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Today's News

  • Here are some mistakes to avoid in catching sea mullet

    The Brunswick County piers are seeing their best run of sea mullet (whiting) since the 1980s, although not many anglers are taking advantage of it and not many of them are doing the exact right things.
    I can tell you the sea mullet are there, though, since I spent last weekend catching them until I couldn’t lift my arm and saw other folks having similar results.

  • Feeding station set up at OIFC Reef

    Staff Report

    Last year the N.C. Marine Fisheries designated AR460 (Artificial Reef 460) as OIFC/Jolly Mon Reef in honor and appreciation of the work done by Ocean Isle Fishing Center to enhance and promote the fisheries. (AR460 was established by the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association 3 miles off Ocean Isle Beach.)
    At the presentation ceremony, Capt. Brant McMullan said, “Our goal at OIFC will be to make this the best artificial reef along the coast and we will put our minds to work to come up with a plan to make that happen.”

  • Shallotte agrees to work with Mark Saunders

     

    SHALLOTTE—The town has agreed to work with Mark Saunders and Coastal Companies.

    After delivering a compelling speech and presentation to aldermen at their regularly scheduled April meeting, the board agreed to establish a committee to work with Saunders.

    Saunders began his presentation to the town by saying, “As you know Rivers Edge is understandably important to the town of Shallotte.”

  • Tyler Zeller to play in local all-star game at BCC

    Staff Report

    ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the ACC All-Stars will play a team of local basketball all-stars 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym on the Brunswick Community College campus.
    The ACC All-Stars include Duke’s Miles Plumlee, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and UNC seniors. The ACC All-Stars will face a Brunswick County All-Star team (roster below).

  • Ocean Flippers win S.C. Junior Olympics title

    Staff Report

    At the state championships in Rock Hill, S.C., the Ocean Flippers, based in Little River, S.C., won team level 10 with the highest all-around score of the meet from Gilly Hogue, of Surfside, S.C., with a 38.00.
    The Flippers also won level 9 with the highest score of 37.025 from April Bass, Carolina Beach. It had another level 9 winner, Marley McCall, 10, of North Myrtle Beach.

  • BCC coach nominated for YMCA award

    Staff Report

    Ashlyn Burke, head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director for Brunswick Community College, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement Award.

  • Youth volleyball celebrates season

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.
    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational at West Brunswick High School

    Baseball
    April 9: 10 a.m.: Durham Riverside vs. North Brunswick (Game 1); 1 p.m.: Scotland County vs. South Brunswick (Game 2); 4 p.m.: South Stanly vs. West Brunswick JV (Game 3); 7 p.m.: Harrell’s Christian Academy vs. West Brunswick (Game 4).
    April 10: 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. loser Game 3 (Game 5); 1 p.m.: loser Game 2 vs. loser Game 4 (Game 6); 4 p.m.: winner Game 1 vs. winner Game 3 (Game 7); 7 p.m.: winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (Game 8).

  • Zacek throws ‘strange’ no-hitter against Stallions

     LELAND—David Zacek threw a six-inning no-hitter as North Brunswick beat South Columbus 11-1 March 29.
     “It was kind of a strange performance,” North coach Randy Fennell said. Zacek “cruised through the first,” Fennell said, but in the second inning, “his demeanor looked liked he was a totally different person.”
    Zacek walked four batters, giving South Columbus its only run. Zack eventually ended the inning with no more runs, but not before Fennell had talked to him.

  • Shallotte police department temporarily moved

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations.

    Anyone who wishes to speak to an officer or get a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. in Shallotte.

    “We are moving during renovations for the convenience of our citizens. It is simpler and less dangerous for them,” said Linda Moses, secretary.