Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Crabapple Road; suspect stole a washer, dryer and two air conditioning units from victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wood Treatment Road in Leland; suspect cut locks on victim’s trailer and stole a torch kit and a saw.

    •Larceny on Shoreline Drive SW in Supply; suspect stole victim’s water pump.

  • Brunswick fugitive arrested in Texas, extradited back to North Carolina

    An anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Brunswick County fugitive who was living in Texas.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, the sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip on its tip line May 19 about a wanted suspect, John Carl Wilson.

  • West Brunswick to have softball, baseball camps in June

    The dates for the Trojan softball camp at the West Brunswick High School softball field are June 21-25.

    Registration is limited to the first 10 campers for each age group.

    The age 8-and-younger session is 8-10 a.m. For those ages 9-10, the session is 10 a.m.-noon. For those ages 11-12, the session is noon-2 p.m.

    The camp fee is $50. Each age group is closed after the first 10 campers are registered. Campers should bring the following: bat, glove, cleats, tennis shoes, batting glove and catching gear. All campers will receive a T-shirt.

  • Area anglers do well in 27th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament

    Ken Parrish, of Ocean Isle Beach, finished first in the 27th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament. He caught a flounder that weighed 9.88 pounds. He fished with Joey Belviso, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. First place was worth $1,500.

    The Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club put on the tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday. Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Carolina Shores board approves budget, other items on consent agenda

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners adopted the town’s $1,448,515 budget for 2010-2011 at their monthly meeting June 10.

    Estimated revenues available in the general fund and Powell Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1 include 2009 property taxes, $334,000; motor vehicle taxes, $18,000; local option sales tax, $500,000; franchise taxes, $80,000; privilege license, $20,000; permits, $60,000; other revenues, $436,515.

  • Dixie Chicken tournament raises funds for artificial reef

    Area anglers were among the winners in the 11th Annual Dixie Chicken Funament, a multiple-species fishing tournament created in memory of Jim Caudle to raise funds for his namesake Artificial Reef Foundation.

    The tourney took place Memorial Day weekend at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • More fines delay mom's Canadian hearing

    Just when Ash mom Amy Smith thought she was going to get her day in court, a Canadian judge has imposed additional fines that have delayed her custody case.

    For weeks, Smith had been raising funds in anticipation of a return trip to Ontario to have a case about her two young sons heard under the Hague Convention, an international child-abduction treaty.

  • Hot weather brings change in fishing pattern

     The hot days and climbing water temperatures have caused us to move into a summertime fishing pattern a bit quicker than I expected. That means active fish in the early morning and often at night with midday usually being a period of relatively little activity. 

    Fish will also be almost totally inactive when the tide is at low or full, biting again when the water starts moving rapidly.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic this weekend

     The time is once again here to welcome the annual Jolly Mon King Classic King Mackerel tournament to the area. The Jolly Mon will be hosted this weekend, June 18-20, from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center at Ocean Isle Beach. 

    As has become tradition, the Jolly Mon offers fishermen from all over the southeast an opportunity to win cash and prizes, including the first-place prize typically more than $25,000. 

  • Former West star Eric Johnson has insight into pro sports

    As West Brunswick High School senior pitcher Jay Gause seeks, and gets, advice about whether to sign with the Cleveland Indians or attend N.C. State University, one person has already expressed his thoughts.

    “I talked to his father a little while back and I talked to Jay,” said Eric Johnson, a West Brunswick and Western Carolina University football and baseball player drafted by the Indians in the third round of the June 1999 draft.