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Today's News

  • Stanley-Sisk

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Dana M. Stanley of Shallotte and David A. Sisk of Smithfield. The bride is the daughter of Dane and Mary D. Stanley of Shallotte. The groom is the son of David and Becky Sisk of Smithfield. A July 18 wedding is planned at Watts Farm in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Graf

    Suzann and Jim Graf of Winnabow are the parents of a son, Samuel Joseph Graf, born at 11:54 a.m. June 19 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 22 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Connie Schutte of Holden Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Bill and Linda Graf and Kathy Graf of Wisconsin.

  • Things hidden: looking at scripture as spirituality

    Bible study groups abound in Brunswick County. They give witness to an innate human need and desire to know more about the word of God.

    Each major religion has its scriptures, written descriptions of God’s way. No matter how we name God, whether our approach is literal or not, it is apparent human beings are interested in discovering more about divinity, more about the Creator in whose image and likeness we are created.

  • Behind 5-0, Post 68 rallies for 11-9 victory

    LELAND—The Brunswick County American Legion Post 68 baseball team scored five runs with two outs in the second inning en route to an 11-9 victory June 24 over Morehead City.

    Post 68 trailed 5-0 after one inning but scored six runs in the second. Post 68 fell behind 8-6, but a home run by Mikhail Wheeler in the fourth and Josh Powell’s two-run single in the seventh tied the score. Two errors enabled Post 68 to score its next two runs in taking a lead it never lost.

  • Shallotte hosts Dixie Youth district tournament

    Shallotte and Town Creek parks are hosting the Dixie Youth AAA (10 and under) and the Majors (12 and under) district baseball tournaments Friday through Sunday.

    The leagues are from Brunswick and New Hanover counties. The leagues are Wilmington Cape Fear Optimist, Leland, Town Creek, Lockwood Folly, Southport, Waccamaw and Shallotte.

    The AAA winner advances to the state tournament, which will be in Clarkton, with the opening ceremony July 17 and the games July 18-25.

  • West beats Hampstead

    Trey Brown threw a two-hitter as the West Trojans beat Hampstead Post 157 8-2 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Saturday.

    West (9-7) made five errors in the victory, but Hampstead—which made six errors—was unable to take advantage against Brown, who struck out five, walked three and gave up no earned runs in the seven-inning game.

    Hamptead scored in the second off three errors and a groundout. But West batted around in the bottom of the inning in taking a 5-1 lead.

  • Go fishing for free on the Fourth

    One of the highlights of vacations when I was younger was fishing. Whenever I read about someone catching a fish—whether it’s a king mackerel or a nondescript 2-pounder—I get the same sensation I had back then: I feel the tug on the line and the pull on the rod and reel in my hands. That in-the-moment experience from years ago has never gone away.

  • Post 68 ends regular season with a loss

    LELAND—The Brunswick County American Legion Post 68 baseball team finished the regular season 7-6 after 9-5 loss to Morehead City Monday night.

    Post 68 will open the first round of the best-of-five playoffs Thursday (sites and foe to be determined).

    The second round is July 9-13. The area playoffs are July 16-20. The state tournament is July 24-29 in Greenville.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “What’s Age Got To Do With It?” by Robin McGraw. Robin shares her journey, including the ups and downs, and the secrets for staying healthy and in shape.

    “Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat” by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D. The 101 truths that will save your waistline, and maybe even your life.

    FICTION

  • Beat the heat with speckled trout, pompano and flounder

    Inshore fishing continues in its hot-water summer pattern, meaning fish are being caught, although not much is happening in the heat of the day. The best bets now are early morning speckled trout, feisty pompano in the suds or flounder inside.

    Speckled trout are staging runs, mostly before noon or around sunset. They can be caught from the piers, around the bridges and jetties or near the creek mouths. The best bait for the specks is live shrimp, which you can gather with your cast net from shore in many places. You can also catch finger mullet for use on the trout.