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Today's News

  • Inshore action heats up, offshore still a blowout

    I know it’s cliché to complain about the weather, but do we ever get a break?

    Offshore fishermen such as myself are chomping at the opportunity to head out in search of tuna, dolphin, wahoo, mackerel and grouper…but the wind and resulting high seas have been relentless. Low-pressure systems have marched across the southeast for the past two weeks, bringing heavy rains and strong westerly winds. The other problem with this scenario is the west wind is not conducive to kick-starting the spring fishing.

  • More mixed golf moments: Tales from the courses at Ocean Ridge and Sea Trail

    Each golf club has its own individual take on mixed golf because each golf club has different needs and interests.

    Frank Burniak has been running the mixed golf events at Ocean Ridge for more than a year now and enjoys doing it.

    “We have a great group of people who play in these events,” he said as we sat in the Plantation Club at Ocean Ridge last week. “We play every Sunday afternoon year-round and we run a variety of tournaments. It may be an alternate shot or a best ball or a red ball tournament.”

  • Golf action

    Results of the Sandpiper Bay Men’s Golf Association Two-Man Shootout tournament.

    The tournament began April 6, when the format was two-man best ball for the first nine holes and two-man net total score for the second nine holes. There was one point per hole and the winners of the nine holes received an extra point.

    Day 2 was April 8, when the format was a two-man scramble for the first nine holes and individual match play with full handicaps on the last nine holes. Again, there was one point per hole, with the winners of the nine holes getting an extra point.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 6-12, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 25 calls, made five drug arrests and issued nine citations, including driving while license revoked, no operator’s license and open container.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering on Canna Place in Shallotte; suspect lifted victim’s window and tried to enter the house.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Benton Road in Bolivia; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole money, checks and credit/debit cards.

  • Three suspects arrested for marijuana growing operation

    Three suspects have been arrested and charged after Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Agents executed a search warrant at a Supply home.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison, drug agents served a search warrant at 2052 River St. in Fisherman’s Village, where they found an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Big Daddy Weave concert April 18 at Highest Praise Worship Center in Shallotte

    Contemporary gospel group Big Daddy Weave is coming to Shallotte this Saturday, April 18, when it performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Highest Praise Worship Center, 19 Red Bug Road.

    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

    Advance tickets may be purchased via itickets.com or at Highest Praise Worship Center.

    Big Daddy Weave entered the studio for the fifth time in their decade-long career with a singular mission—to create a collection of songs that might somehow communicate the word placed on their hearts to the hearts of those who hear it.

  • Students take part in DWI wreck simulations

    As part of a DWI wreck simulation Wednesday, students at Brunswick County Academy attended funerals for three of their classmates, saw another die and two injured in an alcohol-related car wreck and witnessed another student being arrested, charged with driving under the influence.

    The Keys of Life program, presented by the N.C. Department of Crime Control, Public Safety and The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, gave students a real-life perspective on the effects of drinking and driving.

  • First Tee players 'rivals' for first time

    West and South played in a nonconference match April 9 at South’s home course at St. James Plantation.

    The first group consisted of the best four golfers from both teams: Dalton Gore (South junior), Richard Weinacht (South junior), Harrison Taylor (West freshman) and Greg Hensley (West freshman). They played all 18 holes.

    The remaining groups played only nine holes and their scores were doubled.