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Today's News

  • Don’t let cold deter you from fishing

    A pattern of sunny days and chilly but not too-cold nights has inshore anglers chasing the usual winter suspects. Many folks are surprised to learn that winter fishing in Brunswick County actually gives anglers a decent chance to catch fish, but those who put away their rods and reels due to colder weather often miss some of the best action of the year.

  • The First Tee: It was a very good year in Brunswick County

    Looking back on all that happened in 2011, I can honestly say The First Tee of Brunswick County had a very good year. New programs and events were tried, with successful outcomes. The chapter grew in numbers of kids, volunteers and donors.
    Two new full-time employees came on board. The expansion of Cinghiale Creek, the home of The First Tee of Brunswick County, is ongoing and strong. Every golf course complex in the county is on board to help the chapter.

  • Groundbreaking at Life Skills and Learning Academy

    By Connie Hensley
    Public Relations, TFTBC
    Groundbreaking for the North Carolina Life Skills and Leadership Academy took place Dec. 20 at The First Tee of Brunswick County Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.
    The academy is designed to help address the critical issues of dropout and lack of character education. The academy accomplishes this through immersion in The First Tee Nine Core Values, The First Tee Life Skills Experience curriculum and The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 15 was one gross and one net of the foursome. The winning team at -12 was Dan Perry, Bernie Gruzlewski, Al Ostrager and Jim Pope. In second at +3 was the team of Dave Harper, George Edwards, Paul Salerno and Ron Arvidson.  
    The format for Dec. 19 was two best balls of the foursome. The winning team at -24 was Gary Hughes, Bob Nobes, Dave Harper and Ro Arvidson. In second at -18 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Dennis Shea.

  • Sports briefs

    Brunswick Belles Senior League Dec. 14
    Game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 220; 2. Karen Manor, 202; 3.Carol Haack, 193.
    Series: 1. Karen Manor, 522; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 485; 3. Eileen Lenz, 462.
    Handicap game: 1. Merry Yarbrough, 282; 2. Carol Haack, 260; 3. Karen Manor, 258.
    Handicap series: 1. Karen Manor, 690; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 671; 3. Mary Fonte, 651.

  • Sports calendar

    Dixie annual meeting Jan. 2
    Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball will have their annual spring meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at Shallotte First Baptist Church, 4486 Main St., to discuss all new business for the coming 2012 season. Officers for the coming season will be elected. Coaches, parents and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

  • Detectives search for missing man

  • New mayor, board get off on the wrong foot

    It doesn’t matter what side of the dais you’re on, one thing remains true—enough Sunset Beach voters supported Rich Cerrato to secure him a seat as the town mayor.
    And clearly, it’s going to be an interesting term.

  • The walking miracle

    SHALLOTTE—Doctors said she wouldn’t be here to see a new year.

    But they were wrong.

    They said she wouldn’t walk again.

    They were wrong about that, too.

    Fran Salone-Pelletier has defied the odds and as a new year approaches she and her family have found countless reasons to celebrate.

  • ‘Once Upon a River’ is local author’s first book

    He is a lifelong Shallotte native, an active member of the Shallotte Planning Board, a member of the Save Sunnyside group, a historian and now a fiction author of “Once Upon a River.”

    And his name is Leon Elwood Cheers.

    Sitting in a window booth at McDonald’s on Main Street, Cheers reminisces about the way Shallotte used to be.

    “Our family house was where the Purple Onion is now,” he said.

    Cheers Plaza, which is home to the restaurant, was named after the Cheers family.