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Today's News

  • Brick Landing Rally for a Cure tournament raises $1,860

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association had its annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament April 23. Fifty-four men and women participated and raised $1,860 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and awareness programs.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated larceny at the Islander Inn on Monday, May 11. According to the police incident report, an oblong pink cameo gold ring and a yellow topaz ring were removed from a guest room.

  • There is no room for errors when it comes to child safety

    Last week a Brunswick County special needs student was left behind in a Wilmington park after stopping there with his South Brunswick High School class on a field trip.

    Luckily for him and his family, the Good Samaritans who found 16-year-old Tad Speidell made sure he was safely left in the custody of Wilmington police. These people are heroes in a day filled with unacceptable, unimaginable mistakes.

  • It’s past time to pay property taxes

    In these difficult economic times, private citizens, businesses and public agencies are looking for ways to tighten purse strings.

    From local, county and state government agencies to nonprofit organizations, everyone knows just how difficult it can be to make ends meet these days.

  • For tweet's sake: Shared self-indulgence in 140 characters or less

    The literati, the glitterati and the Twitterati invaded our great nation’s capital last week for one of the most exclusive events on the social calendar, The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

    Once heralded as the “it” event for Washington’s media elite, this year’s event, which now spans several days, lunches, brunches, dinners, parties and meetings, was a melding of journalists, celebrities, professional athletes—most of whom want you to know what they’re doing in 140 characters of less.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Albright Road in Bolivia; suspect opened victim’s back door and damaged building materials.

    •Larceny on Chris Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s medication.

    •Credit card fraud on King Road NE in Leland; suspect used victim’s bank card.

  • West Brunswick High School releases honor rolls for third nine weeks

    West Brunswick High School has announced its honor roll students for the third nine weeks.

    A honor roll

    Ninth grade: Laura Bowman, Kelly Drenning, Jacob Hill, Jason Huff, Mary Inions, Morgan Myers, Mary Nelson, Amanda Read, Harrison Taylor, Julianna Zio.

    10th grade: Donisha Bowens, Corey Burr, Alina Davinson, Megan Dilworth, Brittany Hewett, Anna Zeng.

    11th grade: Samantha Caton, Julianne Donoghue, Brian Gore, Daphne McWhite, Eric Winner.

  • May has been great for catching big blues

    Local water temperatures are now holding in the upper 60s, and that has really kicked the fishing season into high gear. So far the biggest news has been the consistent action on large chopper bluefish. This is the best May I can remember for folks hauling in the big blues. In addition, almost any other fish you want to target is out there and active.

  • Tournament of Champions to be played this year at St. James

    On Sept. 12, 2002, the very first Golf Gab ran in this newspaper. Since then, I have had a whole lot of fun writing about golf-related topics. I’ve met professional golfers (even Arnold Palmer once), superintendents, golf course architects, new golfers, single-digit players and ordinary people who triumph over diversity to play the game of golf.

    On trips, I’ve taken my notebook and camera with me and written about golf in Arizona and Bermuda and Texas and Georgia. If I ever get to Scotland (my dream of all dreams), I will report from there.

  • Concerts, movies free for families

    Looking for some good, free family fun this summer? You need not look much further than your own backyard.

    Thanks to the generosity of local community sponsors, towns throughout the county will treat the public to a variety of musical tunes and some movie selections—all at no cost to attendees. From opportunities to take in the coastal view, to chances to catch movies downtown on a big screen, there’s plenty to do for the entire family.