Today's News

  • South swimmers peaking for regional

     In a dual Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, South Brunswick swimmers automatically qualified for eight regional events.

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East  Regional, which takes place Feb. 5-6, attracts 42 high schools teams and is the qualifier for the state meet.

    The Cougars swam against Richlands in what was scheduled to be the next-to-last home meet for the Cougars. South’s girls won 71-9 and South’s boys won 66-17.

  • Boating accident cripples business for seafood vendor

    SUNSET HARBOR—Dave Beresoff, owner of Sunset Harbor Seafood, can recount every detail of the accident off Holden Beach that destroyed his fishing boat and left his business suffering during what is usually its busiest season.

    He and fellow fisherman Danny Stephens were spot fishing off the coast back in November—Friday, the 13th, in fact—in typical fall conditions: windy, rainy; the waves were a little choppy but nothing they haven’t handled easily in the past.

  • Parades 2009 Profiles

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  • Taste of Home 2009

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  • If transparency becomes a partisan issue, why would anyone want to be on the other side?

    Here we go again.

    For a president who campaigned on transparency, things sure are murky around the Obama White House these days.

    After near constant campaign promises of increased transparency on all things White House-related—specifically healthcare reform—President Barack Obama has failed to make good on his promise.

    The House passed their behemoth healthcare reform bill in November, and then the Senate delivered the same on Christmas Eve.

    Then it was lights out on healthcare reform.

  • Katie McGee supports The First Tee

    Dr. Katie McGee, the outgoing superintendent of Brunswick Schools, has been a strong supporter of The First Tee since the beginning, according to Rusty Petrea, the founder (with wife Carol) of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Redfish, trout, black drum targeted by inshore fishermen

    The recent frigid cold spell caused some fish kills in the state but it doesn’t appear we were hurt too badly here in Brunswick County. To the north of us there were reported kills of speckled trout (and black drum) that ran into the thousands of fish in a few places, but so far that hasn’t happened here.

    Meanwhile, anglers are watching the state’s reaction to the upcoming sea turtle lawsuit and how that might affect large-mesh inshore gill nets.

  • Young violinist makes second visit to Brunswick County

    A 17-year-old violin and fiddle virtuoso wowed the crowd at the Odell Williamson Auditorium Saturday evening, bringing a blend of classical violin and traditional Celtic fiddle music to about 600 concertgoers.

    The Brunswick Community College Foundation and Coastal Financial Associates sponsored the visit from Caroline Goulding, accompanied on piano by Alicja Basinska and Janine Randall.

    All proceeds will benefit scholarships at Brunswick Community College.

  • One teen dead, another teen is stable condition after head-on collision

    Eyewitnesses at the scene of last week's fatal wreck on N.C. 211 described the head-on collision as the two cars exploding.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said the wreck that left one teenager dead and another teen severely injured was one of the worst wrecks he’s ever seen.

    “My condolences to the families,” King said. “It was tough.”

  • Drug agents bust meth lab in Calabash

    CALABASH—Drug agents have busted a meth lab in Calabash, the county’s first meth lab bust since 2006.

    On Wednesday, Jan. 13, drug agents arrested Robert Lee Moss II when he was outside his home.

    Though they had a superior court judge-issued search and destruction order, it was important agents separated Moss from the potentially volatile situation inside the Wilson Avenue home he was renting, because they believed a meth lab was inside, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Agent Jeff Beck said.