Today's News

  • Thrilling golf: Rogers, Pacula win in Tournament of Champions

    On a crisp, clear November weekend, club champions from around the county faced off in the annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 15, at Lockwood Folly Golf Course.

    Jayla Rogers of Magnolia Greens won the women’s division by one stroke over defending champion Billie Ellwanger when Rogers holed a 25-foot putt on the last hole.

    Tucker Pacula of Oak Island Golf Club won the men’s division in a playoff against Dave Lucas (Brierwood).

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  • Sunset Beach majority expected to appoint Mike Williams to vacant council seat

    A majority of Sunset Beach Town Council is poised to appoint Mike Williams to fill a remaining two-year term of councilman Terry Johnson, who resigned on Election Day, Nov. 3.

    Sunday afternoon, Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts sent out an email in response to a number of residents who have raised concerns about the process for filling Johnson’s vacant seat.

  • BCC pitcher’s perseverance leads to offer from N.C. State

    Nolan Clenney, a right-handed sophomore pitcher for the Brunswick Community College baseball team, has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. State University.

    “Well deserved,” BCC baseball coach Robbie Allen said. “Good young man, good in the classroom, good on the field and very capable. I think he’ll do well. He just works hard at what he’s doing. I’m glad for him.

    “They’ll pitch him and let him DH because he’s a left-handed hitter.”

  • West catcher Ashburn signs with USC Aiken

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Hunter Ashburn has signed a letter of intent to attend University of South Carolina Aiken and play baseball.

    “They gave me the best offer possible,” Ashburn said. “I went to visit and I really liked the coaches. I really liked the university, I liked the field.”

    Aiken is about a four-hour drive from Shallotte.

    “Coaches really made me feel at home,” Ashburn said. “They felt like my friend as soon as I met them. Made me feel really comfortable.”

  • Holden Beach veteran receives Medal of Honor

    U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when he encountered the suicide bomber on the morning of Aug. 8, 2012.

  • Detectives locate teen reported missing

    A Brunswick County teen reported missing has been found safe.

    Ny’aan Mykal Parker, 16, had ben reported missing about noon Thursday, Nov. 12, but was located later that day, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Now is good time to fish for trout
  • Fishing for king mackerel has been red-hot

    Believe it or not, we officially have entered November, the weather was warm through Saturday, Nov. 7, and the fishing has been fantastic Brunswick County. It seems no matter where anglers decided to go fishing, they brought back a bounty of fish last weekend.

  • Profiles of men golfers in Beacon Tournament of Champions

    The 2015 men’s golf club champions are an awesome group. For some, this is their first club championship; others have won many such events, both here and in other states. Some are relatively new to the game of golf; others are seasoned competitors.

    Mike Verhoosky of Lockwood Folly has won his championship seven times in nine years. Peter Allen of St. James is a four-time champion and so is Tom Oxenfeld of Ocean Ridge. Mike Depauw has won the Sea Trail championship four times — and this year he also won at Carolina Shores.

  • 'Listen Up' presents John Gorka on Nov. 15

    Renowned singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist John Gorka is coming to Brunswick County this weekend for the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert.

    Gorka is scheduled to present the special event performance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 N. Howe St.

    Concert proceeds will go to the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South.