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Today's News

  • Athletics director says BCC will soon have men’s and women’s golf teams

     The buzz was out. Brunswick Community College would soon have men’s and women’s golf teams. 

    St. James Plantation had agreed to be the home course. Anthony Pagliari, the head PGA golf professional at the Member’s Club, would be the lead coach. Al Arrigoni, the executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County and PGA pro, would be the assistant coach. 

    I was thrilled and delighted when I heard the news. A National Junior College Athletic Association golf team in Brunswick County. Imagine that.

  • A fish to target in summer is sheepshead

     Brunswick County inshore anglers are in the stranglehold of a familiar summer pattern right now: early morning bites, nothing happening during the hot days and powerful thunderstorms roaming at night. I wouldn’t say fishing is bad, but not much is happening while the sun is high in the sky.

  • Summer trade winds make tough offshore fishing conditions

     Mother Nature is balancing the weather equation once again. We had several incredible weeks of weather in mid-June and now we are paying for it in mid-July. 

    As is typical for the summer, a high-pressure ridge has set up to our west, known as a Bermuda high. This high-pressure system brings us a southerly flow, which drives up the heat and humidity and brings the southwest trade winds. These winds are what bother us fishermen the most, as the more the wind, the bigger the seas. 

  • Dub Fulford wins at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    After taking a couple weeks off, the drivers of Myrtle Beach Speedway delivered a thrilling night of racing Saturday.

    The eager participants of the bike race took the track before the pre-race ceremony. Adam Fulford Jr. won his fourth Young Gun bike race of the year. Along with Fulford in the Young Guns Series were Easton Swain, Glenn Evans and Joshua Carlyle. The Hot Rod series was won by first-timer Jamie Lynchfield. Jeffry Carlyle, Christopher Chestnut, and Hudson Hale also competed.

  • Leland Legion team 0-2 in state tournament

    The Leland Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team finished 0-2 in the state tournament over the weekend in Durham.

    In the double-elimination tourney, Post 68 made seven errors as it lost 8-6 to Kernersville in a first-round game July 16. Kernersville scored four runs in the first and led 6-2 after five innings.

    Post 68 scored in the sixth, but Kernersville scored twice in the seventh for an 8-3 lead. Post 68 scored three runs in the seventh and had the bases loaded with two outs before the game ended on a groundout.

  • Democratic rally set for July 24

     The Democratic Party will kick off the last 100 days to the November election with a free old-fashioned family style picnic and political rally between 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway across from Brunswick Community College.

    All citizens are invited to attend regardless of party affiliation. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and sodas. Eric Hunn and the Ambassadors of Dixieland will provide music.

  • Groups participate in flag retirement event

     The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Boy Scouts of America Southport Troop 238 participated in the 12th annual flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. on July 4 at the BB&T flagpole, at the corner of Howe and Moore streets in Southport. 

    Members of the Boy Scout troop demonstrated the proper procedure of retiring a flag.

  • Are we enjoying communication or simply evoking contact?

     They are everywhere. I see them glued to people’s ears. I see them circling cheeks. I see their containers stuck in belts and protruding from pockets. I hear their ringtones in the midst of worship services, concerts, graduations, meetings—despite the constant plea, “Please turn off your cellphones and pagers.”

    The disturbance is not simply that they are ubiquitous. It is a deeper issue. Electronic devices, cell phones in particular, are becoming—if they have not already become—an entry into an insidiously insular existence.

  • Parenting classes can benefit parents and children

     “I told my mom that I’ll go to these classes, but if I don’t like it, I’m not going back,” Mark Sager said about the Communities in Schools Parenting Education Classes. 

    The father of a 10-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, Sager recently completed the 12-week program. 

    “After the first class, I became interested and wanted to find out more because what they were telling me made sense. I began to look forward to Tuesday nights. My daughter loved coming to the program as much as I did.”  

  • Osborne

    Renee and Andy Osborne of Ash are the parents of a son, Kyle Andrew Osborne, born June 4 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Sandra Simmons of Ash.

    Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Donna Hawes of Ash and Wayne and Barbara Osborne of Old Dock.

    Great-grandparents are Clay and Katrina McCullen of Longwood, Bunt and Betty Simmons of Ash and Magdeline and Jinx Osborne and Sandra and Joseph Hewett