Today's News

  • Dance 4 Life going to Disney

    Oak Island’s Dance 4 Life Inc. performed recently at the Oak Island Christmas tree lighting for the third year in a row. That was followed by a fun day in the Oak Island Christmas parade and the  annual studio Christmas party. While finishing up, owner Darcy Deal received a phone call from Walt Disney World informing her the studio had been accepted to perform at Walt Disney World in May 2011.

    Deal, a 25-year dance veteran, opened her dance studio four years ago, following her dream of showing local children the world. 

  • Piperettes present year-end awards

    The Piperettes had their year-end awards luncheon Dec. 7 at the Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. The following awards were presented:

    Most birdies: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 23; 2. Penny Doss, 7; 3. Joanne Clements, 5.

    Lowest net for 2010: 1. Ann Pollock, 60; 2. Bonnie Whitaker, 64; T-3. Kathy Manning, Mary Stern and Jane Duvall, 65.

    Lowest gross for 2010: 1. Judy Nicoletti, 76; T-2. Karen Kennedy and Joanne Clements, 80.

    Most improved: Diane Rauch, who reduced her handicap during the season to 27.7 from 33.7.

  • Sports briefs


    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for spring youth tennis lessons. Lessons are at Smithville Park and Ocean Isle Beach Park. Age group and times vary by location. All classes are from 3:45-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Class fee is $60. Call Ruthie McHugh at (910) 253-2583 to register. 

  • Hood wins Strausbaugh Award

    The 2010 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner is Mac Hood, PGA general manager of Meadowlands Golf Club and Farmstead Golf Links.

  • Tim Bringard attends Toro Future Leader’s Forum


    The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort have become partners with The First Tee to create an exciting program for The First Tee participants to explore a variety of career opportunities within and outside the golf industry.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at the Valley at Eastport. The winners at 2.5 points were Bill Cameron, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil. In second at 2 points were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl, Jack Goin and Stu Cleveland. Lowest gross for the day was Gary Gutheil, 87, and Jack Goin, 89. Lowest net was Jack Goin with a 66. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.


  • Walking the course: Good for you

    Golf is a walking sport. In the early days of golf, players carried their clubs. 

    Courses designed before the advent of golf carts have a short walk from the green to the next tee. A regulation golf course is about 5 miles long from the first tee to the 18th green.   

    The electric golf cart was first manufactured during World War II, when gasoline was rationed. It was originally designed to allow women to go shopping and bring their groceries home. Soon golf courses discovered it, and before long little electric golf carts were widespread.  

  • Red drum active in winter weather

    The cold weather has slammed into North Carolina’s inshore fishing but there are still drum to be found in the backwaters. Wintry winds and frigid temperatures have kept many anglers away from the water, although redfish are still out there for the taking.

    Capt. Mark Dickson, of Shallow Minded Inshore Charters, poles the inshore waters looking for red rum this time of the year and he says they are schooled up nicely and prowling shallow water.

  • Bowling results


    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Nov. 29: Wayne Branch 216, 267, 226, 709 series; Keith Croom 212, 223, 247, 682 series; Kevin Williams 279, 194, 196, 669 series; Jeff Williams 212, 200, 220, 632 series; Karen Moshoures 219, 220, 620 series; Dar Anuszewski 185.

  • Calabash VFW Dart League

    The Calabash VFW steel tip Dart League results for Nov 11: First: Joan Elmire, Hank Olson and Lee Harrison. Second: Mike Walton, Pete McGerr and John Hinkman. Third: Darleen Riley, Jerry Morano and Tom Kelleher.  

    Results for Dec. 7: Rosie Thomas, Jerry Morano and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Rich Murray, Ken Yusko and Larry Hager. Third: Tom McCormack, Ray Ketcham and Gene Faessler.