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Today's News

  • Buffkin to deploy to Afghanistan

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald E. Buffkin, son of Mary A. Buffkin of Leland, has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. He is a member of the 824th Transportation Company in Morehead City.

  • Tartt-St. George

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lauren Nicole Tartt of Shallotte and Jimmy St. George of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Elaina Tartt of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Kim St. George of Supply. A March 10 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.
     

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 9
    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.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney is March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation.
    The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Sunset Hybrids: New golf group has played at 62 courses

    A big part of being a journalist is interviewing people and I find that is the best part of the job. Each person is unique and has a story to tell and I love hearing those stories.
    Last week, my pleasure in doing interviews was quadrupled (septupled?) when seven members of the Sunset Hybrids came to the Brick Landing Clubhouse for an interview. That morning was pure pleasure because it’s usually me going somewhere for an interview, sometimes at 7 in the morning if I’m speaking to a golf course superintendent.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with at +17.5 were Bill Cameron, Russ Russo, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second place at +17 were Bob Brownley, Ed Kinney, Stu Cleveland and Jim Ritter. The most over-his-points was Dan O’Connell at +9. Lowest gross: Randy Cogdill 82, Dan O’Connell 83, Russ Russo 86, Paul Michal and Gary Gutheil 87, Stu Cleveland and Jim Beairsto 88, Dennis Keane 89. Lowest nets: Dan O’Connell 61 and Randy Cogdill 65. Dan O’Connell is golfer of the week.

  • Project Campus: Building the bridge for future generations

    By Rusty Petrea
    TFTBC
    The First Tee of Brunswick County has accepted the challenge of building an in-residence academy for youth from Brunswick, New Hanover, Horry and Georgetown counties and our nation. When completed, Shallotte and surrounding communities will be recognized for a facility built specifically to deliver life skills, leadership, core values and citizenship training for many future generations of youth.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun

  • Solid fishing this winter is unusual

    The extremely mild winter continues and Brunswick County anglers are still enjoying unusually good catches of speckled trout and redfish, and I have never seen a winter when so many flounder were still inshore. The usually high activity of baitfish, shrimp and crabs in the water is making this winter a little like an early spring.
    Redfish schools are hanging around in the backwaters, feeding and hiding from dolphins, and you can find schools that number in the hundreds of fish.

  • South swimmers qualify for state meet

    Staff Report

    A five-swimmer South Brunswick boys’ team finished sixth out of 31 teams in a state-qualifying regional Saturday. The NCHSAA Class 3A state meet is Feb. 9 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.
    That was one of the highlights for coach Wes Cross’ swim teams.
    “The women’s and the men’s team had an awesome swim meet Saturday,” Cross said. “Although I expected them to swim well, they by far exceeded Kevin Sullivan’s and my expectations.”