Today's News

  • Wildlife Commission sets hunter education skill tournament for March 10

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 2012 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments, marking the 34th year for the popular statewide shooting sports events.
    The commission will conduct nine district-level competitions in March, with hundreds of middle school and high school students taking part.
    On March 10, the competition will be at New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association Range in Castle Hayne, New Hanover County.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Irene Dowdy

    Irene Dowdy creates posters and other graphics for The First Tee of Brunswick County. She is always willing to help, even on short notice. Her latest effort, a poster for the October 27 Champions Challenge, has been distributed to all 10 elementary schools in Brunswick County and to the Administrative Offices in Bolivia.
    She recently created a photo montage of kids for the 2011 Future Generations Tournament, which will take place on June 2.  

  • Many baits are effective in luring flounder this winter

    It is rare I am writing about flounder in February, but this year has been an exception.
    The winter has been mild, and even with colder temperatures lately many flounder have stayed inshore. There are always some flounder about in the winter, especially small ones, but this year anglers and giggers are finding an unusual number of keepers.

  • Bowling news

    Brunswick Belles,
    Feb. 1:
    Game: 1. Ursula Stycznski, 183; 2. Gloria Kinghorn, 176; 3. Mickey Salerno, 173. Series. 1. Eileen Lenz, 475; 2. Mickey Salerno, 472; 3. Usula Styczynski, 455. Handicap game: 1. Ursula Styczynski, 248; 2. Sharon Brown, 244; 3. Mickey Salerno, 241. Handicap series 1.  Mickey Salerno, 676; 2. Ursula Styczynski, 650; 3. Maryjane Fredeman, 644.

  • Hilliard, Minor second in state indoor track and field meet

    Staff Report

    In a thrilling finish, South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard was second to West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge by 0.03 seconds the 1,600-meter run Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor state track and field meet at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse at UNC Chapel Hill.
    Hilliard finished in 5:09.57. Dodge won in 5:09.54.
    In the 1,000-meter run, Hilliard finished 10th in 3:14.12. The winning time was 3:08.46. Ashley Sloup was 20th in 3:22.94 in the 29-runner field.

  • Scholarship winner Jones honored at N.C. State game

    Lindsey Jones of Nakina Middle School was recognized for winning a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship during a halftime presentation at a Wolfpack Women’s basketball game. Jones reunited with 22 basketball camp scholarship winners Jan. 22 at Reynolds Coliseum on to watch the Wolfpack Women take on the Lady Tar Heels.

  • Now is the time to volunteer for your community

    Brunswick County candidate filing is under way. Monday morning there was a line of candidates at the board of elections office in Bolivia eagerly waiting to sign up for office.
    Many of those who will file between then and closing at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 29, will be incumbents.
    Many of these people have proven, consistently, they are tireless, dedicated public servants who are willing to put the community’s needs and well-being at the forefront of their decision-making processes.

  • Lifelong educator remembered by peers, students

    Editor’s note: This is a first is a series of stories about Barbara Brunson, who was killed last month in a wreck by a suspected impaired driver.

    For half a century, Barbara Brunson was in a classroom teaching the next generation (and the next) the importance of education.

    Brunson retired last year at 72 with 50 years of teaching under her belt.

    But for Carl Brunson—Barbara’s loving husband turned grieving widower—he wished she hadn’t retired, even if he knew it was incredibly well deserved.

  • Wedded at the Walmart

    SHALLOTTE— Susan Ludlum and Wayne Brandenburg knew they wanted to get married and they knew the perfect place—right where they met.

    Walmart of Shallotte.

    At 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, Ludlum and Brandenburg were married in Walmart’s Site to Store section. The wedding was a first for the local store, but not a first for the chain.

    For the couple, it made sense to get married where they met. Five years ago, Ludlum worked as a cashier there where she met Brandenburg.

  • Hearing on landfill expansion continued until March

    BOLIVIA—A hearing to consider whether to allow county officials to expand its existing construction and demolition landfill will continue once again next month.

    After eight hours of continuing testimony Monday, members of the Brunswick County Planning Board have recessed the hearing until 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 14.

    The March hearing will be the fifth time planning board members will meet to hear testimony to determine if they will grant the county the special exception permit needed to move forward with the landfill expansion.