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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    OYSTER FESTIVAL ROAD RACE

  • Shooting your age: Not an easy task

    On Sept. 1, my husband turned 70 and now he has a dream. After several scores in the 70s this summer, he is on a mission to (someday) shoot his age. That’s not an easy thing to do.
    There are 26.2 million golfers in the United States. Of all those golfers, the average score for men on a regulation 18-hole course is 97. For women, the average score is 114.
    Face it. Most of us will never shoot our age.  

  • Golf tournaments

    SHALLOTTE ELKS LODGE TOURNEY OCT. 8
    The fourth annual Shallotte Elks Lodge charity golf tourney is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Brierwood. The fee is $65 per player, $260 per team of four. Fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverage cart. Call Bob Janovic at (910) 755-5898 for more information.
    BCC TOURNEY RESCHEDULED
    The Brunswick Com-munity College Foundation and Waste Industries have rescheduled the Scholarships for Students Golf Tournament.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

  • Ocean coming to life for fall fishing

    Fall is officially here, and I, for one, have been holding my breath to see whether the fish were actually going to show up and respond to their annual fall migration patterns. This past summer has been tough fishing for a variety of species, namely king mackerel and grouper.

  • Sign of fall is yellow-bellied spot

    It’s officially fall and spot are biting at our local Brunswick County piers. Reports have been coming in for the last two weeks of “yellow-bellied” spot runs up and down the coast.
    Spot are the most popular saltwater panfish in the Carolinas and hordes of them show up on Brunswick County piers each autumn around this time. Already reports are much better than the last two years, when spot fishing was slow.

  • Fishing calendar

    OAK ISLAND FALL CLASSIC OCT. 8

  • Ocean City Chevrolet makes donation to Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball

    Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte is one of seven Chevrolet dealers from the Wilmington area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 baseball season, raising nearly $8,490 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties.
    In addition to monetary support, Ocean City Chevrolet provided Shallotte Dixie and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball.

  • BCC women’s basketball team begins STARS

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team presents STARS—Striving to Achieve Results. This is for girls and boys ages 4-12 and meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, November through February at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the BCC campus. The fee is $25.
    The mission of the program, coordinator and head BCC women’s basketball coach Ashlyn Burke said, is to give children of any basketball skills level “the opportunity to become a fundamentally sound player on the court and a better person off the court.”

  • Surf Off attracts 135 competitors

    The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival had the Oyster Fest Surf Off Sept. 10-11 at Ocean Isle Beach. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Surfing Association and Sharky’s, there were more than 135 competitors. Because of the popularity of this event, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Salty’s Surf Shop and the ESA will continue this event on a yearly basis in conjunction with the Oyster Festival, according to Kelly Matthews, the programs and events director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.