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Today's Sports

  • Reminders about why sharks attack

    The hot question on my charters lately has been about the shark attacks. Many folks are curious to know what a fisherman thinks about it. Well, the facts are for the most part human beings are being human. Most of the attacks have happened close to either an inlet or a pier, or witnesses have seen baitfish splashing in the water before an attack.

  • Rivers Edge installing new greens

    Two weeks ago, the management of Rivers Edge made a difficult decision. They closed its beautiful course for July and August and installed new greens.

    “We’ve struggled with our SeaDwarf Paspalum greens since they were installed in 2009,” said Mike Buccerone, president of East Coast Golf Management, which manages Rivers Edge. “Our winters are becoming increasingly harsh and the greens just did not hold up. Each spring was a nightmare when the overseeding died out and the Paspalum was supposed to grow and flourish and did not.

  • John Daly: Broadcaster,...

    John Daly of Sunset Beach has been in print and broadcast journalism for most of his  life.  Today, he is on the cutting edge of creating content for companies in the “new media”.   

    Before I go any farther, let me explain that I am not talking about John Daly, the heavy-set blonde PGA Tour player, the long hitter who has had a rough and tumble lifetime of golf championships and controversy and four marriages.  That John Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1995 U. Open.   

  • Brunswick golfers beware of heat...

    By Elsa Bonstein

     

    The past few weeks have been excessively hot and humid in Brunswick County. Temperatures have been in the 90s almost every day and the heat index has been soaring above 100. I’ve seen ambulances at two golf courses recently and I’m worried about our golfers.

    We think we’re tough and we can take anything. We will play our weekly game, our match, our qualifying round and we don’t care how hot it is. 

  • How to fish in rough weather
  • McCumbee gets first victory in...

     

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer won the Continental Tire 150 Saturday, June 27, at Watkins Glen International.

    McCumbee passed TOTAL Pole Award winner Justin Piscitell for the lead on the sixth circuit and joined McAleer in dominating the remainder of the IMSA race in winning the Street Tuner class. They drove the No. 5 C.J. Wilson Racing ModSpace Mazda MX-5.

  • Brunswick beats Whiteville in...

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County beat Whiteville Post 137 11-1 in seven innings in an American Legion baseball game June 23 on Mike Alderson Field.

    Brunswick runners advanced 12 times either by steal, catcher indifference, passed ball or wild pitch. Brunswick’s final two runs scored on a double steals in the seventh inning.

  • Rivers Edge has Relay for Life...

    Rivers Edge golf community sponsored a Relay for Life golf tournament that raised $17,000 for the American Cancer Society Brunswick County.  

    Other Relay for Life activities brought the total of the 2015 Rivers Edge Relay for Life contribution to $18,869. This was $7,000 more than what the community raised in 2012.

     

  • Wahooligans win Jolly Mon King...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    The 2015 Jolly Mon week is officially in the books and, boy, was it a good one.

    This week was full of events and fishing tournaments, which began with the new Jolly Mon VIP tournament June 17. This particular tournament was designed to take the best anglers from our area and make them all fish in one spot. They were unable to possess live bait before leaving the dock. This eliminated all advantages larger fishing teams with larger boats have when fishing these tournaments.

  • Burning up the redfish

    The heat has raised the water temperature to the upper 80s and on occasion we have seen 92- degree water temperature at low tide in some of the creeks. At those temperatures, the bait in our live wells are having a hard time staying alive. You can add a few frozen bottles of water to the live well to extend your live bait’s longevity and keep them lively.