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Today's News

  • McCumbee optimistic as he heads to Michigan

    A sixth-place finish in the Sam’s Town 400 Friday in Texas moved Chad McCumbee into eighth place in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series standings. He will try to improve on that position in the Cool City Customs 200 Saturday in Michigan.

    McCumbee and Team MRD are optimistic as they head to this 2-mile banked oval. These tracks have been a strong suit for the team.

    “This is a cool place to go to,” McCumbee said. “Most of the major manufacturers are based in the area, so it’s good when you can run well in front of them.

  • Are independent tracks on the way out?

    “The days of the independent NASCAR track owners have all but passed,” is the way a Dover Speedway stockholder described his track’s current situation

  • Points leader Poole wins Street Stock Race at MB Speedway

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Points leader Tommy Poole of Brunswick County finished first Saturday in the Street Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Poole finished ahead of Brunswick County’s Kent Bellamy. Clay Gossett was third, David Hatchell fourth and Dean Cumbee fifth.

    In Mini-Stock, Brian Bryant beat points leader Dub Fulford of Brunswick County. Ronnie Campbell was third.

    In Limited Late Model, points leader Randall Roberts, Kevin Barnhill and Dal Wright once again finished 1-2-3. Jeremy Wilson was fourth and Tony Powell fifth.

  • But, Jack, what do we do now?

    While packing and unpacking, and organizing and reorganizing, I came across something I wrote many years ago (before there was an Internet). The timing was wonderful, especially for this weekend. So allow this to be my formal introduction to you.

  • Dixie Youth baseball results

    BULLDOGS 9, SEAHAWKS 3

    Tyler Lewis pitched the Bulldogs to the victory in the game June 2.

    For the Bulldogs, James White and Matt Lowry had two singles and a double. T.J. Faircloth and Lucas Ganey had two singles. Phillip Czuprynski singled.

    For the Seahawks, Phillip Gause and Markel Jones singled.

    DODGERS 18, METS 6

    For the Dodgers, Gary Williams was 2-for-4 with a home run in the game June 2. Ra’Shawn Washington was 2-for-3. Greg Burton-White was 2-for-2. Adam Franklin was 4-for-4. Willie McRae was 2-for-3. Jason Stancil was 3-for-5.

  • This year shows encouraging signs for those who fish for flounder

    I was among those complaining that last year was a slow year for flounder. I was not the only one. A lot of people noticed, and some did more than notice. Recreational fishermen, commercial fishermen and others all got together and blamed each other, although everybody was kind enough to pause and blame the state government too. As far as I know, nobody blamed the flounder, since we assumed we had caught them all.

  • Goal of the Jolly Mon King Mackerel tourney is to have fun

    The Jolly Mon King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, organized by the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, attracts many competitors for an obvious reason: First place pays $25,000.

    “Typically, every year, the first-place winner takes home over $25,000,” said Capt. Brant McMullan, the tournament director. “The entry fee is only $215. That is the lowest of any tournament that I know of. So the ratio of risk to reward is very good. The reason that the payout is so good is we have a lot of boats. Last year we had a record number of boats, 360.”

  • Hot weather doesn't cool down Gulf Stream and inshore fishing

    Summer has arrived with a vengeance, and it is hot. I can’t imagine living inland, working outside or, worse, walking around in a suit and tie. The beach is the place to be as the sea breeze keeps the heat tolerable. And even better, get out on the boat and go fishing and you won’t even notice how hot it is. Right now is a great time to go fishing. Nothing much has changed since last week as fisheries continue red hot.

  • Handicap scores allow beginning and experienced golfers to play together

    Lots more folks are beginning to play golf in Brunswick County.

    Kids are learning golf through The First Tee or summer golf camps. Other youngsters come to visit grandma and grandpa (who own a home right on a golf course) and soon, Granny and Poppy have their grandchildren out on the practice tee and on the course.

    In addition to our junior golfers, hundreds of new retirees are moving to our coastal communities. Many of them dreamed of playing the game of golf but never had the time to get involved.

  • Golf action

    CAROLINA SHORES

    Gary Stewart, 72, of Carolina Shores shot his age or better four times during the month of May. He had one round of 72, two of 71 and one of 69. He played all four of those rounds at his home course of Carolina Shores.

    BRUNSWICK LADYBIRDS

    The Brunswick Ladybirds played May 28 at St. James Plantation. These are the results: