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Today's News

  • Restaurants receive health grades

    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the past month.

    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments which have two scores during the same inspection period have been regraded at the management’s request.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspects stole a flat screen TV from Walmart.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses on Thomas Garst Lane; suspect ran a money exchange scam on one of his employees, taking $150 from the employee.

    •Domestic assault on Giles Place; Johnny Edwards Williams, Jr., 39, of 843 Giles Place, Leland, was charged with domestic assault.

  • Late November is the time for catching cold-water speckled trout

    Late November is the time many casual anglers pack up their fishing rods for spring, while a different breed of fishermen starts to get serious. These are the speckled-trout fanatics, a hardy cult who brave cold weather and biting wind to go after its favorite target with a bewildering variety of baits and lures that may or may not work, depending on the mood of this fickle fish.

  • Q&A with a top-fishing guide about speckled trout

    Capt. Rennie Clark has been fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina for more than 25 years. In Wilmington, his charters cover inshore and offshore areas from our own Brunswick County beaches all the way to the lower Neuse River. I recently asked him for some tips and advice regarding speckled trout fishing in the winter.

    Weeks: Why do so many speckled trout anglers wait until November or December to really start fishing for trout?

    Capt Rennie: Speckled trout are in our coastal waters all year but they bunch up in deeper pockets and holes in the fall.

  • Golf action

    CALABASH VFW

    The Calabash VFW Post 7288 played its annual charity golf tournament Nov. 8 at Panther’s Run. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). The WWP provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

  • 21st Century Classrooms engage students in technology-based learning

    Teachers in Brunswick County Schools teach students about people and places all over the world.

    Some recently discussed Yellowstone National Park, others learned about volcanic eruptions. Some studied the continents and others studied famous people.

    While classes cannot take field trips to these famous places or have the opportunity to invite famous people as guest speakers, the Internet and modern technology gives teachers an alternative method of teaching these foreign subjects, and gives students a chance to learn more about the world in which they live.

  • Oak Island man charged with coin machine break-in, theft; more warrants coming

    Police charged Daniel Chris Gibides, 39, of 3 St. Andrew’s Drive, Oak Island, with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor damaging a coin-operated machine at Hill’s Grocery Store on Main Street.

    The reporting officer caught Gibides breaking into a Pepsi machine. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $12,000 secured bond.

    Police also investigated similar coin-operated machine break-ins at GoGas, Black’s Tire Service, Kimball’s Furniture, Lowes Foods and Shallotte Electric Stores.

  • Village School teams compete to see who is brightest of all

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    SUPPLY—Teams competing in “Are You Smarter Than a Village Schooler?” on Saturday night had to know some stuff.

    They needed to know the three most important nutrients for plant growth. They were asked how many quarters are in $3.50, what a six-sided figure is called and what is the longest river in the world, among dozens of other things.

  • Dye and Allen triumph in tournament of champions

    In the biggest field ever in the Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, 26 golfers competed under sunny skies at the Maples Course at Sea Trail this weekend.

    In a season-ending showdown between club champions from area courses, Mona Dye of Brierwood and Peter Allen of St. James became the best of the best in Brunswick County.

  • The grandest rally of all—Lockwood Folly

    The Lockwood Folly Ladies Golf Association has been hosting a Rally for the Cure since 1997. Rally for the Cure is a national initiative to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs through the game of golf. It falls under the umbrella of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    This Lockwood Folly Rally for this year was Oct. 30 and raised $22,500. In total, the Lockwood LGA has raised more than $293,000 for the Komen foundation since its first Rally for the Cure.

    Amazing!