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Today's Sports

  • Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball sign-ups are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    Sign-ups are also 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at the Supply Fire Department.

    Fee is $55 for one player, $100 for two, $150 for three. Fee for Wee/Tee ball is $45.

  • Dixie Youth meeting Jan. 13

     Dixie Youth meeting

    Dixie Youth Softball and Baseball will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Shallotte First Baptist Church. Officers for the 2015 season will be elected. For more information, call Brian Walker at  (910) 734-3946.

  • New year brings wahoo action

     The new year is officially upon us and with it came dreary, wet weather. However, the fish off our coast are biting as if it’s sunny and 75 degrees. Thankfully, anglers got the opportunity to venture offshore on Friday, Jan. 2, and brought back exciting fish stories for the new year.

  • SWATCA: Fostering women’s golf

     I’d been hearing about something called the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship Association for several years. This is an organization to sponsors women’s team championships among several states that include the Carolinas.

    Each state sends a team of 10 players (eight scores count) and a non-playing team captain. Competition is over three days with scoring based on four-ball match play, modified foursome match play and singles match play. The team that amasses the most points wins. 

  • BCC defeats Davidson County...

     

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Davidson County Community College 96-90 Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatic Center gym.

    For BCC (8-7), JacQues Chambers scored 21 points, Carson Smith 18, Robin Moore 15 and Kevin Rowell 13. Taylor Buffkin and Jaquan Grissett each scored nine points, Parker Helgerson six and Cortell Busby five.

    Davidson, an NJCAA Division III team, dropped to 11-5.

  • Walk your way to better scores

     I love this time of year. We can discard the old ways, make new resolutions, begin all over again and do what we really want to do. We can create a healthier lifestyle.

    So, let’s begin by walking. Walk the dog, walk the neighborhood, walk the mall. Best of all, walk the golf course.

    Walking regularly is a terrific way to become healthier and happier in the New Year. The American Heart Association tells us that walking:

  • Bluefin tuna landed by local...

     

    It seems every year the fish come up with new excuses not to bite, yet every year fishermen will find ways to get them to bite. Fishermen usually will begin to spend countless hours trying to research what a particular fish bites, why it bites that bait and, most importantly, where it bites that bait. However, I have found that hard work, persistence and unrelenting dedication will prevail more times than knowing the particulars. In fact these characteristics carried a team from our area to the ultimate victory Dec. 22.

  • 2015 calendar: Instruction,...

     

    Tennis lessons

    Adult tennis lessons at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center are
Wednesdays, March 25 to April 29
and May 6 to June 10.
Beginners meet 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Intermediate lessons are 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $70 per person. Call 253-2583 for more information. 
Registration required.
Adult lessons at Smithville District Park are Wednesdays, March 11 to April 29. Teens and adult beginners meet 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 per person.
Registration required. Go to www.rdutennis.net or email brian@rdutennis.net
 Call 253-2670 for more information.




  • Choosing a fishing boat that...
  • OIFC encounters the Gulf Coast

      With Christmas quickly approaching, most folks either have their head wrapped around family gatherings or wrapping presents for the family gatherings. This eventually leads folks to forgetting about the outdoors and how much fun you can have. Whether it’s fishing for trout in the skinny backwaters or calling in a drake mallard from your duck blind, the week of Christmas is the perfect time to teach and perform these activities with your family members.