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Today's News

  • Annual mullet run off to an early start

    The recent dip into autumn-like temperatures had anglers hoping fish would start gearing up for the fall runs. That didn’t exactly happen, but we are still seeing good fishing with quite a few big flounder, redfish and trout now out there around their usual inshore haunts.

    If fishing is this good now, it is possible this fall season will make up for last year’s disappointments.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross, Paul Michal, 77; Stu Cleveland, 79; Harry Haggerty, 81; Jim Beairsto, 86; Bob Byrne, 87. Low nets: Michal, 63; Cleveland and Byrne, 66; Ed Hennessey and Bob Smith, 68. Team two low nets: Michal, Hennessey, Fred Ortiz and Beairsto, 30-under par. Golfer of the week was Paul Michal.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • CIS to open second thrift shop location

    SUNSET BEACH—Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) is set to open its second thrift shop next month with two purposes—to raise money for the nonprofit’s operational costs and to provide a service back to the community.

    Cynthia Tart, executive director of CIS, said opening a thrift shop in Brunswick County had been part of the organization’s strategic plans for many years, but it was an idea that never came to fruition until several months ago.

  • Parks and Rec names photo contest winners

    The Brunswick County Parks & Recreation 2009 Amateur Photography Contest received 61 photo entries. They will be on display Sept. 6-26 at Franklin Square Art Gallery in Southport.

    The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Winning photographs will have ribbons affixed for identification of winners.

    Brunswick County Amateur Photography Contest 2009 winners:

    Best in Show

    “Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird” by Jerry Koons of Shallotte.

    Colors Rivers/Coasts

  • Fall kingfish bite begins at local beaches

    When Mother Nature flipped the switch, she did not hold back. It has gone from summer to fall in a hurry, and I am not complaining.

    The mullet have been running the beach and the menhaden schools are lined up along the beachfront from Ocean Isle Beach to the Cape Fear. All the pieces are in place for one of the best fall king mackerel bites we’ve seen in years.

  • Lennon Hills: Green Golf Course Community

    There’s a new golf course community called Lennon Hills right off Route 211 near Virginia Williamson Elementary School.

    Driving to Southport one day, I saw a sign that read “Green Golf Course Community.” I was curious, so I drove back in there, following a winding road maybe a mile or so until I saw a formal entrance, a couple of model homes and, beyond the trees, a golf course.

  • Parents deserve a say in children’s education

    In a country founded on principles of freedom—including the freedom to choose—it makes sense that Brunswick County Schools administration has offered parents a choice regarding student viewing of the president’s recent educational message.

    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama delivered a message to the nation. The message was directed toward school children and many schools across the country allowed students to view it as it aired lived.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 26, 28 and 31 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 26

    Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Douglas W. Alexander, no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued and costs, 20 days to pay.

    Edmund F. Arulanandam, no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Francisco Barron Jr., operate vehicle no insurance, voluntarily dismissed.

  • The Internet turns 40: Proudly celebrates by featuring itself

    So it turns out the Internet is a vain as people who Google their names—present company included. The Internet celebrated its 40th birthday this week by featuring itself all over, well, itself.

    It’s impossible to overlook the impact the Internet has had on most, if not all, of our daily lives, so I wanted to find more information about its birth and its life story. Hey, that’s what it’s for, right?

    Like many other modern conveniences, I’d never before wondered who created the Internet—how, when or why. I just enjoyed it.

  • Brunswick deputy shoots, kills man

    A Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy has been involved in a shooting that has killed a man.

    On Sunday evening, officer Bradley Hardee responded to a domestic call at 2730 Captains Wheel SW in Supply. During an altercation between Hardee and Alton Lawrence Walters, Walters was shot.

    Walters, a 49-year-old, white male, lived at 2730 Captains Wheel SW, according to the sheriff's office.

    The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.