Today's News

  • McCray and Vereen compete in 2017 East-West game

     Two of the best players in West Brunswick High School football history competed in an all-star game featuring the top high school players in North Carolina.

    Running back Anthony “Bubba” McCray and lineman Taye Vereen, who graduated in June, represented the Trojans on July 19 at the 2017 North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game at Jamieson Stadium on the campus of Grimsley High School in Greensboro.

    McCray totaled 43 yards on six carries, including a 37-yard scamper on the team’s longest carry of the game.

  • Exploring live bait Spanish mackerel fishing

     Brunswick County fishing has officially set in to a pure summer pattern. The weather and water temperatures are hot and the tourist activity amongst the Brunswick County islands has reached its peak. Fortunately for the fishermen of our county, the fishing has been very good.

  • Sports calendar (July 27, 2017 edition)

    Pickleball clinic offered

  • Southport-Oak Island falls in championship game of state tourney

     Two years ago, a Southport-Oak Island all-star team had to beat SouthPark twice to capture the 2015 Dixie Youth State Tournament crown and advance to the World Series.

    Southport-Oak Island did just that and advanced to a Dixie Youth World Series for the second time in three seasons.

    Fast forward to 2017 and this same group of kids found themselves in the same predicament in the Majors state tournament last week in Leland.

    The squad entered the tournament finals having to knock off SouthPark twice to secure the championship.

  • Playing a team game every day of my life

     I could go on all day about how sports have impacted my life. Of course, it’s a bit ironic because my best sport was tennis. I was a good high-school tennis player and captured two eastern regional championships during my junior and senior seasons. I wasn’t even close to decent enough to play at the collegiate level, but it was a nice little career I put together.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Surf Camp photo

     Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have worked as surfing instructors for more than 50 years combined. This is a picture of OIB surf campers, which included attendees from Minnesota, Colorado and South Africa.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Local fishing action heats up

     As the weather only got hotter last week, so did the local fishing action. Scroll through the mini-slideshow to see fishing pictures that were submitted for the July 27 edition.

  • Leland American captures 2017 Small League state championship

     Leland American captured the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament championship last week in Leland. Dixie Youth leagues across the Tar Heel State with fewer than three teams compete in a small league all-star state tournament. 

  • The major differences in teaching and coaching

     As a golf professional, people often ask me if I ever had a desire to play golf at the tour level. I did give the mini tours a run for a few years when I lived in South Florida. However, I never had the “it” factor. The “it” factor is a competitive desire to be the best and beat your competition like a drum. Deep down I am a helper and never had the drive to put on the boxing gloves. Therefore, I am a golf instructor or as I like to think of it, a golf coach.