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Today's News

  • Winter is coming—time to tune up your game in the off months

    Last week I wrote about Barry Walters, the head PGA golf professional at The Founders Club at St. James. Barry is a teacher, an accountant, a merchandiser, an Internet whiz kid, an arbitrator, a rules expert and a psychologist.

  • Golf action

    The Piperettes played their annual championship tournament Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The low-gross champion was Judy Nicoletti, who shot her best-ever score, 67, and set a course record for women on the Bay to Sand Course. Her total score for the two days was 147.

    The low-net champion was Patty Lawton, who had a 2-day net total of 144.

    The flight winners with net scores were the following: Marci Berry, net 153. Sharon Pies, net 148. Michaela Richardson, net 146. Candy Jones, net 149.

  • McCumbee races twice at Martinsville

    Chad McCumbee drove twice in NASCAR races over the weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, but his highest finish was 24th.

    In the Sprint Cup Series Tums Quikpak 500 on Sunday, McCumbee started 41st in the Marathon American Sprint Motor Oil Dodge and finished 25th. He won $83,958.

    “We really went through everything today,” McCumbee said. “We were tight in the middle and I had decent drive most of the race. I think that we had a little bit of a rear-brake issue.

  • Supports McIntyre

    To the editor:

    I am a transplant here from Robeson County. Fortunately, I not only know Mike McIntyre for his outstanding job in Congress, I also know him personally along with his family and the integrity and honesty instilled in him as a child and a young man growing up.

    I know how he was raised in church and the values and morals he stands for today. You can’t bring up a conversation on politics without people commenting on the great job he has done for his district.

  • Students encourage community to vote

    LELAND—Even though they may not be of legal voting age, fourth- and fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School are encouraging others to vote in the upcoming November General Election.

    Fifth-grade teacher Jan Boone attended a workshop where an idea to spread a message to the community was discussed. The paper bag project used brown paper bags from a local grocery store, which students decorated with their intended message.

    Boone had the idea to bring the paper bag project to Brunswick County, encouraging the community to vote in November’s election.

  • Driver-Wemyss

    Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach have announced the forthcoming marriage of their son, James Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach, to Crystal Driver of Supply, the daughter of Tom and Shirley Driver of Supply. An April 2009 wedding is planned at Orton Plantation.

  • Mercer-Rynearson

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Melissa Ann Mercer of Clayton, formerly of Supply, to Adam Thomas Rynearson of Clayton. The bride-elect is the daughter of Wesley and Vickie Mercer of Shallotte and the granddaughter of the late Delcie Graley and Bob Graley, Janice Pridgen of Whiteville and John Mercer of Wilmington. She is a 2004 graduate of West Brunswick High School. The prospective groom is the son of Bob and Gina Fry of Raleigh and Roger Rynearson of Iowa and the grandson of Erica Worley and the late Dale Worley. A Nov.

  • Reynolds birth

    Brian and Lauren Reynolds of Ash are the parents of a son, Dylan Heath Reynolds, born at 12:37 p.m. Oct. 3 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured  21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Michael and Elise Pierce of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Dewayne and Regina Reynolds of Lake Waccamaw.

    Great-grandparents are Brady and Jackie Little of Ash, Charles and Helda Reynolds of Lake Waccamaw, Edward and Sarah Pierce of Tennessee and Aline Pierce of Florida.

  • BCC sets continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 8

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Hugh Preston Absher, improper equipment, costs.

    Marvin Antunez, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $150 and costs; exceeding safe speed, fail to wear seat belt/driver, both voluntarily dismissed.