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Today's News

  • Wiggins, Bergstrom Rivers Edge champions

    After being the runner-up for the previous three years, Michael Wiggins won the 2010 Rivers Edge club championship, shooting 77-71¬—148.

    Four golfers were within four strokes of Wiggins after the first round. In the second round, he shot a 32 on the front nine. He shot a 39 on the back nine for the 1-under 71.

    Betsy Bergstrom won the women’s club championship, shooting 88-90—178. She is a two-time champion, having won in 2007.

    Nancy and Alan Hughes were the low-net winners in the club championship. Each shot a 143.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at the Valley At Eastport. Low gross: Gary Guthiel 80, Jim Beairsto 84 and Paul Michal 87. Low nets: Beairsto 64, Guthiel 66 and Bob Smith 69.

    Team two low nets each hole: Smith, Reggie Auten, Larry Cecil and Beairsto, 26-under par. Golfer of the week was Beairsto.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • Golf Gab: Seeing Brunswick County with new eyes

    I have the most fun when someone who has not been here before comes to visit us. Our guests are always slack-jawed with admiration and awe at the beauty of Brunswick County. They exclaim over our golf courses, our beaches, our seafood, seabirds and salt-marches. They love the friendliness of our people, how they can go to a grocery store or dry cleaner and everyone talks to you. 

    Two weeks ago, two friends from New Jersey arrived for a visit. John Saporito and his wife, Barbara, after several years of invites, finally came to visit us.    

  • U.S. Open King Mackerel tourney postponed to Oct. 15-16

    After weighing the forecasted tracks of Tropical Depression 16, the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament board of directors has determined the safest course of action was  to postpone the 2010 tournament. The 2010 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament dates have been changed to Oct. 15-16 with registration from 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 14 at Southport Marina. For more information, visit www.usopenkmt.com or call (910) 457-5787.

  • Big changes in the weather, but at a price

    Well, we got our wish. The weather did change, but not so gracefully. 

    You may remember my pendulum theory regarding the weather; weather swings like a pendulum: if it goes too far one way, it will swing back too far the other in order to equalize. I know it’s been hot the past several weeks, but if you think back, other than the heat, it has been very good weather. Little to no rain and light winds have been the rule a big part of the summer. 

  • Fall fishing has finally arrived

    After the weather has finally given us a break, fall fishing has arrived on the Brunswick County coast. After a long, hot summer and then a burst of heavy rain and flooding conditions, the fish are running a little bit behind this year. But water temperatures are falling and anglers are waiting for the true fall fishing to turn on any day.

    Reports from up the coast to the north show some Carolina piers in the Wilmington region have already had some early spot runs. That is being closely watched by Brunswick pier anglers, as any day now the spot could come in bunches.

  • Brunswick County youth participate in Save Our Community Bible quiz bowl

    SOC (Save Our Community) conducted its third youth Bible quiz bowl on Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church in Southport.

    Open to middle and high school students, the team of Robin Bernard, Christina Brown, Alexa Stanley and Khalin Clemmons from Friendship Baptist Church won first prize. Trey Parker and DeMarcus Steward from Mount Carmel finished second. The timer and two scorers were Lisa Parker, Willette Johnson and Pamela Ferguson.

  • Local American Veterans Post 906 has raffle

    The winner of a recent raffle at AMVETS (American Veterans) Post 906 in Boiling Spring Lakes was Jaime Jackson, a 25-year-old former resident of Wilmington and granddaughter of Jerry Wolf Sr., first vice commander of AMVETS Post 906, who purchased the winning raffle ticket as a gift for his granddaughter.

    Jaime and her husband Shane immediately donated $60 back to Post 906, stipulating that it be used to help provide hats for the Post’s men’s class B softball team entered in the Brunswick County Parks & Recreation League.

  • Club news

    DAR to meet Oct. 13

    The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church on E. Nash Street in Southport, across from the post office.

    The guest speaker will be Michael Craft, who will discuss the Iraq/Afghanistan war efforts.

  • Church briefs

    Concert set at Seaside UMC

    The Carolina Master Chorale, directed by Dr. Timothy Koch, will present its gala season opening concert program, “Ain’t It a Pretty Night…at the Opera,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.