Today's News

  • Flooding and fishing issues

    I have received several phone calls and emails concerning the future status on our fishery after all the freshwater runoff. The honest answer is I really don’t know. We have gotten a tremendous amount of rain. There is water from inland flooding that will also have to make its way to the ocean. It probably will take weeks for things to get back to normal. The only good news I have is that this is the fall season. The big bull redfish were thick along the beach before this crazy event happened. I plan to go to the beach as soon as the rain clears to check things out.

  • Patience is a key to do well in tournaments
  • Patterson has ‘amazing’ time at First Tee Open

    I’ve known Landon Patterson since he joined The First Tee of Brunswick County eight years ago. He was cute, enthusiastic about golf and willing to learn and be a part of the program.

    Today, Patterson is a senior at West Brunswick High School, the captain of its golf team and an honors student. He has led them to three straight state tournament appearances. He has been named first team all-conference the last two years.   

    He just returned from playing in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

  • McLaughlin scores ace

    Doris McLaughlin scored a hole-in-one Aug. 24 on the second hole at Panther’s Run. She used a 7-wood on the 100-yard hole.

  • McCumbee, McAleer win sports car title

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer, driving for C.J. Wilson Racing, won the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner series championship Friday, Oct. 2, at Road Atlanta.

    “It’s a huge accomplishment,” McCumbee said Sunday. “We were in a really good spot to potentially have a run at the title last year and fell a little short. But to get it done this year in the fashion that we’ve done is really exciting to give ModSpace and C.J. Wilson Racing their first Continental Tire championship.”

  • Belville agrees to contractor, $385,000 cost for Riverwalk construction

    BELVILLE–Belville officials put the pieces in place to start building the Brunswick Riverwalk as soon as the project is approved.

    To build along the Brunswick River, the town needs a North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) permit.

    If the permit is approved, phase 1 of the Riverwalk project will include an 120-foot pier and boardwalk.

    While waiting for the permit, town commissioners agreed at Monday’s September town meeting on a contractor and a price for the riverwalk’s first phase.

  • Sacred Heart church hosts third annual resource fair Oct. 7

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its third annual Resource Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7.

    Representatives from 26 government and non-profit agencies will be available to explain their programs, and how people can participate in them.

    Organizer Roy Tucker said the resource fair has topped 160 people each of the first two years it has been organized and now they want to let more people know about the services available.

    “The biggest challenge is getting the word out to the people we are trying to reach,” Tucker said.

  • Terrell Stanley helps ECU defeat Virginia Tech
  • BHO launches awareness program to prevent falls by seniors

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Housing Opportunities (BHO) has launched an awareness program Sept. 23 to prevent the elderly from falling in their homes.

    The Home S.A.F.E. Initiative is a comprehensive, statewide senior home safety assessment and modification program led by the North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations (NCACDC) and the CED Network, an integrated coalition of community-based service delivery organizations, in partnership with USDA Rural Development and North Carolina AARP.

  • Residents speak for and against Holden Beach terminal groin

    HOLDEN BEACH — The public had its say before the Army Corps of Engineers at a Sept. 24 public hearing on Holden Beach’s plan to build a terminal groin.

    The meeting is part of the 45-day public comment period on the terminal groin Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The public comment period ends Oct. 13.

    Col. Kevin Landers, district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, told the audience of about 100 residents and property owners the information is gathered from the public to help decide whether to approve or deny the terminal groin permit.