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Today's News

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.

  • Rabon to help lead judicial reform and redistricting committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as co-chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting with Sens. Dan Bishop and Sen. Warren Daniel. State Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the creation of the committee on Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Other state senators on the committee are Dan Barrett, Dan Blue, Jay Chaudhuri, Chuck Edwards, Joel Ford, Ralph Hise, Floyd McKissick, Wesley Meredith, Paul Newton, Shirley Randleman, Norm Sanderson and Terry Van Duyn.

  • NCDOT plans Holden Beach bridge lane closures through Jan. 12

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation said drivers on the Holden Beach bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway should expect to encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    The closure is needed so crews can safely repair concrete erosion that was discovered during a recent inspection, according to a news release issued Monday, Jan. 8.

    The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day until Friday, Jan. 12. Transportation officials urge motorists to drive carefully through the work zone.

  • Calabash Lions to host bowling event

    The Calabash Lions Club will host a bowling event Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at Little River Lanes. Cost is $20 and includes three games of bowling, a light lunch and surprises. To enter, call Joe Arace at 368-1289 or Irwin Siegelwax at 209-6170.

  • Wilmington Symphony to host annual golf event

    The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is hosting the 21st Annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Classic on Monday, March 19, at 8:00 a.m. at Eagle Point Golf Club, which is located at 8131 Bald Eagle Lane in Wilmington, according to a news release issued Dec. 20. The event is a fundraiser for Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and its youth education programs.

  • West wrestler Smith places fifth at Tiger Invitational

    Lincoln Smith, a senior wrestler at West Brunswick High School, secured a fifth-place finish at last week’s Chapel Hill High School Tiger Holiday Classic tournament. Smith missed all of last season after three knee surgeries and is off to a fast start in the 2017-18 campaign. A competitor in the 160-pound weight class, Smith is poised for strong showings at the regional and state championships, West wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway said. 

  • Fisheries ask general public to report cold stunned trout

     The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued a news release encouraging the public to report any cold-stunned trout they may see in North Carolina coastal waters.

    During the winter, spotted seatrout move to deeper, warmer waters in coastal creeks, bays and the ocean. Cold stuns occur when there is a sudden drop in water temperature or prolonged periods of cold weather that makes the fish so sluggish, humans can harvest them with their hands, according to a N.C. Department of Environmental Quality news release issued Dec. 28.

  • Coast Guard hosting women’s only safe boating course

     The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-5 will teach a women’s only safe boating class on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Center at 3003 E. Oak Island Drive.

    Mark Picciano, a flotilla staff officer for public affairs with the USCG Auxiliary, wrote in a Dec. 27 news release that “safe boating classes are a great way to prepare for boating season.”

  • PHOTOS: Brunswick Community College men's basketball vs. Bryant & Stratton

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from Brunswick Community College's junior college basketball game against Bryant & Stratton. 

  • Local First Tee organization offers PLAYER Card

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is now selling a 2018 PLAYER Card. The card unlocks value by providing major discounts on green fees at nearly 30 premier courses throughout Brunswick County and, for the first time, a 20-percent discount on the purchase of top brand golf balls through usedgolfballrecovery.com.

    The PLAYER card provides access to more golf opportunities while “protecting your pocketbook,” according to a First Tee news release issued last week.