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Today's News

  • Lightning: A real hazard on the course

  • Don’t give up: Summer heat will drive fish deep

    Fish are like any other living creature; they seek the most comfortable living environment. One of the main factors that determines where fish currently reside is water temperature. Every year about mid- July I begin to whine about the “dog days” of summer; the period when the air and water temperatures reach their height, sucking the energy out of you. 

  • Start in the morning when inshore fishing is good

    Inshore fishing is good during the mornings and late afternoons with the flounder still active and speckled trout running at times. Both the trout and flounder are hitting best around structure such as piers, docks and bridges. Meanwhile there are still some fish in the surf around the edges of the day.

  • Community briefs

    Alzheimer's group to meet

    The North Strand Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Summit Place, 491 U.S. 17 in Little River, S.C. 

    Kathy Bazzarre will be the guest speaker. Call (843) 450-3410 for more information.

    Soil and water sets workshop

  • William Watts Jr.

    Mr. William Clyde Watts Jr., known to his CB radio friends as “Wildfire,” 70, of Winnabow, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home. 

  • Parking changes have made a crowded island potentially dangerous

    As much as I would love to be an island homeowner, I have to settle on living in a more affordable inland area and day-tripping to local beaches.

  • New hospital is welcome addition

    Finding quality healthcare in a rural community can sometimes be difficult. It’s not uncommon for people in such areas to have to travel beyond their communities to access high quality, state-of-the-art healthcare.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 29, 30 and July 1, 5 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 29

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Sunset Beach to review garbage, parking violations July 19

    Garbage and parking violations are on Sunset Beach Town Council’s agenda for its next monthly work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 19.

    Other items of business include a solar compactor demonstration and discussion, pay plan adjustments, beach patrol reserve officers, a Wildlife Resources Commission agreement, underground wiring, consideration of an annexation resolution, and VIPER radio questions.

    At the start of the session, council is scheduled to interview candidate Bob Tone for a vacancy on the town planning board.

  • Man charged for assaulting dad in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A 35-year-old man is being held at Brunswick County Detention Center after being charged with assault on his dad.

    Scott Brandon Helms, 35, is being held under $2,500 bond after being charged with misdemeanor assault July 8 at a residence on Dogwood Drive.

    The arrest occurred after a man was held down and beaten in the face with a fist by his son, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.