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Today's News

  • Goal of the Jolly Mon King Mackerel tourney is to have fun

    The Jolly Mon King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, organized by the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, attracts many competitors for an obvious reason: First place pays $25,000.

    “Typically, every year, the first-place winner takes home over $25,000,” said Capt. Brant McMullan, the tournament director. “The entry fee is only $215. That is the lowest of any tournament that I know of. So the ratio of risk to reward is very good. The reason that the payout is so good is we have a lot of boats. Last year we had a record number of boats, 360.”

  • Hot weather doesn't cool down Gulf Stream and inshore fishing

    Summer has arrived with a vengeance, and it is hot. I can’t imagine living inland, working outside or, worse, walking around in a suit and tie. The beach is the place to be as the sea breeze keeps the heat tolerable. And even better, get out on the boat and go fishing and you won’t even notice how hot it is. Right now is a great time to go fishing. Nothing much has changed since last week as fisheries continue red hot.

  • Handicap scores allow beginning and experienced golfers to play together

    Lots more folks are beginning to play golf in Brunswick County.

    Kids are learning golf through The First Tee or summer golf camps. Other youngsters come to visit grandma and grandpa (who own a home right on a golf course) and soon, Granny and Poppy have their grandchildren out on the practice tee and on the course.

    In addition to our junior golfers, hundreds of new retirees are moving to our coastal communities. Many of them dreamed of playing the game of golf but never had the time to get involved.

  • Golf action

    CAROLINA SHORES

    Gary Stewart, 72, of Carolina Shores shot his age or better four times during the month of May. He had one round of 72, two of 71 and one of 69. He played all four of those rounds at his home course of Carolina Shores.

    BRUNSWICK LADYBIRDS

    The Brunswick Ladybirds played May 28 at St. James Plantation. These are the results:

  • Hensley and Gore the best of the best of The First Tee of Brunswick County

    Greg Hensley has been selected to represent the First Tee of Brunswick County at the 2008 Summer Leadership and Life Skills Academy July 8-15 at Kansas State University.

    He will join 100 other First Tee members from around the country and the world for a week of leadership building, life skills workshops and golf. They will stay in dormitories while being chaperoned by Kansas State students who are involved with the leadership curriculum offered at the university.

    Last year, Eric Grant represented the Brunswick County chapter of The First Tee at the Leadership Academy.

  • First Tee Wal-Mart Tournament comes to Brunswick County

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is the sole beneficiary of the inaugural Wal-Mart Invitational Sept. 23 at The Thistle Golf Club.

    All Brunswick County Wal-Mart stores will be participating in this golf tournament. Brent Guice, manager of the Shallotte Wal-Mart, will spearhead the effort.

  • Post 68 stays unbeaten

    LELAND—So far, so perfect.

    The Brunswick County Post 68 American Legion team is 7-0 after beating Post 178 9-0 and 7-2 in a doubleheader Friday.

    This is the first time in Randy Fennell’s four seasons as manager the team has started 7-0, and he said it may have been longer than that since the team has had such a perfect start.

  • Holmes pitches Trojans to victory over Hampstead

    Brock Holmes struck out nine batters in five innings and hit a home run as the Southwest Trojans won 9-1 Saturday at Hampstead in a Junior American Legion baseball game.

    Holmes gave up one hit and walked one. At the plate, Holmes was 1-for-3 with the home run and two RBIs.

    Alex Memory pitched the last two innings. Hampstead scored its only run in the seventh.

  • Local summer events heat up

    The Shallotte Fire Department, whose members recently moved into new headquarters on Wall Street beside the old fire station, has set an achievement ceremony for firefighters followed by an open house for the public on June 19.

    The achievement ceremony will begin at 2 p.m., and Mayor Gerald Long will recognize individual firefighters for their achievements during the past year, including the various certifications, degrees and awards they received.

    The following fire officials will be recognized:

  • Low fat, low carb desserts should also taste good, too

    There are lots of lot fat, low carb dessert recipes out there, but few really meet the standards of good taste as well. That is a hard task to meet. When you lower fat content, you usually compensate with sugar. To offset this, use more natural sugars and fruits.

    Desserts can easily become an obsession when trying to change lifestyle patterns. Don’t over-do. Enjoy small portions and you will stay on track.