off Benton Road in Supply when they became lost in woods around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24.

  • Two people killed after collision on Old Georgetown Road

    A head-on collision killed two Brunswick County men Thursday on Old Georgetown Road.

    William Stanley, 85, of 1084 High Point Ave., Calabash, was traveling north on Old Georgetown when he ran off the road, swerved back onto the road, crossed the center line and struck the vehicle drive by Robert Gurganus, 77, of 556 Lizmore Place, Ocean Isle Beach, according to Trooper M.R. Strangman of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

    Stanley was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:25 a.m.

  • CRC finds terminal groins feasible

    SUNSET BEACH—According to members of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC), terminal groins are feasible and have been proven to be effective as erosion control measures.

    Members voted 8-5 Thursday during a meeting at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach to submit a recommendation to the N.C. General Assembly that terminal groins, if used in conjunction with beach nourishment, can be feasible. But because of the individuality of inlets, terminal groins require site-specific analysis.

  • Sharon UMC’s new building to open Easter Sunday

    What started out as an unheated log cabin schoolhouse serving as a church in 1825 has transformed into Sharon United Methodist Church on Holden Beach Road.

    The church has seen its share of buildings over the years, and now, on Easter Sunday, if all goes according to plan, the church’s members will have their first services in a new, larger building. It has been made possible by the generosity of the congregation and years of planning.

  • County, town governments can't call bonds on stalled projects until 2011

    Shallotte officials say they want to help owners of land that is now unusable because developers haven’t completed the infrastructure. A state law, however, has placed a hold on calling bonds to allow the projects to be completed.

    That’s not good news for the 60-plus property owners in uncompleted phases of Rivers Edge in Shallotte, several of whom recently asked the town board for assistance. The group learned at a board meeting the state law had tied the town’s hands.

  • Many faces of March's full moon

    The full moon of March has many faces or expressions people have claimed to see. We always see the same face of the moon; however, we have given it multiple personalities with all the names assigned to it, especially this month’s moon.

    Monday, March 29, marked the day of the full moon and if you were like me when gazing up in admiration, you might not have given thought to all the history that went along with this common astronomical event.

  • Spring is here; what's on your garden honey-do list?

    We’re working on our first full week of spring and that means lots of garden chores showing up on the honey-do list. If you’re still looking for something to do, go ahead and finish the pruning chores, fertilize your shrub beds if they need it and add a bit of fresh mulch. But, leave the lawn fertilizer in the bag for now and try to resist the urge to plant summer annuals unless you’re prepared to lose them to a late frost.

  • Growing plants in window boxes can spark creativity

    Window boxes enhance your surroundings wherever you live. They create a mini-garden. Use them for flowers, herbs or small vegetables. Just think, you can have a small herb garden right outside your kitchen window. You will be surprised by the impact of a window box at eye level that can be enjoyed from both inside and outside.

  • Miller-Lane

    Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Miller of Shallotte announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Dawn Miller, to James Charles Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lane of Lexington. The couple will be married at 6 p.m. June 5, at Governor Dudley's Mansion in Wilmington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Randall and Jean Abernathy of Lynchburg, Va., and Kathryn Arnette of Dillon, S.C., and Ricky Miller of Surfside, S.C. She is a 2004 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte. She attended Brunswick Community College and is employed of Angelo's Bistro.