Today's News

  • Brierwood MGA plays Ryder Cup

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association played its two-day Ryder Cup Tournament, based on the format of the Ryder Cup. The players were divided into two 12-man teams, the Herons and the Gators. Dan Perry was the Heron captain and Bob Nobes was the Gator captain. The remaining players were randomly drawn by the captains. The first day of play, the first nine holes were four ball (best ball of the twosome); the second nine was alternate shot. The final day was singles matches. At the end of the first day, the Herons led 2.5-2: after the final day single matches, Heron won 8.5-8.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Charlie Shore, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Ed Kinney, 65; Bill Cameron, 66; Jim Ritter, 70.

    Team modified Stableford: Ed Hennessey, Jim Quigley and Shore, 9.5 points. Kinney had the most points, 8. Kinney was golfer of the week.


  • Golf Gab: A cancer survivor’s story

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department stores and fashion boutiques will be selling special pink clothing and jewelry. M&M candies will come in shades of pink and white. NFL players are wearing pink shoes, pink gloves and pink caps. During this time, numerous ladies golf associations in Brunswick County will host a Rally for Cure Golf Tournament. 

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament this weekend

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days. 

  • 34.77-pound mackerel is winning catch in Rumble in the Jungle

    The eight annual Rumble in The Jungle King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, presented by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club, took place Saturday at Harborgate Marina. A total of 102 boats entered the one-day competition, and 61 of those entries weighed in a fish.

  • Redfish, flounder best bets for anglers now

    Fall fishing has finally arrived in Brunswick County, and the lower water temperatures have fish in a feeding frenzy. The best bets so far have been on redfish and flounder, while king and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are roaming with increasing frequency.  spot and still waiting on the big runs.

  • Oyster Festival road race is Saturday

    The 30th annual Oyster Festival Road Race is 8 a.m. Oct. 16 at Ocean Isle Beach. Runners may compete in the 1-mile fun run, the 5K or the 10K. Registration closing date is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14. The fee is $35.

    The course is flat asphalt with some areas of hard sand. The start and finish lines are near the community center. All race participants will be able to use their race number for free entry into the N.C. Oyster Festival that day. The first 400 to register will get a free special edition road race T-shirt. Walkers are welcome. Pets and skates are not allowed. 

  • Bowling scores


    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker-279-248-227-754, Branden Carter-269-225-225-719, Avery Brewer-264-256-711, Jeffrey Evans-259-235-223-717, Jonathan Lowery-258-212-639, Michael Ward-256-227-658, Sam Harris-256-631, Gary Armistead-248-233-652, Len Mishue-246-228-227-701, Chris Arcaro-244-235-637, Jeff Harrelson-238-226-645, Lee Olson-234-214-205-653, Jack Villaca-230-621, George Jacobs-234, Don Ruth-222, Rick LaChance-210, Brian McCall-209, Randy Brown-203, Angeline Johnson-205-567.

  • Club news

    Newcomers to meet Oct. 20

    The next meeting of the Brunswick Newcomers Club (BNC) will be Wednesday, Oct.  20, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

  • Religion briefs

    Friendship plans homecoming

    Friendship Baptist Church, 2546 Ash-Little River Road in Ash, will celebrate homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. Dinner will be served following the service.

    Trinity UMC plans fall festival

    The annual fall festival at Trinity United Methodist Church, on the corner of Nash and Atlantic streets in Southport, will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.