Today's News

  • State seeks comments on fishery issues

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking the public to submit comments on issues they would like to see addressed in an upcoming Shrimp Fishery Management Plan.
    The division is beginning a mandated five-year review of the N.C. Shrimp Fishery Management Plan that was adopted by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission in 2006.
    The agency is soliciting public comment as part of an internal process to determine what procedural method to take in reviewing the plan.

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Please contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.

  • White, Hart named Players of Week


    Carly White, who helped lead Mount Olive to a pair of home wins last month that clinched a conference tournament berth for the Trojans, has been named Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. The award is the second this season for White, who was also named conference player of the week October 11.

  • Sports briefs

    Planet Fun bowling
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 247-236-205-688, Jeff Kelly 235-221-212-668, Tommy Gutierrez 237-226-660, Zachary Bailey 231-231-658, Rick LaChance 234-225-654, Don Ruth 226-200-624, Garry Marion 241-202-617, Anne Decker 215-204-615, Samuel Champion 223-216-615, George Kleinmann 223-203-610, Dawn Clardy 219-561, Paula Micale 202-512, Collin Vanderburg 246, Bill Brothemarkle 213, Charles Wilbur 209, Michael Oxendine 209, Arnold Sanchez 204.

  • McCumbee 10th at Rockingham

    Chad McCumbee started 12th and finished 10th in the CARS Pro Cup Series American 200 Saturday at Rockingham Speedway.
    McCumbee finished 148 of the 150 laps in his Black’s Tire Service Ford. Only four of the 20-entered cars finished 150 laps.
    The practice session Friday was rained out and McCumbee had had seven laps of practice on Saturday before the race began.

  • Mack Hewett

    Mack Leon Hewett, of Shallotte, widower of Edith Eloise Parrish Hewett, passed away on Nov. 2, 2011, in Wilmington.
    He was born on July 31, 1920, in Shallotte to Mattie Ruth and Warren Winslow Hewett.
    He married Eloise on March 20, 1949, and they were married for 54 years before her death in 2003.
    Mr. Hewett is survived by his four children, Jacquelyn Robinson and her husband Darryle, Mack Hewett Jr. and his wife Laura, David Hewett and his wife Cindy, and Amy Tanner and her husband Jeffrey.

  • Not much change in Holden Beach mayor, commissioner elections

    HOLDEN BEACH—Alan Holden will once again serve as mayor of Holden Beach.

    Holden, who was unopposed in his bid for mayor, was elected to his second term as mayor Tuesday night.

    Four incumbent candidates were also re-elected to the board of commissioners. One write-in candidate, Dennis Harrington, secured enough votes to become the board’s newcomer.

  • Elections director reports ‘moderate’ voter turnout in Tuesday’s election

    BOLIVIA—It was a moderate day in Brunswick County on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8—at least in terms of voter turnout.

    “We’ve had what would appear to be a moderate day,” Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said about voter turnout.

    Of the county’s 45,093 voters who were eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election, more than 20 percent of voters turned out to cast their ballots.

  • Offshore wind turbines hot topic in Holden Beach

    A North Carolina Sierra Club representative made a presentation on offshore wind turbines to Holden Beach commissioners at their meeting in town hall Tuesday night.

    Carina Barnett-Loro’s pitch for wind energy was called “First in Flight, First in Wind.”

    She talked about the Wright Brothers making the first human flight in 1903 on North Carolina’s coast because of the strong winds.

    “In 2011, we have an opportunity to be a leader again in renewable energy,” she said.

  • General Assembly to take up redistricting later this month

    RALEIGH—After returning to Raleigh on Monday, Nov. 7, members of the N.C. General Assembly adjourned until Sunday, Nov. 27.

    When members reconvene later this month they are expected to consider several bills relating to the state and congressional redistricting maps.