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Today's News

  • Taylor, Hopkins attend Golf Eagle and Ace Academy in Nashville

    Chandler Taylor and Keith Hopkins, members of The First Tee of Brunswick County, attended a Golf Eagle and Ace Academy July 29-Aug. 3 in Nashville, Tenn. Forty-two participants from 21 chapters of The First Tee in nine states attended.

    The week was an immersion in golf with two 18-hole rounds, eight nine-hole rounds and clinics dedicated to full swing, short game and course management. Each participant received a SeeMore Putter, a pair of Callaway golf shoes and other Callaway products, including hats, balls and equipment.

  • Pro Profile with David Kjome

    Last month I started a series called “Pro Profiles,” which will feature some of our local golf professionals. Today, the series continues with David Kjome, director of golf at St. James.

    David is called K.J. by most of his friends and associates. He is tall and tanned with a killer smile. If I were casting a movie with a golf pro in it, I would put David (or someone just like him) in the role.

  • It’s back-to-school time--proceed with caution

    On Tuesday, children of all ages headed back to school in Brunswick County. It was a time of tears for some parents who sent their little ones off to classes for the first time, while others celebrated the end of summer and the return to the classroom.

    Throughout the community, Brunswick County educators and their support staff have a lot of hard work to do. State and national test scores keep them busy, but they must also focus their attention on molding and mentoring each and every child they encounter.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering to an automobile and larceny on Willow Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a wallet.

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road; suspect stole planters from victim’s business.

    •Harassing phone calls on Gate 61 in Carolina Shores.

  • Peer Court provides hands-on experience for future lawyers

    Criminals beware! Brunswick County is home to 24 new prosecutors, defense attorneys and jurors.

    Students at Shallotte and South Brunswick Middle Schools recently underwent a Peer Court volunteer training session at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

  • Fishing in late summer better than expected

    Fishing is turning out to be a bit better than I expected. Anglers haven’t been waiting for the fall but are filling up coolers with some nice fish despite the bad reputation of the late summer season. Flounder, redfish and black drum have all being biting for local fishermen.

    One reason may be the influence of Hurricane Bill, which roared by from a distance last week but caused some significant waves and pounded on the beaches. This wouldn’t be the first time the original storm of the hurricane season put the fish in a biting mood.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a captain’s choice event Carolina Shores. First: Harry Haggerty, Jim Quigley, Bob Brownley and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: Stu Cleveland, Fred Ortiz, Ed Kinney and Bill Cameron at 2-under par. Third: Ed Hennessey, Bob Smith, Bob Byrne and Larry Bollinger at 1-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • Brunswick Literacy Council''s Adult Spelling Bee is looking for competitors

    One of my favorite toys as a child was a red electronic talking box called a Speak N Spell.

    At the top of the device, just below the handy-dandy, hard-plastic carrying handle, was a small, rectangular black screen. High-tech in its day, the device used straight lines to form letters in blue on the screen.

    Below the black screen was a yellow box that encased a keyboard (in alphabetical order) of letters in orange, task keys in red and vowels in yellow.

  • Help students with college financial aid--vote for ‘Dancing’ stars

    Friday night will be a big night for Brunswick County, most specifically Brunswick Community College.

    Beginning at 6 p.m., activities will kick off to celebrate the second annual “Dancing with the Brunswick County Stars.”

    The event raises money for scholarships for Brunswick Community College students and will feature dancers from the community along with their talented, professional dance partners. Many have been preparing for this event for months.

  • Grand jury indictments

     The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 10:

    Harry Ballard, 48, of 2848 Cedar Hill Road, Leland; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony conspire sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance.