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Today's News

  • Marine Fisheries Commission delays vote on Southern flounder proposals

    Patricia Smith
    N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    > MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission postponed action on proposals
    for Southern Flounder management that had been scheduled for last week’s meeting.
    >
    > During last week’s meeting, the board received a letter from N.C. Department of

  • Concerns about fisheries management of flounder

    Here is my quote for North Carolina: “First in flight and last in everything else.”

  • Ladybirds: Fantastic golfing fun

    Brunswick County is a great place for golf. We have 21 golf course communities. Some have 18 holes of golf, others have 27, 36 or 54 holes. St. James Plantation has a whopping 81.

    That’s a lot of courses, but what really makes everything click are the activities that center around golf. Each weekend there are several charity golf events. I can only write about a few because if I didn’t limit their coverage, that’s all I would ever write about.

  • Trojans open football season with victory

    SOCASTEE, S.C. — The West Brunswick High School football team opened its season by beating Socastee (S.C.) High School 25-13 Friday, Aug. 21, in a non-conference game.

    On a wet field, junior Shikeem Hill gained 143 yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown. Junior Maliek King gained 132 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. His first touchdown run was 72 yards.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 10

    Larceny of a mountain bike and other items worth $360 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Aug. 13

    Larceny of a surfboard worth $225 from under an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Larceny of a bicycle worth $500 from underneath an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    Aug. 14

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 7

    Barbara Guthrie was cited and released on a larceny charge after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Crystal Guthrie was cited and released on a larceny charge after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 22

    Alethea Barachiah Harrison, 30, 1817 Little Shallotte River Drive, cited on a charge of shoplifting $52.52 worth of food items from Wal-Mart.

    Aug. 7

    Terrence Vicheion Jackson, 36, was arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court on a charge of injury to personal property.

  • Travel study shows visitor spending in Brunswick County close to $500 million

    Tourists spent an estimated $496 million in Brunswick County last year, according to a travel industry study released Aug. 11.

    The study was prepared for Visit North Carolina by the U.S. Travel Association, which provides annual estimates of the impact of the travel activity of U.S. residents on national, state and county economies.

  • North Brunswick Chamber presents car show, drive-in movie Saturday

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce hosts its 12th annual car show, Leland Under the Lights, Saturday afternoon, Aug. 22.

    The show will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick Forest
Lowes Foods on U.S 17 in Leland, rain or shine.

    The car show will set up just to the left of the Lowes Foods store on the asphalt, not in the field so everyone will be “under the lights,” which is where the name comes from, Susan Cruse, past North Brunswick Chamber board president, said.

    “Brunswick Forest has it blocked off for us,” she said.

  • Holden Beach police chief cites thefts from unlocked vehicles

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne told the town board visitors leaving their vehicles unlocked is the reason for the number of thefts in town over the summer.

    But they can’t seem to get the message — lock your doors — across.

    “I don’t know how many times I’ve said it,” Layne told town commissioners during their Aug. 11 meeting. “For the last month we have been worn out by drug addicts from the mainland coming to the island to shop (from) unlocked cars.”