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Today's News

  • Stable weather moves king mackerel near shore

    Stable weather has finally brought the king mackerel back to their normal summer stomping grounds, and this time, hopefully, for quite a while. What great weather we have had this past weekend and this week. The winds have been light and it’s been hot, but I was kind of ready for a little of the heat. It seems like forever that we have had topsy-turvy weather; one week hot, the next cold with lots of wind. Let’s hope that we can maintain the stability and the fish can feel as comfortable as possible, just before we swoop in and catch them.

  • I've got friends in golf places

    Garth Brooks is one of my favorite singers, and I’ve practically worn out the “Fresh Horses” CD on which “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” appears.

    I often hear a song and it stays in my head, emerging months or years later when I’m doing something that’s really fine.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated a larceny and breaking and entering at Lee Street this week. According to the police report, a suspect stole $665 worth of hard liquor and household goods and $26 cash.

  • K-9 recovers state trooper's lost firearm

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer and his dog successfully tracked a lost weapon Monday afternoon.

    But unlike most weapons recovery tracks, K-9 officer Brian Carlisle and his K-9 Dicky tracked the lost gun for another officer.

  • Lookout for flatties; flounder season is here

    Flounder season is upon us, and reports are starting to come in about the flatfish being caught in all the usual spots. At the same time, speckled trout and redfish are staging their usually early-summer early-morning runs.

    One of the most common methods to target these fish is with live minnows. Different anglers, however, prefer to use different minnows, while some folks just use whatever is available. There are benefits to each of the different types of baitfish commonly utilized by flounder and trout anglers.

  • Golf action

    Chris Serraro aced the 155-yard fourth hole at the Brunswick Plantation Azalea Course May 27. He used a 5-iron. It was his second hole-in-one. His playing partners were Walt Doney, Bob Castriota and Mike Lach.

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  • Department heads, elected officials responsible for knowing the law

    In April, The Brunswick Beacon requested access to e-mails generated to and from county government administration department heads.

    The county promptly responded to the request, providing the newspaper access per N.C. Public Records Law. Often we have good responses to public records requests from the county.

    However, following our most recent request, at a May 20 county government department heads’ meeting, extended discussion took place about the state’s public records law and the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 20, 21, 22 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, May 20

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks and Lisa Quick and Michelle Warth:

    Michelle Nicole Ahearn, speeding 67 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued.

    Andrea Elizabeth Allen, unsafe movement, voluntarily dismissed.

    Neil Allicock, improper equipment, costs; possession open container/consume alcohol passenger area, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Three arrested in China Panda drug bust

    CALABASH—Drug agents say the owners of the China Panda knew nothing about the drug activity allegedly taking place at their restaurant.

    But last week, drug agents arrested three suspects, including one suspect who worked at the Calabash eatery, for selling marijuana at the restaurant.

    On Saturday, May 23, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Agents ended a three-month investigation when they made three arrests and seized more than five pounds of marijuana and a loaded handgun.

  • Public hearing tonight on proposed county budget

    Brunswick County Commissioners will have a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the proposed county budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    The public hearing will be in the county commissioners’ chambers in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building in Bolivia.