Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED State shot put champion Ryan Minor to attend ASU

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School senior Ryan Minor, a three-time state champion in the shot put, signed a letter of intent Feb. 16 to attend Appalachian State University.

    “As soon as I stepped on the campus,” Minor said, “I said, ‘This is the place where I want to go to college.’”

    Minor was already familiar with ASU. He had attended a throwers camp in which one of the ASU coaches, April Smith, was an instructor.

  • Bowling news

    Planet Fun

    Planet Fun Classic: Lee Olson 269-268-247-784, Chris Arcaro 246-241-234-721, Avery Brewer 258-227-225-710, Jonathan Lowery 239-234-671, Rick LaChance 278-667, Gary Armistead 227-223-204-654, Terry Decker 258-213-652, Samuel Champion 235-214-648, Mike Workman 247-210-644, Michael Ward 246-637, Jeffrey Evans 238-233-636, Sam Harris 246-609, Kelly Mintz 233, Dennis Nichols 219, Don Ruth 216-201, George Jacobs 213, Dick Lehrer 211, Frank Paolicelli 203, Joseph Johnson 202, Jeff Harrelson 202, Len Mishue 200.

  • Redfish continue to bite in creeks

    The only game in town remains the solid redfish action going on in Brunswick County and northern South Carolina. Red drum have hit all year through any kind of weather, and the latest dusting of snow shouldn’t put them off at all.

    Despite water temps hitting 39 degrees consistently, the redfish bite has continued uninterrupted in the backwater creeks.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.


    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.

  • The Beachcombers: Year-round fun and friendly competition

    There are a couple dozen golf groups in Brunswick County. Some are the LGA’s and the MGA’s of local golf clubs. Some are aligned with particular organizations like the VFW or the Elks Clubs. 

    Still others are ad hoc groups that formed years ago because of friendships and/or proximity. Many of these golf groups have been around for 10-20 years or longer. 

    One such group that plays year-round (Brrrrrrrr) is the Beachcombers. They have a fascinating and often hilarious history and a story that begs to be told. 

  • The Boy Scouts and The First Tee of Brunswick County

    What do The Boy Scouts of America and The First Tee of Brunswick County have in common? 

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibility of participation as citizens and in the development of personal fitness. 

  • Cedar Grove Middle School students named to honor roll

    Cedar Grove Middle School has announced the following students have been named to its honor roll for the second nine-weeks:

    A honor roll

    Sixth grade: Cole Clemmons, Austin Dickerson, Kaleb Ferguson, Zachary Freedle, Aidan Goble, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Casey Gossett, Noah Hayes, Christian Hernandez, Alecia Hewett, Mariah Hewett, Bryson Hill, Zane Hill, Christopher Hilliard, Danecia Ladson, Kaitlyn McLeod, Matthew Phelps, Joshua Renfrow, Chase Slaven, William Wilborn.

  • Students are recognized for awards and honors at Union Elementary

    Union Elementary School recognized the following students during its second nine-weeks Awards Day:

    Principal’s award

    Kindergarten: Reyde Jones, Christian Hardy, Travis Gibson, Carson Pope, Bryan Ortigazo.

    First grade: Kody Bland, Conner Parks, Michael Smith, Edwin Jimenez, Lindsey Clark.

    Second grade: Brandon Banks, Marissa Manza, Daniel Harbin, Emma Grace Hamric, Noah Holcombe.

  • Students make honor rolls at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School has announced it nine-week awards and honor rolls.

    Citizen of the month

    Kindergarten: Jadora Brown, Natasia Pickett, Jose Romero-Marin, Camdyn Johnson, Zachary Sealey, Dylan Stevens, Ashley Diaz-Dominguez, Joshua English, Eyana Gaskins.

    First grade: Ryan DeJong, Yamilette Mejia, Makayla Stanley, Andrew Ayers, Kaden Scott, Karoline Thomas, Chloey Boothe, Isidro Chavez, Lainie Smith.

  • Tri-Beach Cruisers donate to Lower Cape Fear Hospice

    Tri-Beach Cruisers Car Club, a family-oriented, nonprofit organization based in Brunswick County since 1998, recently contributed $1,000 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

    Members of the Tri-Beach Cruisers raise money by hosting area car events and shows throughout the year. These car hobbyists support families and charitable organizations through donations from proceeds generated. Since its inception, Tri-Beach Cruisers have contributed more than $65,000 to local charities.