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Today's News

  • Tips and tricks on using Gulp baits

    The worst-kept secret among local winter speckled trout and redfish anglers is that Gulp lures are the real deal. Whereas scented baits once were looked upon by saltwater anglers as gimmicks and cons, brands like Gulp have made believers out of even die-hard traditionalists. The age-old argument about whether scent matters has pretty much been settled.
    I get a lot of emails from Brunswick County anglers about how to use Gulps once you buy them. Everyone seems to have a different way and all of them work.

  • First Tee of Grand Strand to reach more young golfers

    The First Tee of Myrtle Beach is expanding and becoming The First Tee of The Grand Strand. Ultimately, it will be a super chapter of The First Tee, encompassing Brunswick County, Wilmington, Camp Lejeune, Horry and Georgetown counties all under the umbrella of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Foundation.
    The First Tee of The Grand Strand has replaced The First Tee of Myrtle Beach, as a local organization of The First Tee, said Veronica Gore-Kennedy, the new organization’s executive director.

  • Grass cutting equals responsibility lived

    By Landon Patterson
    Eagle Level Participant
    Responsibility is one of the nine core values The First Tee instills in its participants. My brother Holden and I, along with several others, responded this spring when Rusty Petrea asked for volunteers to mow the greens weekly at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee’s home course in Brunswick County. Holden and I talked about it, deciding it would be a great way to give back to the chapter that has given us so many opportunities.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association format for Dec. 26 was one best ball gross on the front nine and two best balls net on the back nine.  The winning team at -1 was Bob Nobes, Ron Arvidson and Dave Harper.  The second-place team at +1 was George Edwards, Jim Pope and Dennis Shea.
    Brunswick Plantation MGA
    Results Dec. 29 (two-man better ball): 1. Joe Longo, Bob Gillespie, -14; 2. Gabby Grant, Mike Fiore (-10, mc); 3. Brian Kantner, Tom Lesniewicz (-10).
    CFAG

  • Annual Best Bob Tournament keeps Bob-bob-bobbing along

    Six years ago, Bob Hack played in a veterans golf tournament and a curious thing happened at lunch. Of the five couples at the table, all the men were named Bob.
    “We were playing in a veterans tournament at Carolina National,” explained Bob Hack. “When we discovered that every darned guy at the table was named Bob, we decided to plan a tournament just for the Bobs at Carolina National. We did, and it’s been an ongoing event ever since.”

  • Sports brief

    Calabash VFW
    Steel Tip Dart League
    On Dec. 6, Dennis Major, Pat Burkart and Pat Perryman placed first at the weekly Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League match.
    Second: Pete McGerr, R. J. Branham and Ken Yusko.
    Third: Tom Kelleher, Jerry Morano and Linda Townsend.
    On Dec. 13, Mike Walton, Pat Perryman and Larry Clark finished first.
    Second: R. J. Branham, Tom Kelleher and Tom Townsend.
    Third: Hugo Kosmel, Tom McCormack and Ken Yusko.
    On Dec 20, Jerry Morano, Helen McCormack and Barbara Clark finished first.

  • West varsity sports calendar

    Subject to change
    Jan. 5: West wrestling at Socastee, S.C., 7 p.m.
    Jan. 6: West basketball at South Columbus, 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 7: West wrestling at North Brunswick tourney, 8 a.m.
    Jan. 10: West basketball at South Brunswick, 6 p.m.
    Jan. 11: West wrestling at South Brunswick, 7 p.m.

  • Sports calendar

    Dixie registrations
    Registration is open for the 2012 Dixie Boys Baseball and the 2012 Dixie Belles and Debs Softball programs. Both programs are for boys and girls 13-15. Registration deadline for Dixie Belles and Debs is Feb. 24 and the deadline for Dixie Boys is March 2.
    Registration fee is $50 for both programs. For more information, call (910) 253-2670. Registration forms may be pick up at in Bolivia at the Government Complex, Building M, or you can get one online at www.brunswickcountync.gov (youth athletics page).

  • Creative and eclectic: Calabash shop offers a little bit of everything

    CALABASH—Lydia’s is a colorful shop offering a little bit of everything.

    That’s the way business partners Lydia McMurray, Alice Rayner and Eileen Pelehaty planned it when they located to the Lowcountry Stores complex here in the Seafood Capital last August.

    They first met at Everything Under the Sun Flea Market in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    “Eileen is still in there,” McMurray said, standing inside her namesake shop last week with Rayner.

  • Area small businesses are key to economic growth

    Local entrepreneur Lloyd Milliken is looking at ways to create some new jobs here in Brunswick County.
    If all goes as planned, 25 new jobs could be created as Milliken makes changes to business operations at his oyster house on Village Point Road. Milliken hopes to successfully rework his oyster house into a new scallops-processing business.
    In an area where new jobs are desperately needed, and after feeling the effects of the dwindling seafood and related markets over the past several years, it’s good to see a new approach getting under way.