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Today's News

  • County manager unveils $196 million county budget

    BOLIVIA—No tax increases. No new fees. No layoffs.

    On Monday night, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing unveiled a recommended $196 million budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year—1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget—and it did not include a property tax increase, new fees or layoffs for county employees.

  • The First Tee’s Summer Camps begin June 15

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is registering participants for the 2010 Summer Camp. The weekly camps are open to new and existing participants in TFTBC and are for youth ages 7 and older.
     “The camps are a great way for current participants to keep their golf and life skills sharp over the summer,” said Kaitlyn Johnston, TFTBC director of programming. “It is a great avenue for beginners to learn the game. They are a fun learning experience for all abilities.”

  • Brierwood WGA has charity event May 11

    The Brierwood WGA had a charity golf play day May 11. Members brought in packages of white cotton socks in support of “Comfort Socks,” which provides new socks to the needy and homeless. One hundred seventy-five pairs of socks were collected for the event. Members were asked to wear their wildest pair of socks to compete for a prize. The winner was Cindy Northrup.

  • Brierwood plays monthly couples tournament

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS
    The Beachcombers played at Beachwood golf course. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 84; Stu Cleveland, Ed Hennessey and Larry Cecil, 86. Low nets: Cecil, 61; Hennessey, 64; Bob Smith and Beairsto, 66; Reggie Auten and Ed Kinney, 67; Dennis McCann, 69. Team net Stableford: Cecil, Auten, McCann and Dennis Davidson, 25 points. Golfer of the week was Larry Cecil.
    ACES AT CAROLINA NATIONAL

  • Pope ‘We did even better than we had hoped’ in May 4 primary

    Butch Pope, the Whiteville defense attorney who ousted longtime incumbent Democrat District Attorney Rex Gore in the May 4 primary election, said recently, “We did even better than we had hoped,” in the election.

    Now, Pope said he’s looking forward to November’s General Election, where he will face GOP candidate Jon David, an assistant district attorney in New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Golf: A mountain treat in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    My husband, Gene, and I went to Gatlinburg, Tenn., last week and we loved it.
    We had heard it was a lot like Myrtle Beach, and that was a fine reason to go. I love our crazy, funky, touristy area with its Canadian and Minnesota tourists, its bike rallies, golf courses, shows and big buffets. They say Myrtle Beach is the blue collar capital of the world, and that’s fine with me. Heck, I’m the daughter of a Maryland chicken farmer, so I’m comfortable with blue collar.

  • Shallotte Inlet open for business

  • Man wanted for obtaining property by false pretenses, criminal conversion

    Update: Mufuro turned himself in to the Onlsow County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday night. He was released on a $60,000 unsecured bond. Mufuro's first court appearance will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, in Brunswick County District Court.

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say obtained more than $60,000 worth of property from a local business owner.

  • Catching Spanish mackerel the highlight of the week

    I had a great time last week just slaying the Spanish mackerel from the planks of the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. I also caught many whiting (sea mullet) and had some good flounder fishing with a friend inshore at the Sunset Beach Bridge.