Today's News

  • Greg Hensley returns from Pebble Beach

    By Connie Hensley
    The First Tee

    The Home Care and Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is over. It showcased the talent and character of 78 young people who participate at The First Tee chapters worldwide.

    As an official Champions Tour event, the stroke play tournament paired one junior with a Champions Tour player and two amateurs for a field of 78 teams.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Friday at Woodland Valley. The winners at -21 by a match of cards were Paul Michal, Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane and Dennis Davidson. In second was the team of Jack Goin, Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Matt Beairsto. Low gross: Matt Beairsto 80, Stu Cleveland 85 and Paul Michal 87. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.



  • Red drum responding to any live bait

    As fall creeps ever closer, anglers are enjoying some good fishing that is bound to burst out into great fishing soon. The biggest bite right now is on redfish. Some nice redfish have been landed recently as the big red drum have made their annual pre-fall season showing.

  • Fall is close, but not quite

    You can’t deny the feeling of fall in the air. You likely know fall offers some of the best fishing the area sees, and as far as I’m concerned, it can’t come soon enough. However, it will still be another couple of weeks before the fall fishing really kicks into high gear.

  • Blessings come in all sizes and shapes

    John O’Donahue wrote, “There is a kindness that dwells deep down in things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least expect...something instinctive in us expects it.” His words brought me up short. It is not that I disbelieve what he stated. It is that I am often unaware of the blessings I have received in places I least expect.

  • Brunswick Isles Golf Trail: Boosting the business of golf

    A bright new marketing initiative is bringing golfers from all over the United States to Brunswick County golf courses. Called the Brunswick Isle Golf Trail, this innovative idea is just what we need. 

    It’s all about marketing, packaging and putting our best foot forward. It’s about telling people that we have a concentration of the finest golf courses in the world right here in Brunswick County. We have courses that were designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Dan Maples, Rees Jones, Pete Dye, Fred Couples, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.    

  • Calabash town administrator abruptly resigns

    CALABASH—Town administrator Marzy Marziano has resigned, it was announced at a specially called town board of commissioners meeting Friday.
    Marziano’s letter of resignation, effective Sept. 15, was unanimously accepted by the board following a 20-minute closed session.
    Marziano, accompanied by his wife, Morgan, then exited town hall.
    “It’s not a forced thing; it’s totally my decision,” Marziano told a reporter while the board was in closed session.

  • Detectives arrest Ash man for larceny, fleeing from officers

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an Ash man for larceny and fleeing from officers.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies arrested Shannon Lee Fowler Thursday evening near his home on J.B. Lane in Ash.

    When a warrant officer first tried to contact Fowler in his home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, Fowler fled his home and ran into the wooded area at the intersection of Myrtle Head Road and Exum Road in Ash, Stanley said.

  • South Brunswick beats North Brunswick in volleyball

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick High School volleyball coach Wes Kidd often tells his team the importance of perseverance, and his team showed that in fighting off a game point in the second game of its match Sept. 16 with North Brunswick and going on to a three-game sweep.

    South beat the Scorpions 25-18, 26-24, 25-18 in improving to 3-0 in the conference, 9-2 overall.

  • BCC beats Sandhills in volleyball

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team defeated Sandhills Community College (Pinehurst) 3-1 Sept. 15 in a match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC won the NJCAA Division II Region 10 match 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-21.