Today's Sports

  • Nearshore fishing at its finest

    When most people think of Labor Day weekend, they imagine boat rides, beach outings and refreshing beverages on a typically warm summer day. These folks assume they are getting the full Brunswick Island experience, yet the real excitement is coming from the incredible fishing just a few hundred yards off the beach.

  • Better luck soon to come

    In a few of my recent columns, I have stated that fishing in Brunswick County can be world class one day and absolutely unbearable the next. Months such as May and October, for example, will often test this theory because of the great the fish bite. However, August is a month that always holds true to this theory.

  • Fishermen need to prepare for...
  • Rivers Edge is back with new...

    It takes a lot of guts to close a golf course in the middle of the summer, but that’s exactly what East Coast Golf Management did.

    Rivers Edge, a beautiful Arnold Palmer Design on the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River, installed Paspallum Greens in 2009. They were supposed to be the best greens for a course in this location, a salt-tolerant warm-season grass.

  • Marine Fisheries Commission...

    Patricia Smith
    N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    > MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission postponed action on proposals
    for Southern Flounder management that had been scheduled for last week’s meeting.
    > During last week’s meeting, the board received a letter from N.C. Department of

  • Concerns about fisheries...

    Here is my quote for North Carolina: “First in flight and last in everything else.”

  • Ladybirds: Fantastic golfing fun

    Brunswick County is a great place for golf. We have 21 golf course communities. Some have 18 holes of golf, others have 27, 36 or 54 holes. St. James Plantation has a whopping 81.

    That’s a lot of courses, but what really makes everything click are the activities that center around golf. Each weekend there are several charity golf events. I can only write about a few because if I didn’t limit their coverage, that’s all I would ever write about.

  • BB&T Football Jamboree...

    BB&T Football Jamboree schedule

    Aug. 14 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington

    5 p.m. Cheerleading showcase

    6 p.m. Scrimmages are scheduled in this order: Laney vs. South Columbus, Hoggard vs. Wallace-Rose Hill, Ashley vs. West Brunswick, New Hanover vs. Whiteville, North Brunswick vs. South Brunswick.

  • Stable weather patterns improve...

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • Golfers, be aware of the sun

    We can all take steps that will help us live a long, active, happy life. We can stop smoking, eat healthy natural foods, exercise, walk regularly and protect ourselves from the sun.

    My family is prone to skin cancer. My husband has had numerous Mohs treatments (a micrographic surgical process to remove basal cells) over the years. I am applying Fluorouracil cream to a crusty spot on my left ear. Our daughter Kim had a basal cell removed from her nose six months ago.