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Today's News

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Watts Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect broke into victim’s residence and stole money and a firearm.

    •Property damage on Blackwell Road in Leland; suspect drove vehicle through victim’s fence.

  • Inshore fishing heating up in December

    Despite the colder weather and periods of rain, inshore fishing has really heated up in December. All the usual winter species are in place and biting, and fish continue a late-season surge that has them on the move and feeding.

    I got into the black drum last week at Sunset Beach. After nightfall I could have had all the 12- to 14- inch black drum I wanted. Caught about 20 until they tired me out, and kept eight for supper.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Beachcombers’ event in which the format was two low nets. Paul Michal, Stu Cleveland, Bob Byrne and Hal Riebesehl finished first at 11 under. Bob Smith, Jim Ritter Jim Beairsto and a draw were second at 9 under. Low gross: Michal, 86. Low nets: Byrne, 70; Michal, 73. Golfer of the week: Michal.

    CFAG

    On Dec. 7 at Farmstead, Sid Pennington, Ned Meier, John Ducey and Joe Gallo were first with a 148. Teams scored two nets per hole. Jim Kennedy, Hugh Chinn, John Ogden and Jody Serensits were second.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Dec. 12-13, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Shores, Magnolia Greens, Compass Point and Sunset Harbor. Driver’s license checkpoints were set up at Beach Drive, Ash-Little River Road, Gilbert Road and Mount Misery Road.

    K-9 deputies issued 15 citations and made 12 drug arrests. The following suspects were charged:

  • No more public business behind closed doors

    Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said recently the town is at a point of “forgiveness and forgetfulness…We’re starting new and afresh now. Those days are behind us.”

    Seems to us those days are yet behind the folks at Carolina Shores. Their antics of discussing things in closed session that should be discussed openly continue.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Dec. 2

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    John Adams, assault and battery, voluntarily dismissed.

    Emily Morgan Amos, reckless driving to endanger, hit/run fail to stop property damage, both voluntarily dismissed.

    Phil Arroyos, second-degree trespass, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Count your holiday blessings: most of us aren't Tiger

    No doubt about it, things are difficult this holiday season, even for Tiger Woods. Or perhaps I should say especially for him.

    Just think about all the sponsorship revenue he’s suddenly not earning. As his New Zealand caddy said in his defense just this week, the media is all over him, all because of “one mistake.”

    One? Which one?

    As Gillette put it, “In the midst of a difficult and unfortunate situation…we will support [Tiger’s] desire for privacy by limiting his role in our marketing campaigns.”

  • Caroling is great, but not as sentimental as it sounds

    When most of us think of Christmas caroling, scenes of Dickensian street orphans singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” in cockney accents for tuppence from the upper class or of well-dressed, top-hatted men and bonneted women singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and good-naturedly begging for figgy pudding often come to mind. (OK, maybe just to my mind.)

    But in reality, my experiences with caroling have been a lot less picturesque.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers start season, attain regional times

    SUPPLY—One meet into the high school swim season, South Brunswick has already qualified swimmers for 11 events in the Class 3A regional.

    The Cougars competed against Clinton in a Saturday morning dual at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. (Lumberton and Swansboro also competed in the eight-lane short-course pool.) South’s boys won 168-57 and South’s girls won 118-78.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Fun at the Shallotte Christmas Parade

    Morning rain didn’t delay Shallotte’s annual Christmas parade, which proceeded down Main Street promptly at 10 a.m. Dec. 5.

    The rain clouds parted just long enough to allow the hour-long procession to continue as scheduled from Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse onto Main Street.

    “I think there was a lot of praying going on,” said parade organizer Cindy Babson with the town of Shallotte.