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Today's News

  • Adam Fulford wins fifth race this season at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    It was an exciting night for racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night as two new faces visited victory lane. 

    To start the events on a hot and humid Saturday was the kids’ weekly bike race. The Hot Rod series winner was McKayla Sweeney, who traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Ohio to support Street Stock series driver Mark Hale. Adam Fulford won his third bike race of the season as he held off Jack Barnhill and newcomer Aiden Hetu, of Wilmington. 

  • Anglers having luck just about everywhere

     Despite sweltering hot weather and high water temperatures, summer inshore fishing continues just as hot as the summer air. Anglers are having luck just about everywhere now, as many species are making up for a lackluster spring season by showing up as late but welcome visitors to the fishing season.

    Surf and pier action has been much better than it was in the spring. While fishing for sea mullet (whiting) has remained solid since the beginning of the spring, they are being joined in the surf now by feisty pompano and some unexpected spot.

  • Fish free in North Carolina public waters on Fourth of July

    Fish for free in all public waters, including coastal waters, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July. While everyone, residents and nonresidents, can fish in public waters on this date without a license, all other fishing regulations, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

    Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to promote the sport of fishing.

  • Yoga will keep you flexible and fit

     Years ago, I had some serious back issues so I worked with a personal trainer who helped me strengthen the muscles that kept my spine aligned and strong. I remember my trainer saying that without muscles, we’d all be a pile of bones on the ground, that keeping my core muscles strong would help keep my bones (think spine) aligned. 

    John Wolchek, my trainer, taught me a series of back stretches I still do today. 

  • Book highlights fun things about eating your way through a Southern childhood

    Not long after relocating to Brunswick County from my native Kentucky in early 2007, I wrote a column about how proud I was to be a Southern girl.

    Raised partly by a great-grandmother who lived through the Great Depression and my single mother who single-handedly defined hard work and determination, I grew with a good mixture of stern hands, love and laughter.

    As a young adult, when I’d retell encounters with my Granny to my mom, she’d laugh endlessly.

    “You should write a book about that,” she encouraged. 

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, June 16

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Kenneth W. “Bucky” Brewington, PG probation violation.

  • VA Outreach Clinic: Is this it?

    BOLIVIA—Will having a three-day-a-week primary care physician for local veterans in lieu of a VA Outreach facility in Brunswick County be enough for the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans?

    Local officials have mixed opinions.

    On Tuesday, June 22, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., announced Brunswick County would receive a Veterans Affairs Outreach Clinic, comprised of a primary care doctor three days a week and a pilot transportation program to larger VA clinics in Wilmington and Fayetteville.

  • Sea Trail wins interclub event

     Sea Trail captured the opening event in 2010 for the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association tournament played June 22 on the Tiger’s Eye course at Ocean Ridge Plantation.

    Sea Trail, the 2009 CCIA Champions, narrowly defeated Ocean Ridge to take the early lead in the 2010 standings.

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • Taylor to attend Life Skills and Leadership Academy

    Chandler Taylor, a participant of The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy in Manhattan, Kan. The academy takes place July 13-20 at Kansas State University. Taylor was among 100 Chapter participants, ages 13-17, selected to participate in the academy experience. The First Tee has 204 chapters.  

    Taylor lives in Shallotte and will be a freshman in the fall at West Brunswick High School. 

  • Laney sweeps West in doubleheader

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team made seven errors over two games in 6-3 and 7-0 losses to Laney on Monday evening at West.

    Each team entered the game with one conference loss, and the two losses virtually end West’s hopes for a conference title. Only one team from the conference will advance to the playoffs, which begin next week. West is 10-6 overall.