Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played the last of a three-round tournament at Crow Creek, which pitted the old guys against the young guys. This was a match-play event with one point awarded for the front, one for the back and one for the overall. 

  • The Renegades: Seriously social golf

    There are lots of  golf groups in Brunswick County. Most courses have a Ladies Golf Association (LGA) and a Men’s Golf Association. Many courses also have a group of ladies nine-holers who play regular tournaments throughout the year. 

    In addition to the formal LGAs and MGAs, we have golf groups run by various associations, like the Elks or the VFW. We also have golf associations or clubs formed from a common interest in golf, to just have fun, or both. 

  • Teams compete in county Senior Bowls

    The Brunswick County Senior Bowls were at South Brunswick High School on Nov. 20.

    The J.V. Senior Bowl teams are made up of all 9-year-olds that will be aging out and moving on to the Senior Division. The Senior teams are made up of all 12-year-olds that will be aging out of the program.

    Each year, one of the teams in each division is responsible for heading up the Senior Bowl Teams. The teams are on a rotation. 

  • ATMC awards education grants

    ATMC recently awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 15 educators and community organizations serving Brunswick County students and residents. 

    The cooperative honored recipients with a reception on Nov. 9 at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students. 

    Those receiving funding were:

  • Students help with veterans’ memorial

    Matt Sarkela, owner of Mr. Appliance of Wilmington, gathered JRTOC students from North Brunswick High School to plant shrubs, rake leaves, shovel dirt and lay brick at the 120th 30th Battalion North Carolina National Guard Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

    Sarkela and students worked along side future soldiers of the USS Gravely, the Navy’s newest destroyer to the U.S. fleet. As a thank you for the services provided by Sarkela and the students, a brick at the memorial was dedicated to the JROTC.

  • CGMS students earn honors, awards

    Cedar Grove Middle School students earn honors for first nine weeks.

    A honor roll

    Sixth grade: Aaron Biagiotti, Tiffany Bruce, Tammy Butler, Thompson Clemmons, Darbyn Colthurst, Austin Dickerson, Aidan Goble, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Christian Hernandez, Mariah Hewett, Zane Hill, Danecia Ladson, Matthew Phelps, Joshua Renfrow, Chase Slaven.

    Seventh grade: Jillian Benton, Hannah Blake, Alexis Cohan, Darcy Evans, Hayden Huffman, Hunter Langley, Alyssa Miller, Ian Niggles, Andrew Nixon, Kaitlyn Rea, David Venegas, Bailey Walker.

  • Religion briefs

    Cantata set for Dec. 12

    Calvary Baptist Church’s adult choir, under the direction of Kelly Page, will present its Christmas cantata, “The First Noel: A King is Born,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.

    At 6 p.m. the children and youth will continue the Christmas celebration with music and drama, followed by a repeat performance of the Christmas cantata by the adult choir. Refreshments will be served following the evening performance.

    Church plans Christmas dinner

  • Waiting is difficult but rewarding; rely on your faithfulness

    Waiting is too hard to do. Yet, wait we do, on a daily basis. We wait for medical appointments. We wait in cashiers’ lines. We wait for delivery of purchases. We wait to heal from injuries and illnesses. We wait to hear good news and wait fearfully for the drop of the other shoe. We wait in anticipation as well as anxiety.

  • Oak Island art show winners

    The 16th annual Arts by the Shore art show took place at the Oak Island Recreation Center Nov. 19-21.

    The reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 21, was hosted by Roger Tatum, president of the Oak Island Art Guild; Joyce Grazetti, chairman of the Oak Island Art Guild ABTS Committee; and Billie Jayroe, representative of Oak Island Parks & Recreation. The show was co-sponsored by the Oak Island Art Guild and Oak Island Parks & Recreation.

  • Consider donations to nonprofits this holiday season

     “Gift to a nonprofit this holiday season” is the message being sent by Cynthia Tart, CIS executive director, to the community.

    According to a Harris Interactive Study conducted on gift giving, 84 percent of people prefer to receive a gift that benefits someone else instead of a traditional present. Consider making donations in the names of friends and family members in lieu of purchasing presents this holiday season.