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Today's News

  • Pass the turkey and dressing, and let's watch the parade

    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a turkey-day tradition since it first kicked off in New York City in 1924.

    According to an online article, the first year it was called the “Macy’s Christmas Parade” and followed a route from 145th Street and Convent Avenue to the Macy’s store at 34th Street and Broadway.

    The first parade was organized by Macy’s employees, many of whom emigrated to America from Europe and wanted to stage a European-style holiday celebration.

  • Swearing-in session for new Carolina Shores commissioners set for Dec. 1

    CAROLINA SHORES—Two special meetings have been called for Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 1, including an organizational session to swear in two newly elected town commissioners.

    During the first meeting at 2 p.m., the town board of commissioners is to consider approving a resolution accepting referendum petition results and an ordinance to return the town to a mayor-council form of government.

  • County's purchase of used animal gas chamber questioned

    A refurbished gas chamber purchased for use at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter may have had leaks that caused employees to get sick in Reidsville, a local animal activist claims.

    Peter MacQueen of Southport, president of The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina, last week took issue with the county’s recent purchase of the refurbished metal carbon monoxide chamber to euthanize animals at the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

    MacQueen said the unit was previously used in Reidsville, which had a chamber with “serious carbon monoxide gas leaks.”

  • World War II veteran seeks rightful owner of Japanese medal

    SUPPLY—Alex Moskowitz has collected more than 80 years worth of memories, among them numerous swimming medals; his U.S. Army induction and discharge papers; photos of his time in Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines and Okinawa; news clippings of important days in history and family snapshots.

    But he says one such memory he’s held on to for 65 years doesn’t properly belong to him.

  • Shallotte police arrest four for armed robbery at Coastal Cinemas

    Shallotte Police have arrested four suspects in an armed robbery reported Sunday evening at Coastal Cinemas that sent one employee to the hospital.

    Seth Gattis Andre Evans, 20, of 2350 Blackbeard Road, Supply, and Jarrell Lamar Smith, 20, of 1155 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, were both charged with robbery with a dangerous weapons, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of assault with a deadly weapons inflicting serious injury.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Taking aim: Citizens' academy participants take to the range

    Shots rang out in a Bolivia field Saturday morning, piercing the crisp autumn air. Some fired revolvers, while others fired a submachine gun.

    But it was all in a day’s lesson.

    On Saturday, Nov. 14, members of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office fifth citizens’ academy left the classroom behind, instead opting for a day at the shooting range.

  • Green pepper soup tastes like stuffed peppers without all the work

    It’s a satisfying meal that warms you up on a chilly winter day. Soup can be good for you and, best of all, it’s easy to make. Now that fall is here, soup is the perfect way to “warm up” after coming in from the cool, evening air.

    Whether you choose soup or chili, these fall comfort foods can include whatever ingredients you like. They are easy to make and can be made in large batches, if you choose, for tasty leftovers. We all know that soups taste better the second day, anyway.

  • November is a great time for anglers to target trout and redfish

    All the rain lately has hindered anglers, but in periods of brief sunlight they’re finding the fish are still hitting.

    We’ve begun moving into the cold-water period of the fishing season, and that means a lot of species on the move. It’s the last chance to catch some, and the beginning of looking for others to school up in bunches.

  • If you like waking each morning to a free America, thank a veteran

    Don’t believe what you see in the movies or read in suspense thrillers—there’s nothing glamorous about being a crime reporter.

    Characters portrayed in books and movies may be cunning, clever and crime-solving, but their real-life counterparts sometimes have trouble sleeping at night after covering horrific events that transpired that day.

    Courtroom dramas depict last-minute turns of events and heroic testimony, but, in reality, trials are long and emotionally draining.

  • West Brunswick celebrates 331 honor roll students

    More than 300 students made the A and A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks at West Brunswick High School.

    To celebrate the students’ accomplishments, the school had a breakfast Friday morning, where students were individually recognized and given certificates of achievement.

    “At this level, it’s so important to encourage good grades,” Beth Zettlemoyer, attendance clerk, said. “We want to give them accolades. We want to tell them ‘Thank you.’”