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Today's News

  • County commissioners hold special meeting but don’t explain why

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday night, July 28, talking for 90 minutes in closed session.

    When they finished and returned to open session, County Manager Ann Hardy announced a personnel decision was made, but said “state law doesn’t allow me to report (the decision).”

  • Questions surround reduced setbacks in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town planning board has tabled a request from developer D.R. Horton for reduced yard setbacks for an undeveloped phase in the Calabash Lakes community.

    The board decision came this past Monday, July 27, after a roomful of residents turned out to question proposed plans for 98 single-family detached dwellings in the community’s undeveloped Phase 3 section encompassing about 33 acres.

  • Fishing under pressure with repeat clients
  • Match play – The best kind of golf

     

    We’re all used to watching the PGA Tour on weekends. Almost all PGA events are contested in medal (stroke) play. That means the score accumulates hole-by-hole until four days of play are completed. The lowest score at the end of 72 holes wins.

  • Warm temperatures bring tough fishing

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Brunswick West opens with two victories in series

    The Brunswick West Debs have won their first two games in the Dixie Softball World Series in Monroe, La.

    If the Debs win two games Tuesday, they play for the championship Wednesday. If the Debs lose two games Tuesday, they will be eliminated.

    Brunswick opened the 10-team series Aug. 1 by beating Virginia (Crewe-Burkeville) 10-9.

    Myah Morse was the starting and winning pitcher, throwing four innings. Emily Clemmons threw three innings in relief. They gave up eight hits.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 20

    Pedro Sosa-Campos, 25, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and unsafe movement.

    Larceny of a Samsung Galaxy 6 phone worth $685 from the ATMC Wireless store.

    July 21

    Kevin Davis Nixon, 38, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

    July 22

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 20

    Eddie Lee Wood was cited and released after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of an iPod from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Night Harbor Drive.

    Possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense; someone tried to pawn stolen property at a Village Road business.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 21

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $30 in cash and items worth $150 from a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Larceny of a Yeti cooler worth $400 from a Brunswick Avenue West residence.

  • Adults invited to Leland’s 21-and-up field day Aug. 1

    Leland Parks and Recreation invites you to act like a kid for a day Saturday, Aug. 1 at its first Adult Field Day.

    The adults-only field day offers anyone 21 and older the opportunity to go back to the best day of school growing up.

    The events will be at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, between the old and new town halls. Activities will begin at 4 p.m. and are expected to last until 7 p.m.

    Russell Grose, a recreation, sports leadership and tourism management major at UNC-Wilmington, created the adult field day.