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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 1
    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.

  • Community briefs

    Consumer Showcase set for March 8
    The second annual Coastal Consumer Showcase, “Highlighting the Best in Local Products and Services,” will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the St. James Community Center.
    This event will give residents of the Southport-Oak Island area and Brunswick County a chance to become acquainted with a sample of the variety of products and services area businesses have to offer.

  • Little girls come out for CIS princess ball

    Once upon a time, the prettiest girls and the handsomest men attended a Little Princess Ball. Feb. 4 marked the fourth anniversary of the event, which has become a tradition for families wishing to make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • FORE! KIDZ tourney set for May 19

    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is having its 18th Annual FORE! KIDZ golf tournament May 19 at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation. Last year’s tournament helped the club raise more than $21,000. These funds support many local community nonprofit programs.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    In the Stableford match Feb. 13 at Brierwood, finishing first at 85 was the team of Paul Salerno, George Edwards, Gary McDaniels and Bernie Gruzlewski. Finishing second at 77 were Bob Nobes, Dennis Shea, Dave Harper and a draw.

  • New and exciting products from the PGA Show

    I love the annual Carolinas PGA Merchandise Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and I make a point of attending each year. Dozens of booths tout the latest in clubs, bags, shirts, shoes, tees, scorecards, trophies, hats, visors, golf art and teaching tools. This is where golf pros and managers and shop owners go to see the merchandise and place their orders for the upcoming season.   
    This year there were more than 140 vendors, slightly up from 2011. Here are some of the more interesting booths I saw.  

  • Character development and golf program offered

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC
    The First Tee of Brunswick County after-school and Saturday classes began the week of Feb. 27.
    The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience curriculum delivers nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the game of golf. The spring session will last for 12 weeks with after-school and Saturday morning sessions at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek, St. James Plantation, Oak Island Golf Club, South Harbour Par 3, Magnolia Greens Golf Club and Olde Fort Golf Club.

  • Latest regulation upsets fishermen

    I want to get into some great new fishing lures just released into the market, but first I have to put a word in for our local commercial and charter fleets and what is going on to them in these hard economic times.
    Fishing has been an industry hit hardest by the economy as it comes at the same time that the current federal administration is supporting new environmental and resource limits that are a harsh blow to Brunswick County offshore boats and our neighbors to the south in the Little River, S.C., fleet.

  • ACC Barnstorming Tour April at BCC

    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is highlighted with players from North Carolina, Duke, and N.C. State. Standouts include North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and Duke’s Miles Plumlee.

  • Sports calendar

    Powerhouse Warriors sign-ups March 10
    Powerhouse Warriors basketball travel teams are having tryouts 4:30-6 p.m. March 10 at West Brunswick High School gym for girls in fifth through eighth grades. The tryout fee is $15. If selected, the team fee is $125. For more information, call Joel Johnson at 274-6701 or e-mail at powerhousebball@gmail.com.