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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Students help with quarterly food distribution

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency handed out bags and boxes of food Wednesday as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Surplus Program with a few extra volunteers on hand.

    Students from Brunswick County Academy’s Occupational Course of Study program volunteered several days last week. Karen Babson, OCS instructor, said the volunteer hours not only met part of the students’ required work hours needed for graduation, it also taught a valuable life lesson.

  • November is time to fish for fickle,opportunistic feeders--the speckled trout

    With November about to arrive, the thoughts of saltwater anglers turn to speckled trout. Although trout are present in our waters throughout the year, they are the No. 1 inshore target during cold weather because they roam around in large schools and can be caught on all but the coldest days. Late fall and winter trout fishing is an old Southern art form.

  • Moon Doggie wins Fall Brawl King Classic; local team earns second place

    Wilmington based brothers, Mark and Billy Emmart fished aboard their boat, Moon Doggie, in the annual Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted this weekend out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. One hundred seventy fishing teams from across the Southeast entered the event and aspired to win the top prize of over $15,000, but this year the Emmarts punched their ticket and walked away with the big money.

  • Ximena makes better bodies for golf

    About a month ago, I walked into Lori’s Golf Shop in Calabash to meet with Lori DeSimone about a donation for a charity event. When she came out of her office, I did a double take.

    Lori is an LPGA pro who owns Lori’s Golf Shop, gives golf lessons and conducts ladies’ golf trips to Bald Head Island and other venues. She has always been a cute gal, with a muscular athlete’s body and an up-beat personality.

    I noticed a change since I had seen her last. Lori’s skin glowed, she was thinner, her eyes sparkled.

  • Golf action

    Michael Coleman made a hole-in-one Oct. 2 on the 164-yard ninth hole at Brierwood.

    Coleman, 76, of Little River, S.C., used a 3-hybrid in making the ace, his first.

    “After 46 years of playing,” he said, “I finally got a hole-in-one.”

    WALLY MILNICHUK ACES

    Wally Milnichuk made his first hole-in-one Oct. 20 on the eighth hole of Leopard’s Chase, a 135-yard par-3, using an 8-iron.

    GEORGE CASSIDY ACES

  • South golfers Gore, Kjome advance to state

    South Brunswick sophomore golfers Abby Kjome and Molly Gore qualified last week for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A tournament.

    Kjome shot a 98 and Gore a 99 in the 18-hole regional Oct. 21 at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course.

    Topsail won the team title, shooting a 263. Kathryn Rand finished 18 holes tied for first (77) but lost in a playoff. The other teams that qualified were Northwood (275), Southern Lee (290) and Fike (299). Team scores were based upon three individual scores.

  • Your town, your vote

    All politics are local. It’s an old saying, but very true. Next Tuesday, residents of the 19 Brunswick County municipalities will have their opportunity to cast their votes for who will lead their communities.

    The people throwing their hats in the ring do so for various reasons. Hopefully by now, you have had a chance to meet candidates in your community and find out their thoughts on issues important to you. If not, you still have a little time remaining.

  • Beam me up? I'd rather be skeptical (for now)

    Elliot and E.T. bicycling across the sky silhouetted against a full moon is one of the most iconic images in film history. It’s one that’s stuck with me since I saw it in the theater when I was 10.

    In high school, after hearing about it from one of my teachers, I read the “non-fiction” book “Communion” by Whitley Streiber from cover to cover with barely a break for schoolwork.

  • Shallotte officer under investigation

    The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an assault allegation against a Shallotte Police officer. No charges have been filed.

    An N.C. Department of Justice spokesperson has confirmed that officer Kyle Jones is being investigated for assault. The Shallotte Police Department requested the investigation Oct. 20, spokesperson Jennifer Canada said.

    The allegation was made after an arrest, according to Police Chief Rodney Gause.