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Today's News

  • Corbin Shell has top-10 finish in grueling bicycle ride

    The last 2.5 miles—containing “the wall”—was the most difficult.

    But that is the challenge Corbin Shell enjoys.

    So after having ridden 97.5 miles of the 100-mile Brasstown Bald Buster Century bike ride, Shell prepared for the final steep stretch, a stretch containing a climbing grade of 24-26 percent—“the wall”— to the top of Georgia’s highest mountain.

  • The question: To fish or not to fish?

    An old fishing friend pulled up to the docks of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center the other day and we began rehashing old fish stories. We went through a laundry list of tall tales, and it became apparent we just aren’t fishing as much as we used to. This conversation was taking place as he fueled his boat, and one glance at the dollars-to-gallons ratio made it quite evident as to why we aren’t fishing as much.

    It is darn expensive.

  • Speckled trout making a run along Brunswick County coast

    Some local anglers have had tight lines and full bellies lately, as speckled trout have staged a nice run that will probably provide the best action until fall hits. Specks are being caught right now both from our ocean piers and around their usual inshore haunts. If you like to catch trout, this is the time to go after them, before warmer weather starts to curb their enthusiasm a bit.

  • Amateur Tour comes to Crow Creek Golf Course in Brunswick County

    Last Saturday, Crow Creek was busy with serious-looking men of various ages heading for the practice tee and the putting green, clubs in hand. Greetings were called out, handshakes were given, but everyone had his game face on.

    The Amateur Tour had come to Brunswick County.

    I roamed around and chatted with the guys while I was waiting to speak with John Livoti, the tour director.

  • Brunswick County Literacy Council sets 18th annual golf tournament at Carolina National

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is preparing for its 18th annual golf tournament on June 21. The tournament again will be at the Carolina National Golf Club, at Winding River in Bolivia.

    The tournament is the council’s most successful fundraising event. Last year, the council aided GED students through Generation NEXT. It also began Make Mine a Diploma, which is a dropout prevention program in partnership with Brunswick County schools and BCLC Baby Steps. BCLC gave 2,708 hours of volunteer service to 1,450 residents.

  • Golf action

    OCEAN RIDGE COUPLES

    Ocean Ridge Couples played a two-best-nets match (one from the men and one from the ladies) on May 25 on Panther’s Run.

    The winning team was Bob and Grace Bradicich and Walter and Carole Milnichuk (blind draw) at -23.

    In second were Walter and Carole Milnichuk and Tom and Marie Best at -18 (match of cards). In third were Frank and Dusty Burianek and Don and Peggy Rowland at -18. In fourth were George James and Ann Turner and Lynn and Bev Furman at -16 (match of cards). In fifth were Bob and Jane Kirkpatrick and Howard and Ruth Ray at -16.

  • Special banquet celebrates softball season

    Dining on steak and shrimp at home plate, the West Brunswick High School softball team celebrated its 19-victory season May 29, a season coach Joe Noble said was special because of team unity. He gave them plaques with the inscription: Thanks for the teamwork, spirit and unity.

    “This was by far the best team the we’ve had as far as unity and playing together and playing as one,” he said.

  • Southwest Trojans boast winning record

    The Southwest Trojans baseball team improved to 6-1 after beating Socastee 24-13 and 5-3 in a doubleheader Saturday.

    In the first game against Socastee, the Trojans led 12-0 entering the bottom of the third before Socastee rallied to tie the score 12-12. But the Trojans outscored Socastee 12-1 in the next two innings to win the game.

    Here are summaries of the Trojans’ other games last week.

    SOUTHWEST 5

    WILMINGTON 3

  • Post 68 wins three games

    The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion baseball team won three games last week and improved to 4-0.

    On Friday, Post 68 beat Wallace 14-4.

    Josh Powell was 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs. Pat Kamfolt was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Elliot Swain, Wally Kamfolt and Ryan Morgan were 1-for-3. Forrest Stead was 1-for-2. Mikhail Wheeler was 1-for-4.

    Ethan Cox was the winning pitcher. He pitched four innings and gave up two runs, one earned. He gave up five hits and four walks. He struck out seven.

    Post 68 swept Whiteville 8-5 and 6-5 on Saturday.

  • Clear, Sergent WBHS Athletes of Year

    Jordan Clear and Josh Sergent are the West Brunswick High School athletes of the year.

    Marcia Heady, the WBHS athletic director, presented the Female Athlete of the Year plaque to Clear and the Male Athlete of the Year plaque to Sergent during the Senior Awards Program May 28 at the school.

    In volleyball last season, Clear was honorable mention on the Mideastern All-Conference volleyball team. She was voted the Trojans’ best defensive player. She led the volleyball team in aces (43) digs (276). She made the all-county volleyball team.