Today's News

  • Roger Bacon Academy archer gets world champion ranking

    Stand 11 steps away, check your stance, eye the center of the target, pull the arrow back, feel the tension of the compound bow, take a slow breath, aim and… release. Bull’s-eye. 

    For months this has been the regimen for each competitive archery student on The Roger Bacon Academy’s archery team. And that practice has paid off big time on a global scale at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament.

  • Brunswick County helps Camp Lejeune with The First Tee

    Several months ago, The First Tee of Brunswick County was asked to provide support to the U.S. Marine Base at Camp LeJeune to start a First Tee program there. 

    During the summer, executive director Al Arrigoni and coach Bob Larkin met with the Marine Corps Community Services at Camp LeJeune to explain the program. 

    The Marines decided to begin a program in September. MCCS coordinated the effort, publishing information about The First Tee, requesting volunteers to be coaches and registering interested kids. 

  • St. James to host junior golf tournament Nov. 6-7

    On Nov. 6-7, some of the nation’s top junior golfers will compete at St. James Plantation in a 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour event. Tournament play will begin Nov. 6 at The Founders Club with the final round to be played the following day at The Players Club. 

    Any current Carolinas Golf Association junior members, ages 9-19, will receive a complimentary seasonal membership to the IJGT, a $225 value. This membership will last until June 30, 2011, and includes access to any of the 60 nationally ranked events contested during the 2010-2011 season. 

  • Piperettes play member-member tourney

    The Piperettes played their annual member-member tournament Saturday and Sunday. Diane Rauch, Liz Fox and Ann Leahy were the tournament chairwomen. The field of 20 pairs of members was divided into four flights by handicap. The format Saturday was two-man better ball using full handicap. On Sunday each team had the opportunity to better its score on each hole. 

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played at Woodland Valley. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Charlie Shore 84, Paul Michal 88 and Jim Ritter 89. Low nets: Ritter 64, Cogdill 67, Dennis Keane, Bob Smith, Bob Brownley 69s. Team two low nets each hole: Cogdill, Smith, Brownley and Hal Riebesehl were 25-under par. Golfer of the week was Cogdill.


  • Lockwood Folly applies for Audubon certification

    Another Brunswick County Golf Course has applied for certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Course. Carolina National and St. James Plantation have that certification. Lockwood Folly is in the process now.  

    That’s good news for our golfing community and for Brunswick County in general. Anything we can do to protect the environment, to provide a safe haven for animals and to keep our groundwater pure is certainly welcome. 

  • Kings and wahoo head up fall offshore action

    There is no question now that fall is here. Blue jeans and sweatshirts are the norm, and I for one wish it would stay this way year round. Some have accused me of thinking like a fish, and this may be further evidence as apparently the fish prefer this weather as well.

  • Brunswick’s inshore fishing landing kings, drum

    Thus far the story of fall inshore fishing in Brunswick County has been one of big fish. While tainted waters from the flooding have made catching smaller fare a little more difficult than usual at times, live bait fishing for king mackerel and big red drum has been wildly successful. It’s great news for those who are after big game but less good for those of us seeking smaller redfish, trout and flounder.

  • Local Cape Fear swimmers achieve time standards

    Three county swimmers in the Cape Fear Aquatic Club achieved USA Swimming national age group time standards in the first meet of the indoor season.

    Lucas Kuhn, in the boys’ 8U, and Teddy Johnson, in the boys’ 10U and McKenzie White in the girls’ 10U, met the marks in the three-day meet hosted by the Waves of Wilmington Swim Club.

    Kuhn was seventh in the 25-yard butterfly (22.55 seconds), eighth in the 25 freestyle (19:21), eighth in the 25 backstroke (24.79) and 15th in the 25 breaststroke (31.72).  These were personal-best times.

  • ATMC hosts annual meeting

    More than 2,500 people gathered at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for ATMC’s 53rd annual meeting. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner was served, along with homemade ice cream. 

    Members were treated to an evening of entertainment provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band performing the greatest songs of yesterday and today. Directors Malcolm Grissett and James H. “Jamie” Milliken were each re-elected for three-year terms. Thomas Chancey of Shallotte was the grand prize winner of $500 cash.