Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Aug. 3 at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of +16 were Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil, Kevin Cecil and D.D. Cecil (Davidson). In second at +13 were Dan O’Connell, Ken Keenan, Dennis McCann and Stu Cleveland. Gross: Sid Silver and Bill McDavit 84, Russ Russo 87 and Gary Gutheil 89. Net: Bill McDavit 63, Larry Cecil 65, Sid Silver and Dick Cecil 66 and Ken Keenan 68. Larry Cecil is golfer of the week.
    Brierwood Men’s Golf Association

  • Golf briefs

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
    Sept. 12: The Pearl East, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • SMS cheerleader in Thanksgiving parade

    Staff Report

    Victoria Ames Nelson from Shallotte Middle School is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from throughout the country who will perform in the 2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.  

  • Sam Yarbrough, Dub Fulford win races at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY—It was a night of thunder and lightning Aug. 2 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and that made the drivers eager to get the racing started before a storm would cancel everything. But only a few drops of rain fell during the Whelen All-American Series race and the green flag was pulled in only for cautions caused by spins.

  • Grand Slam helps to keep Brunswick alive in World Series

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.

  • Annual Trojan football fundraiser set for Aug. 11

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    The annual Trojan Football John Murphy Golf Tournament will be played a few weeks later than in previous years and it will allocate some of the money raised for scholarships.

  • West, South in BB&T Jamboree

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick high school football teams once again will participate in the annual BB&T Football Jamboree. The 26th jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 10 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.
    The jamboree begins at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase followed by five scrimmages that begin at 6 p.m. New Hanover will scrimmage West Brunswick in the second scrimmage and Laney will scrimmage South Brunswick in the fourth scrimmage.
    Each scrimmage consists of two 12-minute periods.

  • Sea Trail: Seething with questions, hoping for success

    I remember playing at Sea Trail years ago before we ever moved to Brunswick County and it was always one of my favorite venues. Its immaculate courses were designed by three of the most famous golf architects in the world (Willard Byrd, Rees Jones and Dan Maples). We looked forward to playing them each time we vacationed on the Carolina coast.  

  • Fisherman are landing impressive catches, especially king mackerel

    By Barrett McMullan
    This past week, the offshore fishing continued to produce some impressive catches, especially for the king mackerel tournament fishermen trying to get a read on where they should fish in the next tournaments coming up.
    It seems normally during the past couple years we hear of big kings being caught 100 miles up the coast or 100 miles down the coast. Amazingly, the king mackerel fishing patterns appear to have returned to seasons past, as the focus this week has been on our neighborhood waters.

  • Live bait is the best lure in hot weather

    The weather has cooled slightly but we are still firmly in a summertime pattern ruled by the heat and afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The bite has been slow inshore, while there are more fish moving on the tides at the jetties, in the surf and just offshore.