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Today's News

  • Some baits to use to catch redfish

    The most popular and sought-after inshore fish in local waters during the winter are redfish. This is because they stay in the backwaters and school up in tight pods roaming the inside creeks and inlets feasting on small fish, ghost shrimp and crabs.

    Redfish hit several types of lures well during the winter. You can often sight-cast to them in the clear, cold water. One thing to remember is to keep the noise down, and many redfish experts pole their boats with long poles rather than using trolling motors and anchors that will spook red drum schools.

  • Farmstead, Meadowlands named in top 100 courses

    Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Club in Calabash, on the northern end of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, are among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Golf Panel. 

    The rankings of the panel, which are reported to be “the most authoritative source on golf in the state,” were published in the winter edition of GolfStyles magazine.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford round Friday at Brierwood. The winners with 11.5 points were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter and Bob Byrne. In second with 6 points were Gary Gutheil, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto. Lowest score of the day was Reese Evans, 78. Lowest nets for the day were Bob Smith, 65, and Hal Riebesehl, 69. Smith was also most over his points at plus 8 and was voted golfer of the week.

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  • The First Tee: Five fabulous years

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011. I’ve watched the chapter grow over the past five years and seen first-hand how The First Tee changes the lives of kids. I’ve witnessed the phenomenal commitment of our community to this program that teaches life skills and core values through the game of golf. 

  • Museum foundation welcomes new director

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A new executive director for the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is on the job.

    Dottie David-Wilson began working as the new director on Jan. 13.

    “We are excited to have found such a well-qualified professional with a strong background in business administration, non-profit organization leadership and management,” Jerry Thrift, chairperson of the board of trustees, said in a press release.

  • Virginia Williamson students are taking a ‘trip’ to California

    Virginia Williamson Elementary school students and staff are taking a field trip to California and they are getting there by walking and running.

    The health and wellness team, headed by the school’s physical education teacher Nicholas Westfall, has designed a program to help students and staff get healthy and fit in 2011 in what they are calling “the quest to the west.”

  • Shag Club names board members

    The Coastal Shag Club has announced its 2011 board members. They are Gary Sellers, president; Pat Boyd, vice resident; Joan Wurtz, treasurer; Pam Bruno, secretary; Mike Rogers, sergeant at arms; and board members Marc Meyer, Walt Luniewski, Claire Cozzi, Susan Eason and Sandy Keck.

    For more information on the Coastal Shag Club visit www.coastalshagclub.org.

  • Garden Club plans card party

    The Carolina Shores Garden Club will have its annual scholarship luncheon and card party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Ocean Gardens Buffet in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    This year’s theme is “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue.” There will be an extended buffet as well as a gift table.

    Tickets are $17 each with all proceeds going to scholarships for West Brunswick High School students. For tickets, call Elaine Southard at 575-0536.

  • New poetry group to meet Feb. 13

    Poetry Revisited is a newly organized monthly group for those who write, read and listen to poetry. The intention of this group is to afford poets and would-be poets an opportunity to read their work to others, as well as to enable those with a less-than-positive impression of poetry to experience the reading and hearing of poems from a different angle. 

    An introductory gathering is planned at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte from 3-4:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the library meeting room.

  • Beautification Club to meet Feb. 9

    The Holden Beach Beautification Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Holden Beach Chapel. The speaker will be Sara Over of the Brunswick County Nature Conservancy. Hostesses for the event will be Lindy Collison, Ann Landis, Bennis Hall, Jane Decker and Carol Burnside.