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Today's News

  • PREVIEW: North remakes offense, rebuilds defense

    LELAND—North Brunswick High School enters the 2010 season with an experienced offense and a yet-to-be-tested defense.

    On offense, the Scorpions return four senior linemen: Tylan Kelly (6-0, 245), Joshua Richburg (5-11, 205), Robert Bowens (5-7, 208) and center Zach Sellers (5-11, 269).

    Jirese Thomas (5-10, 192) returns at fullback. Last year he averaged 10.4 yards a carry and gained 505 yards, second most on the team. He was a second-team all-conference selection.

  • Sheriff warns about fraudulent phone calls

    A resident of Brunswick County made contact with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Friday in reference to a solicitation received through a telephone call.

  • Supply man charged with breaking and entering and larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for breaking and entering into a Supply home in June.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer, John Truman Holden III, 23, of 2827 Sea Vista Drive, Supply, was arrested Aug. 6.

  • RACE is on for nonprofit management of Brunswick County animal shelter

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An organizer of a fledgling nonprofit is publicly outlining plans to pursue management of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter about a year from now.

    Cheri McLain, organizer of the newly formed Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE), spoke at an organizational meeting Aug. 5 that was attended by more than 60 people from throughout the county.

  • Letter-writing rules draw debate in Calabash

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have approved revisions about sending written communications after debating the issue Tuesday at their monthly meeting.

    Town commissioner Mary Knight took issue, stating her First Amendment rights were being violated.

    Fellow commissioner John Melahn said the measure was to establish consistency for the town policy.

  • Golf tournament briefs

    PIZZA-’N’-PUTT TOURNEY AUG. 20

    An all-you-can pizza and putt-putt golf event will take place from 5-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Bridge Grill in Sunset Beach. “Proceeds go to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Shirley Tacchetti said.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURNEY

  • Results, scores from local golf leagues

    BRIERWOOD MGA

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Aug. 5 was one best ball on the par 4s and two best balls on the par 3s and par 5s.

    The winners at -20 were Tom Arney, Odie Johnson, Paul Salerno and Gary McDaniel. In second at -18 was the team of Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope, David Harper and a draw. The team of Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards finished third at -12.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • The Hooters Carolina Series: Growing a crop of new pro golfers

    The Hooters Tour has several divisions in it: the Pro Series, Winter Series, Carolina Winter and Carolina Series. These are real tours with real professional golfers playing in them and believe me, they are fun to watch. 

    Last week, I spent some time with Chris Zeh, the tournament director for The Carolina Series of the Hooters Tour. The tour was making a stop at Oyster Bay and we had a chance to chat when he was setting up the course on Tuesday.  

  • Kids’ fishing tournament Aug. 21

    The South Harbour Village Kids’ Fishing Tournament, for those ages 12 and younger, will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21 at South Harbour Village Marina, 4909 Fish Factory Road, Southport. All fishing will be done from the South Harbour Village Marina docks. South Harbour Village will provide the bait but participants must bring fishing poles. To register, call (910) 454-7486. There is no entry fee. Awards will be given.

  • Summer heat makes fishing difficult for anglers

    Local fishing continues to be affected by the summer heat, as well as a pattern of good days and bad days, which seems a bit unpredictable. Most anglers finding luck are having it in the early morning, or by battling with persistence through the heat in spots around structure and when the tide is moving fast.