Today's News

  • Republican seeks to unseat longtime incumbent Hill in House District 20 race

    Republican Tristan Patterson is seeking to unseat longtime Democratic incumbent Dewey Hill in the N.C. House District 20 race.

    District 20 is composed of Columbus County and a portion of Brunswick County.

    Patterson claimed his opponent didn’t attend Monday night’s candidates’ forum at Brunswick Community College as “strictly a political move.”

    Hill, however, said he had to attend a previously scheduled speaking engagement at the same time as Monday night’s forum.

  • Sports briefs

    Sloup wins non-league match

    In a three-team nonconference golf match among the South Brunswick, Ashley and Hoggard high schools Oct. 7 at the St. James Plantation Founder Club, South’s Ashley Sloup was the winner, shooting a 49.

    The golfers played the back nine, a par-36 of 2,600 yards.

    South’s Stefanie Zapf shot a 51 and Madison Brendle and Abby Kjome 53s in leading the Cougars to the team victory over Ashley, 153-179. Molly Gore shot a 55.

  • Golf tournament briefs


    The Play for Pink Golf Tournament at Magnolia Greens will be Oct 19. The fee per golfer for is $85, which also includes dinner. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start for the flighted scramble is noon. The rain date is Oct. 20. 

  • A grand wedding, a sad goodbye



    On Oct. 2, Kaitlyn Johnston married Chris Jarman, in a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington. Parents and grandparents were decked in their finest; the bridal party looked like something right out of Bride Magazine.

    The board of directors of The First Tee of Brunswick County was there, with spouses in tow.

  • Brierwood MGA plays Ryder Cup

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association played its two-day Ryder Cup Tournament, based on the format of the Ryder Cup. The players were divided into two 12-man teams, the Herons and the Gators. Dan Perry was the Heron captain and Bob Nobes was the Gator captain. The remaining players were randomly drawn by the captains. The first day of play, the first nine holes were four ball (best ball of the twosome); the second nine was alternate shot. The final day was singles matches. At the end of the first day, the Herons led 2.5-2: after the final day single matches, Heron won 8.5-8.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played at Carolina Shores. Low gross: Charlie Shore, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Ed Kinney, 65; Bill Cameron, 66; Jim Ritter, 70.

    Team modified Stableford: Ed Hennessey, Jim Quigley and Shore, 9.5 points. Kinney had the most points, 8. Kinney was golfer of the week.


  • Golf Gab: A cancer survivor’s story

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Department stores and fashion boutiques will be selling special pink clothing and jewelry. M&M candies will come in shades of pink and white. NFL players are wearing pink shoes, pink gloves and pink caps. During this time, numerous ladies golf associations in Brunswick County will host a Rally for Cure Golf Tournament. 

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament this weekend

    The last day to register for the 2010  U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at the Southport Marina. The tournament had been scheduled for the first weekend  in October but was postponed because of the weather. Tournament fishing days are Oct. 15-16. This is a captain’s choice tournament, which means participants can fish both days. 

  • 34.77-pound mackerel is winning catch in Rumble in the Jungle

    The eight annual Rumble in The Jungle King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, presented by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club, took place Saturday at Harborgate Marina. A total of 102 boats entered the one-day competition, and 61 of those entries weighed in a fish.

  • Redfish, flounder best bets for anglers now

    Fall fishing has finally arrived in Brunswick County, and the lower water temperatures have fish in a feeding frenzy. The best bets so far have been on redfish and flounder, while king and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are roaming with increasing frequency.  spot and still waiting on the big runs.