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Today's News

  • Brooks Pearce Audubon Show set for Aug. 24-Oct. 3

    Sunset River Marketplace will feature “Focus On the Coast, a Collection by Brooks Pearce Honoring the National Audubon Society” from Monday, Aug. 24, through Saturday Oct. 3.

    A reception to meet the artist will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the gallery.

    Living in southeastern N.C. since 1973, works by Pearce have been recognized by the S.C. Wildlife Federation, and she was commissioned by the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission to produce a series of Endangered Species posters.

  • More than 130 youth attend local Discovery 100 programs

    Conserving energy, protecting the environment, eating healthy, appreciating history, engaging in physical fitness and developing teamwork and leadership skills are all pressing issues for society, especially for youth.

    Educating youth on these subjects and engaging them in hands-on learning is exactly what Brunswick County 4-H did this summer during its Discovery 100 summer enrichment program that reached out to more than 130 youth. Sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, there were 31 programs for children ages 5-19 during the months of June, July and August.

  • Lady Trojans improve to 6-0

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team will enter the conference season Thursday with a 6-0 record.

    The Lady Trojans remained perfect by beating North Myrtle Beach 25-15, 25-21, 25-23 Monday. The match was the first of the season for the Chiefs. West plays host to South Brunswick on Thursday.

    For West, Kenzie McDuffie scored nine points and had 25 assists. Keri Nolan scored nine points and had seven aces and nine kills. Mattie Tippett scored seven points. Sheena Suttlemyre and Miriah Milliken each scored five points. Carly White had 11 kills.

  • Fall fishing looms as September arrives

    I have dusted off my blue jeans and unboxed my sweatshirts. I have my reels spooled and hooks sharp. The time is near for fall fishing to begin.

    The last couple of weeks the offshore fishing has not been incredible. We have been catching plenty of Spanish mackerel, amberjack and barracuda, but when it comes to the king mackerel and grouper, the fishing has just been plain tough. Much of this due to an anomaly known as a thermocline that formed about three weeks ago.

  • The Roy Pace Wee Links and Driving Range ready for use

    The First Tee of Brunswick County home course is The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek near Shallotte. On Saturday, Cinghiale Creek officially opened a new 2-acre outdoor practice area to complement its 18-hole golf course for the youth. It is called the Roy Pace Wee Links and Driving Range.

    A large crowd of chapter volunteers, guests, parents, and youth were on hand to see the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The guest of honor, and the namesake for the new course and range, was Roy Pace from Longview, Texas. He is the president and PGA golf instructor of The First Tee of the Piney Woods.

  • Shallotte resident charged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A Shallotte man was arrested Saturday and charged with the theft of a DVD player from a car.

    Sunset Beach Police Detective Woody Dunn charged David Colin Hernandez, 39, of 3005 High Meadows Dr., Shallotte, with breaking and entering to an automobile and felony larceny.

    Earlier in the day, at 12:30 p.m., a Sony in-dash flip-out DVD player was reported stolen from a car. The player was valued at $1,250 and damages were estimated at $1,500.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 19, 20, 21 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 19

    Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    William Lord Abbott, improper equipment, costs.

    Robin M. Alexander, exceeding safe speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Brian James Allen, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    April Poole Anderson, improper equipment, costs.

  • Claims against superintendent, school board cause for concern

    If even some of the claims made by Brunswick County Schools former central office employee Sherry Dove are true, Brunswick Board of Education members should be concerned.

    Among the many assertions made in the lawsuit against the district, including claims that Superintendent Katie McGee may have treated an employee improperly, is the claim the board gave Dove only one hour of a nine-hour closed session grievance hearing to present her side of the case.

  • Allen Strickland arrested for setting fire to his home paid for by state senator

    Allen Strickland has been in and out of the Columbus County Jail several times in the past week.

    The 17-year-old Tabor City teen whose home was gutted by an early-morning fire last month was arrested Thursday, Aug. 27, and charged with fraudulently setting fire to a dwelling house and attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.

    Three days later, Strickland was arrested again—charged with reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest, no operator’s license and filing a false police report after leading Tabor City Police on a high-speed chase through town.

  • 3G wireless technology comes to Brunswick County

    Attention smart-phone users: More companies are providing third-generation (3G) wireless technology in Brunswick County.

    ATMC Wireless has recently upgraded its wireless network with new 3G technology throughout Brunswick County, allowing faster Internet connections for wireless customers.