Today's News

  • GOLDEN SANDS: Getting ready for delivery

    SUNSET BEACH—Monday mornings, the Sea Trail Grandmas gather at the Pink Palace meeting room with bagfuls of pastel-hued cloth and yarn.
    Before you know it, they’re in stitches as they work on an array of hand-knit hats and blankets and cloth “coddlers” for newborn preemies.
    That’s the mission of this club, which is in an infancy of its own.
    Michele Lupien is their leader, club member Peg Jones says, and the one who put it together.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Shallotte icon, 71, keeps fit with regular walks, visits with locals

    Isaac Hardy is a familiar sight around downtown Shallotte.

    Just ask local real estate agent Doug Terhune, who struck up a friendship with the 71-year-old resident of Shallotte Assisted Living about four years ago.

    Terhune, who regularly eats breakfast at the Purple Onion Café on Main Street, started noticing the fit, elderly man who would stop in at the Shallotte eatery during his routine walks through town.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 21

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Basketball group donates to Supply Elementary

    The Brunswick County Senior Basketball League uses the Supply Elementary School  gymnasium twice each week after school is dismissed. Bill Davis, from Boiling Spring Lakes, collected funds from the players and made a donation to Dwight Willis, the  school’s principal and asked him to select where the money was needed.
    “We appreciate the basketball players’ generosity and be assured the donation will be  applied to a good cause,” Willis said. “We expect to identify a home for the donation soon.”

  • CGA golf rules clinic May 17 at Cinghiale Creek

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has some exciting news for all middle school and high school golfers in the area. Jason Cox, Carolinas Golf Association director of junior golf, will be at Cinghiale Creek on May 17 to conduct a golf rules seminar at 4:30 p.m. He will also have the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) junior golf tournament schedules for 2010. So come on out and sharpen up on your golf rules.

  • ORLGA plays annual spring member-member tournament

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its annual spring member- member tournament April 21 at Lion’s Paw and April 26 at Panther’s Run. Twenty six two-member teams competed over the two days in four different nine-hole formats.
    The formats the first day were net of partners and better-ball of partners. Alternate shot and scramble were the formats for the second day. Prizes were awarded to the top eight teams with the lowest total net scores for all the formats.  

  • Golf action: Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played at Lockwood Folly. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Stu Cleveland 85. Low net: Cogdill, Reggie Auten 71. Team (four-man total net): Auten, Ed Kinney, Bill Cameron, Paul Michal.
    The Beachcombers’ golfer of the week was Dick Conley, who made a hole-in-one on the 135-yard second hole at Lockwood Folly. He used a 6-iron.

  • Making friends through golf: The Canadian Connection

    Canadians love Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the entire Grand Strand from Pawley’s Island to Southport. Many visit annually. Some even own vacation homes here because playing golf in February is not an option in Ontario. When the snows fall and cold winds blow, the Carolina Coast seems like a veritable paradise.
    The Grand Strand is often called the Golf Capital of the World. We have a year-round temperate climate, more than 100 great public golf courses. In addition, we have great restaurants, wonderful fishing, outstanding shopping and a fabulous beach.

  • Far Out Shoot Out this weekend; anglers get ready to fish for tuna, dolphin and wahoo

    Before I get into fishing reports and tales from near and far, let me remind you that the GPS Store Far Out Shoot Out—Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo Rodeo Tournament starts this weekend.  
    The captains’ meeting and dinner is Friday at Ocean Isle Fishing Center, and the eligible fishing days are this Saturday through the following Saturday, May 1. Choose one out of those eligible eight days to compete. The Far Out Shoot Out has been held annually for more than 15 years, and as in years past, great catches of tuna, dolphin and wahoo are expected.

  • Now is time for anglers to target ‘keeper’ flounder

    The first keeper flounder of the season have shown up in our Brunswick County waters, and that means it is time to target the tasty flatfish for some fun action and fantastic meals. Flounder are a beloved food fish around here, and flounder fishing is an art unto itself.