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Today's News

  • A look back at 20 years in office with outgoing DA Rex Gore

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part feature series with outgoing district attorney Rex Gore.

    BOLIVIA—When the New Year rings in, district attorney Rex Gore will hand over the reins of the district’s prosecutorial office to DA-elect Jon David.

    Gore, who was first elected district attorney in 1990, will leave office just as he entered it—no pomp and circumstance—just business.

  • Stories that Shaped 2010: How the new Republican majority will shape the political landscape

    The Grand Old Party made a roaring comeback this past November.

    If 2008 was the year of the donkey, 2010 was the year of the elephant.

    In 2008, Democrats, fueled by President Barack Obama’s historic candidacy, ran away with the General Election. Though not as overwhelming, the 2010 midterm elections belonged to the Republicans, who made a surging comeback to even the playing field on state and national stages.

  • Harrison Taylor at the Hank Haney School in Hilton Head

    Last April, Harrison Taylor of Shallotte won a two-year scholarship to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. 

    Harrison left his parents, Valerie and Scott Taylor, brother Chandler, his West Brunswick High School friends and went to live five hours away in Hilton Head Island. It was a daunting task for this young man who had grown up in a close-knit family in a small rural town.  

  • Calabash VFW dart league results

    The Calabash VFW steel tip dart league results for Dec. 14. First: Shirley Kelleher, Brenda Williams and Tom Kelleher. Second: Darleen Riley, Richie Thomas and Joan Elmire. Third: Joe Lenz, Dennis O’Brien and Andy Kocsis. 

    On Dec. 21, Barbara Ketcham, Joe Pinkowski and Lee Harrison were first. Second: Barbara Clark, Craig Sweetman and Joe Lenz. Third: Winnie Kosmel, Ken Anderson, and Richie Thomas.

  • Patience is key to catching redfish in winter

    Cold weather dominates the fishing report but it doesn’t stop the catches.

    Anglers are still taking redfish in the backwater shallow creeks and that action has not slowed down. I have heard just a few reports of scattered trout running the tides near the bridges (and those were undersized), so I can’t say the trout bite is on…but the redfish are really making up for it.

  • Sports briefs

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team is offering two youth basketball clinics in January at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. 

    BCC coach Ashlyn Burke and her team will conduct the clinics. The first clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 15. BCC plays Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m. that day. The second clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 29. BCC plays Louisburg College at 1 p.m. that day.

  • Lockwood Folly hires Ruth as new pro

    Lockwood Folly Country Club at Holden Beach has hired a new head golf professional, Jeff Ruth, who begins his job in January. 

    Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., and brings to Lockwood a wealth of experience and excellence in the golf industry, including Titleist Performance Fitness Instructor and Ping’s South Carolina Regional Clubfitter of the year.

  • Highlights and scores from area golf leagues

    CFAG

    On Wednesday in a Stableford match at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was first at +6. Joe Meo was second at +3. Steve Maiorca was third at +2. Jen Dearborn was fourth at +1.

    On Friday in a C.O.D. event at Meadowlands, Joe Gallo was +3, with two skins. Ron Doeblin was -1 and had six skins. Sid Pennington was -1 with two skins. Steve Maiorca was -1 with one skin.

    CAROLINA SHORES STABLEFORD

  • The First Tee hosts Christmas parties

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN AND AL ARRIGONIPUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC
    Recently, The First Tee of Brunswick County hosted a volunteer appreciation holiday party at Cinghiale Creek in Shallotte. Annually, the local chapter hosts two such events for its volunteers; one in the beginning of the summer, the other around the holiday season. Both events help conclude the spring and fall sessions respectively.

  • BCC Early Childhood program receives donation for equipment

    The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at Brunswick Community College (BCC) was the recipient of a donation by Molly Dupre, in honor of her parents, the Hatfields. 

    The donation, given through the BCC Foundation, was designated for the purchase of outdoor equipment for the infant/toddler playground at the center. 

    Dupre, a former educator, addressed a group at the Dec. 10 dedication ceremony.