Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     The Beachcombers played at Lion’s Paw and Charlie Shore had the low gross, 84, and the low net, 67. Team (one low net on par-5s, two low nets on par-4s and three low nets on par-3s): Reggie Auten, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Bob Smith at 18-under. Golfer of the week was Charlie Shore.


  • To play your best game, learn the rules of golf before heading to the course

     Golf is a game of both honor and intrigue. The golfer does not actually play against other golfers. The player plays against the course. 

    Yes, there are group and team competitions, but the essential game of golf is played by one person and the competition is not the other golfers but the course. 

    Golf is simple. The lowest score played against the course wins.  

  • Inshore fishing remains strong; redfish, flounder biting

     Inshore fishing has remained strong, although the fish are moving around a lot now with the water temperatures rising toward summer, so some spots will be vacant on one tide and provide good fishing on the next. 

    The biggest news is strong inshore redfish and flounder fishing along with good catches of Spanish mackerel and occasional king mackerel for folks plugging the piers.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug enforcement roundup

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office charged the following suspects last week, which are taken from a sheriff’s office press release:

    •James Michael Haag, 25, of 472 Retha Drive, Shallotte; charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, three counts of felony possession of marijuana, two counts of maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, three counts of sell/deliver marijuana and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects, which are taken from police incident reports, citations and arrest reports.

    •Credit card/ATM fraud on Brunswick Avenue West on May 14.

    •Simple assault at the Paradise Café on May 16.

    •Credit card fraud on Holden Beach Road in Supply on May 21.

    •Roxanne Marie Moore, 21, of 831 Summit Ave., Reidsville, was cited for possessing an open container of alcohol in a passenger area of a motor vehicle.

  • Padgett second at state in discus throw

    Kayla Padgett completed perhaps one of the most remarkable individual athletic seasons in recent West Brunswick sports by finishing second in the discus throw.

    Padgett, a junior, threw the discus a personal best 129-6. The winning distance was a Class 3A record 137 feet. South Brunswick sophomore Lexus Hankins was third at 117-8.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From May 17-23, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls, wrote three citations and made four drug arrests. The following suspects were charged, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports:

    •Crystal Dawn Meuse, 28, of 403 Green Bay Road, Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of a schedule III controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Dr. June Atkinson visits School Day Programming

    On May 19, Dr. June Atkinson, state superintendent of schools for North Carolina, visited The First Tee of Brunswick County. She came to observe School Day Programming in action and to meet with representatives of TFTBC.

    In School Day Programming, fourth-grade students from six elementary schools are bused to Cinghiale Creek, home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, every other week for a 90-minute lesson in golf skills and life skills and core values.

  • Lady Trojans lose playoff game in extra innings

    Despite a record-setting night by West Brunswick senior Carly White, the Trojans fell 8-6 in a nail-biting 10 innings to Wilson Hunt Friday night in the second round of the state 3A softball playoffs.

    White, West’s ace on the mound all season, pitched almost a game and a half Friday night, but it was her bat that put her name in the record books.

  • Recreational fisheries wary of potential problems

    It takes a certain combination of flair and flamboyance to bill yourself as Captain Smiley, but fishing guide Patrick Kelly wears the label with a buoyancy that seems perfectly suited to the name. 

    Captain Smiley Fishing Charters runs recreational fishing trips out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and up into Brunswick County waters. Kelly does his best to give his customers the happy times the handle promises.