Today's News

  • Light foods go with light wines; heavy foods go with heavy wines

    Whether dining out or just entertaining at home, it’s important to know and understand which wine to serve with which food. When dining out, don’t be hesitant about asking your server what wine would go well with your entrée choices. Some menus will offer wine suggestions to complement each entrée, and a really good wine list should include a description of the wine’s characteristics.
    Choosing a wine

  • Community Briefs

    Flea market set for April 30
    For the 13th year, the St. James Service Club is proud to present its annual flea market on Saturday, April 30, at Brunswick Community College in Supply. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. This event is attended by hundreds of area residents.
    The St. James Service Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the needs of the community through volunteer participation and fundraising. All proceeds from the flea market will be used to meet the mission of the St. James Service Club.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday Diamond Back. Winners with a score of 108 (-28) were Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley and Gary Gutheil. In second were Dan O’Connell, Tom Culverwell and Bob Byrne at 113 (-23). Lowest gross were Bob Byrne, Charlie Shore and Gary Gutheil, all with 86s. Lowest nets were Bob Byrne, 65; Dennis McCann, 67; Reggie Auten and Gary Gutheil, 68; Dan O’Connell, Fred Ortiz and Charlie Shore, 69. Bob Byrne was voted golfer of the week.

  • Awesome AJGA tournament at St. James

    Junior golf is fabulous and fun to watch. Their swings are so fluid and flexible and they play with such enthusiasm and gusto. When a junior golfer hits a great shot, you can see the result all over her or his face and in the body English.  
    On April 9-10, the American Junior Golf Association came to St. James to play a pre-season event on the Founders Course. I was there for the Sunday round, hobnobbing with the kids and their parents, observing the hard work performed by a 50-member cadre of volunteers.

  • Fishing continues to be strong for inshore redfish

    Water temperatures continue to climb, bringing more species to the spring fishing table. That said, the action that continues to be the strongest is the inshore redfish bite, which has been amazing all year long. Meanwhile, more keeper flounder are being landed and black drum and sea mullet are also available.

  • Ashley Sloup speaks to the board of directors

    Ashley Sloup, a charter member of The First Tee of Brunswick County, spoke to the board of directors at their March meeting. Participants of the program are often asked to speak to the board about their experience with The First Tee.

  • Gulf stream season finally on go

    Finally, I am reporting that not only has the weather been cooperating but also so have the fish. 
    It has been a long, cold winter, but I believe we are out. This past week we had stable weather with easterly winds, which pushed the Gulf Stream over top of the 30-fathom break, bringing to life such fishing hot spots as the Steeples, Black Jack and Winyah Scarp areas.  

  • Grand Jury

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Michelle Caulk adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on April 11:

    Allen Lavander Alston, 50, 4751 Hoods Creek Trail, Lot 13, Leland: two counts felony larceny, obtain property false pretense.

    Jeremy Blaine Buckhanan, 24, 2905 Cox Landing Road SE, Bolivia; felony possession of cocaine, possession drug paraphernalia.

  • Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 6, 7, 8, 11 and 12 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, April 6, DWI court

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Elizabeth Prince and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Calabash isn’t doing public business clearly and transparently

    It looks as if some officials in Calabash may have been trying to pull the wool over their constituents’ eyes.

    First, the board of commissioners illegally went into closed session March 8, when it discussed the possibility of purchasing property from commissioner Bill Dixon, who was present for the discussion. The board failed to publicly identify the property location and who owned it.

    Not only did the board go into closed session improperly, Dixon violated the town’s code of ethics by participating in the property purchase discussion.