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Today's News

  • To beat the heat, try making a cantaloupe or watermelon smoothie

    With summer almost over but the heat wave continuing in full force, a great way to beat the heat is by serving some thick, cold and creamy smoothies to your guests or for your own summer enjoyment. Making smoothies is a fairly simple process…all you need is a blender.

  • Lesser known stars with big discoveries

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Cultures long ago that mapped out the sky with constellations did not include all the stars. 

    The dimmer stars simply did not have any value. The gods saw them as unimportant so then the earliest sky watchers deemed those dim stars the same—unimportant. If the stars were unimportant then there was no need to include them in a figure of bright stars honoring a deity. 

  • Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tourney a big hit with youth, adults

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    The inaugural Jim Roach Memorial Golf Tournament was played Saturday at Brierwood Golf Club. This was the first time in recent memory Brunswick County had a large field of local youth and adults competing in a stroke play tournament.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    Results of the Modified event Friday at Brierwood. In first with 13 points were Paul Michal, Ed Kinney, Fred Ortiz and Gary Gutheil. In second with 9.5 points were Jim Beairsto, Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne. Best over their points were Kinney (7) and Cameron (6.5). Gross: Gary Gutheil, 86; Stu Cleveland, 87. Net: Ed Kinney, 66; Bill Cameron, 69. Ed Kinney was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • CGRA and Hall of Fame inductions

    I serve on the board of directors of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. 

    That sounds like a huge honor (it is!) and the CGRA sounds like an august body of learned writers who regularly pontificate on the world of golf in the Carolinas. 

    Actually, these are regular folks who love and write about golf. 

  • Close can be good, too close is bad when it comes to fishing

    Did you see all the yellow butterflies out this weekend? This is the first sign fall is coming. And although the daytime temperatures didn’t feel completely fall, the morning air and sky did remind me of great days ahead. 

    However, the water temperatures are still hot, and it will take quite a few cold fronts to get the water back into the 70s, which in turn will spark all the fisheries to become much more active. 

  • Bay Creek Classic fishing tourney Sept. 11

    If you are looking for a tournament to fish and a great cause to back, look no further than the Sept. 11 Bay Creek Classic flounder tourney, a one-day event that benefits an amazing local resident and fisherman with an incredible story.

    Brandon Matthews is a Southport sportsman who was working on his deer stand in 2006 and fell 30 feet from a magnolia tree, an accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Brandon faced a tremendous and painful ordeal rehabbing at the hospital, and over time he regained the movement in his arms but no use of his hands or legs.

  • Early accident ends McCumbee’s ARCA race

    An accident a few laps after the green flag waved ended Chad McCumbee’s race Friday in the ARCA Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

    McCumbee started seventh out of 39 drivers. It was his best start of the season. He was credited with six laps and a 33rd-place finish.

    The accident occurred when Casey Roderick, who started third, hit the wall. This caused a chain reaction that led to Mikey Kile turning into McCumbee. McCumbee suffered heavy front-end damage and was forced to retire.

  • Adam Fulford wins for sixth time this season

    After taking a weekend off, drivers at Myrtle Beach Speedway were back and ready for racing Saturday.

  • Defense leads Cougars to victory over Ashley

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars proved the rout last week over Midway was not a fluke.

    The defense manhandled the Ashley Eagles as the Cougars won 26-14 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game before a partisan crowd at the Brunswick campus. 

    The offense almost gave the game away early, as the running backs had trouble holding onto the football. The Cougars fumbled five times, allowing the Eagles to score from close in.