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Today's Sports

  • New medical procedure puts local...

     John Mills started playing golf when he was a kid growing up in Scotch Plains, N.J. As he caddied at local courses, he learned to play the game and to love it.   

    John worked hard, got married and raised a family. During those busy, active years, John dreamed about the day he could retire, relax and play golf to his heart’s content. 

    As the years passed, the focus of his dreams became Brunswick County, and eventually the dream materialized into a beautiful home on the seventh hole of the Irwin Course at St. James Plantation.  

  • Chopper bluefish now out there...

     Big chopper bluefish continue to be a big story, as many of these feisty, fierce gamefish up to 10 pounds are being landed on Brunswick County piers or from the surf of our barrier islands. Some are caught by king mackerel fishermen using live bait and others are falling to cut bait or pluggers using Gotcha-style plugs. Anything alive or shiny in the water will get the attention of bluefish now.

  • 27th annual Flounder Tournament...

    The 27th annual Flounder Tournament is June 11-12. Tournament proceeds are for the benefit of the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club. 

    Once again, the tournament is based at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Dept. The entry fee is $75 per boat and the deadline to enter is 10 a.m. June 11. For an additional $25, anglers can compete to catch two tagged flounder, with each catch worth $5,000.

    The captains’ meeting will be 6-10 pm. June 10 at the Shallotte Point VFD. Ninety-four boats fished in the tourney last year.

  • Nearshore fishing coming to life

  • McCumbee finishes 15th in ARCA...

    Chad McCumbee finished 15th out of 36 racers in the ARCA Racing Series Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Saturday in Long Pond, Pa.

    McCumbee started 10th in his fourth race this season in the series. He completed 75 of 80 laps.

    Craig Goess assumed the lead from Mikey Kile on a series of late pit stops in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 and then held the point on the final restart to grab his first victory in ARCA. His average race speed was 167.069 mph.

  • Waccamaw student receives BEMC...

     Timothy Bellamy of Waccamaw School was awarded one of the three basketball camp scholarships by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation and N.C. Touchstone Energy.

    Katie Evans of Nakina Middle School and Louis Godwin of Williams Township Elementary School also received scholarships.

    The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program provides students a unique educational and athletic opportunity on a college campus. Camp scholarship winners will learn  fundamental basketball skills, be encouraged to set goals and establish new friendships.

  • Brinson Breaks Smith’s winning...

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Car parades, kids’ bike races, special appearances and peek-a-boo shower clouds made this years’ Sun Fun 101 far from typical Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    The weekly bike race was won by 14-year-old Jason Grainger, of Shallotte. He took the checkered flag after battling it out with last week’s winner, Adam Fulford, and Brandon Patterson. Grainger is the son of Willie Grainger, who races in the Street Stock division.

  • Be safe while boating; Follow...

    Boating season is upon us now, and as a local on water assistance provider for the entire Brunswick County coastline, here are safety tips for boaters. 

    •Wear a life jacket. In 2008, the most recent year for which U.S. Coast Guard statistics are available, more than two-thirds of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

  • County athletes selected for...

    Coaches in the Waccamaw Conference have selected the first-team and second-team all-conference players. Below is the list of county athletes who made all-conference in baseball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and track. Statistics, where provided, are from the coaching staff.

     

    BASEBALL

    West: Jay Gause, Gavin Lane, Hunter Allen and Lorenzo Pigott are on the first team.

  • Cleveland Indians select West...

     

    Jay Gause nearly slept through the biggest day of his young and promising baseball career. But the second round of the Major League Baseball draft began at noon Tuesday, and when Gause, a West Brunswick High School pitcher, hadn’t been selected by the seventh round in the early afternoon by any of the 30 teams, he napped.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Gause was awakened by a call from the Cleveland Indians informing him they had selected him in the 25th round.