Today's News

  • Moon Doggie wins Fall Brawl King Classic; local team earns second place

    Wilmington based brothers, Mark and Billy Emmart fished aboard their boat, Moon Doggie, in the annual Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted this weekend out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. One hundred seventy fishing teams from across the Southeast entered the event and aspired to win the top prize of over $15,000, but this year the Emmarts punched their ticket and walked away with the big money.

  • Ximena makes better bodies for golf

    About a month ago, I walked into Lori’s Golf Shop in Calabash to meet with Lori DeSimone about a donation for a charity event. When she came out of her office, I did a double take.

    Lori is an LPGA pro who owns Lori’s Golf Shop, gives golf lessons and conducts ladies’ golf trips to Bald Head Island and other venues. She has always been a cute gal, with a muscular athlete’s body and an up-beat personality.

    I noticed a change since I had seen her last. Lori’s skin glowed, she was thinner, her eyes sparkled.

  • Golf action

    Michael Coleman made a hole-in-one Oct. 2 on the 164-yard ninth hole at Brierwood.

    Coleman, 76, of Little River, S.C., used a 3-hybrid in making the ace, his first.

    “After 46 years of playing,” he said, “I finally got a hole-in-one.”


    Wally Milnichuk made his first hole-in-one Oct. 20 on the eighth hole of Leopard’s Chase, a 135-yard par-3, using an 8-iron.


  • South golfers Gore, Kjome advance to state

    South Brunswick sophomore golfers Abby Kjome and Molly Gore qualified last week for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A tournament.

    Kjome shot a 98 and Gore a 99 in the 18-hole regional Oct. 21 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course.

    Topsail won the team title, shooting a 263. Kathryn Rand finished 18 holes tied for first (77) but lost in a playoff. The other teams that qualified were Northwood (275), Southern Lee (290) and Fike (299). Team scores were based upon three individual scores.

  • Your town, your vote

    All politics are local. It’s an old saying, but very true. Next Tuesday, residents of the 19 Brunswick County municipalities will have their opportunity to cast their votes for who will lead their communities.

    The people throwing their hats in the ring do so for various reasons. Hopefully by now, you have had a chance to meet candidates in your community and find out their thoughts on issues important to you. If not, you still have a little time remaining.

  • Beam me up? I'd rather be skeptical (for now)

    Elliot and E.T. bicycling across the sky silhouetted against a full moon is one of the most iconic images in film history. It’s one that’s stuck with me since I saw it in the theater when I was 10.

    In high school, after hearing about it from one of my teachers, I read the “non-fiction” book “Communion” by Whitley Streiber from cover to cover with barely a break for schoolwork.

  • Shallotte officer under investigation

    The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an assault allegation against a Shallotte Police officer. No charges have been filed.

    An N.C. Department of Justice spokesperson has confirmed that officer Kyle Jones is being investigated for assault. The Shallotte Police Department requested the investigation Oct. 20, spokesperson Jennifer Canada said.

    The allegation was made after an arrest, according to Police Chief Rodney Gause.

  • Brunswick County woman dies of H1N1 complications

    A Brunswick County woman died last week from complications of the H1N1 influenza.

    Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael said the Brunswick County woman died after doctors delivered her baby at Duke University Medical Center.

    Michael said he did not know the specifics surrounding the woman’s death, because her death was reported to health officials in Durham rather than Brunswick County, but confirmed it was due to complications of H1N1.

  • North Brunswick beats South Brunswick 24-14

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick won its third straight conference football game, beating South Brunswick 24-14 Friday.

    “It felt good tonight,” said North quarterback A.J. Perkins, whose passing was one the keys to the Scorpions’ victory. “We feel if we have the ball near the red zone, we can put it in.”

    The victory put North at 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall.

    South, hurt by two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties and two fumbles, dropped to 2-2 in the conference, 4-4 overall.

  • South finishes season 15-0

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The unbeaten regular season by the South Brunswick girls’ tennis team is a great example of individuals playing hard to achieve to a common goal.

    Five seniors helped lead the way: starters Sarah Brock, Tiffany Capps and Hilary Walker, along with Meagan Barnes and Danielle Jones.

    “All five have made a big contribution,” coach Debbie Adams said, whose Cougars won a conference championship for the third straight year. They finished 10-0 in the conference.