Today's News

  • Hurry up and wait for great fall fishing

    Fall fishing took a hard U-turn on Brunswick County last week. The fantastic Spanish mackerel fishing has slowed, the sharks have been picky on what they’ve been wanting to eat and king mackerel fishing could be compared to watching paint dry. This week has been tough to say the least but it is only a matter of time before the fishing flame rekindles and fall fishing truly begins for Brunswick County.

  • The fine art of golf club fitting: C.J. Ebel

    Recently, I’ve heard about club fitting from several friends. Some have bought a custom-fitted new set; others have taken their old clubs to a club fitter and had them retro-fitted to their swing and body type. One gal swore that her game improved fantastically after getting her old clubs custom-fitted.

  • It is time to go fishing

    The weather and fishing is changing rapidly now. Large schools of baitfish have moved into our area and some large predator fish are following them. Everything is migrating south or to deeper water for the winter. Flounder, black drum and redfish are all starting to feed more aggressively with each passing day as the water starts to cool. It is time to go fishing.

  • McCumbee regains points lead with one race left

    Staff Report

    Spencer Pumpelly held off charging Stevan McAleer on the final lap by 0.394 seconds to join Luis Rodriguez Jr. in scoring their fourth Street Tuner victory of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

    The second-place finish enabled McAleer and Chad McCumbee to unofficially take a one-point lead in the standings over Andrew Carbonell, 241-240.

  • Trojans defeat North Brunswick 34-7

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 34-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 18, at North.

    Quarterback Hunter Ashburn threw two touchdown passes to Da’Quane Burgess — the second as time expired at the end of the first half.

    “It was a heck of a catch,” West coach Kelly Williamson said. “And he’s a player. To beat teams, you got to make plays. You got to be a playmaker. And we had some tonight.”

    Shikeem Hill scored three touchdowns. He and Anthony McCray each gained at least 100 yards.

  • Fire destroys Navassa home, two firefighters injured

     A fire destroyed a single-family home Wednesday night in Navassa, according to a news release issued by county fire marshal Scott Garner.

    Crews arrived at a structure fire at 10:16 p.m. at 116 North Navassa Road, five minutes after the fire was called into the county 911 center, according to the release.

    “When crews arrived they found a large single family residence engulfed in flames,” according to the release.

    The home is considered a total loss, Garner wrote in the release.

  • Trojans beat county foes in volleyball

    West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-11 in a non-conference volleyball match Wednesday, Sept 16, at West.

    The victory came an evening after West beat South Brunswick 26-24, 25-23, 25-23 in a conference volleyball match at South.

    West is 7-2 overall, 3-2 in the conference. North is 5-7 overall.

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick vs. North Brunswick volleyball

    Video of final points in first, second and fourth sets of West Brunswick’s 16-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-11 victory against North Brunswick.

  • OIB Surf & Java expands in new space at same shopping center

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — OIB Surf & Java is twice the surf/coffee shop it was just a week ago.

    The three-year-old business owned by Jesse and Callie McCrery has moved from one end of The Landing at Ocean Isle Beach (the Lowes Foods shopping center) to the other.

    The switch has opened things up for the small business, with more space for seating and merchandise and a brighter, more open feel to encourage visitors to hang out for a while.

  • Road trip your way to happiness, if only for a weekend

    Oh, college football, how I missed you.

    It’s great to have a sane, or plausible, reason to sit in one place and watch TV from sunup until well past sundown … wait, that’s the reason to get Netflix.

    The real reason to love college football is that its true purpose is to provide an excuse for a road trip.

    Obviously you can get in your car and drive off any time you want, but your relatives are going to call it running away from your problems.