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Today's News

  • The mother of all guest days: St. James LGA

    It was huge. It was spectacular. It was fun.
    On April 26-28, the St. James Ladies Golf Association had their 2012 guest day. A few days later, the news was all over Brunswick County.
    “Wow, the St. James ladies’ guest day was spectacular,” said my friend Billy Ellwanger at church on Sunday morning.  

  • Jolly Mon King Classic rescheduled

    The 2012 Jolly Mon King Classic is going to be rescheduled for June 22-24.
    The original dates of June 15-17 are being postponed because of a combination of a poor weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the current status of the king mackerel fishery.
    This is the first time in the event’s 18-year history that dates will be postponed. However, Mother Nature reigns supreme and we all must answer to her wishes.

  • Inshore fishing now in a hot-water pattern

    With daytime temperatures in the 80s and water temperatures in the high 70s, inshore fishing is still firmly in a hot-water pattern with a lot of fish hitting on the edge of the day and nothing much happening in between.
    This type of cycle can fool some visitors into thinking there is not a fish in the ocean because they aren’t going to see much caught while people are most active between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. That doesn’t mean the fish aren’t there, though, and early morning and evening anglers are still enjoying some nice action.

  • All-conference players for county teams

    Staff report

    Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference coaches have selected first- and second-team all-conference players for spring sports. Here are the players from the three county high schools.
    West Brunswick
    In soccer, Carla Zio, Julianna Zio and Taylor Esposito are on the first team.
    Carla Zio, a sophomore forward/defender, scored 32 goals. Julianna Zio, a senior forward, was injured most of the year and scored two goals. Esposito was a senior defender.

  • Responsibility: An important core value at The First Tee

    By Mike Gildea
    Coach and TFTBC Board of Directors
    The First Tee is not just about golf. It’s about teaching our students about the Nine Core Values and giving our young people the life skills necessary to make good choices that enable them to be successful in life. This month, our featured First Tee Core Value is responsibility.
    The First Tee defines responsibility as “accounting for one’s actions, being dependable.”

  • McCumbee 34th in sports car race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini completed 35 of 75 laps and finished 34th in the Street Tuner class Saturday in the EMCO Gears Classic in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
    They were racing for C.J. Wilson Racing in a Mazda MX-5 on the Mid-Ohio Sports Course in Lexington, Ohio. The road course was 2.258 miles and had 13 turns.
    Teammates Jonathan Bomarito and Marc Miller finished 13th and completed all 75 laps.

  • 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.

  • Summer camps

    West camps are this month

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 30, 31 and June 1 and 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • County lucky to have new hospice care center

    It has been several years in the making, and in just a few weeks it will at last be ready for the public.
    On Sunday, June 24, Brunswick County’s newest Lower Cape Fear Hospice facility, SECU Hospice House, will be available for public tours during an open house from 1-4 p.m. that day.
    As it has been in each of the communities where it expands and offers more services, the success of the hospice facility here is due largely to the support and enthusiasm of local businesses and individuals.