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Today's News

  • King mackerel rumble into area for tourney

     The fall fishing has finally fired off. King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, redfish and large schools of false albacore have resided off our coast, providing near shore anglers with some of the best fishing they have had all year.

  • Bull redfish run begins
  • Cameryn Smith golfs in Pebble Beach tourney

     

    Cameryn Smith, a member of The First Tee of Brunswick County, played last weekend in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

    Smith shot a 1-under-par 70 at Poppy Hills and a 3-under-par 69 at Pebble Beach. Although she was 4-under par after two rounds, she finished tied for 54th and missed the cut for the final round. The cut was for the low 23 juniors (boys and girls ages 14 to 18).

    The event was part of the Champions Tour and Smith, a West Brunswick High School senior, played with Rocco Mediate.

  • UPDATE: Another teen found

    Missing teen Jasmine Monique Green of Ocean Isle Beach has been safely located, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night, Sept. 27.

  • UPDATE: 14-year-old found

    Fourteen-year-old Breanna Lynn Collins Southport has been safely located after leaving a South Brunswick Cougars game Friday night.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office thanks those who assisted with getting the word out.

  • Laney stops West on 2-point try, wins 35-34

     SHALLOTTE — Laney beat the West Brunswick Trojans 35-34 in its conference-opening high school football game Friday, Sept. 26, at West.

    The Trojans cut the lead to 35-34 when Tristan Lewis caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hunter Ashburn with 12.3 seconds left. On the two-point conversion for the lead, Laney stopped Ashburn on a sneak.

    “They were giving it to us,” West coach Bob Hanna said about the sneak. “I thought the kid got in.

  • Cultures converge at 2014 Intercultural Festival

     On Saturday, Sept. 27, cultures from across the globe will converge on the campus of Brunswick Community College for the 2014 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival.

    The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m., festival coordinator Mari-Lou Wong-Chong said.

    The festival will feature a variety of musical and dancer performances, as well as a sampling of ethnic foods. Vendors and community organizations also set up tables at the event as part of the “international pavilion.”

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    September 17

    Robbery by suspect who displayed a note stating, “This is a robbery” at First Community Bank on Main Street.

    September 19

    Austin Jay Tharpe, 21, 2382 Butler Circle NW, Ash, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Property damage by someone pushing a shopping cart into a vehicle parked in Walmart parking lot.

  • No matter the theme, fall festivals are funnel cake havens

    Funnel Cake Festival.

    Why hasn’t anyone come up with that yet?

    We are on the cusp of fall festival season and no matter what the theme of each weekend’s gathering may be, the one thing everyone keeps an eye out for at these events is the funnel cake booth.

    I’ve already witnessed it firsthand the last two weekends.

    When a funnel cake is spotted out in the open, it always turns heads as folks try to retrace the steps of the lucky people in possession of funnel cake to determine its place of origin.

  • Leland maps potential street connections to meet future needs

    LELAND — Leland commissioners approved a resolution updating street maps created to identify potential roadway connections throughout the town.

    The board originally approved the street infill maps in 2012 to focus on potential street connections between Village and Old Fayetteville roads, which were presented to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization.

    Planning director Robert Waring told commissioners the updated infill maps looked at connections that would ease the reliance on U.S. 17 to move throughout Leland’s city limits.