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Today's News

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament this weekend

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days. 

  • 34.77-pound mackerel is winning catch in Rumble in the Jungle

    The eight annual Rumble in The Jungle King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, presented by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club, took place Saturday at Harborgate Marina. A total of 102 boats entered the one-day competition, and 61 of those entries weighed in a fish.

  • Redfish, flounder best bets for anglers now

    Fall fishing has finally arrived in Brunswick County, and the lower water temperatures have fish in a feeding frenzy. The best bets so far have been on redfish and flounder, while king and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are roaming with increasing frequency.  spot and still waiting on the big runs.

  • Oyster Festival road race is Saturday

    The 30th annual Oyster Festival Road Race is 8 a.m. Oct. 16 at Ocean Isle Beach. Runners may compete in the 1-mile fun run, the 5K or the 10K. Registration closing date is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. The fee is $35.

    The course is flat asphalt with some areas of hard sand. The start and finish lines are near the community center. All race participants will be able to use their race number for free entry into the N.C. Oyster Festival that day. The first 400 to register will get a free special edition road race T-shirt. Walkers are welcome. Pets and skates are not allowed. 

  • Bowling scores

    WEEKLY SCORES FOR PLANET FUN

    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker-279-248-227-754, Branden Carter-269-225-225-719, Avery Brewer-264-256-711, Jeffrey Evans-259-235-223-717, Jonathan Lowery-258-212-639, Michael Ward-256-227-658, Sam Harris-256-631, Gary Armistead-248-233-652, Len Mishue-246-228-227-701, Chris Arcaro-244-235-637, Jeff Harrelson-238-226-645, Lee Olson-234-214-205-653, Jack Villaca-230-621, George Jacobs-234, Don Ruth-222, Rick LaChance-210, Brian McCall-209, Randy Brown-203, Angeline Johnson-205-567.

  • Club news

    Newcomers to meet Oct. 20

    The next meeting of the Brunswick Newcomers Club (BNC) will be Wednesday, Oct.  20, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

  • Religion briefs

    Friendship plans homecoming

    Friendship Baptist Church, 2546 Ash-Little River Road in Ash, will celebrate homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Dinner will be served following the service.

    Trinity UMC plans fall festival

    The annual fall festival at Trinity United Methodist Church, on the corner of Nash and Atlantic streets in Southport, will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

  • The church was alive with the sound of music

    It had rained with biblical proportions for days. Roads were washed out...yards were flooded. Pools of standing rain could be seen everywhere. Local meteorologists repeatedly urged people to refrain from using the highways and byways. The clarion call was “stay home.” However, a workshop and concert offered by an internationally renowned musician, liturgist and songwriter had long been planned and organized. 

  • Free tax help available from AARP

    AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers in Brunswick County for tax counseling and electronic filing of returns.

    Tax-Aide helps low and moderate income taxpayers at six sites in the county, including Leland, Boiling Spring Lakes, Southport, Oak Island, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to volunteer.

  • Wag Shag set for Oct. 24 at Sea Trail

    Paws-Ability’s third annual Wag Shag is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Sea Trail Convention Center.

    Paws-Ability founder Janie Withers is promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

    In fact, she says, it is the largest social event for canines and their humans in the state.

    Wag Shag “has grown to be quite the social event for dogs to see and be seen this year,” Withers says, adding it allows attendees—both canine and human—to come decked out in their Halloween finery.