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Today's News

  • Alligator captured on Bird Island

    Michael Rogers snapped this photo from a safe distance of a young alligator on the shore Wednesday, June 14, while he was walking on Bird Island. He said it was the first time he had ever seen an alligator on the island. He wrote, “The alligator was on the island about 1/4 mile east of the jetty. It sat on the beach for about 5 minutes, not moving, then turned around and headed back to the ocean.”

  • ATMC announces new 2017 directory, begins annual recycling drive

    areas from now through late July. The new directories include updated business information, as well as listings and resources for Brunswick and Columbus counties.

  • OIB board approves budget, Publix shopping center

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners approved the 2017-18 town budget at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    The town’s total budget for the upcoming year increased by just more than $655,000 to $21.882,350 from $21,027,225.

    The town set aside $8,775,000 last year to fund Coastal Storm Damage Reduction and the terminal groin project. The beach project budget for 2017-18 increased to $9,179,334.

  • NHRMC implements new visitor guidelines

    Effective June 19, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is implementing new visitor guidelines for the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital to ensure continued improvements in safety.

    Visitors to the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital will now be asked to provide identification and will receive a visitor access badge to enter the women’s and pediatric units.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Beachcombers

             Results from Friday, June 16. The group played a format of one low net on par 5 holes, two low nets on par 4s and three low nets on par 3s per foursome. Joe Capone, Chuck Good, Chris Kelly and Vic Bryant won first place with a score of 105. Capone was the low gross winner with a 79. Bryant, who was named golfer of the week, shot a 62 in the low net game to capture top honors.

     

    Brick Landing Ladies

  • Daredevils host 34th Annual Flounder Tournament

     The Sudan Daredevils hosted their 34th Annual Flounder Tournament on June 9-10. The competitors fished in the Shallotte River for two days and the prizes were awarded June 10.

    The awards ceremony was June 10 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Exploring every inch of Lockwood Folly Country Club

     I am so bad at golf. This is not some half-hearted attempt at self-deprecating humor. I’m horrible. I’m a terrible golfer and I’ve come to accept it.

    Nevertheless, last week I was invited to play 18 holes with the head pro at Lockwood Folly Country Club, Eric Morgan, and two of the club’s members, Don Brewer and Paul Boileau. Don is actually the president of the country club and Paul serves as the vice president of the community’s Property Owners Association.

  • Trojan round baller to continue college career at BCC

     SHALLOTTE – When former West Brunswick combo guard Kaitlyn Bellamy finished her high school basketball career earlier this year, she had no idea she’d have the opportunity to continue her career at the collegiate level.

    Several weeks and countless trips to Brunswick Community College’s campus later, Bellamy has seen her wish come true as she has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the Supply junior college during the 2017-18 season.

  • West softball duo to extend softball careers at Southeastern

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick High School graduate McKenzie Benton isn’t sure she would’ve played college softball had it not been for a special teammate.

    Benton, who helped lead the Trojans to an appearance in the eastern regional finals for the first in program history this spring, will continue her softball career at Southeastern Community College after officially signing a letter of intent to play at the Whiteville junior college last week in West Brunswick’s library.