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Today's News

  • 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.

  • May has been great for catching big blues

    Local water temperatures are now holding in the upper 60s, and that has really kicked the fishing season into high gear. So far the biggest news has been the consistent action on large chopper bluefish. This is the best May I can remember for folks hauling in the big blues. In addition, almost any other fish you want to target is out there and active.

  • Tournament of Champions to be played this year at St. James

    On Sept. 12, 2002, the very first Golf Gab ran in this newspaper. Since then, I have had a whole lot of fun writing about golf-related topics. I’ve met professional golfers (even Arnold Palmer once), superintendents, golf course architects, new golfers, single-digit players and ordinary people who triumph over diversity to play the game of golf.

    On trips, I’ve taken my notebook and camera with me and written about golf in Arizona and Bermuda and Texas and Georgia. If I ever get to Scotland (my dream of all dreams), I will report from there.

  • Concerts, movies free for families

    Looking for some good, free family fun this summer? You need not look much further than your own backyard.

    Thanks to the generosity of local community sponsors, towns throughout the county will treat the public to a variety of musical tunes and some movie selections—all at no cost to attendees. From opportunities to take in the coastal view, to chances to catch movies downtown on a big screen, there’s plenty to do for the entire family.

  • Commissioner urges county to seek stimulus funds for foreclosure prevention

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren wants to keep people in their homes.

    Last week, Warren announced he wanted the county to pursue stimulus money aimed at foreclosure assistance programs—a move he says helps homeowners and the county.

    “Taxes are the No. 1 issue in the county. But the idea is we need taxes to run the county,” Warren said. “It would also provide resources to the homeowners so they can pay their taxes and stay in their homes, which would benefit the county.”

  • Change-of-government proposal draws fire in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A full-house crowd turned out for a 45-minute public hearing Monday regarding a proposal to change the town’s mayor-council form of government to a council-manager form.

    About a dozen residents brought comments and questions, several asking about and voicing support for Mayor Stephen Selby, who is out of town and did not attend the meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jack Csernecky presided over the meeting in Selby’s absence.

  • Senate passes smoking bill; House must agree to changes

    The N.C. Senate has passed a bill prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants, eliminating several “loopholes” in the bill passed by the House. However, the proposed legislation does not ban smoking in all workplaces.

    On Monday, the Senate passed the “Prohibit Smoking in Certain Public Places” bill to ban smoking in eating establishments. The bill originally proposed would have called for a ban on smoking in all public places, with the exception of certain tobacco shops.

  • Calabash EMS chief placed on involuntary leave pending financial investigation

    CALABASH—Calabash Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Chief J.P. Knott has been placed on involuntary leave pending an investigation into financial discrepancies within the department.

    Calabash EMS board president Ray Little said the action came at a specially called May 4 board meeting. The next morning, Little alerted the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, which is conducting an investigation, and Randy Thompson, director of Brunswick County Emergency Services.

  • Town's first-ever Bike Week event off and running

    The first couple of days of the Harley-Davidson event in Shallotte, the windy and rainy weather made it somewhat difficult for vendors to attract customers, but once the sun came out, business began picking up, vendors said.

    By Tuesday, the parking lot at Beach House Harley Davidson/Buell on U.S. 17 was full of shiny motorcycles and their leather-clad riders stopping to get a look at the various items for sale on the adjacent property and in the store.