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Today's News

  • Varnam-Owens wedding

    April Ginger Varnam and Matthew Keith Owens, both of Ocean Isle Beach, were married Oct. 1 on Ocean Isle Beach. The Rev. Richard Vaughn officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Jencie Varnam of Varnamtown. She was given in marriage by her parents.
    The groom is the son of Daniel and Beth Owens of Wake Forest.

  • Community briefs

    TOPS to host open house Jan. 30
    January is International Open House month for all TOPS Club, Inc.(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapters.
    The local TOPS chapter in Supply will host an open house event at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road in Supply, in the fellowship hall. Refreshments will be provided.
    TOPS was founded in 1948 and is a nonprofit weight loss support organization. Its international headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wis.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 26
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Golf Ball is Feb. 25

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is looking forward to celebrating with the community at its second annual Golf Ball on Feb. 25. The black tie optional event will return to 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.
    “The guests enjoyed the Golf Ball and centralized location last year, so working with the folks from 101 Stone Chimney was the right choice,” said Kimmie Durham, TFTBC board member and event chair.
    The gala event will support the scholarship Pprogram of TFTBC. TFTBC has impacted more than 10,000 youth in our area.

  • Senior golf program continues in 2012

    Dates and courses have been set for the 55+ Senior Golf Program. Golfers play once a month at golf courses throughout the county for a reasonable fee and a chance to win prizes. Golfers can pick and choose which months they want to play. Of note, the Gator Games qualifier is April 26 at Brierwood Golf Club. This is for Brunswick Gator Senior Games participants only. The registration packet must be completed by March 9 to play in this tournament. Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).

  • Sports brief

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 258-249-238-745, Rick LaChance 235-234-660, Thurston Etheridge 243-224-650, Michael Oxendine 240-219-648, Jeffrey Evans 239-210-627, Joyce Freeman 203-193-582, Paula Micale 190-525, Dawn Clardy 500, Zachary Bailey 233, Brian McCall 233, Jeff Kelly 226-225, Bill Brothemarkle 225, Frank Paolicelli 224, Dennis Nicholl 221, George Jacobs 215, Kelly Mintz 204.

  • Sports calendar

    Free throw competition Jan. 28
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 annual free throw competition is 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Shallotte Middle School gym. This event is free and open to anyone ages 10-14. Winners in each age group will be eligible for the regional competition at the end of February. For more information, contact Richard Banchansky (910) 754-5705 or Charles Van Buren (910) 287-1785.

  • Discount golf available from The First Tee

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC
    How you can play just about every golf course in Brunswick County for a green fee of just $25?
    Buy The First Tee of Brunswick County Player Card.
    The 2012 edition of the Card is on sale now. Twenty-nine Brunswick County courses are available for one-time play for $25. Included among the courses are such spectacular venues as Thistle, Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge, Cape Fear National in Leland and Bald Head Island. New to this year’s card are Brick Landing and Carolina Shores.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

  • The Carolinas Golf Association: Your best friend in golf

    The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) was founded in 1909 with five golf clubs. Its official mission was “to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golfers.”
    Today, this nonprofit organization boasts a membership of more than 700 golf clubs scattered across North and South Carolina.
    We could not have the mechanisms of golf, the tournaments and the junior play that we enjoy in the Carolinas without the CGA. This organization is vital to all golfers in the region.