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Today's News

  • Willetts-Reddick

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kelly Marie Willetts of Greenville and Stephen Lee Reddick of Stantonsburg. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry D. Willetts and Julie B. Owens of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Elaine Reddick of Stantonsburg. A March 3 wedding is planned in Boone. A reception will take place for friends and family on March 10 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 16
    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.

  • Sports calendar

    North baseball fish fry Feb. 18
    The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Feb. 21: Cape Fear National Golf, $45. 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendants tip is not included in price.
    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.

  • 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.

  • Brick Landing plays Valentine’s tourney

    On Friday, Brick Landing residents played a Valentine’s tourney, their first twilight golf event in more than two years. Unfortunately, the rains swept in late Friday afternoon, so the nine-hole tournament was canceled after seven holes. But the 38 participants gathered in the newly renovated clubhouse and had a fine time anyway.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Crown Park. Low gross: Reese Evans, 79; Bob Byrne and Jim Ritter, 87. Low nets: Ritter, 66; Byrne, 68; Dan O’Connell, 69.Team: Two low nets per hole: Byrne, Ritter, Tom Culverwell and Evans at 25-under par. Golfer of the week is Jim Ritter.
     

  • Olympic golf—After a hiatus of 112 years, it’s about time

    In 2016, golf will become an Olympic sport once more after a hiatus of 112 years. The last time golf was included in the Summer Olympics was in 1904 and the only competing teams were from the United States and Canada. It was men only that year and the event featured individual and team play.
    Golf was an Olympic sport only once before 1904, when teams from France, Great Britain, Greece and the United States competed in the 1900 games. There were 10 women and 12 men in Olympic golf in the inaugural event. No wonder it died as an international sport.

  • Wildlife Commission sets hunter education skill tournament for March 10

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set the schedule for the 2012 Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournaments, marking the 34th year for the popular statewide shooting sports events.
    The commission will conduct nine district-level competitions in March, with hundreds of middle school and high school students taking part.
    On March 10, the competition will be at New Hanover County Law Enforcement Officers Association Range in Castle Hayne, New Hanover County.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Irene Dowdy

    Irene Dowdy creates posters and other graphics for The First Tee of Brunswick County. She is always willing to help, even on short notice. Her latest effort, a poster for the October 27 Champions Challenge, has been distributed to all 10 elementary schools in Brunswick County and to the Administrative Offices in Bolivia.
    She recently created a photo montage of kids for the 2011 Future Generations Tournament, which will take place on June 2.