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Today's News

  • The First Tee: Mr. (Coach) Joe Stanley

    BY LANDON PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Coach Joe Stanley is a man who has taught me many things about both life and basketball.  I first met Coach Joe in 2009 at a board meeting of The First Tee, when my brother Holden and I spoke.  Coach Joe would become my travel AAU basketball coach in 2010.  I was in for much character improvement, both on and off the court. Coach Joe taught his team respect for others as well as for our surroundings. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    CFAG

    On Jan. 12 at Meadowlands, in a C.O.D. event, Pete Scott, John Ducey and Joe Gallo tied at +1. Scott and Gallo each had three skins. Steve Maiorca had one skin.

    On Friday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Ron Doeblin was first at +3, John Ducey second +2, Karl Pettersen third at +1 on a match of cards and Joe Gallo fourth. Ducey had two skins. Doeblin and Pettersen had one skin each. 

    CALABASH ELKS

  • New pro, new directions at Lockwood Folly

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending a reception at the Lockwood Folly clubhouse for its new pro, Jeff Ruth. The crowd was noisy, enthusiastic and totally enchanted with its new head professional.  

    Lockwood Folly Country Club is the only member-owned course in Brunswick County.  In 1996, the developers of Lockwood Folly (Channelside Corp.) approached the members to see whether they wanted to purchase the course. Most of the lots had been sold and before they opened it up to outsiders, perhaps the members wanted to get together and buy it.  

  • Planet Fun hosts bowling tourney

    Twenty-four bowlers from two states competed in Planet Fun’s first scratch sweeper. The champion was Ken Shealy, finishing with a 223.6 average. 

    The runner-up was Richard Chmura with a 216 average.

    Jason Fitzgerald was third, with a 220 average. Chris Arcaro was fourth with a 212.1 average and Tony Todd was fifth with a 207.2 average. Ken Shealy also won the top qualifier bonus by leading the 10 games of qualifying with a 2,236 score (223.6 average). 

  • Calabash VFW dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 28. First: Andy Kocsis and Craig Sweetman. Second: Jay Valkenberg and Winnie Kosmel. Third: Pat Perryman and Ken Anderson. 

    On Jan. 4, Ken Anderson, Andy Kocsis and Pat Perryman were first. Second: Winnie Kosmel, Tom McCormack and Mike Walton. Third: Rosie Thomas, Larry Clark and Lee Harrison.

  • Education briefs

    Parenting classes to begin

    Communities in Schools (CIS) Incredible Years parenting classes are scheduled to start Jan. 31 at Saint Philip’s Church in Southport.

    Targeted for parents with children ages 5-12 years old, the program is free of charge and includes dinner. Participants will discuss topics such as praise and limit setting and learn when to ignore misbehavior. Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.

  • Local student pursues love of acting

    As a junior, West Brunswick High School senior Jon Hill of Shallotte, discovered his talent for portraying various characters. 

    Since this discovery, his interest in school has peaked along with his self-esteem and desire to achieve. Since fall of 2009, he has displayed his acting skills in several school plays and took part in a promotion for a national corporation.

  • Save Our Community has Emancipation Day event

    The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 19th annual Emancipation Day program at Friendship Baptist Church on Jan. 1.

    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Pamela Ferguson of St. James AMEZ read the Scripture from Exodus 3:7-12. Norman Jones of New Hope Baptist prayed and Kyerra Kinsey of Friendship Baptist gave the welcome.

  • Religion briefs

    Church to have fellowship dinner

    Harvest Outreach Assembly of God, 3000-4 George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes, will host a fellowship dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the church.

    Come join in for good food and fellowship. All are welcome...bring a friend.

    Grace Missionary sets services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 340 Mulberry St. in Shallotte, has Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.

  • ‘The Gates of Hell: Rodin’s Passion in Stone’ is a real eye-opener

    Arline Boucher Tehan has aptly titled her book, “The Gates of Hell: Rodin’s Passion in Stone.” It is a detailed description of the life of an artist whose passion both emerged from and led to an anguish that was both hellish and heavenly. 

    His work may have been cast in stone, but its effect on him and the world was, and is, both alive and lively.