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Today's News

  • Cranked up about fluorocarbon and deep water fishing

    If you respool your reels as much as I do, I hope you stocked up on some extra fluorocarbon line recently, because it’s summer and you’re going to need it.

  • Flounder stay active inshore even as temperatures continue to rise

    The hot summer is not known as a time of great inshore fishing, but there is one fish you can go after no matter how hot it gets. Flounder are still active in our waters and some can even be caught in the hottest part of the day. You just have to remember a few simple suggestions about how to target these tasty flatfish, and your fishing season won’t melt away with the sun.

  • WSGA president Robinson makes golf happen for others

    Myrna Robinson lives at Lockwood Folly. Her beautiful home is on a small lake near the 15th green. She is totally into golf, though she doesn’t have much time to play.

    Why?

    Because Robinson is busy making golf happen for other women.

    “I started playing golf in my 20s and for a while played in a lot of competitions,” she said. “Now, I’m a ‘used to be’ golfer because I don’t have much time to golf anymore.”

  • Golf action

    BRIERWOOD WGA

    In the Brierwood Women’s Golf Association match on July 1, the format was low gross, low net. In the first flight, Mona Dye had the low gross of 76 and Marje Roach had the low net of 64. In that first flight, Roach also had the fewest putts (27). In flight two, Sara Baynton had a low gross of 95 and the fewest putts (30). Mickey Salerno had a low net of 68. Janice Owens had low gross in the third flight at 101 and Florence Hopkins had the low net of 64. Ruther Linder had the fewest putts (28) in the third flight.

  • Post 68 finishes regular season 17-2

    LELAND—The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion baseball team finished the regular season Friday with a record of 17-2.

    No surprise to manager Randy Fennell.

    “Actually,” he said, “I thought we would be 19-0.”

    Fennell was serious.

    “I mean it,” he said. “When we started the season, I knew all these guys that were coming back. We (at North Brunswick) had played against them during the high school season and I knew position by position we would be as good as or better than anybody else in this conference.

  • Marathon game sprinkled with excitement

    In a Junior American Legion baseball game that ran so late into the night on July 2 the automatic sprinklers came on at 11 p.m., the Southwest Trojans blew a 9-6 lead in the seventh inning before beating Leland Post 68 18-13 in 10 innings.

  • Scorpions reach semifinals of tourney

    LELAND—North Brunswick beat top seed Jacksonville but lost to eventual champion New Hanover in the fifth annual Scorpion Shootout high school basketball tournament.

    Twelve teams played in the three-day tournament June 26-28 at North Brunswick High School.

    The Scorpions finished 2-3 in pool play. On the first day, they beat Union 83-59, lost to Laney 66-55 and lost to New Hanover 75-50. On the second day, they lost to Hoggard 88-66 but beat East Duplin 50-45.

    Entering the tournament as the No. 4 seed, the Scorpions routed Trask 73-48.

  • Everybody needs a cheering section

    At the annual N.C. Fourth of July Parade in Southport last Friday, a cheering section of sorts formed in front of Southport Baptist Church, where a master of ceremonies was stationed to describe each parade entry.

    Every time a car, band or float passed by the church, the M.C. would describe the person or the organization represented, and, every time, a group of people behind me would let out “whoops” and “whoos” for them—whether they knew who the people were or not.

    M.C.: “The mayor of Anytown, U.S.A.!”

  • Fresh peaches are now available at local fruit markets

    When selecting fresh peaches, look for ones that are soft to the touch, blemish free and have a fragrant smell. Peaches that are mildly fragrant ripen into sweet and delicious flavors. Choose fruit that has a background color of yellow or cream and has a fresh looking appearance. Peaches may have some red “blush” depending on the variety, but this isn’t a sign of how the fruit will taste after it’s ripened.

  • Students graduate, get honors at UNCG

    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has announced 2,148 students received degrees, including 1,471 undergraduates and 677 graduate degrees, at its May 16 commencement ceremonies.