Today's News

  • Summer heat makes fishing difficult for anglers

    Local fishing continues to be affected by the summer heat, as well as a pattern of good days and bad days, which seems a bit unpredictable. Most anglers finding luck are having it in the early morning, or by battling with persistence through the heat in spots around structure and when the tide is moving fast.

  • Dog days and east wind don’t mix

    There’s just no way to paint this picture and make it look too bright; fishing has been tough. 

  • Jim Roach defined sportsmanship


    The First Tee has, at its foundation, established the Nine Core Values. These values (confidence, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, integrity, respect, judgment, sportsmanship and courtesy) are identified as positive and inherent to the game of golf.

    Sportsmanship: observing the rules of play and winning or losing with grace.

  • Golfer advances in EWGA championship

    Pam Jobin, of Leland, has advanced to the finals of the Executive Women’s Golf Association Championship.

    The EWGA semifinal championship for the Carolinas area of the Executive Women’s Golf Association was played July 24 at the Verdae Greens Golf Club in Greenville, S.C. The first-place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship, considered the largest amateur women’s golf competition in the United States. Jobin, competing in the second flight, shot a net 82 and finished second.

  • McCumbee finishes 10th in Saturday’s ARCA race

    Chad McCumbee finished 10th Saturday in the Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 31 drivers and was one of 11 drivers who completed all 200 laps.

    Joey Coulter won the race, beating Patrick Sheltra by 0.768 of a second on the 0.4375-mile oval. The win was Coulter’s first in ARCA Racing Series.

    Coulter is the 11th different winner in the 2010 season and the 10th first-time winner this season.

  • West, South play in jamboree Friday

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams will be among the 10 teams playing Friday 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.

  • West season tickets on sale

    Season tickets for West Brunswick High School sports are on sale and can be purchased at the front desk in the school office or by calling athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740. 

    The all-season pass costs $50 and covers all sporting events for the 2010-11 school year at West except for N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs and the Easter baseball/softball tournament.

  • Byrd wins Hooters event at Oyster Bay

    Zack Byrd is known as the “Birdie Man” among the Hooters Carolina Tour Players. 

    Last  week he earned his nickname when he shot a sizzling 9-under score of 201 to win the three-day event at the par-70 Oyster Bay Golf Course in Calabash. He collected $3,700 for his efforts.

    Byrd carded a 69-64-68 over the three days of play and credits his coach, Mike Schroeder, with helping him keep the ball in play on the tough Maples design that weaves in and out of the surrounding marshlands.

  • Roberts wins bowling scholarship tourney

    LELAND—Two Thunder Alley bowlers won college scholarship money in the recent BPAC/GA Rising Stars Youth Scholarship Tournament. 

    Christian Roberts, of Bolivia, finished first in his division (170 single-game average and higher) and won $1,500. He is a student at South Brunswick High School.

    Amanda Buckner, of Leland, finished sixth in the same division and won $400. She is now a student at East Tennessee State University.

  • Arts and entertainment


    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    “Puppet Art” exhibition, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. For more information, visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.