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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

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  • Analyzing your ‘Wildly Important Goals’ can make dreams realities

    Each November, I have the pleasure of attending the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each February I attend the Carolinas Section of the PGA Trade Show. Both take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 

    I started doing this many years ago when I first began writing this column. It seemed appropriate for me to learn as much as I could about the CGCSA and the PGA if I wanted to write about golf. 

  • Get ready for winter fishing season

    Though the weather has stayed relatively warm for us, the wintertime fishing season is almost here. The transition to cold weather species has already begun in the water as redfish and speckled trout become the predominate species sought after by anglers with the sea mullet making a nice showing before they disappear.

    One important note before I get to the fishing report: new speckled trout size and creel limits are now in effect for all North Carolina anglers. Commercial fishermen are now prohibited from possession or sale of speckled trout on the weekend.

  • Sauls Bonecrusher dominates weekend’s trout tournament

    This past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Trout Classic. The speckled trout tournament is an annual event that typically draws 20 or so boats to compete for the tournament’s cash payout but most importantly the opportunity to carry bragging rights through the end of the year. 

  • South Brunswick swim team has first meet

    The South Brunswick swim team had its first swim meet Nov. 23 at UNC Pembroke against Lumberton High, Union Pines High and Pinecrest High School. Meg Fletcher of WBHS also attended this meet.

  • Shop here at home

    The holiday shopping season is here and many Brunswick County residents who are feeling the crunch from a difficult economy are looking for gift deals.

    If you’re out shopping this season, do your best to try to shop right here at home. Brunswick County has plenty of small business owners who offer everything from unique clothing and accessories to home goods, furniture, electronics and more.

  • Don’t drink and drive

    This past Sunday, a 20-year-old Bolivia man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on N.C. 133 near Belville.

    Investigators believe high speed, failure to use seat belts and alcohol are all factors that may have contributed to the wreck that killed Anthony Burgess. 

    The driver, Efird Johnson, 26, of Bolivia, now faces criminal charges.

    While families across this community plan to celebrate the holiday season, it will be a time of mourning and sadness for the families and friends of these two young men.

  • Programs such as Head Start help kids get an early start on learning

    We’ve had several stories and editorials lately about how many people in our community need help especially during the holidays.

    This isn’t something new. There have always been people in our community who need a little extra assistance, especially families this time of year.

    It reminds me to count my blessings because I was one of those kids myself. 

  • Firefighters battling fire at Capt. John's Restaurant in Calabash

    First posted Tuesday, 7:32 p.m.

    CALABASH—Firefighters from several departments are battling a fire that broke out Tuesday at Capt. John's Seafood House.

  • New park opens, and children craft gifts for wildlife

    A new park has come to Shallotte.

    On Monday the town celebrated the opening ceremony followed by a reading time and craft session for Head Start students.

    The Rourk Library Pocket Park began three years ago as an idea discussed by the appearance committee. The group wanted to create a pocket park behind Rourk Library on Main Street. The vision was to create a usable space for residents to enjoy.