Today's News

  • Tips on catching pompano and speckled trout

    Off-and-on spot fishing has been a staple of the last few weeks, and local area piers have had some good spot runs. It’s mainly been a matter of being at the exact right place and the exact right time. Meanwhile, two other fish are taking up some of the slack when the spot aren’t cooperating. They are pompano on the ocean side and speckled trout inshore.

  • 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.

  • Fall kingfish continue biting at the coast

    Fall arrived in September like a lion, but since that time, it has stumbled along like a drunken sailor.

    For the most part, it’s been unseasonably warm over the past few weeks and the result has been that water temperatures have continued in the mid-70s, which is not a bad thing at all as king and Spanish mackerel prefer this range. The result has been continuing action within sight of land for both kings and Spanish, along with bountiful supplies of baitfish running the surf.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played a four-man, two low nets tournament Friday at Beachwood. The winners with a score of 120 (–24) were Paul Michal, Roger Dunham, Gary Gutheil and Stu Cleveland. In second were Bob Smith, Dan O’Connor, Ed Hennessey and Harry Haggerty with a 123. Low scores for the day were Paul Michal, 77; Harry Haggerty, 80; and Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil, 82. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.


  • Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

     Brunswick County residents came out to celebrate diversity Sunday, Oct. 4, at the fifth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. The festival was at Brunswick Community College and featured song, dance, food and crafts that celebrated the world's cultures.

  • Cabinet dealer with local connection wins national first place award

    Check the fall 2009 edition of Signature Kitchens and Baths, and the magazine’s design awards first-place winner in the traditional category might look familiar.

    The winner was Windsor’s Cabinetry in Greensboro, which also has an office in Shallotte that has installed cabinets in numerous homes in Brunswick County communities such as Seascape, Seawatch, St. James, River’s Edge and Holden and Ocean Isle beaches.

    In fact, the Shallotte team’s work has been featured in three local award-winning homes in previous Brunswick County Parades of Homes.

  • Parasail company files claim to limit liability in recent deaths

    The owners and operators of the parasailing boat involved in a fatal accident on Ocean Isle Beach in August have filed a claim in federal court asking to limit their liability in the deaths of two parasailing participants.

    On Aug. 28, Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville, and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo., who were staying at an Ocean Isle condo, were killed when a rope connecting the parasailers and the boat separated, causing the women to hit the water.

  • West Brunswick falls to East Bladen; North Brunswick beats West Bladen

    East Bladen recovered a punt West Brunswick had blocked and that sparked five straight touchdowns by the Eagles as they beat the Trojans 47-14 on homecoming night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “At the time it was big,” East coach Lenon Fisher said, “but I think the game was really (won) in the second half. We did a heck of a job. ”

    In the second half the Eagles scored twice in 19 seconds in taking a 28-7 lead.

  • Crowd anticipated for Carolina Shores meetings

    CAROLINA SHORES—A crowd is expected to turn out for two meetings this afternoon in Carolina Shores.

    Questions and answers about changing the town’s form of government will be addressed at a special commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Chris May, executive director of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, will offer information about the board of commissioners’ plan to change the town’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.

  • Sunset River Marketplace hosts Watercolor Society of North Carolina 64th Annual Juried Exhibition through Nov. 30

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace is hosting the 64th annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition from Oct. 11 to Nov. 30.

    An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. this coming Sunday, Oct. 11, at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash.

    The juror for this year’s competition and guest artist is Steve Rogers of Ormond Beach, Fla.

    In addition to judging entries, Rogers is conducting a four-day watercolor workshop Oct. 12-15 at Sunset River Studio, the gallery’s workshop on Calabash Road.