Today's News

  • Inshore fishing is in a firm summertime pattern

    June begins tomorrow, but Brunswick County inshore fishing is already in a firm summertime pattern, with anglers looking for hardy fish like flounder and black drum during the day and restricting most trout, bluefish and red drum efforts to the morning or late afternoon.

  • Understanding the most misunderstood rules of golf

    Those of us who play a lot of golf see a lot of rules infractions. Sometimes we make mistakes ourselves. The Rules of Golf are technical, detailed and apply to everything including snakes, stakes and strokes.  

  • West basketball, volleyball camps

    The West Brunswick Lady Trojans’ basketball summer camp is 8-10 a.m. June 19-21 at the West auxiliary gym for those ages 8 to rising eighth-graders.
    The camp fee is $30 and campers will be taught to compete in individual and group drills to improve their basketball skills. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Mark Jones, the West varsity girls’ basketball coach, and Sheila Williams, a former West player who was all-conference at Elizabeth City State College, will be the instructors. Call 540-2266 for more information and to sign up.

  • 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.

  • North loses in state sectional to Whiteville

    Staff Report

    Matt Lowry and reliever David Zacek held Whiteville to four hits, but North Brunswick lost 6-0 to the Wolfpack in a sectional game of the North Carolina High School state playoffs May 22 at Whiteville.
    Whiteville’s Hunter Smith gave up three hits and struck out 10 in the seven-inning game.
    Whiteville (22-5) advances to the regional. North, which lost in the regional last year, finishes the season 20-5.

  • Summer camps for kids and grandkids

    By Rebecca Albin
    Executive Director
    The First Tee of Brunswick County sponsors a variety of summer programs for kids of all ages and everybody’s invited to participate. Here’s the list:
    Summer golf camps. These are for kids and visiting grandkids and begin June 19 and run through Aug. 10.

  • Now is the time to be prepared for hurricane season

    Well ahead of the official June 1 hurricane season start date, two tropical storms have already been making waves.
    The first, tropical storm Alberto, brought little more than choppy seas, cloudy skies and rain to our area. The second, tropical depression Beryl, is projected to move through our area sometime Wednesday. The system will have been over land for much of its venture in our direction.

  • National Weather Service predicts nine to 15 named storms this hurricane season

    When hurricane season officially kicks off June 1, the Atlantic Ocean will have already experienced two named storms.

    Tropical storms Alberto and Beryl mark the first time in more than 100 years that two named storms have formed prior to the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

    Last Thursday, the National Weather Service released its official hurricane season predictions and, despite the early start to the season, forecasters predict an average season.

  • Month-long 10th anniversary at Sunset River Marketplace

     CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace gallery is observing its 10th anniversary with a month-long celebration starting Friday, June 1.

    Highlights will include free drawings for gift certificates, original paintings, prints, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry and other items. There will also be artist demonstrations, live music and other events from June 1 through June 30.

    The gallery at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash opened its doors on June 1, 2002.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meets Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Carol Scott has taken issue with a suggestion the town board wouldn’t have to meet in regular monthly session next Monday night.

    The suggestion came from town administrator Gary Parker at the board’s second day-long workshop of the month last Thursday. Parker suggested the board had covered enough ground during its May 24 and May 15 workshops and said it would be proper to cancel the monthly meeting “because of a lack of business.”