Today's News

  • Modern Turf donates grass for First Tee greens

    Last Wednesday, the new nine-hole golf course at Cinghiale Creek took another step toward completion. The greens were sprigged by donated grass from Hank Kerfoot through his company, Modern Turf, based in Camden, S.C.

  • King mackerel bite strong

    The king mackerel bite went off this past week, starting on Thursday. It is absolutely crazy how the fishing can be so subpar and then all of a sudden they bite as if they hadn’t eaten in months. In fact, maybe that is what is happening. We have had a lot of strong southwest winds over the past few weeks, and as such the ocean has been rough. In addition, for whatever reason, I have noticed the kings do not like to bite in these conditions.

  • Black drum can salvage a fishing trip

    Summertime fishing is still good, especially in the early morning hours and after sunset. Anglers are catching flounder, pompano, speckled trout, bluefish and black drum.
    Black drum are a chunky, unappreciated species that can save a fishing trip. They are found most often around structures such as bridges, docks, jetties and piers. They rarely venture over sandy stretches of beaches and inlets, and because the overwhelming majority of their diet is made up of shellfish, they congregate around barnacle-encrusted pilings and over oyster beds.

  • Carolina National Golf Club crowns its golf champions

    The 2011 Carolina National Golf Club championship was completed June 25. In the three-day competition, the women played on Thursday and Saturday and the men played on Friday and Saturday. All three golf courses were used.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two lowest nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of -28 were Bob Smith, Dennis Davidson, Larry Cecil and Bob Byrne. In second at -26 were Tom Culverwell, Bill Cameron and Gary Gutheil. Lowest gross: Gary Gutheil 75, Larry Cecil 86, Paul Michal and Bob Smith 87, Bob Byrne 88. Lowest nets: Larry Cecil and Gary Gutheil 59, Bill Cameron and Bob Smith 65, Bob Byrne 68. Gary Gutheil was voted golfer of the week.

  • Commissioners approve road projects funding wish list

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Tuesday approved a wish list of sorts for funding transportation projects throughout the county.

    Asked to prioritize road projects for funding to submit to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, commissioners selected five road-improvement projects they’d like to see funded.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On June 27, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit investigated alleged drug activity in the Shell Point area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said vice narcotics agents searched a home at 1315 Elmers Drive SW in Shallotte, where they seized more than 2 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, plastic bags, marijuana smoking devices and a .40-caliber handgun.

  • Two juveniles admit to rock throwing reported to be gunshots

    Reports of cars being struck by gunfire early Friday morning turned out to be false, when two juveniles later admitted to throwing rocks at oncoming cars.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives investigated the incidents that occurred on N.C. 87 last Friday morning.

    First reported to be gunshots, Stanley said those reports were found to be false.

    Between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday, July 1, the sheriff’s received four calls of reported incidents of damage to vehicles traveling in the area.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Durvis Way, Supply; suspect stole victim’s credit card.

    •Property damage on Seashore Road, Supply; suspect drove over victim’s mailbox and fence, damaging them.

    •Larceny of an auto on Ocean Sound Circle, Supply; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from driveway.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman arrested on multiple drug charges

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Ocean Isle Beach woman was arrested on multiple drug charges last week after drug agents investigated a Supply home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and K-9 Enforcement Team’s  investigation led to the arrest and citations of three suspects on multiple drug charges.