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Today's News

  • This veterans’ ‘clinic’ isn’t much to celebrate

    Congressman Mike McIntyre, what is it exactly you’re so excited about?

    Last week you touted the new veterans services “clinic” coming to Brunswick County. You called it a “great victory for the many veterans who live in Brunswick County.”

    We’re not sure what battle you’ve been fighting, but from our perspective, we can’t see a contracted primary care physician available only three days a week for local veterans as much of a victory.

  • UPDATED: Two suspects arrested for attempted breaking and entering to Dollar General

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with an attempted breaking and entering at the Dollar General on N.C. 211 near Southport Tuesday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, two suspects attempted to enter the locked business as it was being closed for the night.

    After the investigation, detectives charged two suspects in connection with the attempted breaking and entering.

  • Schutzman wins ninth club title at Carolina National

     Pat Schutzman has won the Winding River WGA club championship at Carolina National for the ninth time. 

    The championship was played June 21 and June 23 at Carolina National. All three courses were played over the two-day event. Despite the record-high temperatures, a field of 40 players competed in four flights and almost everyone finished. The Sunset Harbor fire department volunteer was at the site with ice, water and emergency equipment. 

    Beth Patria had a hole-in-one June 21 on eighth hole at the Heron Course.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

     Winning the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association Stableford event Monday were Bob Nobes, Dave Harper, Odie Johnson and Bob Snopek (80 points). In second at 79 points was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and a draw. In third at 74 points was the team of Tom Arney, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck and a draw.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    The team of Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson, Hilda Hall and Carolyn Arney finished at 5-under par in the event June 23. Tom Arney, Morris Hall, Glen Green and Marianne Nobes were second at even par.

  • Adam Fulford wins fifth race this season at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    It was an exciting night for racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday night as two new faces visited victory lane. 

    To start the events on a hot and humid Saturday was the kids’ weekly bike race. The Hot Rod series winner was McKayla Sweeney, who traveled to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from Ohio to support Street Stock series driver Mark Hale. Adam Fulford won his third bike race of the season as he held off Jack Barnhill and newcomer Aiden Hetu, of Wilmington. 

  • Anglers having luck just about everywhere

     Despite sweltering hot weather and high water temperatures, summer inshore fishing continues just as hot as the summer air. Anglers are having luck just about everywhere now, as many species are making up for a lackluster spring season by showing up as late but welcome visitors to the fishing season.

    Surf and pier action has been much better than it was in the spring. While fishing for sea mullet (whiting) has remained solid since the beginning of the spring, they are being joined in the surf now by feisty pompano and some unexpected spot.

  • Fish free in North Carolina public waters on Fourth of July

    Fish for free in all public waters, including coastal waters, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on the Fourth of July. While everyone, residents and nonresidents, can fish in public waters on this date without a license, all other fishing regulations, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

    Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to promote the sport of fishing.

  • Yoga will keep you flexible and fit

     Years ago, I had some serious back issues so I worked with a personal trainer who helped me strengthen the muscles that kept my spine aligned and strong. I remember my trainer saying that without muscles, we’d all be a pile of bones on the ground, that keeping my core muscles strong would help keep my bones (think spine) aligned. 

    John Wolchek, my trainer, taught me a series of back stretches I still do today. 

  • Book highlights fun things about eating your way through a Southern childhood

    Not long after relocating to Brunswick County from my native Kentucky in early 2007, I wrote a column about how proud I was to be a Southern girl.

    Raised partly by a great-grandmother who lived through the Great Depression and my single mother who single-handedly defined hard work and determination, I grew with a good mixture of stern hands, love and laughter.

    As a young adult, when I’d retell encounters with my Granny to my mom, she’d laugh endlessly.

    “You should write a book about that,” she encouraged. 

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, June 16

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Kenneth W. “Bucky” Brewington, PG probation violation.