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Today's Sports

  • Brunswick County’s Junior Boys’...

     WINNABOW – Brunswick County’s Dixie Junior Boys All-Star team entered play Monday, July 16, in the driver’s seat for a spot in the state championship finals.

    Brunswick County earned a lopsided victory over Bladen County on Saturday, July 14, before knocking off Hope Mills, 6-5, in the second round Sunday, July 15.

  • Campers ride waves and learn...

     Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have operated the Ocean Isle Beach Surf Camp longer than some of this year’s campers have been alive.

    Mentzer and McCrery, co-directors of the camp, teach campers ocean safety, surfing and environmental awareness to children in a fun environment, Mentzer said.

    Through two weeks of OIB Surf Camp, more than 20 children have attended the weeklong outings. Mentzer and McCrery awarded OIB Surf Camp’s 2018 J. Paul Smith Scholarship to Shallotte Middle School student Avery Clemmons.

  • PHOTOS: Buddy Ball game kicks...

     2018 Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament Opening Ceremony Buddy Ball game

  • PHOTOS: Leland stays perfect in...

     Leland National advanced to Wednesday's semifinals with an unblemished 3-0 record. The Leland squad is one win away from a spot in Thursday's championship contest. 

  • PHOTOS: Dixie Youth AAA State...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament at Waccamaw Park in Ash. A pair of Brunswick County teams, Waccamaw and Leland National, competed in the event. 

  • Three state tournaments to be...

     Brunswick County will play host to Dixie Baseball’s Junior Boys, Boys and Pre-Majors state tournaments this weekend.

    The Dixie Junior Boys tournament, which is comprised of four teams, is slated to begin Saturday, July 14, at Town Creek Park in Winnabow.

    The Dixie Boys event will also begin Saturday, July 14, at Town Creek Park while the Dixie Pre-Majors field (three teams) will square off at North Brunswick High School beginning Saturday, July 14.

  • Brunswick County North Debs to...
  • Tracking summertime fishing...

     With the summertime heat finally settling in for good, we’re here at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center starting to plan on the season’s fishing pattern. Two of those patterns to track are smaller King mackerel in large numbers just about anywhere you drop a bait and the larger numbers of Spanish mackerel on the beach.

  • Buddy Ball event serves as a...

     We should all take a step back today and think about how fortunate we are.

    I’m guilty of it. I’m sure if you’re honest with yourself, you are, too.

    Let me explain.

    How many of you are familiar with the term “first world problems?”

    For instance, if you hear someone say, “They didn’t have my favorite wine on my first-class flight from New York City to Paris,” that’s considered a first world problem.

    Or how about this one?

  • Leland National remains unbeaten...

     ASH – Leland National captured the Dixie Youth District 5 championship without suffering a loss.

    Through two rounds of this week’s state tournament at Waccamaw Park in Ash, Leland National has continued its winning ways.

    The 10-year-old all-star squad from northern Brunswick County knocked off South Stanly in the first round Saturday, July 7, before edging Whiteville 2-1 in a winner’s bracket contest Sunday, July 8, in front of a large crowd.