Today's News

  • Senior golf tourneys

    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    Jan. 16, Thistle Golf, $45, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Sports calendar

    Parks and Recreation offers programs
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is offering the following programs:
    Coed volleyball program
    Open play volleyball for those 55 or older is
    10:15 a.m.-noon every Monday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the Brunswick Community College Campus. Free. All skill levels welcome. Call 253-2677 for more information.
    Silver paddles
    Open play table tennis for those 50 or older is

  • The First Tee: Growing, giving and grateful to the community

    Every year, I am amazed by The First Tee of Brunswick County. Started in 2006, the chapter keeps growing, impacting more children and changing more lives.  
    I’d heard rumors of expansion and I needed to get an update from Rusty and Carol Petrea (founders of The First Tee of Brunswick County) and from Rebecca Albin, the executive director.
    Here’s the scoop: Our chapter has grown and become regional. It is now one of the top chapters in the United States. We mentor other chapters and provide a template for their growth by our success.  

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 5, 7 and 11 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, Dec. 5

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Moves to watch government spending are good for town

    In this economy families must watch every penny they spend.
    Government must now, and always, do the same.
    Down in Calabash spending appears to be causing a rift on the town board.
    There is a clash among board members about how tax dollars are being spent.
    A recent disagreement has some board members calling for Mayor Mary Knight to be stripped of all of her powers.
    Others are calling it a witch-hunt.

  • West Brunswick dance team photos
  • Ashley outlasts West Brunswick 89-79 in 3 OTs

     Ashley High School beat West Brunswick 89-79 in three overtimes in a non-conference boys’ basketball game Dec. 18 at West.

    West had chances to win the game on final shots in regulation (57-57) and in the first overtime (66-66). West sophomore Gray Cheers forced a third overtime when he hit a 3-pointer that tied score 75-75.

    “When he let it fly,” West coach Eric Davis said, “you could tell it was going in.”

  • Living through the itchy agony of shingles

    Sarah Sue Ingram and Linda Schueller know all too unfortunately the firsthand experience of contracting shingles.

    Shingles, a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, is more common in people ages 50 and older. It often erupts when a person’s immune system is weakened by some diseases, steroid drugs or chemotherapy, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control.

    At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles annually.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate incidents

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating the following incidents reported in the past week.

    On Dec. 16, five incidents of injury to personal property were reported at two addresses on Oyster Bay Drive and three units on Resort Circle.

    Financial transaction card fraud was reported Dec. 14 on Great Oak Circle.

    A report of breaking-and-entering and larceny at an address on East Main Street was taken on Dec. 12.

  • Got gold? There's money to be made in selling old jewelry

    Got any old gold jewelry knocking around that you haven’t worn in years?

    If so, you can make extra money just in time for the holidays.

    Doug Turner, owner of Douglas Diamond Jewelers in Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center, says the holidays have been prime time for people to bring in old gold jewelry to sell for money.

    “More than ever, people are looking for disposable dollars,” Turner said.

    Selling old gold jewelry pieces they no longer wear is a “nice, safe, easy, advantageous” way to do that, he added.