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Today's News

  • In Jolly Mon King Classic, tough got tougher

     By Derek Treffinger

    The big weekend has come to an end. Tournament anglers slide their boats back onto the trailer either licking their wounds or counting the cash they won from the big king mackerel tournament last weekend. For some of you that are unaware of the event, the Yellowfin/Yamaha Jolly Mon King Classic took place Thursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29, out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

  • Golf roundup

     Scores and highlights reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour coming to Brick Landing

     The Sunbelt Senior Tour has been around these parts for 19 years. Founded by Don Barnes, the Sunbelt Senior Tour originally played most of its events in and around the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach, S.C., and areas immediately to the north and south).

    This year, the Sunbelt Senior Tour will play at Brick Landing on Aug. 4-7.

    The Sunbelt Senior Professional Golf Tour prides itself on being the No. 1 developmental tour for players seeking to play on the Champions Tour.    

  • Braves’ top pick in draft scouted by Billy Best

     When the Atlanta Braves recently signed 18-year-old first-round draft pick Braxton Davidson — who received a $1.70 million signing bonus — Billy Best probably felt as if he had slammed a walk-off home run.

    Best, a Leland native, is a scout for the Braves and he scouted Davidson.

    “I was extremely happy for the kid,” Best said.

    The Braves had taken pitchers with their first selection in five of the previous six Major League Baseball first-year player drafts, and in this draft 19 of their 40 picks were pitchers.

  • County athletes on All-MEC teams

     County athletes are represented in the All-Mideastern 3A/4A Conference selections for spring sports.

    In baseball, West second baseman Erick Hill and pitcher Matt Wallace are second-team selections.

    In 25 conference and non-conference games, Hill batted .333 and his on-base average was .426. He stole 13 bases in 13 tries.

    Wallace was 4-2 with a 1.54 ERA. He struck out 34 and walked 13 in 41 innings.

    South’s Dustin Jones and Will Jones are honorable mention.

    West’s Mike Alderson is Coach of the Year.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    Results reported by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

    Results of the Stableford tournament June 20 at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of +26.5 were Bill McDavit, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley and Tom Quick. Second place were Jim Ritter, John Beairsto, Ed Nocella and Paul Michal 9+21.5). Low rounds: Gary Gutheil, 87; Vern Fisher, 88; Dan O’Connell 89. Net: Beairsto and Quick, 62; Smith, 64; O’Connell, 65; Ritter, 66. Quick was the most over his points, at +11, and he is golfer of the week.

     

  • Despite call for continued review, Holden Beach board approves budget

    HOLDEN BEACH – Holden Beach board members approved the 2014-15 budget despite two commissioners’ concerns that they didn’t put enough time into their review.

    At the start of the June 10 meeting, Commissioner Sheila Young made a motion to remove the budget vote from the agenda.

    “I’m not prepared to vote on this yet,”

    “We have not spent enough time to vote on so thorough a task.”

  • Mayors group calls for second sales tax referendum

    Several mayors are encouraging Brunswick County commissioners to keep the quarter-cent sales tax proposal alive.

    Mayors from 14 of the county’s 19 towns added their names to a letter sent to county officials calling for a second referendum on the sales tax increase to pay for school and beach projects.

    The mayors want the referendum added to the November general election ballot with more effort to sway voters to fund the beach and school needs with the tax shared by residents and visitors to Brunswick County.

  • School superintendent’s evaluation pending

    By Sam Hickman

    Staff Writer

     

    BOLIVIA — After more than six hours in closed session, the Brunswick County Board of Education was unable to finalize Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden’s evaluation Tuesday, June 24.

    The board went into closed session at 1:10 p.m. and the evaluation had not been finalized as of 7 p.m., Pruden announced.

  • Shallotte holds second public input session for park

     SHALLOTTE — For the second time in three weeks, town officials wanted to hear what the public thinks about a proposed new park.

    They liked what they heard as Shallotte residents piled in the town council chambers and supported officials’ plans to move forward with the 10-acre Mulberry Street Park.

    Mayor Walt Eccard reminded those in attendance that taxes would not be raised to help pay for the park.