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Today's News

  • Donating to disaster victims is not an opportunity for spring cleaning

    Over the past year, people all over the world have been the victims of disaster. There have been earthquakes in Haiti and South America, multiple hurricanes in Florida, Texas and Louisiana, and now the oil spill in the Gulf.
    And Americans have been all too happy to send their old, useless junk to those in need.
    I am in no way referring to the many Americans who donated time and money to help the people in the areas get back on their feet. These people should be commended for their efforts to help others.

  • State approves contract for bridge repair in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Odell Williamson Bridge in Ocean Isle Beach is among 11 contracts that have been approved for funding, with one being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    According to a press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 11 contracts for highway and bridge repairs have been awarded in the sum of $54.5 million.

  • Calabash Elks Flag Day 1 p.m. Sunday

    Calabash Elks Lodge will be holding a ceremony to honor our nation’s flag at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at their lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash.

    In the early 1900s the Elks were the first organization to honor our flag, requiring all lodges to hold a Flag Day ceremony each year. It was not until 1948 that fellow Elk, President Harry Truman, declared June 14 to be Flag Day.

  • Graduation comes to The First Tee

    On Saturday, Dalton Gore and Richard Weinacht will receive their high school diplomas from South Brunswick High School. As a result of reaching this milestone in their lives, they will also celebrate another graduation as the first participants to become alumni of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Ocean Isle Beach team wins fishing rodeo

     Bald Head Island’s 19th annual Fishing Rodeo, June 3-5 on Bald Head Island, attracted 21 boats and crews from across North Carolina to compete for the top prize. Competitors fished for wahoo, tuna and dolphin.

    Capt. Barrett McMullan and crew from Ocean Isle Beach, fishing aboard the OIFC, reeled in the first-place prize of $7,560. The winning team caught a combined weight of 246.50 pounds.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Gross: Paul Michal 78; Hal Riebesehl, Jim Beairsto 85; Stu Cleveland 89. Nets: Riebesehl 63, Bill Cameron and Michal 64, Fred Ortiz, Beairsto 65. Team Stableford: Ortiz, Bob Smith and Beairsto, 23.5 points. Ortiz had the largest margin at 10.5 points. Fred Ortiz was golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • New medical procedure puts local golfer back on the course

     John Mills started playing golf when he was a kid growing up in Scotch Plains, N.J. As he caddied at local courses, he learned to play the game and to love it.   

    John worked hard, got married and raised a family. During those busy, active years, John dreamed about the day he could retire, relax and play golf to his heart’s content. 

    As the years passed, the focus of his dreams became Brunswick County, and eventually the dream materialized into a beautiful home on the seventh hole of the Irwin Course at St. James Plantation.  

  • Chopper bluefish now out there to be caught

     Big chopper bluefish continue to be a big story, as many of these feisty, fierce gamefish up to 10 pounds are being landed on Brunswick County piers or from the surf of our barrier islands. Some are caught by king mackerel fishermen using live bait and others are falling to cut bait or pluggers using Gotcha-style plugs. Anything alive or shiny in the water will get the attention of bluefish now.

  • 27th annual Flounder Tournament on Friday and Saturday

    The 27th annual Flounder Tournament is June 11-12. Tournament proceeds are for the benefit of the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club. 

    Once again, the tournament is based at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Dept. The entry fee is $75 per boat and the deadline to enter is 10 a.m. June 11. For an additional $25, anglers can compete to catch two tagged flounder, with each catch worth $5,000.

    The captains’ meeting will be 6-10 pm. June 10 at the Shallotte Point VFD. Ninety-four boats fished in the tourney last year.

  • Nearshore fishing coming to life