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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 23
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    March 29: Experience a Day of Golf at Bald Head Island, $85. Price includes ferry transportation, cart fee, greens fee, boxed lunch. Register by March 1. Call (910) 253-2670.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Stableford tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf League played its annual four-man team Stableford Tournament Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 on Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw.
    The scoring was based on -1 point for a net double bogey or higher, 0 points for a net bogey, 1 point for a net par, 3 points for net birdie, 5 points for a net eagle and 8 points for a net double eagle.
    On the first day, the leaders with 110 points were the team of Ed McCloskey, Vince Barbera, Roger Buck and Clyde Crowl, followed by the team of Bob Larkin,
    Guy Giancarlo, Paul

  • Golf Ball is Feb. 25

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC director
    The First Tee of Brunswick County’s second annual The Golf Ball is quickly approaching. Have you purchased your tickets?
    This event will be Feb. 25 at 101 Stone Chimney, Supply, and promises to be an evening filled with food, fellowship and dancing to Fat Jack Band.
    Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, wine/liquor basket raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $75 per person.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation.
    The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Farmstead. Gross: Matt Beairsto 73, Reese Evans 80, Jim Beairsto 86, Jim Ritter 88. Net: Matt and Jim Beairsto 63, Ritter 65, Bill Cameron 67 and Bob Brownley 69. Team (one net on par 5s, two nets on par 4s and three on par 3s): Matt Beairsto, Evans, Ritter and Jim Beairsto, 25-under par. Golfer of the week is Matt Beairsto.

  • Black History Month and me

    I grew up on a farm in rural Maryland and went to segregated schools. I never once spoke to a person of color until I went to college at Syracuse University.
    There were a few black people in North East, Md. I knew they were there, but we never talked with them, hardly noticed them. All the black kids were bused to a school near Elkton.

  • Fishing finally slows—but not for long

    This has been such an unusually mild winter that right now, when I am usually writing a column telling you not to despair because spring will soon be here, I am instead writing to inform you that winter seems to finally have slowed down the inshore bite.
    I guess I can do both, since the water is now cold enough that the fishing has indeed slowed, but it isn’t that long a wait until spring. Strange but true.

  • New high school football rules begin next year

    High school football players must sit out one play next year if their helmet comes off while the ball is live.
    In cases where the helmet comes completely off without it being directly attributable to a foul by the opponent, the player will have to leave the game for at least one down.
    This addition to Rule 3-5-10 was one of eight rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee at its January meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

  • Sports briefs

    Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League
    On Feb. 7, Darleen Riley, Jay Valkenburg and Hugo Kosmel placed first at the weekly Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League match. Second: Pat Perryman, Tom McCormack and Tom Townsend. Third: Pinky Hindman, Jim Day and Darren Marnell. On Feb. 14, John Hinkman and Darren Marnell finished first. Second: Pat Perryman and Mike Walton. Third: Darleen Riley and Joe Lenz.