Today's News

  • Man makes pitch for ditch in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—John Tutchton brought pictures of an overgrown ditch to a recent town meeting, pictures nobody clamored to see.

    The Village at Calabash resident asked who is responsible for cleaning the tree- and brush-choked gully that extends from the neighborhood’s entrance to the boundaries of the former Calabash Golf Links course.

    Town commissioner Tom Puls responded the community’s POA owns the ditch.

    “The town does not,” he said.

  • Ports Authority puts NCIT project on hold

    The N.C. State Ports Authority released a statement Wednesday saying the proposed N.C. International Terminal project for the Southport area has been placed "on hold."

    "The NC State Ports Authority has heard and respects the concerns voiced by local communities and our elected officials and is placing the proposed NC International Terminal (NCIT) project on hold," the statement from communications director Shannon Moody states.

  • Sea Trail LGA has Rally for the Cure tourney

     On July 14, 104 golfers played in Sea Trail LGA’s 14th annual Rally for the Cure Tournament, which raised $8,233 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Surrounding the 18th green of the Maples Course were 198 flags, placed in memory of friends and family affected by cancer.

  • Ocean Ridge has member-guest tournament

     The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played a member-guest tourney July 12 at Lion’s Paw. The theme was Mon-Tee Carlo Madness. The tournament consisted of 46 two- women teams playing a best-ball low gross, low net format. The tournament director was Patsy Mays. 

    Low gross winners were Ocean Ridge member Shelly Haskins and guest Susie Hurley at 74. Runner-up was Lorraine Crosby and her guest Joan Sheldon at 77. 

    Low-net winners were Betty Coffini and guest Mary Ard (56), finishing one stroke ahead of Peggy Jones and Beverly Mastrovich.

  • 11 of 19 Brunswick County schools make AYP

    BOLIVIA— Eleven of the 19 Brunswick County Schools—57.9 percent—made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played at the Meadowlands. Low nets: Fred Ortiz , 67; Dennis Davidson, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Stu Cleveland, Bill Cameron, Ortiz and a draw were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Fred Ortiz.


  • Athletics director says BCC will soon have men’s and women’s golf teams

     The buzz was out. Brunswick Community College would soon have men’s and women’s golf teams. 

    St. James Plantation had agreed to be the home course. Anthony Pagliari, the head PGA golf professional at the Member’s Club, would be the lead coach. Al Arrigoni, the executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County and PGA pro, would be the assistant coach. 

    I was thrilled and delighted when I heard the news. A National Junior College Athletic Association golf team in Brunswick County. Imagine that.

  • A fish to target in summer is sheepshead

     Brunswick County inshore anglers are in the stranglehold of a familiar summer pattern right now: early morning bites, nothing happening during the hot days and powerful thunderstorms roaming at night. I wouldn’t say fishing is bad, but not much is happening while the sun is high in the sky.

  • Summer trade winds make tough offshore fishing conditions

     Mother Nature is balancing the weather equation once again. We had several incredible weeks of weather in mid-June and now we are paying for it in mid-July. 

    As is typical for the summer, a high-pressure ridge has set up to our west, known as a Bermuda high. This high-pressure system brings us a southerly flow, which drives up the heat and humidity and brings the southwest trade winds. These winds are what bother us fishermen the most, as the more the wind, the bigger the seas. 

  • Dub Fulford wins at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    After taking a couple weeks off, the drivers of Myrtle Beach Speedway delivered a thrilling night of racing Saturday.

    The eager participants of the bike race took the track before the pre-race ceremony. Adam Fulford Jr. won his fourth Young Gun bike race of the year. Along with Fulford in the Young Guns Series were Easton Swain, Glenn Evans and Joshua Carlyle. The Hot Rod series was won by first-timer Jamie Lynchfield. Jeffry Carlyle, Christopher Chestnut, and Hudson Hale also competed.