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Today's News

  • Night fishing is the way to beat the heat

     Brunswick County fishing has picked up a bit from the summer doldrums we have been in. Oppressive heat continues to make fishing best early in the morning or after sunset, but at least anglers have been catching some fish as they begin to turn their eyes toward fall.

    The piers have seen scattered catches of Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum and flounder with speckled trout showing up for some morning runs. There are some pompano in the surf along with the snapper blues and a few puppy red drum.

  • The First Tee and Parks and Recreation tee up together

    The First Tee of Brunswick County chapter has formed many wonderful partnerships with local golf courses and organizations since 2005. The same holds true outside of the golf community. This includes Brunswick County Schools, Community in Schools, Brunswick County 4-H, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and ATMC-TV.

    The chapter recently formed a partnership with another youth organization, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. This partnership has already produced two exciting summer time opportunities to serve Brunswick County youth.

  • St. James to host First Tee Summer Leadership Academy

     For the fifth consecutive year, members of The First Tee from chapters in North and South Carolina will gather for the Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. The convocation will take place Aug. 2-5 and will include leadership workshops, golf clinics and golf tournaments.

    Area golf courses the 18 participants will play at are The Reserve Club at St. James, Thistle Golf Course, Bald Head Island and The Members Club at St. James. 

  • Inspirations Dance Centre participates in Star Talent Nationals

     Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded High Gold and Platinum ratings for four group dances, two duets and six solos in the Star Talent Nationals July 10 at Brunswick Community College. 

    Savanna Moore received first overall teen soloist. Kaitlyn Haman received second overall teen soloist. Casey Rogers received third overall teen extreme soloist. Megan Houser won first overall senior soloist and Ashley Mitchell won first overall junior soloist. Auriella Rosendahl received sixth overall petite soloist.

  • McCumbee finishes 17th at Pocono

    Chad McCumbee started 18th and finished 17th Saturday in the ARCA Racing Series Weis Markets 125 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee finished all 50 laps in the second visit of the season by ARCA to Pocono. McCumbee finished 15th in that 80-lap race, which took place June 5.

    Robb Brent added his name to the long list of first-time winners in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series by driving away from the field to win the Weis Markets 125 by 2.844 seconds over Dakoda Armstrong.

  • Lancaster on preseason all-conference Big South team

    Jordan Lancaster is among three Charleston Southern senior Buccaneers selected to the preseason All-Big South team.

    Wide receiver Gerald Stevenson and Lancaster, a lineman, were named to the offensive team. Joel Walton earned a spot on the defensive line. Stevenson was also selected as the preseason all-conference punt returner. 

  • West, South among BB&T Football Jamboree teams

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams will be among the 10 teams participating Aug. 13 in the 24th annual BB&T Football Jamboree.

    The jamboree is a fundraiser for 10 southeastern North Carolina high schools and student scholarships.

    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. at Legion Stadium in Wilmington with the cheerleading showcase. West and South cheerleaders will be participating.

  • Calhoun shoots a 67—one for the ageless

    Johnny Calhoun has had some memorable golfing moments—a 65 in competition and a hole-in-one—but a recent round of golf ranked just as high.

    Calhoun, a 67-year-old resident of Sunset Beach, shot a 67 June 24 at the Ocean Ridge Plantation Tiger’s Eye Course.

    “I missed one green all day,” he said about the round of five birdies and no bogeys.

    Calhoun expects to play well. He plays to a 3-handicap, and he has shot under-par rounds of golf. The 65 he shot came was in an event about 20 years ago in Nichols, S.C., he said.

  • Tyler Stanley is Campbell Camper of Week

    Tyler Stanley was named Camper of the Week July 11-15 at the Campbell University Boys Basketball School. David Dewey, a Campbell basketball player and one of the coaches at the camp, said the Camper of the Week was based an overall evaluation of the camper “through all aspects, from basketball skills, to attitude and character on and off the court.”

    Stanley, 12, is a student-athlete at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Brunswick will play in Final Four of World Series

    Brunswick County is 4-0 in the Dixie Boys World Series at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

    Brunswick won two games Sunday—one that began at 10 a.m. and the other that began around 9 p.m. and ended at 10:55 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon, Brunswick beat Louisiana 9-3. In a night game, Brunswick routed Halifax County, Va., 15-5 in six innings.

    Brunswick, one of four teams left in the Series, will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday against Louisiana. The Series ends Aug. 4, with the title game at 5 p.m.