Today's News

  • Transition times are great for taking stock of what happened during summer

    Even though September has been fairly warm, the cooler days of autumn are upon us. We’ll soon be enjoying the brightly colored blooms of early “sasanqua” camellias and the spicy scent of osmanthus. These transition times are also great for taking stock of what happened during our long, hot summer.

  • McCumbee eighth in ARCA Toledo race

    For the second straight week, Chad McCumbee finished eighth in an ARCA Racing Series race.

    McCumbee started 13th Sunday in the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200 in Toledo, Ohio. He finished 196 of the 200 laps.

    Chris Buescher earned his second ARCA Racing Series victory of 2010. Buescher held off a challenge from Craig Goess to win by 2.6 seconds.

  • Vrooman-Henson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Alison Dru Vrooman of Charleston, S.C., and Andrew Thomas Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis B. and Carol J. Vrooman of Tulsa, Okla. The prospective groom is the son of John L. and Cindy R. Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. A Nov. 6 wedding is planned at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

  • Greg Hensley returns from Pebble Beach

    By Connie Hensley
    The First Tee

    The Home Care and Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is over. It showcased the talent and character of 78 young people who participate at The First Tee chapters worldwide.

    As an official Champions Tour event, the stroke play tournament paired one junior with a Champions Tour player and two amateurs for a field of 78 teams.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Friday at Woodland Valley. The winners at -21 by a match of cards were Paul Michal, Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane and Dennis Davidson. In second was the team of Jack Goin, Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Matt Beairsto. Low gross: Matt Beairsto 80, Stu Cleveland 85 and Paul Michal 87. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.



  • Red drum responding to any live bait

    As fall creeps ever closer, anglers are enjoying some good fishing that is bound to burst out into great fishing soon. The biggest bite right now is on redfish. Some nice redfish have been landed recently as the big red drum have made their annual pre-fall season showing.

  • Fall is close, but not quite

    You can’t deny the feeling of fall in the air. You likely know fall offers some of the best fishing the area sees, and as far as I’m concerned, it can’t come soon enough. However, it will still be another couple of weeks before the fall fishing really kicks into high gear.

  • Blessings come in all sizes and shapes

    John O’Donahue wrote, “There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect...something instinctive in us expects it.” His words brought me up short. It is not that I disbelieve what he stated. It is that I am often unaware of the blessings I have received in places I least expect.

  • Brunswick Isles Golf Trail: Boosting the business of golf

    A bright new marketing initiative is bringing golfers from all over the United States to Brunswick County golf courses. Called the Brunswick Isle Golf Trail, this innovative idea is just what we need. 

    It’s all about marketing, packaging and putting our best foot forward. It’s about telling people that we have a concentration of the finest golf courses in the world right here in Brunswick County. We have courses that were designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Dan Maples, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.    

  • Calabash town administrator abruptly resigns

    CALABASH—Town administrator Marzy Marziano has resigned, it was announced at a specially called town board of commissioners meeting Friday.
    Marziano’s letter of resignation, effective Sept. 15, was unanimously accepted by the board following a 20-minute closed session.
    Marziano, accompanied by his wife, Morgan, then exited town hall.
    “It’s not a forced thing; it’s totally my decision,” Marziano told a reporter while the board was in closed session.