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Today's News

  • Hoping for a big finish to the fall fishing season

    It’s been a strange fall fishing season in Brunswick County so far. A lot of anglers have had success catching big redfish, and pier fishermen have been decking terrific numbers of king mackerel, but overall fishing has been up and down. We got a late start with the long, hot summer and were thrown a curveball with the floods, and now we are hoping for a big finish to the fall season.

  • Cape Contender weighs record 56.80-pound king mackerel

    This past weekend’s Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, was the culmination of a season’s worth of pent up fishing frustration. This has not been a great year for fishing from Brunswick County, particularly for the area’s most popular game fish, the king mackerel. 

    However, this weekend the stars aligned and the kings finally did what they are supposed to do, and Mother Nature threw in her bit of kindness to make for a weekend of great fishing and great weather.

  • 2011 First Tee Player Card good year-round

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The 2011 First Tee Player Card will be bigger and better, according to Gene Weldon, Board Member of The First Tee of Brunswick County and director of golf at Thistle Golf Club.  

    “Last year, tee times were restricted,” he said. “The Player Card could not be used during the spring and fall golf seasons. This year, we are extremely gratified that the courses have agreed to year-round access. Golfers only need to book the course 48 hours in advance any time of year in 2011.”  

  • Sports briefs

    Local tennis players lose in regional

    West Brunswick and South Brunswick tennis players did not advance from the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A Regional at Barton College in Wilson.

  • Dixie Boys state champs honored with resolution

    On Oct. 18, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners honored the Brunswick County Dixie Boys All-Star Team that won the 2010 North Carolina Dixie Boys state tournament and played in the 2010 Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va., where it finished third.

    Commissioner Scott Phillips read the resolution in honor of the 2010 Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team and then presented each player a framed copy of the resolution.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Eric Jenrette 225, 278, 218, 721 series; Wayne Branch 191, 228, 236, 655 series; Keith Croom 209, 214, 226, 649 series; Karen Moshores 214, 206, 568 series; Dawn Clardy 212 ,549 series; Dar Anuszewski 180.

  • Club briefs

    VFW to have Halloween Party

    Don’t miss the “spooktacular” Halloween Party hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7288 in Calabash from 7-11 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 30.

    Tickets are $10 each and include music, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, both savory and trick-or-treat sweet. Cash bar will be available. Tickets can be purchased in the post canteen until Oct. 25.

  • Early College students recognized for sales efforts

    Dr. Vicky Snyder, principal at Brunswick Early College High School, recognized the entire student body but especially 14 students for their outstanding efforts in selling “Attractions Guides” to friends, family and teachers at ECHS and Brunswick Community College.

    Students were given certificates of recognition and gift certificates. The top two sellers, Angela Hurley, a senior, and Luke Billings, a freshman, will join Dr. Snyder at Lockwood Folly Market next week for a celebratory lunch.

  • Brunswick Community College announces continuing education, lifelong learning classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward  adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, visit: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register. The following are upcoming CEWD courses and seminars:

  • North Carolina’s ‘move over law’ expands to include utility vehicles

    In July, North Carolina lawmakers expanded the state’s “move over law” to include electric utility vehicles restoring power on the sides of roadways. The “move over law” requires motorists to slow down and cautiously approach emergency vehicles with flashing lights, moving over one lane when possible.