Today's News

  • Bullying breathes and breeds disaster
  • Shirah completes basic training

     Air Force Airman John F. Shirah, son of Denise and Marty Shirah of Ocean Isle Beach, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Shirah completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Smith reunion

     The Dunbar and Elisa Smith reunion Oct. 11 will be at Waccamaw Park instead of the Shallotte Senior Building.

  • South completes sweep of West in volleyball

     South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

    South is 5-4 and third in the conference, 12-4 overall.

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, West won at Topsail 26-24, 20-25, 19-25, 25-19, 15-11.

  • Cameryn Smith: Dreams do come true

     Cameryn Smith is a senior at West Brunswick High School. She plays on the West Brunswick girls’ golf team and belongs to The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    In the past month, Smith has become a superstar.

    In August, Cameryn won a $15,000 scholarship from Royal Bank of Scotland through its Achievers of the Year awards. Last week, she played in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Her Champions Tour partner was Rocco Mediate, and her caddie was PGA professional Terry Mauney, the program director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Stable weather creates excellent fishing

     Have you seen the weather forecast? We are expected to have the most stable weather we have had all year: light northerly winds at night switching to light southerly winds during the day. That should create a calm and predictable ocean, allowing all sizes of boats to target Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bull redfish along our beach.

  • Cooler weather brings leads to red-hot fishing
  • Ex-Trojan Russell Norton helps young football player

     Russell Norton, a West Brunswick graduate now a defensive line football coach at Bluefield College, is getting credit for finding proper equipment for a middle school football player.

    A 12-year-old player at Bluefield (Va.) Middle School who is 5-foot-10, 315 pounds, needed a size-17 shoe, a 2X size college helmet and other special equipment for play football. When Buster Large, the head football coach at Bluefield Middle School, told Norton about the situation, Norton was eager to help.

  • Yarbrough finishes second in Martinsville race

     The 2014 auto racing season became memorable for car owner Chad McCumbee and driver Sam Yarbrough when they had a second-place finish in the NASCAR-sanctioned MDCU 300 Sunday, Oct. 5, at Martinsville, Va.

    The finish was the highlight of the year for the team, who a few weeks earlier had clinched a second straight Late Model season championship at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

  • OIB board selects canal dredge contractor

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach commissioners selected a contractor for concrete canal dredging at a special town meeting Sept. 25.

    The board selected King Dredging Co., the low bidder for the contract, to handle the maintenance dredging for $539,335.

    King Dredging was one of two contractors to bid on the project, coming in lower than Com-Mar Limited Marcol Dredging Company who bid $814146.