Today's News

  • Pro Profiles: Gene Weldon, Thistle Golf Club

    Editor’s note: This week Golf Gab begins a periodic series that will profile the professionals at Brunswick County courses.

    Gene Weldon is a jovial guy who gets the job done. He is the director of golf at Thistle Golf Course. His position requires a multitude of skills, both technical and interpersonal.

  • Calabash commissioners extend administrator’s probation following investigation

    CALABASH—Town commissioners unanimously voted late Tuesday night to extend town administrator Jeremy Cribb’s probationary period another 90 days without a pay increase.

    Per a state statute and town attorney Mark Lewis’ advice, they also voted to release as public information Cribb’s personnel folder to “maintain public confidence” in administrative and town services.

    The action followed an hour-and-a-half-long closed commissioners’ session to discuss personnel that was attended by Cribb and Lewis.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 1, 2, 6 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, July 1

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Incha Britto, maintain place for prostitution, aid and abet prostitution, charges consolidated, Brunswick County Jail 45 days, suspended sentence 12 months, unsupervised probation 12 months, remit costs, seized $47,344-forfeit to general fund in accordance with general statute.

  • Brunswick team to represent state in Dixie Debs Softball World Series

    The Brunswick West Dixie Debs advanced to the Dixie Debs Softball World Series by defeating West Stanly 4-2 July 7 at Cape Fear Optimist Park in Wilmington. They are going to the World Series for the second straight year.

    Heather Carter pitched all seven innings and allowed two hits as her curveball and fastball were both working. She walked three and had five key strikeouts for the victory.

  • Mahi, cobia and kingfish action at historic levels

    The offshore fishing this summer has been nothing short of phenomenal. The weather has been cooperative and the kings, Mahi-mahi and cobia have been available for anglers live-bait fishing from 5-20 miles offshore.

    As I said last week, I think a key ingredient to the exceptional fishing this summer has been the abundance of menhaden along Brunswick County beaches. If the food is present, the fish will not be far.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores (team two low nets each hole). In first at 28-under par were Stu Cleveland, Paul Michal and Jim Beairsto. In second at 23 under were Bob Smith, Ed Kinney and Bill Cameron. Low gross: Cleveland, 75; Michal, 83; Ed Kinney, 87; Beairsto, 89. Low nets: Cleveland, 59; Cameron, 64; Kinney, 65; and Michal, 66. Golfer of the week was Cleveland.


  • Woman thrown from ATV in head-on collision

    A Leland woman was killed July 12 after she was thrown from an ATV.

    Around 8 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 31-year-old David Kent Beasley of Leland was driving on rural unpaved road 1413 when he allegedly drove left of center and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, Sgt. T.W. Pope of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

    Beasley was driving about 35 mph when he collided with a 2001 Honda passenger vehicle driven by 28-year-old Charlie Samuel Ward, who was driving about 15 mph, Pope said.

  • This is Calabash?

    Citizens of Calabash, is this how you want your community represented?

    First, the men and women you elected for Calabash Board of Commissioners ignored town hiring policy and hired a person—for its lead administrative position—without doing any educational, work experience or criminal background checks.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, July 8

    Judge Scott Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Ashley C. Ackerman, improper equipment, costs.

    James Micheal Allison, improper equipment, costs.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Robert Floyd Jr. with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on July 6:

    Jason Joel Berry; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession marijuana up to one-half ounce.

    John Christopher Blake; felony indecent liberties with child.