Today's News

  • Brierwood plays monthly couples tournament

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played at Beachwood golf course. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 84; Stu Cleveland, Ed Hennessey and Larry Cecil, 86. Low nets: Cecil, 61; Hennessey, 64; Bob Smith and Beairsto, 66; Reggie Auten and Ed Kinney, 67; Dennis McCann, 69. Team net Stableford: Cecil, Auten, McCann and Dennis Davidson, 25 points. Golfer of the week was Larry Cecil.

  • Pope ‘We did even better than we had hoped’ in May 4 primary

    Butch Pope, the Whiteville defense attorney who ousted longtime incumbent Democrat District Attorney Rex Gore in the May 4 primary election, said recently, “We did even better than we had hoped,” in the election.

    Now, Pope said he’s looking forward to November’s General Election, where he will face GOP candidate Jon David, an assistant district attorney in New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Golf: A mountain treat in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    My husband, Gene, and I went to Gatlinburg, Tenn., last week and we loved it.
    We had heard it was a lot like Myrtle Beach, and that was a fine reason to go. I love our crazy, funky, touristy area with its Canadian and Minnesota tourists, its bike rallies, golf courses, shows and big buffets. They say Myrtle Beach is the blue collar capital of the world, and that’s fine with me. Heck, I’m the daughter of a Maryland chicken farmer, so I’m comfortable with blue collar.

  • Shallotte Inlet open for business

  • Man wanted for obtaining property by false pretenses, criminal conversion

    Update: Mufuro turned himself in to the Onlsow County Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday night. He was released on a $60,000 unsecured bond. Mufuro's first court appearance will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, in Brunswick County District Court.

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say obtained more than $60,000 worth of property from a local business owner.

  • Catching Spanish mackerel the highlight of the week

    I had a great time last week just slaying the Spanish mackerel from the planks of the Ocean Isle Beach Pier. I also caught many whiting (sea mullet) and had some good flounder fishing with a friend inshore at the Sunset Beach Bridge.

  • The future of fishing

    Dave Cooper stands with his hands on the wooden planks of the Ocean Crest Pier and looks out over the sea, and then out at the anglers casting their lines from his little fishing paradise on Oak Island. As the owner and operator of the pier Cooper loves to see folks young and old enjoying the beach and catching fish.

  • Brunswick County athletes win seven regional track titles

    Brunswick County athletes won seven championships Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Track and Field Regional.
    The event was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University.
    In all, seven athletes will compete in 11 individual events and two West Brunswick relays will also compete.
    West Brunswick junior Bradley Bell won the 400-meter run in 50.39 seconds. He was the only runner to finish the race quicker than 51 seconds.

  • Increased sweepstakes machine fees in store in towns

    As Internet sweepstakes businesses proliferate in North Carolina, so does the possibility of increased fees.

    Last month, the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners approved an amendment imposing a $1,000-per-machine increase over the town’s previous $50 fee.

    And last week, Calabash commissioners discussed the possibility of increasing its own $5-per-machine fee.