Today's Sports

  • Fishermen travel to king...
  • Leo Jarmusz: Going strong at 96

    One of the best things about writing this column is the chance I get to meet some of the greatest people in the world. Not presidents or politicians, wealthy industrialists, movie stars or rock stars, mind you, but the wonderful salt-of-the-earth people that make this country great.

    One of these guys is Leo Jarmusz, who just turned 96, plays golf three times a week and has shot his age more times than he can count.

    I spent time with Jarmusz last week and let me tell you, he is the real deal.

  • Fishery issues heat up
  • October fishing at its finest

    Collegiate football, falling leaves and a crisp, cool north wind indicate fall has officially set in Brunswick County. Most folks take this time to enjoy pumpkin patches, haunted houses and fairs, yet fishermen want to be anywhere but on land. The on-land festivities have their perks, yet watching your son, daughter, wife or husband reel in their first big king mackerel or redfish is a memory you will never forget.

  • Brunswick County Literacy...

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council hosted its 25th annual golf tournament Oct. 17 at Carolina National. Wow. Twenty-five years of raising money for an organization that teaches those who are 16 or older to read.

    C’mon! I thought. Everyone knows how to read.

  • Sandpiper Bay renovating

    Golf is alive and well in Brunswick County and I’m delighted.

    Several years ago, it was a different story. The economy had tanked; golf rounds were down on the Carolina Coast and courses were closing here and there in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.  Bay Tee, Gator Hole, Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course and Calabash Links were gone.

    My husband, Gene, and I had worked hard all our lives and we had built a great retirement home on the third hole of Brick Landing. Then that course went into bankruptcy and closed.

  • Game change: South vs. West...

    West Brunswick Athletics Director Jimmy Fletcher said Saturday afternoon the South vs. West football game has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at West.

  • Flooding and fishing issues

    I have received several phone calls and emails concerning the future status on our fishery after all the freshwater runoff. The honest answer is I really don’t know. We have gotten a tremendous amount of rain. There is water from inland flooding that will also have to make its way to the ocean. It probably will take weeks for things to get back to normal. The only good news I have is that this is the fall season. The big bull redfish were thick along the beach before this crazy event happened. I plan to go to the beach as soon as the rain clears to check things out.

  • Patience is a key to do well in...
  • Patterson has ‘amazing’ time at...

    I’ve known Landon Patterson since he joined The First Tee of Brunswick County eight years ago. He was cute, enthusiastic about golf and willing to learn and be a part of the program.

    Today, Patterson is a senior at West Brunswick High School, the captain of its golf team and an honors student. He has led them to three straight state tournament appearances. He has been named first team all-conference the last two years.   

    He just returned from playing in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.