Today's News

  • Calabash VFW dart league results

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 14. First: Shirley Kelleher, Brenda Williams and Tom Kelleher. Second: Darleen Riley, Richie Thomas and Joan Elmire. Third: Joe Lenz, Dennis O’Brien and Andy Kocsis. 

    On Dec. 21, Barbara Ketcham, Joe Pinkowski and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Barbara Clark, Craig Sweetman and Joe Lenz. Third: Winnie Kosmel, Ken Anderson, and Richie Thomas.

  • Patience is key to catching redfish in winter

    Cold weather dominates the fishing report but it doesn’t stop the catches.

    Anglers are still taking redfish in the backwater shallow creeks and that action has not slowed down. I have heard just a few reports of scattered trout running the tides near the bridges (and those were undersized), so I can’t say the trout bite is on…but the redfish are really making up for it.

  • Sports briefs

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team is offering two youth basketball clinics in January at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. 

    BCC coach Ashlyn Burke and her team will conduct the clinics. The first clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15. BCC plays Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m. that day. The second clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 29. BCC plays Louisburg College at 1 p.m. that day.

  • Lockwood Folly hires Ruth as new pro

    Lockwood Folly Country Club at Holden Beach has hired a new head golf professional, Jeff Ruth, who begins his job in January. 

    Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and brings to Lockwood a wealth of experience and excellence in the golf industry, including Titleist Performance Fitness Instructor and Ping’s South Carolina Regional Clubfitter of the year.

  • Highlights and scores from area golf leagues


    On Wednesday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was first at +6. Joe Meo was second at +3. Steve Maiorca was third at +2. Jen Dearborn was fourth at +1.

    On Friday in a C.O.D. event at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was +3, with two skins. Ron Doeblin was -1 and had six skins. Sid Pennington was -1 with two skins. Steve Maiorca was -1 with one skin.


  • The First Tee hosts Christmas parties

    Recently, The First Tee of Brunswick County hosted a volunteer appreciation holiday party at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Annually, the local chapter hosts two such events for its volunteers; one in the beginning of the summer, the other around the holiday season. Both events help conclude the spring and fall sessions respectively.

  • BCC Early Childhood program receives donation for equipment

    The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at Brunswick Community College (BCC) was the recipient of a donation by Molly Dupre, in honor of her parents, the Hatfields. 

    The donation, given through the BCC Foundation, was designated for the purchase of outdoor equipment for the infant/toddler playground at the center. 

    Dupre, a former educator, addressed a group at the Dec. 10 dedication ceremony.

  • CIS needs volunteers

    Since August, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) volunteers have logged more than 4,000 hours of one-on-one time with more than 1,000 students through the Adopt A School and Volunteer Program. 

    CIS works with Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources directly to students.

  • Students make honor rolls, earn awards at VWES

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has released its honor rolls and awards for the first nine-weeks grading period.

    First grade

    Ms. Yantachka’s class

    Principal’s award: Kassie Callaghan, Mason DiBenedetto.

    Citizenship award: Juan Carlos Sanchez-Luna, Bailey Moore.

    Terrific Kids award: Adrian Faircloth, Meredith Manley.

    B.U.G.: Aidan Bailey, Zack Klamerus.

    Mrs. Vereen’s class

    Principal’s award: Amiracle Davis, Kellen Wise.

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel jubilee set for Jan. 14

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will host a free Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. Come out and enjoy some gospel music from near and far. Refreshments will be served following the singing. For directions call 754-4018.

    Trinity sets 

    Jan. 2 services