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Today's News

  • Marine video is shocking and shameful

    A recent YouTube video shows a uniformed Marine referred to as “Motari” standing on a rocky-looking cliff, holding a small, black-and-white puppy by the scruff of the neck.

    The soldier then “trips,” and the puppy is thrown off the edge. Cringing cries can be heard as the puppy allegedly plunges to its death.

    The video is absolutely horrifying. When I first heard about it on the news, I had to change the channel. I couldn’t even watch the newscast, let alone the clip of the actual video.

  • Dirty restrooms should not be the norm

    You know that feeling. Almost everyone has experienced it.

    It happened to me recently in a Wilmington mall. I was walking along shopping, minding my own business, when my bladder sent a message to my brain saying, “Hey, you shouldn’t have slurped up that big ol’ Sprite.”

    I tried to ignore my bladder, but it was eventually screaming, “The tsunami is coming.” I knew I had to take action. I was in a nice department store and headed for the nearest ladies room.

  • Another taxing situation passes

    Lately, my favorite proclamation-day of the week is TGISGMTDBA15—Thank God I Somehow Got My Taxes Done Before April 15.

    It was no thanks to those free, do-it-yourself online tax preparation services, which got me in trouble one year for creating confusion in my head and causing me to answer a few questions wrong, according to the mighty Internal Revenue Service.

  • Bad incidents overshadow work of good teachers

    Being a teacher is often a thankless job.

    Long gone are the days where teachers were respected by parents and the students they taught. We no longer see boys and girls coming to school in their Sunday best.

  • Black

    Amanda Kaye Gore and Clifton Wayne Black of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Kaycey Noelle Black, born at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 4, 2007 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

    She joins a half-brother, Camren Patrick Daley, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Cleve and Sylvia Gore of Shallotte and Regina Gore of Blairsville, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Wendy Black and Farion Black, both of Shallotte.

    Great-grandparents are Trudy Freeman of Calabash and Robert Lee Cheers and James Edwards, both of Shallotte.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 3 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

  • Evans-Stephens

    Rebecca Rae Evans of Shallotte and Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash were united in marriage Feb. 16 by the Rev. Clayton Rivenbark.

    The bride is the daughter of Becky Owens of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her mother.

    She wore a long, ivory crepe back satin gown embellished with embroidered organza lace and sprinkled with pearls and sequins. A candy apple red sash draped the waist and fell the full length of the train.

    Her gown was designed and made by her grandmother.

  • Church briefs

    'Sing into Spring' concert set

    The “Sing into Spring” concert, featuring several youth groups from Shallotte Presbyterian, Camp United Methodist and Village Point United Methodist, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Calabash Presbyterian Church.

    Mike Sullivan once again will assume the role of master of ceremonies.

  • Toyota gets first cup win

    HAMPTON, Ga.—Kyle Busch drove a Toyota to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 to give the Japanese auto maker its first Cup win after only 40 starts.

    Busch, who also won Friday’s night’s Craftsman Truck Series race, led 172 of the 325-lap race and finished nearly three-seconds ahead of his teammate, Tony Stewart, who also drove a Toyota.

  • BCC Dolphins come up short

    SHALLOTTE—There are two ways to look at Brunswick Community College’s baseball doubleheader last Thursday against the visiting Louisburg Hurricanes.

    A glass-half-full person might marvel at the fact a first-year club went toe-to-toe with a program that has won 25 conference titles and made 10 trips in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

    A glass-half-empty person might look at the two narrow defeats and think what might have been. BCC had chances to win both games but came up short, 3-1 and 5-3.