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Today's News

  • Despite missed AYP goals, officials say progress is being made

    BOLIVIA—Although the number of Brunswick County schools that made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the past school year decreased, school officials say there is progress being made.

    Eleven of the 19 schools tested made AYP during the 2009-2010 school year, which is a decrease from last year’s 14 of 17 tested.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf league tournaments

     BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Farmstead. Low gross: Randy Cogdill 84, Charlie Shore 86 and Stu Cleveland 89. Low net: Fred Ortiz 69, Cogdill and Jim Beairsto 69. Team, two low nets on each hole: Ortiz, Bob Smith, Reggie Auten and Bob Brownley, 20-under par. Golfer of the week was Randy Cogdill.

    BRICK LANDING

  • Zack Byrd: Young phenom on the verge of success

    I first met Zack Byrd in 2003 when he won the Carolinas Junior Championship. I sat in his home in Calabash and chatted with the young phenom, and his parents, Cindy and Steve. He was being home-schooled at the time because his junior golf schedule was so rigorous it would not allow him to attend a regular high school with any consistency. Each week, his dad or mom drove him to junior events all over the country. 

  • How’s the fishing? Something’s always biting

    Having been a professional fisherman for nearly 20 years, there is simply no replacement for experience in learning and understanding an area’s fishery. And to this day, I am still humbled at how foolish the fish can make me feel. However, I do feel as if time has afforded me the opportunity to experience year after year seasonal fish behavior and, as such, sort of get an idea about what the fish are doing. 

  • Night fishing is the way to beat the heat

     Brunswick County fishing has picked up a bit from the summer doldrums we have been in. Oppressive heat continues to make fishing best early in the morning or after sunset, but at least anglers have been catching some fish as they begin to turn their eyes toward fall.

    The piers have seen scattered catches of Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black drum and flounder with speckled trout showing up for some morning runs. There are some pompano in the surf along with the snapper blues and a few puppy red drum.

  • The First Tee and Parks and Recreation tee up together

    The First Tee of Brunswick County chapter has formed many wonderful partnerships with local golf courses and organizations since 2005. The same holds true outside of the golf community. This includes Brunswick County Schools, Community in Schools, Brunswick County 4-H, Oak Island Parks and Recreation and ATMC-TV.

    The chapter recently formed a partnership with another youth organization, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation. This partnership has already produced two exciting summer time opportunities to serve Brunswick County youth.

  • St. James to host First Tee Summer Leadership Academy

     For the fifth consecutive year, members of The First Tee from chapters in North and South Carolina will gather for the Summer Leadership Academy at St. James. The convocation will take place Aug. 2-5 and will include leadership workshops, golf clinics and golf tournaments.

    Area golf courses the 18 participants will play at are The Reserve Club at St. James, Thistle Golf Course, Bald Head Island and The Members Club at St. James. 

  • Inspirations Dance Centre participates in Star Talent Nationals

     Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded High Gold and Platinum ratings for four group dances, two duets and six solos in the Star Talent Nationals July 10 at Brunswick Community College. 

    Savanna Moore received first overall teen soloist. Kaitlyn Haman received second overall teen soloist. Casey Rogers received third overall teen extreme soloist. Megan Houser won first overall senior soloist and Ashley Mitchell won first overall junior soloist. Auriella Rosendahl received sixth overall petite soloist.

  • McCumbee finishes 17th at Pocono

    Chad McCumbee started 18th and finished 17th Saturday in the ARCA Racing Series Weis Markets 125 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee finished all 50 laps in the second visit of the season by ARCA to Pocono. McCumbee finished 15th in that 80-lap race, which took place June 5.

    Robb Brent added his name to the long list of first-time winners in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series by driving away from the field to win the Weis Markets 125 by 2.844 seconds over Dakoda Armstrong.

  • Lancaster on preseason all-conference Big South team

    Jordan Lancaster is among three Charleston Southern senior Buccaneers selected to the preseason All-Big South team.

    Wide receiver Gerald Stevenson and Lancaster, a lineman, were named to the offensive team. Joel Walton earned a spot on the defensive line. Stevenson was also selected as the preseason all-conference punt returner.