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Today's News

  • Calabash dart league

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Jan. 25. First: Joan Elmire, Craig Sweetman and Lee Harrison. Second: Ken Yusko, Winnie Kosmel and Tom Kelleher. Third: Ken Anderson, Pete McGerr and R. J. Branham. On Feb. 1, Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Tom Townsend were first. Second: Rich Murray, Barbara Ketcham and Jerry Morano. Third: Pinky Hindman, Tom Kelleher and Joe Williams.

     

                 

  • Golf action

    CFAG

    On Jan. 31 at Farmstead, members played a Stableford format. Joe Gallo placed first at +2. Tying for second were John Ducey, Steve Maiorca and John Ogden at -4.

    On Feb. 2 at Meadowlands, John Ducey, George O’Connell, Frank Janton and Bob Jaeger placed first at 200. The teams alternated scoring two and three nets per hole and scored four nets on Nos. 9 and 18. Placing second were Pete Scott, Bob Levan, Karl Petersen and Joe Gallo.

    CAROLINA BOGEY BUSTERS

  • Golf is not a contact sport, so learn the rules

    After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play a less-than-sterling game Sunday, I am ready to concentrate on golf once more. Our Steelers’ flags, signs, plaques, shirts, plates and napkins are packed away in the attic waiting for the next football season. My Terrible Towel and my Steelers’ earrings are in the bottom drawer of my dresser. 

  • Sports calendar

    BCTA YOUTH TENNIS TOURNEY FEB. 19

    Brunswick County Tennis Association is sponsoring a youth tennis tournament Feb. 19 at Ocean Isle Beach Tennis Center. The format will include youth singles and doubles competition for ages 5 through 18 and a doubles division for adult/youth. The rain date is Feb. 26.

    You can register by clicking on tournaments at bcta.net. The registration deadline is Feb. 12. The cost is $10 for single events and an extra $5 for multiple events. 

  • North Strand Sail and Power Squadron offers boat safety course March 5

    The North Strand Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons and headquartered in Little River, S.C., is offering its America’s Boating Course in a one-day format from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River, S.C.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts. A light lunch will also be provided for all participants. The only cost is for materials; a spouse or friend can share a book.

  • Prescription pill drop off Feb. 24

    Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport is sponsoring a drive-through drug and medication collection event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.

    “Operation Medicine Cabinet” is intended to give residents in and around the Brunswick County area an opportunity to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition, Dosher will be collecting pet medications and used hypodermic needles as well, according to Dosher Hospital Community Relations Director Kirk Singer. 

  • Judah publishes new book

    “More Legends: Tales and Traditions of Brunswick County and Southeastern North Carolina” is the latest book published by local author Christy Judah.

    “More Legends” provides a personal glimpse into life on the coast from the Green Swamps to Rabontown, Exum, Sunset Beach and Southport...to Leland and all points in between where the histories of unincorporated community areas are detailed.

  • Local KFC wins excellence award

    Scottish Food Systems Inc. of Laurinburg recently recognized Shallotte KFC at 348 Whiteville Road in Shallotte. The entire team at the local KFC received the Video of Excellence Award and in doing so, achieved a perfect score.

  • Karen Sphar wins tourism award

    North Carolina Coast Host has named Karen Sphar, executive vice president of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, as its Tourism Person of the Year–Southern Region. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual membership meeting and awards luncheon at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach. 

  • Storms named NCTA Ambassador

    Brunswick County resident Mary Storms was named 2010 Ambassador of the Year for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) at its annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 24. Storms, owner of Storms Associates near Holden Beach, is a sales recruiter who works with technology companies across the USA. 

    NCTA is the statewide advocacy association for its 420-plus members and for the N.C. technology community. Storms is one of its ambassadors, the volunteers who help develop and support NCTA’s new members.