Today's News

  • If you can’t break 100, try reading this book for help

    Last month I attended the South Carolina Writers Workshop in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For three days, I was immersed in workshops, panel discussions, critique sessions and conversations with published and unpublished authors and literary agents.    
    I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.  
    During the course of the SCWW, I met Fred Fields, author of “How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time.”
    The title was intriguing. Break 90? All the time? How cool would that be?

  • Hensley finishes 10th in Campbell golf series

    Staff Report

    Campbell University freshman Greg Hensley recently finished 10th out of 111 golfers with 423 points during the 2012 Fall Semester Tournament Series at Campbell University.
    Hensley, a West Brunswick graduate, is enrolled in Campbell’s professional golf management program. It conducted a six-event tournament series for its students at Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek.

  • Calabash VFW plays annual golf tourney

    Nov. 19 was not a good day for golf but that didn’t hinder the 128 participants in Calabash VFW Post 7288’s annual tournament at Sea Trail’s Byrd Course. The day was cloudy with a wind gusting to more than 25 mph all morning and the temperature in the mid-40s at tee time.
    With a wind chill dipping into the 20s, one golfer said, “If this were not for such a good cause, I wouldn’t be here.”

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Nov. 21

    Aggravated assault on Randolphville Road in Bolivia.

    Burglary with forcible entry and larceny on North Howe Street in Southport.

    Death investigation on Maiden Lane in Supply.

    Larceny on Oxpen Road in Supply.

    Burglary with forcible entry and vandalism on Carolina Shores Drive in Calabash.

    Credit card fraud on Deepwater Drive in Bolivia.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Daz’jon J-M Tutson, 17, 45 Brooks Court, Shallotte, was charged with breaking and entering.

    Antuan Lanier Miller, 18, 128 Forest Drive, Shallotte, charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

    Breaking and entering and larceny on Hawick Drive; suspect removed items from an unlocked vehicle.

    Communicating threats at Tienda Tropicana.

  • Golf tournaments

    Coast Guard tourney is Dec. 7
    The second annual DILI golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Echo Farms Golf and County Club. The Wilmington Navy League is the host and the tourney benefits the Fallen Heroes scholarship fund and a Coast Guard scholarship fund at Cape Fear Community College.
    Entry fee is $75 per golfer, $300 per four-golfer team, and includes dinner. Registration is 9-10 a.m. Pearl Harbor Remembrance ceremony is at
    9:45 a.m. For more information, email Andrew.

  • ’Tis the season to become a better person and to enjoy life more


    It’s my favorite time of year. The Christmas season has officially begun in Brunswick County.

    Once the turkey is carved and gobbled up, it’s time to light the Christmas tree and turn on the holiday music.

    I am thankful to live in a community where the Christmas season is celebrated at every turn. Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the day getting in the spirit at Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Holiday home safety

    Many Brunswick County citizens have started their holiday shopping, which will last from now through Christmas Day. There are some things we recommend you do prior to leaving your home to go shopping. 

    •Let family members or friends know you will be gone and when you are planning to return.

    •Leave a light on and a radio or television.

    •Make sure all doors are locked and windows are closed and latched. Close the blinds or curtains.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played Friday at Cypress Bay. Nets: Dennis McCann, 66; Bob Smith, 70. Team two nets: Larry Cecil, Bob Byrne, Dan O’Connell and McCann, 120  (24-under par). Golfer of the week is McCann.

  • OIB Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Joseph Wayne Everhart, 30, 1367 Camel Lane, Shallotte, arrested on outstanding warrants on Nov. 26 in the Lowes Foods parking lot.

    Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on East First Street; suspect(s) stole three flat-screen TVs and damaged a doorframe at victim’s residence. The incident was reported on Nov. 23.