Today's News

  • Brick Landing plays Ace of Aces tournament

    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association finished its 2011 season with an Ace of Aces Tournament. All Ace of the Month winners competed for the title.
    The lowest net score was declared the winner and Ace of Aces for the year.
    The flights finished as follows:
    First flight winner Bonnie Giehl shot a net 76.  Irene Dowdy was second with a net 79 and Pat Christenbury placed third with an 81.
    The second flight winner and the Ace of Aces was Mary Tacea with a net 75. Mary Biesack placed second with an 80 and Sharon Deutsch was third at 85.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners with a score of 126 were Bill Cameron Hal Riebesehl and Tom Culverwell. In second at 127 were Jim Beairsto, Jim Fitzner and Gary Gutheil. Lowest gross was Jim Fitzner, 84, and Stu Cleveland, 87. Lowest nets were Bob Smith, 68, and Jim Beairsto and Stu Cleveland, 69. Bob Smith was voted golfer of the week.

  • Happy faces: Brick Landing is renewed (again)

    The 25-year history of Brick Landing reads like a Greek tragedy, comic opera, vaudeville and a Stephen King horror novel all rolled up into one.
    Built in 1987, the course opened to rave reviews. Winding through salt marshes and pinewoods, Brick Landing had four holes on the Intracoastal Waterway and four holes on the Saucepan Creek Marsh. There were changes in elevation. Seventeen holes had water in play. The greens were slick and smooth.
    The water hazards at Brick Landing were not decorative, but operative (right next to fairways, all around the greens).  

  • Sea mullet make another good target in November

    Thanksgiving is almost here and that means the last gasp of pier fishing and most surf fishing and the start of the real inshore cold-water season.
    Everyone knows speckled trout and red drum are the two big targets everyone turns to about this time, but there are other inshore fish worth chasing as well.

  • Team OIFC wins 2011 Southern Kingfish Association national title

    In 2009, Team OIFC (Ocean Isle Fishing Center) consisting of Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan, won the Southern Kingfish Association’s (SKA) National Championship title.
    The victory was a record-breaking feat, as the family team weighed a monster 74.1-pound king mackerel to anchor its winning 118-pound, two-fish aggregate. The 74.1-pound weight was a Mississippi state record, an all-time SKA record and it was the largest winning aggregate in SKA history.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Jeffrey Evans 289-205-234-728, Randy Brown 231-200-603, Arnold Sanchez 211-200-590, Brian McCall 247, T J Thornton 237, Dennis Nicholl 233, Tom Kiggins 232, Charles Wilbur 225, Don Ruth 215-205, George Kleinmann 213-203, Avery Poteate 212, Frank Paolicelli 212, Bill Brothemarkle 212, George Jacobs 204, Mike Fulwood 201, Thurston Etheridge 201, Paula Micale 500.

  • Dorn has assist in playoff loss


    The No. 20 Columbus State University women’s soccer team scored twice in the second half to break a halftime deadlock and defeated Lees-McRae College in the first round of the NCAA Division II championship Friday evening.
    Columbus State (16-4-2) outshot Lees-McRae (13-5-3) 28-7, including 18-2 in the second half, while holding a 10-2 edge in corner kicks.

  • White named to all-conference


    Mount Olive College middle blocker Carly White, who is nationally ranked in three statistical categories, was named to the 2011 All-Conference Carolinas volleyball first team, as voted on by the conference member head women’s volleyball coaches. White was among five blockers/hitters in the conference to be named to the first team.

  • Nicoletti, Curry win Tournament of Champions

    Under clear blue skies and mild temperatures, a field of 28 golf club champions played two days of competition at Thistle Golf Club this past weekend.
    According to tournament organizers, this was the largest field ever in the eight years of the tournament, which pits the club champions from 16 area clubs against each other in 36 holes of stroke play.

  • Remember for whom you work, elected officials

    When swearing-in ceremonies take place there will be some new—and renewed—faces in local elected
    In four of our area towns—Shallotte, Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach—new mayors have been elected. There are also a number of new people who will serve on town boards.
    While elected officials are getting ready for new terms and soon a new year, we call upon all to learn about—and commit to—open