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Today's News

  • Home runs lead to Post 68 loss to New Hanover Post 10

    LELAND—Two home runs helped give New Hanover Post 10 a 7-0 lead as it went on to beat Brunswick County Post 68 14-4 in eight innings Monday night at North Brunswick High School.

    A three-run home run in the first off pitcher Brock Holmes gave Post 10 a 3-0 lead. In the second, a single, a sacrifice bunt and two singles scored a run. With two outs, Post 10 went ahead 7-0 on a three-run home run.

    Josh Powell cut the lead to 7-1 in the bottom of the second when he led off with a home run to right field.

  • McCumbee finishes 25th in NASCAR truck race

    Chad McCumbee finished 25th in the Camping World Truck Series Milwaukee Mile over the weekend in West Allis, Wis.

    McCumbee began the race 11th and ran in the top 15 during the opening laps. The truck was tight handling in the turns, then McCumbee was spun by another truck, losing two laps.

    A caution on lap 55 allowed McCumbee to make up one lap. Following a caution on lap 142 of the 200-lap event, McCumbee started 17th, one lap down.

  • Coalition continues fight against increased homeowners’ insurance rates

    When insurance rates were approved last December, 43 of North Carolina’s 100 counties saw increased rates. Residents of Brunswick, Carteret, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties, saw their insurance rates increase between 17.5 and 29.8 percent.

    The other 57 counties, including Charlotte, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties, saw a decrease between 4 and 6 percent.

  • UNCW's Hall predicts 1 percent economic growth in region

    After experiencing virtually no growth during 2008, the local economy of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties is forecast to expand by approximately 1 percent during 2009 and 3 percent during 2010.

    William W. “Woody” Hall Jr., senior economist with the Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business, announced his economic predictions Tuesday at UNCW.

  • Holden Beach OKs budget with no tax increase

    HOLDEN BEACH—Town commissioners have approved a $12.27 million budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 that keeps the same tax rate and water fees.

    The board unanimously approved the budget town manager David Hewett presented Tuesday night at a special meeting at town hall.

    The budget keeps the current tax rate of 6.9 cents per $100 of property valuation. The town has a current tax base of $2.211 billion, down about $20 million over the previous year due to property owner’s appeals of their assessments.

  • State trooper honored for his commitment to safety, community

    We’ve all done it—on the way to work, in a hurry, when we see flashing blue lights up ahead. Somebody’s been caught speeding and instinctively you hit the brake and slow down so you won’t be next.

    If you happen to have lead feet, then you may have even gotten caught a time—or four.

    For many of us, tickets are what we think of first when we think of state troopers. But the truth is they do so much more than issue speeding tickets.

  • Southport crew wins $25,980 in Jolly Mon King Classic

    Reel Time, captained by Samuel T. Rees of Southport, won the Yellowfin-OIFC.com Jolly Mon King Classic, catching a 38.15-pound king mackerel Father’s Day. Including tournaments within the tournament, the crew won $25,980.

    Reel Time also finished first in the 23-foot boat division. Another member of the boat, Samantha Nowell, finished first in the ladies’ division.

    The two-day tournament attracted competitors on 305 boats and took place Saturday and Father’s Day. Capt Brant McMullan of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center organized the event.

  • Rees and Crew win Jolly Mon King Classic

    Samuel Rees and crew members Preston Nowell, Chad Malpass, Samantha Nowell and Jessica Rees of the Reel Time arrived to the Jolly Mon weigh-in at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Sunday afternoon with a smile on their face. Capt. Samuel Rees deferred from taking the fish out the fish bin for pictures, citing he “knew it was going to be close.”

  • B.J. Maloy grows Evolve Golf by making green, durable golf tees

    Last month, B.J. Maloy, founder and CEO of Evolve Golf, was named among the “Top 40 Under 40” executives for 2009 by Sporting Goods Business magazine. This award recognizes young business people who are leaders in the sporting goods market.

    B.J. was selected from more than 500 nominees, based on criteria of years of service, level of responsibility attained, accomplishments and commitment to teamwork. He was noted to have made a direct and positive impact on the sporting goods industry as a whole.

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Winners of the Beachcombers’ 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Carolina Shores with a score of 113 (-23) were Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ed Hennessey and Gary Gutheil. Low gross for the day were Jim Bearisto, 84; Paul Michal and Gary Gutheil, 86. Low nets were Jim Bearisto, 64; Paul Michal and Bill Cameron, 68; and Dan O’Connell, 69.

    BRICK LANDING