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Today's News

  • 27th annual Flounder Tournament on Friday and Saturday

    The 27th annual Flounder Tournament is June 11-12. Tournament proceeds are for the benefit of the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club. 

    Once again, the tournament is based at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Dept. The entry fee is $75 per boat and the deadline to enter is 10 a.m. June 11. For an additional $25, anglers can compete to catch two tagged flounder, with each catch worth $5,000.

    The captains’ meeting will be 6-10 pm. June 10 at the Shallotte Point VFD. Ninety-four boats fished in the tourney last year.

  • Nearshore fishing coming to life

  • McCumbee finishes 15th in ARCA series race

    Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.

    Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.

  • Waccamaw student receives BEMC camp scholarship

     Timothy Bellamy of Waccamaw School was awarded one of the three basketball camp scholarships by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and N.C. Touchstone Energy.

    Katie Evans of Nakina Middle School and Louis Godwin of Williams Township Elementary School also received scholarships.

    The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program provides students a unique educational and athletic opportunity on a college campus. Camp scholarship winners will learn  fundamental basketball skills, be encouraged to set goals and establish new friendships.

  • Brinson Breaks Smith’s winning streak at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Car parades, kids’ bike races, special appearances and peek-a-boo shower clouds made this years’ Sun Fun 101 far from typical Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The weekly bike race was won by 14-year-old Jason Grainger, of Shallotte. He took the checkered flag after battling it out with last week’s winner, Adam Fulford, and Brandon Patterson. Grainger is the son of Willie Grainger, who races in the Street Stock division.

  • Be safe while boating; Follow these tips

    Boating season is upon us now, and as a local on water assistance provider for the entire Brunswick County coastline, here are safety tips for boaters. 

    •Wear a life jacket. In 2008, the most recent year for which U.S. Coast Guard statistics are available, more than two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

  • County athletes selected for spring all-conference teams

    Coaches in the Waccamaw Conference have selected the first-team and second-team all-conference players. Below is the list of county athletes who made all-conference in baseball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and track. Statistics, where provided, are from the coaching staff.

     

    BASEBALL

    West: Jay Gause, Gavin Lane, Hunter Allen and Lorenzo Pigott are on the first team.

  • Creating school vegetable gardens through CIS Learn and Serve Grant

     Children in the Southport area will have an opportunity to learn about healthy eating, organic foods, vegetable gardening and farmers markets through a one-week summer camp at Southport Elementary. 

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. has received a Learn Serve Grant to work with local educators and community partners to facilitate the “Growing to Learn…Learning to Grow” project. 

    The grant will provide free services to 40 upcoming third, fourth and fifth-graders and will operate the week of July 19. 

  • Two students receive awards in DAR essay contest

     The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ended a successful year with a tour, meeting and picnic at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson on May 12. Award recipients, parents and teachers were also in attendance.

  • Brunswick Community College to offer continuing education classes

     The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.