Today's News

  • CVGA golf

     The Calabash Veterans' Golf Association played a Stableford event March 24 at

    Ocean Ridge Plantation’s Tiger’s Eye. First were Hal Riebesehl, Jim

    Maurer, Bill Murray and Joe Dagenais, +19. Second were John Casey, Denny

    Miller, Jerry Wiles and Tom Leach, +15. Third were Ken Locatelli, John Yencik,

    Bill Tornabene and Ray O’Donnell, +14.5. Gross: Art Williams, 74. Closest to pin: at 2, Ron Medaglia 12 feet, 10 inches; at 6, Frank Masi, 2-5; at 11, Pete Hummer, 11-11; at 17, Art Williams, 13-1.

  • Eckley scores ace on granddaughter’s birthday

     On Wednesday, March 19, Ralph Eckley scored a hole-in-one on the 13th hole at Crow Creek. The hole measured 134 yards from the white tees and Eckley used a 7-iron. This was Eckley’s second hole-in-one. It took him almost 50 years to get his first one, on March, 10, 2012, and two years and nine days to get his second one, which occurred on his youngest granddaughter Emma’s second birthday.

  • West Brunswick golfer Flaccavento scores ace in tourney

     SOUTHPORT — West Brunswick High School senior golfer Zack Flaccavento scored a hole-in-one Monday, March 24, during a Mideastern 4A/3A Conference tournament.

    In sunny but chilly weather, Flaccavento aced the 173-yard fifth hole of the Founders Club at St. James Plantation. He used a 5-iron.

    “I hit a nice, little fade,” he said. “We didn’t see it go into the hole but I heard it hit the stick. I was really hoping it didn’t hit the stick and ricochet off. I walked up there, and it was in the bottom of the cup.”

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  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


  • Golfing couple: Mark and Marilyn Greenfield of Carolina National

     Over the years, Golf Gab has featured various pros, golf course superintendents, instructors, club managers and golf course designers.

    Each fall, we run several articles about our men’s and women’s club champions in conjunction with the annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions.

    Last week I had a brainstorm: Wouldn’t it be fun to write about some of our local golfers, our amateurs, who live and play the game in Brunswick County?

  • Body found on Bald Head Island ID’d as missing Southport man

    A body found off Bald Head Island lat week was positively identified as a missing Southport man, Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said.

    Adam Karami Muhammad, 22, had been missing since Feb. 14. A man walking his dog found the remains March 17 on Bald Head Island near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

    An autopsy Thursday, March 20, was unable to positively identify the body. Dove said dental records later confirmed a wisdom tooth that led authorities to determine the body was Muhammad’s.

  • Trojans defeat South in baseball

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 10-2 in a conference baseball game Thursday, March 20, at West.

    West (1-1, 5-3) finished with 10 hits and took advantage of four wild pitches, three hit batters and three errors to beat the Cougars.

    Winning pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up five hits and two runs in five innings. He walked one, hit one and struck out three. Brett Babson pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

    “Cameron did a good job tonight,” West coach Mike Alderson said.

  • Shallotte woman accused of setting fire to residence

    A Shallotte woman is accused of setting the fire that destroyed her residence Thursday afternoon.

    Lisa Watts Stillwell, 49, of 363 Longs Circle, is charged with second-degree arson, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Stillwell, who was arrested Thursday night by members of the Brunswick County Fire Investigation Task Force, is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $50,000 bail.

  • Five arrested, accused of kidnapping, armed robbery

    Five people arrested March 18 are accused of kidnapping and committing armed robberies in the Shallotte area.

    Colin Chase Bennett, 24, of Supply, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, common law robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping, assault on a female, assault by strangulation, interference with emergency communication and possession of stolen property. He is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $500,000 bail.