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Today's News

  • Healing and curing take time, energy and a great deal of courage

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column that focused on the difference between healing and curing. Hubby Dear gave his approval and stated readers would surely be affected positively.
    While I believe the column offered an accurate assessment, it is also likely I was whistling in my personal darkness so I would not be afraid.
    I did not want to be drawn into the fearful bleakness that might bring pain in its wake. I did not want to be dragged into the catacombs of medicine where call bells are pushed, promises are made and waiting for results is inevitable.

  • Honoring the best of the best of college sports coaches

    Inspired by “the seeds of patriotism,” Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Kay Yow each coached USA basketball teams to the gold medal in the Olympics.
    That means their teams beat the best teams in the world. Sherlock Holmes would therefore deduce at that time, they were the best coaches in the world.
    But the trio was honored June 29 not for how much they won but for how they won. They each ran successful collegiate programs for 30-some years with high player graduation rates and without a shred of scandal.

  • Inside the ropes at the U.S. Open

    Most of us watched the fabulous 2011 U.S. Open on our couches with our eyes glued to the television.
    Three of our local people were right there in the middle of it: Ed and Suzanne Gurski of Shallotte and Mike Gildea of Ocean Ridge Plantation. All three were marshals at the Congressional Country Club two weeks ago.   

  • Modern Turf donates grass for First Tee greens

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBLIC RELATION TFTBC
    Last Wednesday, the new nine-hole golf course at Cinghiale Creek took another step toward completion. The greens were sprigged by donated grass from Hank Kerfoot through his company, Modern Turf, based in Camden, S.C.

  • King mackerel bite strong

    The king mackerel bite went off this past week, starting on Thursday. It is absolutely crazy how the fishing can be so subpar and then all of a sudden they bite as if they hadn’t eaten in months. In fact, maybe that is what is happening. We have had a lot of strong southwest winds over the past few weeks, and as such the ocean has been rough. In addition, for whatever reason, I have noticed the kings do not like to bite in these conditions.

  • Black drum can salvage a fishing trip

    Summertime fishing is still good, especially in the early morning hours and after sunset. Anglers are catching flounder, pompano, speckled trout, bluefish and black drum.
    Black drum are a chunky, unappreciated species that can save a fishing trip. They are found most often around structures such as bridges, docks, jetties and piers. They rarely venture over sandy stretches of beaches and inlets, and because the overwhelming majority of their diet is made up of shellfish, they congregate around barnacle-encrusted pilings and over oyster beds.

  • Carolina National Golf Club crowns its golf champions

    The 2011 Carolina National Golf Club championship was completed June 25. In the three-day competition, the women played on Thursday and Saturday and the men played on Friday and Saturday. All three golf courses were used.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two lowest nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of -28 were Bob Smith, Dennis Davidson, Larry Cecil and Bob Byrne. In second at -26 were Tom Culverwell, Bill Cameron and Gary Gutheil. Lowest gross: Gary Gutheil 75, Larry Cecil 86, Paul Michal and Bob Smith 87, Bob Byrne 88. Lowest nets: Larry Cecil and Gary Gutheil 59, Bill Cameron and Bob Smith 65, Bob Byrne 68. Gary Gutheil was voted golfer of the week.
    BRIERWOOD WGA

  • Commissioners approve road projects funding wish list

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Tuesday approved a wish list of sorts for funding transportation projects throughout the county.

    Asked to prioritize road projects for funding to submit to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, commissioners selected five road-improvement projects they’d like to see funded.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On June 27, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit investigated alleged drug activity in the Shell Point area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said vice narcotics agents searched a home at 1315 Elmers Drive SW in Shallotte, where they seized more than 2 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, plastic bags, marijuana smoking devices and a .40-caliber handgun.