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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach council denies request to use vehicle on beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A resident’s quest to use a vehicle on the beach for research has failed to garner the approval of Sunset Beach Town Council.

    At their May 4 meeting, council members voted to deny the proposed amendment requested by Jo O’Keefe of Carolina Shores.

    O’Keefe sought permission from the town to use a vehicle on the strand because she is physically handicapped and does research from “institutes all over the world,” Sunset Beach Mayor Ronald Klein noted at council’s April meeting.

  • Red-=hot dolphin fishing begins at the coast

    Thank goodness we can count on something. As they are supposed to, the dolphin, aka Mahi-mahi, have shown up in huge numbers off our coast. Each year they migrate northward in the Gulf Stream, out of the Bahamas, along the southeastern coast and toward the mid-Atlantic. It is believed there are two groups: one group comes from the Gulf of Mexico and the Keys area and the other comes from the Bahamas. These two groups collide off the Carolina coast and make for one of the best dolphin fisheries in the world. This anomaly occurs annually from mid-May through June.

  • Golf action

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The weekly tournament was May 5. Format was one best net on the par 5s, two best nets on the par 4s and three best nets on the par 3s. Bill Kosanke, Chuck Dixon, Bob Mularczyk and Larry Agrimonti were first at -31. Cal Calhoon, John McGuirt, Ken Horton and Jack Blair tied for second at -26 with Greg Strickland, Alan Morrissey, Bill Healy and Eric Nelson. John McGuirt won two skins. Ken Horton, Ted Lide, Bill Kosanke and Larry Agrimonti each won one skin.

  • Brick Landing Rally for a Cure tournament raises $1,860

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association had its annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament April 23. Fifty-four men and women participated and raised $1,860 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and awareness programs.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated larceny at the Islander Inn on Monday, May 11. According to the police incident report, an oblong pink cameo gold ring and a yellow topaz ring were removed from a guest room.

  • There is no room for errors when it comes to child safety

    Last week a Brunswick County special needs student was left behind in a Wilmington park after stopping there with his South Brunswick High School class on a field trip.

    Luckily for him and his family, the Good Samaritans who found 16-year-old Tad Speidell made sure he was safely left in the custody of Wilmington police. These people are heroes in a day filled with unacceptable, unimaginable mistakes.

  • It’s past time to pay property taxes

    In these difficult economic times, private citizens, businesses and public agencies are looking for ways to tighten purse strings.

    From local, county and state government agencies to nonprofit organizations, everyone knows just how difficult it can be to make ends meet these days.

  • For tweet's sake: Shared self-indulgence in 140 characters or less

    The literati, the glitterati and the Twitterati invaded our great nation’s capital last week for one of the most exclusive events on the social calendar, The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

    Once heralded as the “it” event for Washington’s media elite, this year’s event, which now spans several days, lunches, brunches, dinners, parties and meetings, was a melding of journalists, celebrities, professional athletes—most of whom want you to know what they’re doing in 140 characters of less.

  • 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:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Albright Road in Bolivia; suspect opened victim’s back door and damaged building materials.

    •Larceny on Chris Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s medication.

    •Credit card fraud on King Road NE in Leland; suspect used victim’s bank card.

  • West Brunswick High School releases honor rolls for third nine weeks

    West Brunswick High School has announced its honor roll students for the third nine weeks.

    A honor roll

    Ninth grade: Laura Bowman, Kelly Drenning, Jacob Hill, Jason Huff, Mary Inions, Morgan Myers, Mary Nelson, Amanda Read, Harrison Taylor, Julianna Zio.

    10th grade: Donisha Bowens, Corey Burr, Alina Davinson, Megan Dilworth, Brittany Hewett, Anna Zeng.

    11th grade: Samantha Caton, Julianne Donoghue, Brian Gore, Daphne McWhite, Eric Winner.