Today's News

  • The First Tee

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    In the 2009-2010 school year, The First Tee of Brunswick County initiated a character education program with the Brunswick County Schools. The School Day Program was a pilot program that included the fourth-graders of six elementary schools “local” to the home facility of the organization located in Shallotte. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Oak Island. The winners with 22.5 points were Reggie Auten, Randy Cogdill, Charlie Shore and Dennis Keane. In second were Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Ed Kinney with 8 points. Low gross for the day were Jim Beairsto, 85; Dennis Keane, 87; Charlie Shore, 88; and Randy Cogdill, 89. Low net score honors went to Jim Beairsto, 63, and Dennis Keane, 64. Most over their points were Dennis Keane, +11.5, and Reggie Auten, +8.5. Dennis Keane was voted golfer of the week.


  • Practice makes perfect for Brunswick golfers

    The long hot summer is drawing to a close and it’s time to work on your game.

    I don’t care whether you play the piano or bowl. I don’t care whether you paint portraits or play tennis, practice will help. 

    With practice, your fingers will move with confidence over the keyboard; your brush strokes will coax out that hint of a smile you are trying to capture on the face of a child. Practice in bowling will bring more strikes your way; in tennis, you will score more aces. 

  • Warm water slows fishing progress

    Beach water temperatures are still higher than 80 degrees and that is not a sign of fall fishing. Although the air temperatures at night have been falling into the 60s, the days are still warm and the water temperatures are staying the same. Typically this time of year, we have seen a few more cold fronts and some cooler nights that drop water temperatures into the 70s. Until that time, fishing will continue on its late summer pattern, which hasn’t been too impressive.

  • Fishing season can turn from good to great

    Anglers are awaiting the arrival of true fall fishing, but in the meantime the action has been pretty solid. Already a lot of bait is in the water and the gamefish are on the move. The fishing season could turn from good to great any day now.

    The big inshore fishing action right now is on the redfish, which are making a showing in different sizes just about everywhere. There are big red drum out at the jetties, slot-size and bigger redfish in the surf off the piers, and puppy drum and rat reds running the tide inshore.

  • Wilmington runners win BFA race

    Heather Magill, of Wilmington, won the annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation 5-Miler Sept. 11. Magill, 29, finished in 30 minutes, 42 seconds.

    Adam Rose, 32, of Wilmington, was the top male finisher and was second overall at 31:41. Gage Hicks, 20, of Little River, S.C., was third in 32:13. Sean Tracy, of Sneads Ferry, was fourth at 33:56.

    Andrea Rose, 31, of Wilmington, was the second-fastest female runner, finishing ninth overall in 36:03.

    Donna Dejong was the third-fastest female runner, finishing 11th overall in 41:03.

  • Chad McCumbee finishes eighth in ARCA race

    For the third straight ARCA race, Chad McCumbee finished eighth.

    McCumbee finished eighth Saturday in the Kentuckians Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway in Indiana. McCumbee started sixth out of 30 drivers. He completed 199 of the 200 laps.

    For the season, McCumbee has five top-10 finishes in 15 starts.

  • Church briefs

    Church sponsors faith, music cruise

    Faith Building Missions is sponsoring a faith and music cruise for June 20-24, 2011.

    Enjoy a four-day excursion on a Royal Caribbean luxury liner to Nassau, Bahamas. Relax and enjoy a great time of bonding and encouragement joining other Christians in hearing speakers and worship bands.

  • To practice religion is to engage with inconvenient truth

    In 2006, a documentary film, “Inconvenient Truth,” was presented at the Sundance Film Festival. To date, its message about global warming and the effects of climate change is both upsetting and challenging. It continues to be alternately accepted and denied as inconvenient truth. 

  • Holleman-Rogerson wedding

    April Dawn Holleman of Kure Beach and Adam Wesley Rogerson of Supply were married Sept. 18 at sunrise on Wrightsville Beach.

    The Rev. Tracy Pryor officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Holleman Jr. of Leland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rogerson of Roanoke Rapids.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Misty Nichols of Kernersville, the bride’s cousin, served as matron of honor. 

    Billy Rogerson, the groom’s father, served as best man.