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Today's News

  • Grand Slam helps to keep Brunswick alive in World Series

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.

  • Annual Trojan football fundraiser set for Aug. 11

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    The annual Trojan Football John Murphy Golf Tournament will be played a few weeks later than in previous years and it will allocate some of the money raised for scholarships.

  • West, South in BB&T Jamboree

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams once again will participate in the annual BB&T Football Jamboree. The 26th jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.
    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase followed by five scrimmages that begin at 6 p.m. New Hanover will scrimmage West Brunswick in the second scrimmage and Laney will scrimmage South Brunswick in the fourth scrimmage.
    Each scrimmage consists of two 12-minute periods.

  • Sea Trail: Seething with questions, hoping for success

    I remember playing at Sea Trail years ago before we ever moved to Brunswick County and it was always one of my favorite venues. Its immaculate courses were designed by three of the most famous golf architects in the world (Willard Byrd, Rees Jones and Dan Maples). We looked forward to playing them each time we vacationed on the Carolina coast.  

  • Fisherman are landing impressive catches, especially king mackerel

    By Barrett McMullan
    OIFC
    This past week, the offshore fishing continued to produce some impressive catches, especially for the king mackerel tournament fishermen trying to get a read on where they should fish in the next tournaments coming up.
    It seems normally during the past couple years we hear of big kings being caught 100 miles up the coast or 100 miles down the coast. Amazingly, the king mackerel fishing patterns appear to have returned to seasons past, as the focus this week has been on our neighborhood waters.

  • Live bait is the best lure in hot weather

    The weather has cooled slightly but we are still firmly in a summertime pattern ruled by the heat and afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The bite has been slow inshore, while there are more fish moving on the tides at the jetties, in the surf and just offshore.

  • Sports calendar

    Gators swim team registration is Aug. 11
    The Brunswick Aquatic Club is accepting registrations for the Gators swim team, the first Brunswick County year-round competitive swimming team for children ages 6-18, from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Dinah E Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
    Registration fee is $50 per swimmer and includes a USA swimming membership and a team T-shirt and cap.

  • Parker fourth in national meet

    Staff Report

    Jadyn Parker, a Union Elementary School student, finished fourth in the long jump in the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 29 at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
    The top eight long jump finalists across U.S. met to battle for the title of USATF Junior Olympic national champion. Jadyn Parker, the son of Carl and Irene Parker, was among the 49 finalists on July 29.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 25, 26, 27 and 30 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, July 25, DWI court

    Judge Thomas V. Aldridge Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Move to consolidate DSS, health boards is good

    Brunswick County commissioners are headed in the right direction.
    On Monday, commissioners heard information about House Bill 438. The law allows each North Carolina county to determine the composition of its social services and health boards.
    Counties can have separate DSS and health boards, like Brunswick County has now. They also have the option to dissolve those boards and assume responsibilities as commissioners.
    A third option is to dissolve those boards and create a new board that oversees both operations.