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Today's News

  • Catching Spanish mackerel the highlight of the week

    I had a great time last week just slaying the Spanish mackerel from the planks of the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. I also caught many whiting (sea mullet) and had some good flounder fishing with a friend inshore at the Sunset Beach Bridge.

  • The future of fishing

    Dave Cooper stands with his hands on the wooden planks of the Ocean Crest Pier and looks out over the sea, and then out at the anglers casting their lines from his little fishing paradise on Oak Island. As the owner and operator of the pier Cooper loves to see folks young and old enjoying the beach and catching fish.

  • Brunswick County athletes win seven regional track titles

    Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.
    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.
    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.
    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Increased sweepstakes machine fees in store in towns

    As Internet sweepstakes businesses proliferate in North Carolina, so does the possibility of increased fees.

    Last month, the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners approved an amendment imposing a $1,000-per-machine increase over the town’s previous $50 fee.

    And last week, Calabash commissioners discussed the possibility of increasing its own $5-per-machine fee.

  • Students at Jessie Mae Monroe learn about up-cycling

    Until recently, students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School were unfamiliar with the idea of up-cycling.
    Up-cycling, as explained by Albe Zakes of TerraCycle, is “the process of taking non-recyclable material that can’t be traditionally recycled and finding a way to directly re-purpose it into a new product. By doing that, you’re giving it a new life cycle thus you’re up-cycling it.”

  • BCC sets continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.
    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.
    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7380 to register.

  • County names new emergency management director

    BOLIVIA—Just in time for hurricane season, Brunswick County now has a new emergency management director.

    On Monday, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing introduced Brunswick County’s new emergency management director, Anthony Marzano.

    Marzano, a certified emergency manager through the International Association for Emergency Mangers (IAEM), was most recently the deputy director of emergency management in Will County, Ill.

  • Waccamaw School students earn honor roll, awards for third nine weeks

    Waccamaw School has announced its third nine weeks awards.
    Principal’s Award
    Kindergarten: Triston Leonard and Andrew Cribb.
    First grade: Gannon Quinn, Ashton Watkins and Cassandra Priest.
    Second grade: Tiffany Green, Caleb Hughes and Connor Martin.
    Third grade: Jon Fulwood, Levi Bird and Alex Douglas.
    Fourth grade: Breanna Long, Adan Valazquez and Hunter Helton.
    Fifth grade: Curtis Ward, Victor Jimenez and Taylor Campbell.
    Sixth grade: Haley Creech, Hannah Creech, Niko Williams and Zachary Smith.

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital honors volunteers at luncheon

    Nearly 200 volunteers at Dosher Memorial Hospital were recognized for their dedicated service during an appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Southport Community Building.
    During the luncheon, individual volunteers were recognized for hours of donated service, ranging from 100-9,000 cumulative hours.
    In addition, five Dosher volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service awards for having donated at least 1,500 hours and having five years of service.

  • 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 11-16, K-9 deputies answered nine calls, wrote two citations and made four drug arrests, including felony possession of cocaine, three misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges and three possession of drug paraphernalia charges. 

    K-9 deputies located 38.5 grams of marijuana and 4 grams of cocaine.