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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Woodland Valley. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Charlie Shore 84, Paul Michal 88 and Jim Ritter 89. Low nets: Ritter 64, Cogdill 67, Dennis Keane, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley 69s. Team two low nets each hole: Cogdill, Smith, Brownley and Hal Riebesehl were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Cogdill.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Lockwood Folly applies for Audubon certification

    Another Brunswick County Golf Course has applied for certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Course. Carolina National and St. James Plantation have that certification. Lockwood Folly is in the process now.  

    That’s good news for our golfing community and for Brunswick County in general. Anything we can do to protect the environment, to provide a safe haven for animals and to keep our groundwater pure is certainly welcome. 

  • Kings and wahoo head up fall offshore action

    There is no question now that fall is here. Blue jeans and sweatshirts are the norm, and I for one wish it would stay this way year round. Some have accused me of thinking like a fish, and this may be further evidence as apparently the fish prefer this weather as well.

  • Brunswick’s inshore fishing landing kings, drum

    Thus far the story of fall inshore fishing in Brunswick County has been one of big fish. While tainted waters from the flooding have made catching smaller fare a little more difficult than usual at times, live bait fishing for king mackerel and big red drum has been wildly successful. It’s great news for those who are after big game but less good for those of us seeking smaller redfish, trout and flounder.

  • Local Cape Fear swimmers achieve time standards

    Three county swimmers in the Cape Fear Aquatic Club achieved USA Swimming national age group time standards in the first meet of the indoor season.

    Lucas Kuhn, in the boys’ 8U, and Teddy Johnson, in the boys’ 10U and McKenzie White in the girls’ 10U, met the marks in the three-day meet hosted by the Waves of Wilmington Swim Club.

    Kuhn was seventh in the 25-yard butterfly (22.55 seconds), eighth in the 25 freestyle (19:21), eighth in the 25 backstroke (24.79) and 15th in the 25 breaststroke (31.72).  These were personal-best times.

  • ATMC hosts annual meeting

    More than 2,500 people gathered at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for ATMC’s 53rd annual meeting. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner was served, along with homemade ice cream. 

    Members were treated to an evening of entertainment provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band performing the greatest songs of yesterday and today. Directors Malcolm Grissett and James H. “Jamie” Milliken were each re-elected for three-year terms. Thomas Chancey of Shallotte was the grand prize winner of $500 cash.

  • Silver Coast sponsors competition

    Silver Coast Winery will host an art competition for the creation of its newest wine label.

    The next addition to the winery’s extensive collection will be an oak-aged port wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style. 

    Following in the footsteps of its five-time Double Gold-winning Touriga (Cape Fear Blood Wine), Dana Keeler, winemaker at Silver Coast, said, “This port will exemplify and harness the distinct character of this unusual varietal.” 

  • Education briefs

    Union plans fall festival

    Union Elementary School will present its third annual fall festival from 5:30-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, featuring caricatures drawings, inflatable rides, haunted hallway (for older children), fairytale land hallway (for younger children), hayride, new carnival games, crafts, bake sale, cake walk and more.

  • Brunswick Community College offers community courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. 

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Elks plan Halloween dinner and dance

    The Calabash Elks will host a Halloween costume dinner and dance fundraiser from 6-10 p.m.

    This year’s menu is a choice of either prime rib or chicken cordon bleu. Entertainment will be provided by Hot and Heavy in full Halloween regalia.  Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Seating is limited. Call 579-4600.