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Today's News

  • Bluefin tuna action dwindles with rough weather

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    For the past several weeks, fishermen of our area have been blessed with both incredible weather and fishing for January. Typically, this month strictly revolves around fishing for trout inshore and preparing equipment for the busy summer season. However, 2017 had a different plan for us. Moderate temperatures in the mid-60s and light winds have brought local anglers another excuse to go offshore fishing.

  • Mixed report on redfish in January

    Another new year has come upon us and the spring fishing season is quickly approaching. Our January weather has been extremely mild with average high temperatures reaching well into the 60’s most of this month. We did see a quick and extreme cold spell in the second week of January that could have been dangerous. The lows quickly dropped into the teens and highs did not reach above the freezing mark for three days. This kind of sudden extreme temperature change can and did result in a cold stun event for our fish stocks.

  • Beloved Weldon was an inspiration to many

    By Darren deMaille

  • Trojan boys beat Laney; Trojan girls lose

    West Brunswick beat Laney 64-36 in the boys’ basketball game Friday.

    Laney beat West Brunswick 49-35 in the girls’ basketball game Friday.

  • CIS to discontinue before and after-school programs, summer camp

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County will no longer off fee-based before and after-school programs or its summer camps when the spring 2017 semester ends.

    CIS executive director Bonnie Jordan said there are no plans to bring the programs back after June.

    Instead, she said in a Jan. 20 news release, CIS is focusing on its outcome-based programs.

  • N.C. Rate Bureau withdraws dwelling fire rate filing

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the rate filing made Nov. 30, 2016, which would have seen an increase of 19.6 percent average in North Carolina.

    The rate filing was reviewed by Department of Insurance experts who discovered data issues that needed to be resolved before the filing could move forward. The N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the filing.

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.

  • Shallotte traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man after finding drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

    Tysean Ja’mar Pigott, 25, of McMilly Road NW was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 11, and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Leland police seek meat thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman they say stole meat from Piggly Wiggly on Village Road on Jan. 2.

    The woman, who has a small build and was wearing a striped shirt at the time of the theft, took about $40 in meat from the store, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said. She was the passenger in a Jeep Liberty parked outside the store.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Brian Hall at 332-5003.    

  • Man accused of stealing dog during Leland break-in

    A Little River, S.C., man is accused of stealing a dog during a break-in Jan. 8 in Leland.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Laquan Romalis Gore, 24, of Little River Road, on Jan. 11 and charged him with first-degree burglary, larceny of a dog and second-degree kidnapping, all felonies.

    Warrants show Gore broke into a home in the 4000 block of Grinders Way NE and stole a tan and white pit bull Jan. 8 while a man and woman were there.