Today's News

  • Sunset Beach gaming hearing set for May 6

     SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board will consider an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    A board of adjustments hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at town hall.

  • Carolina Shores workshop May 3; meeting May 6

     CAROLINA SHORES—The next town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. next Monday, May 3.

    The board’s monthly meeting will follow at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

    Both sessions will be in the town meetings chamber at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

  • Carolina Shores administrator deleted e-mail, polled board

     CAROLINA SHORES—Over the past year, town administrator Linda Herncane has illegally deleted and used town e-mail to poll commissioners for information that should have been discussed at a called meeting.

    On March 29, former town commissioner Gere Dale filed a public records request with town clerk Lisa Anglin requesting any e-mails issued to the town board of commissioners between March 9 and March 26.

  • Home Depot makes donation

    Recently Al Arrigoni, executive director of TFTBC, received some good news. It came from Deborah Gassler, phone/service desk associate at the Home Depot in Shallotte.  Her son, Eric, is a sophomore at West Brunswick High School and an Eagle-level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played last week at Brierwood. Low gross: Randy Cogdill, Stu Cleveland, 85; Harry Haggerty, 87; Larry Cecil, 89. Low nets: Cecil, 64; Cleveland, 70. Team two low nets per hole: Cleveland, Haggerty and Cecil at 21-under par. Golfer of the week was Cecil.

  • Honoring a son: the ‘D.J.’ Dale Leo Clemmons Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

    July 22, 2004, was the worst day of Dale Clemmons’ life. On that day, he and his wife, Rose, came face to face with the unimaginable horror that all parents fear.
    The death of a child.
    Dale Leo Clemmons Jr., affectionately known as D.J. to his friends and family, was a happy-go-lucky young man of 22 years, on the cusp of adulthood and the realization of dreams. He worked in his father’s landscaping business (Carolina Tree) in Supply. He had lots of friends. He loved kids and best of all—he would have his own child in just a few weeks.   

  • Inshore fishing has come alive

    Spring fishing has been on fire in Brunswick County, as redfish, speckled trout and flounder catches have all been solid. After a slow start to the spring area, inshore fishing has really come alive.
    “We fished every day last week, sometimes in the rain and wind and sometimes in almost perfect conditions,” Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters said. “The redfish bite in the Intracoastal Waterway has been red-hot.”
    Dickson and other local anglers are finding redfish around the marsh grass and the docks along the estuary.

  • Breakout week for offshore fishing

    When I left you last week, I was planning on fishing Tuesday in the Martini’s Hook A ’Hoo Wahoo Rodeo out of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament, which benefits the area Shriners, had 51 boats to register, very respectable in the world of offshore tournament fishing.
    Among the entries was the Ocean Isle Fishing Center team, consisting of my wife Amy; cousin Brian Aycock; his 11-year-old son, Austin; and myself.

  • Shallotte youth soccer team improves to 7-1

    The 10U Girls Soccer team improved its record over the weekend to 7-1 in the Cape Fear Soccer League. Team Shallotte won 9-1, getting seven goals coming between the duo of Claire McNeil, who had four, and Hayley Giordano, who had three. Hannah Hewitt and Ashley Oakes also each had a goal.

  • Whiteville team ends West’s winning streak

    Whiteville scored three straight goals and held off a West Brunswick rally in a 3-2 soccer victory Monday night.
    The loss ended a three-game winning streak and ended West’s hopes of winning its first conference championship in girls’ soccer.
    West scored first, 12 minutes into the game, on an approximate 30-yard shot by sophomore midfielder Julianna Zio. One minute late, Whiteville tied the score on a free kick.
    Whiteville took a 2-1 lead with about 9:30 left in the half on a breakaway.