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Today's News

  • Supply Elementary recently presented its student awards and honor rolls

    Terrific Kids

  • The signs are all around us; we just have to open our eyes

    My son-in-law made his request months ago. He wanted to surprise my daughter, his wife, with a trip to Hawaii for their 20th wedding anniversary.

    Knowing I was planning to attend my 15th college reunion and would be in the Northeast in early June, he decided to organize their venture to coincide with mine.

    This gave all of us an opportunity to stretch our faith—theirs in relinquishing “control” of their children and mine in renewing my parenting skills, albeit from an older and wiser place!

    Thus began the long-range preparations.

  • Church briefs

    ‘Saturday Night Alive‘ youth event set at Calvary Baptist

    The youth department of Calvary Baptist Church will host a communitywide youth event called “Saturday Night Alive” from 6-9 p.m., June 21.

    The purpose of the event is to unite youth in grades six through 12 for a “wholesome evening of fun with music, games, skits, food and more.”

    The church is at 623 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Zion Hill choir

    to perform

  • NASCAR says no more complaints about new car

    NASCAR has moved to limit negative complaints about the new car and other racing-related matters.

    NASCAR president Mike Helton had a mandatory meeting and told all drivers and car owners he was tired of hearing negative complaints about the new-generation car, problems with racetracks and other things.

    Apparently driver complaints reached a critical point with the powers-that-be after the Pocono race.

  • Dub Fulford, Poole win at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Tommy Poole of Brunswick County won for the sixth time this season in the Street Stock race Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Poole, the points leader, finished ahead of David Hatchell, Kent Bellamy, Dean Cumbee and Clay Gossett.

    Dub Fulford of Brunswick County won for the third time in the Mini-Stock race. Dub, the points leader, finished ahead of Willie Fulford, Mark Evans, Adam Fulford and Lucas Williams.

  • Summer school for young team

    The weather is so hot that for a moment you hope you could hear these words over the public-address system at the West Brunswick High School baseball field: “Game canceled.”

    Instead, you pay two dollars for a drink and a Snickers candy bar (“Not going anywhere for a while?”) and get set to watch the Southwest Trojans play New Hanover in a Junior American League baseball game.

  • Champions determined in Spring Tennis League

    The Brunswick County Tennis Association (BCTA) held its end of the Spring Tennis League round robin May 17 at South Brunswick High School. The round-robin format includes a random pairing of players who play five games then rotate to the next partner. There were 48 players (which is a record number for BCTA) attending the event and the six courts at SBHS were full all morning. It was a picture perfect day for tennis with the temperature in the 70s and not much wind.

  • Three county swimmers win gold in Special Olympics

    Three Brunswick County swimmers won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games, which ended June 8 in Raleigh and Cary.

    Nearly 600 athletes from across the state competed in aquatics, gymnastics, powerlifting and volleyball. Unfortunately, because of extreme heat, competition in athletics and softball was canceled.

  • Helpful tips for upsizing summertime baits

    By this time of year, throughout many parts of the country, bass have seen a fair amount of fishing pressure. Common sense tells us bass in this situation can become harder to catch and luring them to bite requires downsizing both line and bait. While this may be a good tactic for most places, targeting pressured bass in summer doesn’t always require picking up a spinning rod and a finesse bait.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic this weekend at Ocean Isle Beach

    It is Jolly Mon tournament time.

    This weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center will host the annual Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic fishing tournament. The Jolly Mon tournament has become one of the Southeast’s largest King Mackerel tournaments, last year registering 360 boats from all over the Southeast to compete for the first-place prize of more than $25,000. Of course, there are more places than first: the tournament actually pays for the largest 31 kings caught.