Today's News

  • 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
    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.  

  • Long Bay reef project gets grant

    The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have approved 14 grants, totaling $1.99 million, for the 2012 cycle. The grants are funded from the N.C. Marine Resources Fund, which receives revenues from the sale of Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses.

  • Fishermen to rally March 21 in D.C.

    Staff report

    U.S. recreational and commercial fishermen will gather March 21 beside the U.S. Capitol in an organized demonstration supporting the amendment of the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson Act).
    A rally on Feb. 24, 2010, under a United We Fish banner, attracted about 5,000 recreational, commercial and party/charter vessel owners and folks in associated businesses from all over the country to Washington.

  • MirrOlure plugs are dependable, sturdy

    The mild winter has some anglers still fishing while others are shopping at boat and tackle shows. Right now speckled trout and redfish can be caught in the shallows of Brunswick County. Meanwhile, many folks are buying tackle in preparation for the spring fishing season.
    Very few speckled trout and red drum fishing fanatics lack a collection of colorful MirrOlures. The sturdy and dependable plugs are the traditional hard bait associated with sea trout, as well as redfish, and for good reason.

  • It’s good to see economic growth returning to our area

    Who would have believed when it first opened a small, rural community’s airport would grow as fast as Oak Island’s Cape Fear Regional Jetport has?
    Who would have believed  it would be one of the few area businesses robustly growing during an economic time when others are closing or struggling to stay afloat?
    Who would have believed that not only are locals and visitors using its services today but also international residents and businesspeople have grown to appreciate the quality of services provided there.

  • Cooking up a book: 'Gallery Gals' publish book to benefit hospice

    CALABASH—It started with assorted social gatherings, accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres.


    Whenever Sunset River Marketplace gallery stages an artsy gala or artist debut, inevitably patrons will ask who provided the tasty food.


    “We do it here,” gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said. “So we kind of jokingly started saying, ‘The Gallery Gals.’”