Today's News

  • Summer camps

    Soccer camps
    The Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy and British Soccer Camps will be offered this summer in Brunswick County. This camp is run in conjunction with Boiling Spring Lakes Parks and Recreation, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and Southport-Oak Island Youth Soccer Association.

  • Identity Promotions sponsors softball team

    Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce member Identity Promotions, of Little River, S.C., is sponsoring a women’s softball team that will play at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the second straight year.
    Last year, the team finished fourth in the nine-team league.
    The season began June 11 and will end around the last week of August with a double-elimination tournament. Chamber staff member Janette Fernandes is the coach.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.

  • Brunswick Aquatic Club forms Gators’ swim team

    Staff report

    The newly formed Brunswick Aquatic Club has opened registration for the Gators swim team, a year-round competitive swimming organization for children age 8 to 18. This is the first of its kind in Brunswick County.
    The team is an independent, parent-run USA Swimming team and offers a two-level program to meet the individual ability and commitment levels of the athletes. Swimmers, ranging from novices to the highly skilled and competitive minded, are invited to join.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic is this weekend

    For the first time in the Jolly Mon King Classic fishing tournament’s 15-plus years of history, the tournament was postponed.
    It was Mother Nature who is to blame, as she whipped up a nice northeast wind that pushed offshore seas in excess of 6 feet during the originally scheduled Jolly Mon dates last weekend.

  • Celebrate our rural heritage by buying local

    Here in Brunswick County where our beautiful beaches lure people from around the world to our sand and surf, it can be easy to overlook the community’s rich agricultural heritage.
    While sea-related ways of life are a dominant part of our history, so is the area’s richly diverse agriculture heritage.
    There are about 40 farms in Brunswick County listed as Century Farms. There are many more other farming operations—big and small—here, too.

  • South names Josh Rusk to coach football

       BOILING SPRING LAKES—Josh Rusk is the new head football coach at South Brunswick High School.

    “I saw it as an opportunity,” he said June 20. “No matter what career choice you go into, you want to push yourself to see what you’re capable of. At this point in my career, this is the next challenge, to become a head coach.

    “I coached here before and I still remain here as a teacher, so I felt comfortable with the area and the situation.”

  • Child gets 140 stitches after shark bite

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A 6-year old girl received more than 140 stitches after being bitten by a shark on Monday.
    According to Daisy Ivey, town administrator, an emergency call for an animal bite on the beach strand went out before noon Monday. The Ocean Isle Beach fire and police departments responded.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Larceny on Jennis Avenue in Calabash on June 15; suspect stole victim’s bicycle.

    •Vandalism on North Middleton Drive in Calabash on June 15; suspect broke victim’s back passenger window glass on vehicle.

    •Motor vehicle theft on Jabbertown Road in Southport on June 15; suspect stole victim’s Kia.

    •Welfare check on Copas Road in Shallotte on June 15.

  • No raises included in this year’s county budget

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County employees will not receive a merit or cost of living adjustment during the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

    No raises were included in the proposed budget, which takes effect July 1, but at Monday night’s meeting, commissioner Marty Cooke made a motion to give county employees a one-time 4 percent cost of living adjustment.

    Though his motion failed, Cooke said the county has the money for the raises.