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  • Arnie part of a memorable...

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    The custom we follow when a great golfer dies is to cite statistics. And so it is with Arnold Palmer. Four Masters, one U.S. Open and two Open championships in seven years from 1958 through 1964. A memorable run, the likes of which few have achieved.

  • Cooler weather brings better...

    It’s a seasonal transition period for our area and every element associated with fishing is letting us know. The cool morning breeze is just enough to make you think it’s fall, yet by 1 p.m., it’s 90 degrees. Nonetheless, the fish are beginning to cooperate as fall fishing is on our doorstep.

  • Taking children fishing is...
  • New management team at Brick...

    A new management team has taken the reins at Brick Landing, and it is truly a “team.”

    Trey and Jennifer Ernstes are now in charge of operations. They are a married couple with a beautiful 2-year-old daughter (Jordyn). Jennifer is the general manager and Trey is the director of golf operations.

    “Basically, I report to my wife, but I think we can handle it,” joked Trey Ernstes as I chatted with the two of them last week. “This is a great opportunity and we’re going to make it work.”

  • Arnie part of a memorable...

                                                               

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

  • Arnie part of a memorable...

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    The custom we follow when a great golfer dies is to cite statistics. And so it is with Arnold Palmer. Four Masters, one U.S. Open and two Open championships in seven years from 1958 through 1964. A memorable run, the likes of which few have achieved.

  • North Brunswick vs. Hawks...
  • West Brunswick vs. Ashley...

    WILMINGTON —  West Brunswick defeated the  Ashley Screaming Eagles 28-6 as both teams opened their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football season Friday, Sept. 23, at Ashley.

    West is 1-0, 5-1. Ashley is 0-1, 2-2. West’s next game is its homecoming, Sept. 30 against Topsail (0-1, 2-4).

    The Trojans’ Anthony McCray scored a touchdown in each quarter and, according to West Brunswick staff statistics, gained 199 yards on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

  • McCumbee, McAleer regain points...

    Defending champions Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will enter the final Street Tuner race of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge first place in points.

     

  • Wayne Smith’s dove hunt remains...

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    “Do I need to pick up the slaw?” Rhonda Smith asks.

    “About 11:30, run up there and get it,” husband Wayne Smith says.

     

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    The 33rd year of Wayne Smith’s dove hunt, on fields just outside Shallotte, begins like any other.

    Well, almost like any other.

    It is nearly 11 a.m. Sept. 10. On the warm, sunny morning, Wayne Smith is tending to the last-minute preparations for the banquet that precedes the hunt.