Today's News

  • Don’t let the cold stop surf fishing

    November and December are great months to get into cold-water surf fishing for red drum in Brunswick County. We do not have the huge populations of big bull reds that the Outer Banks does during the colder months, but many redfish cruise the surf before they go inside when the water gets really cold and school up waiting for next spring.

  • First Tee has first Champions Challenge

    Oct. 27 was a perfect fall day on the Carolina Coast as teams of fourth-graders from all 10 Brunswick County elementary schools competed in the first-ever Champions Challenge.
    The event was hosted by The First Tee of Brunswick County and took place at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Teams of seven girls and seven boys had been selected by the physical education teachers at each school. The criteria included grades plus knowledge of The First Tee.

  • Purvis named Special Teams Player of the Week


    Gardner-Webb punter Graham Purvis earned FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week honors from The Sports Network Monday, following a record-setting performance.
    Purvis, a West Brunswick High School graduate, set a Big South Conference record with 497 yards on 11 punts in Gardner-Webb’s 14-7 win over Charleston Southern, swinging field position in GWU’s favor several times with booming kicks.

  • Hilliard fifth in cross-country regional


    South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard finished fifth out of 118 runners in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Cross-Country East Regional Saturday at Gillette Park in Wilson.
    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 58 seconds. The race was a qualifier for the state meet on Saturday.
    The winning time was 18:29 by West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge. West Carteret also won the team title.

  • Maco Light Legend 5K set for Nov. 12

    LELAND—Jack Boldt, a fourth-grader at Charter Day School, ran in the inaugural Maco Light Legend 5K last year—and along the way route he was searching for something.
    “I’m not sure I saw the Maco light, but I sure was looking,” said Boldt, who was 8 when he ran the race. He joined nearly 200 other runners and walkers in the race on the school’s campus. Boldt finished third in his age group and 23rd overall.

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Please contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.

  • College volleyball highlights

    Brunswick Community College swept its final two matches of the conference season on Friday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. BCC beat Pitt 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 27-25 and routed Johnston 25-13, 25-13, 25-15. BCC is 18-12 overall.
    The Region 10 tournament is this week at Surry Community College in Dobson. Brackets will be set Nov. 2.
    The championship game is Sunday—the game follows the 10 a.m. and noon semifinals—and the winner qualifies for the NJCAA Division II national tourney.

  • Meeting hurt town’s relationship with citizens

    They may be trying to help Shallotte business owners, but we think Michael and Paula Pease have done a disservice to the people of Shallotte.
    Michael, an appointed member of the Shallotte Board of Aldermen, is seeking election for an aldermen seat, while his wife Paula is a candidate for Shallotte mayor.

  • Sunset Beach board to meet Monday, Nov. 7

    Sunset Beach Town Council will meet in regular session at 6:45 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 7, in town hall council chambers.

    On the agenda is a presentation by Jeff Viscount for Bike MS Breakaway to the Beach 2011-2012.

    Council will also consider resolution revision for an underground wiring project for North Shore Drive East extension, salary adjustments for certification and appointment of an ABC board member.

  • Sunset Beach deputy chief retires

    SUNSET BEACH—Steve Smith, deputy chief of detectives for the Sunset Beach Police Department, has retired effective this past Monday, Oct. 31.

    Smith has been with the department for 13 years.

    Smith’s title is being retired as well.

    Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Massey said Smith’s position will not be continued, but positions will be added for a detective and a patrolman in the town’s public safety department.

    Massey said Monday this is her decision and it will save the town money.