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Today's News

  • Commission advises about tree stand safety

    More people are hurt falling from tree stands than any other type of hunting accidents, yet tree stand-related injuries are almost always avoidable.
    Last deer hunting season, officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission investigated two fatalities and seven injuries related to tree stand use. There have been two fatalities related to tree stand use so far this season.

  • Cool air equals hot fishing this week

    Fall has been threatening to make an appearance during the last several weeks here in Brunswick County. One week of nice comfortable temperatures would be followed by another week of near summertime mid-80 degree sweating weather.
    This past week was one of those warmer weeks and that was going to be my first excuse for why the fish didn’t bite. Here we are in the month for fishing off the Carolina coast and it’s 80-plus degrees and fish still think its summer.

  • McAttack crew wins $61,000

    SOUTHPORT—McAttack took home more than $61,180 for winning the 34th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport during the weekend.
    Capt. William McCann and crew members William McCann Jr. and Whalon Huff, of Henderson, fished the tournament based in the Southport Marina.
    William McCann caught the 47.20-pound king mackerel on the second day of the two-day tournament just off the southern North Carolina coast.

  • Fishing briefs

    Bella Faircloth catches king mackerel
    Bella Faircloth, 3, caught her first king mackerel
    Sept. 30 while fishing Yaupon Reef with dad Capt. Cane Faircloth. Mom Brea Faircloth did the honors of gaffing the king, which hit a live pogy.

  • Conditions are good for fall fishing

    Fall is now upon us and the fish have begun stirring and moving around frantically, fueled by water temperature and hormones. The next three weeks may be the best time of the year to grab your rod and go fishing from surf, pier or boat.
    Fishing guides have their hands full of customers every day now. Capt. Patrick Kelly of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters says this is his most fruitful time of the year.

  • West splits final matches

    Staff Report

    West Bladen beat West Brunswick 7-2 in a conference tennis match Oct. 2 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WBR) defeated Lexi Storms 6-4, 6-4. Hannah Dowless (WBL) defeated Sarah Harman 6-3, 6-3. Erica Tanner (WBL) defeated Victoria Jordan 6-3, 6-3. Nicole Nye (WBL) defeated Anna James 7-5, 1-0, retired. Josie Ludlum (WBL) defeated Hayley Grimes 6-3, 6-3. Alicia Avellaneda (WBL) defeated Ashley Carter 6-3, 6-3.

  • Shock improves to 5-0 with a 5-0 win

    The Brush Dental Shock U13 girls’ soccer team improved to 5-0 this season with a 5-0 win. The Shock used a balanced attack, with five girls each scoring a goal.
    Ashley Oakes followed a shot from Hayley Giordano that hit off the crossbar and Oakes put it in the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
    Hayley Giordano, Kayla Crouch and Caroline Hawthorne then added one each in the first half to lead 4-0.

  • Sports calendar

    Tennis
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for tennis lessons for youth and adults. Lessons are available throughout Brunswick County and are open to a wide range of abilities.  Adult lessons are 5:30-
    7:45 p.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays Oct. 16-Nov. 21 and times are determined by skill level. The fee is $65 per person. Youth lessons are 3:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 22-Nov. 26 and times are determined by age. The fee is $65 per child.

  • Public meeting on Waccamaw Park renovations set for Oct. 18

    A second public meeting about the renovations at Waccamaw Park will take place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Waccamaw Community Building in Ash. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation will host the meeting in which the new site plan for the Waccamaw Park Renovation Project will be discussed.

  • College volleyball

    Volleyball clinic Oct. 13 at BCC
    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team is offering a youth volleyball clinic Oct. 13. The clinic for those in the sixth through eighth grades begins at 9:30 a.m. before the BCC volleyball team plays Sandhills Community College at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    The youth volleyball clinics will include skills sessions on the game of volleyball, teamwork concepts and teambuilding activities, lunch, special recognition during the BCC volleyball matches and more.