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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • National Deep-Water Exercise Month at aquatics center brings aerobics classes

    As a part of the celebration of Deep Water Exercise Month, the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center is offering free introduction to deep-water aerobics classes. These special classes will be offered at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15.

  • Sports calendar

    North baseball fish fry set for Feb. 18
    The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   

  • Brunswick Community College makes a splash at home, abroad

    We’ve said before how much we love our very own Brunswick Community College—and now people around the globe are finding out why.
    The college’s Center for Aquaculture & Biotechnology is drawing attention from students right here at home and across the world. This semester a continuing education course about fish farming has students enrolled from North Carolina as well as Great Britain, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Nigeria.
    How’s that for making a splash on an international scale?

  • Former Broadway set designer directing, crafting BLT show this week

    When it comes to the theater, Paul Bertelsen, 85 years young, just keeps on going.

    Brunswick Little Theatre has hit a high note with the former Broadway set designer, who is directing and creating the set for the upcoming Neil Simon play, “Barefoot in the Park.” It opens Thursday at Playhouse 211.

    Last week, Bertelsen and production assistant director Chris Walters were busy building the set at BLT’s Scenic Studio on Holden Beach Road. In the evening, they were heading up to the theater on N.C. 211 for play rehearsal.