Today's News

  • Confessions of a Golfaholic

    I confess. I’m addicted to golf.   

    I love everything about it: Golfers can play by themselves, in a foursome, or with a hundred other golfers in a charity event. You can keep score or not. You can play at any age; you can play a round of golf with your kids, your husband, your grandmother, a friend or a co-worker. 

  • Spend a lazy day drifting for some flounder

    Temperatures are beginning to edge off ever so slightly, and with the annual appearance of the yellow butterflies, anglers know that fall isn’t far away. Fish are already active so, hopefully, when the first winds of fall hit, we’ll see a feeding frenzy from them.

    One fish anglers target heavily during this transitional time is flounder. That’s because they are active during the day and can be caught in a variety of places a number of different ways.

  • Fins and Skins tournament has big turnout on Aug. 28

    The third annual Fins and Skins tournament took place Aug. 28 at Woodland Valley Country Club. A record number 42 participants competed in the tourney. The weight of each entrant’s fish determined his handicap for the skins game. 

    In the fishing portion, participants caught 42 fish. Robert Fairweather caught the largest, which weighed 5-plus pounds.

    One pound: Randy Carpenter, Hector Contreras, Eric Hines and John Sandman.

  • BCC athletics department blood drive exceeds expectations

    The Brunswick Community College department of athletics sponsored the American Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 26 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “BCC athletics has several goals this year, and one is to increase community support in Brunswick County,” said Ashlyn Burke, the assistant athletics director and head women’s basketball coach.

    As athletes arrived on campus the first week of school, their first project was to sponsor the American Red Cross Blood Drive on their home court, Burke said.

  • McCumbee eighth at ARCA dirt-track race

    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100 in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.

    There were 11 cautions for 42 laps, and the average race speed was 72.735 mph.

  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock title



    Myrtle Beach Speedway crowned champions and ended its 2010 points season with exciting racing from all divisions Saturday.

    The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series was the main featured event of the night with two 35-lap races. Jeremy McDowell won the pole, clocking in at 21.182 seconds, which is about 91 mph. McDowell shared the front row with Justin Milliken. 

  • Cougars beat Topsail, improve to 3-0

    TOPSAILThe South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • College football roundup

    West Brunswick graduate Graham Purvis averaged 50.4 yards a punt in Gardner-Webb’s 28-14 victory over Brevard in Boiling Springs. The redshirt junior punted five times, and the longest punt covered 55 yards. Two of his punts landed inside the 20.

  • CIS awards local students scholarships

    Each year, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the county’s three high schools, as well as the Brunswick County Academy and Early College High School.

    The number of scholarships awarded depends upon donations received at the Benefit Gala for Children where naming rights are auctioned off as part of the live auction. Donors are given the opportunity to present the scholarships to the recipients at the awards day ceremonies at each school.

  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary celebrates 25th anniversary

    This year, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner/dance at the post on Aug. 14. Chartered on Aug. 4, 1985, the auxiliary started with 45 charter members and now has a membership of 166, with 52 of them life members.

    The auxiliary has had steady growth since 1985 and members have loyally contributed their time, talents and heart to provide assistance to the veterans and their families and to aid active duty troops and their families.