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Today's News

  • Area fishermen are on the spot watch

    Local anglers continue on the spot watch, as catches of the popular panfish to the north have been excellent and Brunswick County has seen its share of on and off again spot runs. The spot and a long-expected speckled trout size limit change are the biggest inshore fishing news this week.

  • Golf action

    Stanley Grab, 93, of Little River, S.C., plays golf every Tuesday with the Calabash 3 Putts. Grab, who will be 94 in November, shot a 94 in a recent round at Brierwood. Two weeks previously, he broke 100 for the first time.

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  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny on East Second Street; suspect removed pressure washer, Wii game system and three games from house.

    •Probation violation on East Second Street.

    •Larceny from motor vehicle on Goldsboro Street; suspect took a GPS unit from vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Laurinburg Street; suspect took a TV from the home.

  • H1N1, seasonal flu making its way through Brunswick County Schools

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sunday marked the official start of the 2009-2010 influenza season. According to Brunswick County Schools, flu season began much earlier.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 23

    Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Jennifer Hearn and Lisa Quick:

    Dina Agee, improper equipment, expired registration card/tag, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Kristin J. Alexander, improper equipment, costs.

  • If you get the boot, you'll have to pay

    Darlene Dover had been soaking up beach sun on a pleasant, last Monday in September when she returned to her car parked between the Sunset Beach gazebo and fishing pier.

    Igniting the engine of her 1999 Toyota Camry, the part-time Brunswick County resident put the car in gear and attempted to drive away.

    All she got was a car that wouldn’t budge and a cacophony of metal grinding against metal.

    “I went to see if I left my chair in back,” said Dover, recalling how she got out of her car to check the problem.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated recent break-ins reported on the Sunset Beach island.

    A breaking and entering was reported Sept. 29 at a residence on East Main Street. The perpetrators gained entry by breaking out a side glass door with a gas cylinder bottle. Stolen were a widescreen LCD television and a DVD/VCR.

    A break-in was reported Oct. 1 on Canal Drive. Someone broke out a sliding glass door to gain entry. It is not known whether anything is missing.

  • King mackerel bite comes alive in Brunswick

    After weeks of talking, it finally happened. The annual Cape Fear ship channel king mackerel bite occurred over the weekend, colliding with the more than 450 participants in the U.S Open King Mackerel tournament. Every year, it’s like flipping a light switch as the kings suddenly show up as if out of nowhere.

  • Tournament of Champions--coming soon

    The excitement is building. The Tournament of Champions is five weeks away and the buzz is building in Brunswick County. This is the sixth year of the TOC, and I’m proud to say that the idea for a countywide tournament came right from our champions in 2003.

  • Mural shows importance of education, teamwork

    Students at Brunswick County Academy and the Transition Academy received a lesson in teamwork last week when they painted a mural that will be hung in the school.

    As part of the Arts in School Initiative grant, a partnership between the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick County Schools, the first artist in residence program was at Brunswick County Academy last week.

    Tunde Afolayan, an artist from Elizabeth City, spent the week with students, teaching them fundamentals of art and painting, while helping construct a mural.