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Today's News

  • Disease problems are homegrown

    Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Beautiful plants often don’t live up to their potential. Getting to the root of problems like disease and wilt sometimes starts with a look in the mirror, says University of Georgia experts.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Nov. 21
    Chicken and dumplings, carrots, grape juice, sugar cookies, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, fresh orange, Italian bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, peas/carrots, pears, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, Nov. 24
    Closed Thanksgiving Day.
    Friday, Nov. 25

  • Thanksgiving is one holiday most people celebrate at home

    The Thanksgiving meal is the one meal of the year you usually know what to expect and what you will be eating. It’s the one holiday that most people traditionally celebrate at home, unlike the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve, when people usually go out somewhere to celebrate.

  • Sports calendar

    5K RUN NOV. 19
    AT HOLDEN BEACH
    A free 5K run will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 19 at Holden Beach. Nick Westfall, a physical education teacher at Virginia Williamson Elementary School, is organizing the 3.1-mile run. The race is for all ages.
    Prizes will be given to the winners and those chosen at random, Westfall said. One of the prizes offered is free membership to the Brunswick Community College Fitness & Aquatics Center, Westfall said. Volunteers are needed.

  • Lockwood Folly LGA raises $15,500 for hospice

    The Lockwood Ladies Golf Association and guests gathered Nov. 10 for their annual fall luncheon at the Chestnut Hill restaurant in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    The highlight of the affair was the announcement the organization had raised $15,500 to benefit the Brunswick County Hospice and LifeCareCenter being built in nearby Bolivia. The amount exceeded their original pledge of $10,000 over three years.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays member-member tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its annual fall member- member tournament Nov. 2 on Panther’s Run and Nov. 7 on Lion’s Paw. Twenty-one two-member teams competed over the two days in four different nine-hole formats.  
    On the first day, the formats were alternate shot on holes 1-9 and a scramble on holes 10-18. On Lion’s Paw, the formats were total net of partners on holes 1-9, and better ball of partners on holes 10-18.  

  • Aces highlight competition

    The Sandpiper Bay MGA completed its President’s Cup competition last week. Results in the gross division: Bob Nicoletti 77, Don Moore 78, Chris Christie 79, Bill Snyder and Don Capretta 87, Denny Sams 88. Net: Barney Evangelista 68, Hal Foley and Tom Iovan (with an ace) 70, Dick Eby 75, Tom Townsend 76, Tom Luckett 77.
    In the league event Nov. 7, the highlight was Tom Iovan’s ace on the eighth hole at Piper. He used a driver for the 160-yard hole.  Witnesses were Barney Evangelista, Tom Townsend, Dick Eby and Tom Lucket.  

  • Brick Landing plays Ace of Aces tournament

    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association finished its 2011 season with an Ace of Aces Tournament. All Ace of the Month winners competed for the title.
    The lowest net score was declared the winner and Ace of Aces for the year.
    The flights finished as follows:
    First flight winner Bonnie Giehl shot a net 76.  Irene Dowdy was second with a net 79 and Pat Christenbury placed third with an 81.
    The second flight winner and the Ace of Aces was Mary Tacea with a net 75. Mary Biesack placed second with an 80 and Sharon Deutsch was third at 85.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners with a score of 126 were Bill Cameron Hal Riebesehl and Tom Culverwell. In second at 127 were Jim Beairsto, Jim Fitzner and Gary Gutheil. Lowest gross was Jim Fitzner, 84, and Stu Cleveland, 87. Lowest nets were Bob Smith, 68, and Jim Beairsto and Stu Cleveland, 69. Bob Smith was voted golfer of the week.

  • Happy faces: Brick Landing is renewed (again)

    The 25-year history of Brick Landing reads like a Greek tragedy, comic opera, vaudeville and a Stephen King horror novel all rolled up into one.
    Built in 1987, the course opened to rave reviews. Winding through salt marshes and pinewoods, Brick Landing had four holes on the Intracoastal Waterway and four holes on the Saucepan Creek Marsh. There were changes in elevation. Seventeen holes had water in play. The greens were slick and smooth.
    The water hazards at Brick Landing were not decorative, but operative (right next to fairways, all around the greens).