Today's News

  • BCPRD sets 2012 senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    July 18: The Lakes, $28. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Public may comment about game bird seasons

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is inviting public comments on the early waterfowl and webless migratory game bird hunting seasons.
    The seasons include dove, woodcock, rail, snipe and those waterfowl seasons beginning before Oct. 1. Input on extended falconry seasons for webless species also will be taken at this time. Comment on proposed dates for the seasons by going to www.ncwildlife.org and clicking on “Submit Comments.”
    Comments will be accepted through June 20. Season dates will be selected at the July 12 commission meeting.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing
    On June 28, the Brick Landing Nine Is Fine played its monthly game day. The game was prediction. Each player had to predict the final score she would receive after nine holes of golf. Dottie Leelike was the winner with an exact prediction.

  • Frank Berenyi creates helpful new gadget for golfers

    Frank Berenyi lives at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Shallotte. Like most retirees in this area, he is a busy, busy man.  
    Most men and women look forward to retirement after a hectic life in the trenches of the workforce. They’ve commuted by car, subway, or train every day. Some have had to fly here and abroad on business trips. That may sound glamorous, but traveling to several cities, states or even countries in a single week or month, can be totally exhausting.  

  • Morning fishing is more popular during July heat

    n Heat takes a bite out of inshore fishing but fish remain to be caught
    The rising heat has taken a bit of a bite out of inshore fishing as we have entered July, although there are still fish out there to be caught, especially in the morning. The high temperatures coupled with the threat of afternoon thunderstorms bear watching by those on the water. For now, morning fishing is popular and less is going on in the heat of midday.

  • Managing wildlife habitat

    The Practical Wildlife Habitat Management clinic is designed for landowners and sportsmen managing 5 to 500 acres for wildlife and will consist of an overview of wildlife habitat requirements, how to develop a wildlife habitat management plan, the wildlife value of native plants and why not to use some invasive vegetation and how to utilize habitat enhancements, such as old-field management prescribed burning, mast tree planting and food plots to attract and retain wildlife.

  • On the Fourth, N.C. fishing is free

    The Fourth of July is your one chance a year to get hooked on fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina—resident and non-residents alike—can fish in any public body of water, from mountain trout waters to coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege.
    Although no fishing license is required to fish on July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds anglers that all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits and lure restrictions, still apply.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend.  Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.

  • Sunset Beach police make arrest, investigate incidents

    SUNSET BEACH—Michael Ray Gray, 62, of 2240 Waterloo Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, has been charged with two counts of forgery and uttering and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

    The arrest was the result of a traffic stop, according to Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith. Warrants were on file from the Burlington Police Department, he said.

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents.

    •Larceny of a surfboard, reported June 27 on 33rd Street.

  • Rankin suffers an injury

    Staff Report

    Brandon Rankin’s professional football career is on hold after he has suffered an injury in his first few weeks with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.
    “I believe it was a shoulder injury,” said Ryan Eucker, director of public relations and marketing.
    “IR in the AFL is automatically four weeks this year. (He or Rankin) should be available the final two games of the season.”