Today's News

  • Second Cast wins third annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic

    Second Cast took home top prize in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic with a 10.10-pound flounder.   
    Captain Tim Lee from Fayetteville and his crew of Yogie Martin, Mike Clark and John Balentine enthusiastically accepted their winning of $3,036 from event co-chairs Martin Register, BEMC, and Dione Potter at the Southport Marina on Saturday, July 28.

  • Five county picnic shelters to be available on reservation basis

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation has 24 picnic shelters throughout all of the county parks, and most are on a first-come, first-serve basis. But starting Aug. 1, five picnic shelters will go on a reservation system.
    The park shelters under this new system are used heavily and many citizens have wanted to reserve them in the past for their family gatherings and picnics.  

  • King mackerel continue to bite; you just need to use the right bait

    By Capt. Barrett McMullan
    Fishing friends, while Capt. Brant is in recovery mode from his accident (see page 1A for a related story) I will fill in to keep you informed on what’s going on in the fishing world.
    Following the late arrival of King mackerel during the Jolly Mon King tourney, they have continued to bite pretty well, mostly in the 65-foot water depth. The key is to find the bait and you will find the Kings.

  • Annual Trojan football fundraiser set for Aug. 11

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    The annual Trojan Football John Murphy Golf Tournament will be played a few weeks later than in previous years and it will allocate some of the money raised for scholarships.

  • Annual BB&T Jamboree set for Aug. 10

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams once again will participate in the annual BB&T Football Jamboree. The 26th jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.
    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase followed by five scrimmages that begin at
    6 p.m.
    New Hanover will scrimmage West Brunswick and Laney will scrimmage South Brunswick.
    Each scrimmage consists of two 12-minute periods.

  • WBHS athlete commits to Montreat College

    When Dezaree Avallone committed to Montreat College to play softball, she knew she made the right decision that would impact not only her next four years, but also her next 40 years.
    With the help of NCSA Athletic Recruiting, she was given the opportunity to be proactive in her recruiting process and become educated on the steps she needed to take to achieve her ultimate goal of competing in college softball.

  • South Brunswick Cougars win Wells Fargo Conference Cup

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick High School has won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the 2011-12 sports season.
    With championships in men’s tennis and women’s track and field, and a second-place finish in men’s track and field, South Brunswick fought off West Brunswick for the honor.
    Runner-up West Brunswick had a solid spring season with a league title in men’s golf, and second-place finishes in women’s soccer, softball and women’s track and field.

  • Two Brunswick athletes win gold in Special Olympics

    Staff Report

    Two Brunswick County athletes won gold medals in the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
    Beverly Criswell won gold in the 25-yard freestyle and she was fourth in the 25-yard backstroke. Maurice Edge won gold in softball skills.
    The events concluded June 3 in Raleigh and Cary, ending a weekend of competition for more than 1,400 athletes from across the state in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball.

  • Local seniors qualify for statewide Senior Games

    Staff Report

    More than 180 area athletes and artists have qualified for the North Carolina Senior Games after award-winning performances at Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and SilverArts April 11-May 11.
    Audie Lowrimore, 66, of Holden Beach, medaled in bocce and spincasting and will compete with the Brunswick Gator and Gatorettes Cheer Team as its mascot.

  • Support Hope Harbor and cheer on Tom Hunter

    Tom Hunter has a big heart and a big love for Harleys.
    The almost-70-year-old Ocean Isle Beach resident recently left Brunswick County for Las Vegas. He won’t be there to spend money; he’s there to raise it.
    During the next week or so Hunter will join other motorcycle enthusiasts on a 6,000-mile journey to New York. Along the way the Hope Harbor Home board member wants to raise funds for Hope Harbor.