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Today's News

  • The First Tee hires executive director

    After several months of reading resumes, conducting interviews, exchanging e-mails and phone calls, the search committee of The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, March 14: Eric Jenrette 245, 279, 212, 736; Kevin Williams 247, 227, 224, 698; Wayne Branch 290, 229, 687; Paul Stanley 247; Karen Moshoures 213, 189, 205, 607; Paula Oxendine 190, 208, 185, 583; Dawn Clardy 190, 221, 567.

  • Offshore fishing action, finally

    This past weekend the weather finally gave offshore fishermen an opportunity to head offshore to pioneer the 2011 fishing season. The water temperatures out to 50 miles are still in the low to middle 60s, which does not offer much opportunity at top-water gamefish. 

  • Bill would have impact on redfish, trout, bass

    Inshore fishing is showing signs of life as strong redfish action continues while a few early-season speckled trout and flounder have been added to the mix. The piers have seen some whiting (sea mullet) action, which should pick up soon along with the addition of the season’s first bluefish.

  • Council proposes reduction in black sea bass limits

    In an effort to keep recreational fishermen from exceeding annual catch limits (ACLs) set for black sea bass in the coming fishing year, members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved an amendment that, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, will reduce the recreational bag limit for black sea bass from 15 per person/day to five per person/day beginning June 1.

  • Groundbreaking for Tom Watson course

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    Britt’s Landscaping and Excavation began construction of the Tom Watson Signature double-ended driving range and nine-hole course on a 9-acre parcel donated by the McLamb family. The new expansion is adjacent to The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee of Brunswick County’s golf facility.

  • Roger Bacon makes technology upgrades

    “Resourceful” is a popular word at The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School. Even though they are public schools, charter schools receive less money per pupil than traditional public schools, but this has not stopped growth at one of the premier charter schools in southeast North Carolina, and technology is at the center of that growth.

    “Technology plays a tremendous role in today’s classrooms,” said Superintendent Mark Cramer, “and while it does not replace great teachers, it is an invaluable tool for learning.”

  • Club briefs

    Civil War group to meet April 5

    The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. across from the Southport post office. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee. Visitors are invited to become members.

  • VFW auxiliary has speaker

    As part of its Cancer Aid and Research Program, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at Post 7288 in Calabash hosts Rebecca Long, community outreach coordinator with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center organization, at its March 8 meeting. 

  • Religion briefs

    Anchor Baptist sets services

    Anchor Baptist Church is hosting a week of special services April 3-8 featuring the Herbster Evangelistic Team, comprised of twins Mark and Mike Herbster and their wives, who will fill each service with uplifting, Christ-honoring music.

    As Mark Herbster brings a timely and powerful message from the Bible, other members of the team will lead a program for children.