Today's News

  • A visit to Spain: Costa del Golf

    Last week Gene and I fulfil led one of the items on our bucket list: We went to Spain and played golf. 

    It all began when my cousin, Hannu Latomaa, asked us to come and visit him and his wife at their place in Spain. Hannu and Yrsa live in Helsinki year round, but like many of the folks in the northern climes of Europe, they have an apartment in the south of Spain, near Estepona.  

  • Colder weather: Time to lure speckled trout

    Fall fishing is still running a bit behind schedule, as water temperatures remain higher than normal inshore and on the beach. There have been plenty of redfish around and sporadic runs of spot on the piers, but the speckled trout are just starting to show up. Hopefully, the speck bite will take off as the temperatures fall in November.

  • Winding River WGA plays member-guest tourney

    Forty-one members and their guests gathered at Carolina National Golf Course for the sixth annual Winding River Women's Golf Association’s member-guest golf tournament Oct. 1. “An Afternoon in Paris” became a soggy Thursday afternoon for the practice round, which was canceled. 

    For the tournament Friday, the sky was Carolina blue and the Carolina National grounds crew had the course ready with only a slight delay. Marilyn Greenfield and guest Mary Eggleston had the low net, 59. Marlene Burroughs and guest Terry Baker had the low gross, 78. 

  • Player Card benefits Brunswick First Tee



    The 2011 First Tee Player Card is on sale for  $100. With the card, golfers can play once at all the participating golf facilities in Brunswick County for $25. The card is available only to Brunswick County residents; golfers must present a valid Brunswick County driver’s license when arriving to play.

  • CIS Benefit Gala for Children raises more than $100,000

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) raised more than $100,000 at this year’s Benefit Gala for Children. Of that, $11,000 will directly benefit graduating seniors in the form of monetary scholarships.

    “Our supporters, friends and volunteers who donate their time and services have made this event successful through the years,” Mark Koval, CIS resource development director, stated in a press release.

  • McCumbee finishes 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway

    Chad McCumbee drove his No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS to a 22nd-place in finish Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway.

    McCumbee, who started 22nd, presently pilots the No. 1 ModSpace car in the ARCA Racing Series. He had seven top-10 finishes this season. The 26-year-old made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at Pocono Raceway in the No. 45 Petty Enterprises entry in 2007 and gained additional experience in 2008 making six starts under the Petty Enterprises banner.

  • Bowling results


    Oct. 25-29

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Milton Williams 247, 253, 225, 725 series; Marvin Hedgspeth 211, 235, 236, 682 series. Demaris Lance 233, 251, 194, 678 series; Craig Croom 265, 202, 654 series; Michael Oxendine 253, 217; Dawn Clardy 199, 225, 601 series; Karen Moshores 225; Paula Oxendine 193.

  • Cedar Grove student to sing with state honors chorus

    This weekend, Cedar Grove Middle School student Campbell Alspaugh will perform with some of the best singers in the state.

    The eighth-grader was among 195 students selected to participate in the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus, which will perform this Sunday at the Stevens Center at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

  • Bolivia announces terrific kids

    Bolivia Elementary has announced its Terrific Kids for October. They are:

    Kindergarten: Rose Easterling, Cody Fields and Emily Long.

    First grade: Javier Carbajal-Mendez, Jestine Bazil, DeLayne Taylor and Gauge Old.

    Second grade: Christopher Simmons, Eden Hodge, Dylan Bevill and Connor Hanes.

    Third grade: Eviana Ledbetter, Dustin McLaughlin, Sean Bergstrom and Bryan Maggard.

    Fourth grade: Heather Danford, Dallas Mason, Brook Fette and David Warth.

  • Re-enactment group visits Leland Charter Day School

    The anticipation causes you to squirm, fingers in your ears, mouth open, eye squinting and the gun master yells “fire” and…baboom. The extremely loud noise from the Civil War era canon makes you jump, laugh, giggle and look around at everyone else enjoying the gut-wrenching blast. That’s the fun part. The scary part is learning just what damage these massive guns did to human lives during the Civil War.