Today's News

  • O’Dwyer-Duff

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kimberly O’Dwyer and Zachary Duff, both of Wilmington. The bride-elect is the daughter of William and Jacqueline DeGroot of Sunset Beach and the late Richard O’Dwyer. She is a graduate of UNCW. The prospective groom is the son of Edward and Beverly Duff of Fairfax Station, Va. He is also a graduate of UNCW. A Dec. 12 wedding is planned.

  • Tyson-Hatcher

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Racheal Tyson and Joshua Hatcher, both of Goldsboro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cheryl Hair of Bolivia and Randy Tyson of Surfside Beach. She is working on her master’s degree at East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Keith and Cinna Hatcher of Supply. He is on active duty in the United States Air Force. A March 17 wedding is planned at the Southport Community Center in Southport.

  • Smith-Long Reunion

    The Henry Cannon Smith and Jesse Long reunion will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Senior Building behind Waccamaw School in Ash. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring your family history, old photographs and a covered dish.
    A Henry Cannon Smith picture will be on display.
    A collection will be taken for a grave marker.
    For more information, call Virginia at 653-3445 or Faye at 770-1140.

  • Green, BCC perfect in victory

    Staff Report

    Michael Green threw a perfect game as the BCC baseball team beat New River 10-0 in five innings Sunday.
    BCC completed the doubleheader sweep by winning the second game 14-1 in five innings. Tory Schroff (3-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out seven batters and giving up three hits and one earned run in 4.2 innings. He walked one.
    In the series Josh Hardwick hit a home run and Bryson Benton and Ryan Collins hit triples as BCC improved to 7-4. Collins leads the Dolphins in RBIs (13).

  • Gore, White at Mount Olive College

    Mount Olive College sophomore Dalton Gore, a South Brunswick High School graduate, and his golf teammates started their spring season last week in the rain-shortened Armstrong Pirate Men’s Golf Invitational at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
    Originally scheduled for 54 holes, the 36-hole tournament was their first competition since Nov. 1. Gore was Mount Olive’s top individual finisher, tying for 18th out of 75 golfers with matching 75s for a 150.

  • Golf tournaments

    Fundraiser March 10 at Leopard’s Chase

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Women’s Golf Association played its weekly event on Feb 28. Format was crossover with one-half handicap. First in flight A was Mary Schaack with a net 27. Second was Hilda Hall, net 28. Mary Schaack also had fewest putts, 30. Flight B: First were Betty Herren and Jean Billie, net 26. Second were Carol Fitz-Gerald and Marianne Nobes, net 27. Betty Herren had fewest putts in flight B, 29 putts. Chip-ins: at 2 by Herren and at 14 by Fitz-Gerald.

  • Future Generations Tournament coming to St. James again

    I am thrilled to announce the second annual Future Generations Tournament for The First Tee of Brunswick County is coming on June 2 to St. James Plantation. The tournament is sponsored by St. James Properties LLC.    
    In case you were away or living in a cave in June, the first-ever Future Generations Tournament turned out to be the biggest charity golf event ever in the county, the region and perhaps in the Carolinas.  

  • The Golf Ball: Scholarships for The First Tee participants

    By Kay Patterson
    An evening of dinner, dancing, camaraderie and fundraising highlighted The First Tee of  Brunswick County’s second annual The Golf Ball. Nearly 150 patrons attended raising more than $10,000 for The First Tee scholarships.
    VIPs included school superintendent Ed Pruden and wife Peggy, First Tee founders Rusty and Carol Petrea, along with many other business leaders and patrons.

  • Trout and redfish are active again

    After a bit of a lull, speckled trout and redfish seem to be hitting again along the Brunswick County coast and in upper South Carolina. The speckled trout and redfish bite is still inshore, along the marsh flats and waterway holes on the low tides and warmer days.
    “Trout are still hanging around,” said Capt. Jacob Frick of J & J Charters, Ocean Isle Beach. “Redfish need to be targeted around the lower tides. Water temperature is near 60 degrees and a few flounder should start to wake up.”