Today's News

  • Keep Brunswick County Beautiful recognized nationally

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award during the Keep America Beautiful 2017 National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library hosts Tax-Aide

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free, high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Leland hosts AARP tax preparation help

    A group of volunteers with AARP will help senior citizens and those with a low- to moderate-income prepare their taxes for free Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Town Hall and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Senior Center at 1490 Village Road NE through April 13.

    Be sure to bring ID, a copy of last year’s tax return and all other relevant forms.

  • Key times to fish for winter wahoo

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger
    Another week of February fishing has come and gone. It is typical for this month to be filled with uncooperative weather, yet this year the offshore fishing has been just the same – tough and unforgiving.

  • BCC men split two home games in basketball

    BOLIVIA — The BCC men’s basketball team beat Denmark Tech 95-69 Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. Demark dropped to 1-6 in the region, 3-10 overall.

    For BCC, Bobby Stenborg scored 21 points, Saleik Edwards 19, Khaileel Dailey 13, Tanner Poole 12 and Jaylon Wray 10.

    On Sunday, Caldwell beat BCC 90-79. Caldwell improved to 6-4, 20-7.

    For BCC, Bobby Stenborg scored 23 points, Edwards 16 and Devin Hutchinson 13.

    BCC is 2-7 in NJCAA Division I Region 10, 15-11 overall.

  • South’s Bowersox third at state in breaststroke

    South Brunswick senior Tyler Bowersox finished third Saturday in the 100-yard breaststroke in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A swim meet.

    Bowersox swam the race at the Cary Triangle Aquatic Center in 58.53 seconds. South Iredell junior Colson Zucker won the race in 57.02, an All-America consideration. The second-place time was 58 seconds.

    The race was redemption for Zucker, who had been disqualified in the 200 individual medley for a one-hand touch while swimming the breaststroke.

  • Trojan wrestlers win NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional

    SHALLOTTE — Harrison Campbell and Jacary Bethel won wrestling titles in leading West Brunswick to the team championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    The two-day regional at West Brunswick was a qualifier for the state tournament this week in Greensboro. The top four in each weight advanced to state. Twenty-five teams scored points.

  • Scorpions win fourth straight indoor track title

    The North Brunswick boys’ track-and-field team set two state records in winning its fourth straight indoor championship Friday, Feb. 10, in Winston-Salem.

    Senior Jayhlen Washington won three individual events — setting a Class 1A/2A record in the 55-meter hurdles — in the meet for North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A schools.

  • Regional bicycle plan available for review and comment

    The Cape Fear Council of Governments was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify opportunities and constraints for bicycling in the Cape Fear region, and to establish recommendations for improvement.

    The Cape Fear Regional Bicycle Plan covers Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties as well as southern Bladen, western Onslow and southern Sampson counties.

  • Some products piquing interest of golfers

    By Darren deMaille

    The PGA Merchandise Show took place last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. More than a thousand golf companies participated. All the latest of everything that is golf was there. If you wanted to see it, or be seen, it was there. Equipment, clothing, gadgets, training aids, PGA Tour pros and celebrities were around every corner.  In addition, there were countless opportunities for PGA professionals like me to educate themselves and share thoughts and philosophies with other colleagues.