Today's News

  • Matthew’s Ministry fills backpacks each week for hungry children

    Throughout Brunswick County, children don’t have enough to eat. But there’s a little red wagon in Southport collecting food to make life a little easier for them.

    In 2010, a teacher told Kristie Disbrow about a child who didn’t have enough to eat. Disbrow offered to help.

    “But Kristie,” the teacher said, “It’s not just this one. There are many hungry families.” Dismayed, Disbrow put a bin on her front porch and started collecting food. That was the beginning of Matthew’s Ministry.

  • Youth rally in OIB this Saturday

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—This weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 18, the Ocean Isle Beach Park will host the Sonburst Youth Rally.

    Sonburst Youth Ministries is sponsoring the day dedicated to area youth.

    There will be live music with praise and worship led by River of Leland, Morgan Dorsey, Peace Memorial (Spread the Bread) and Consumed.

    A guest speaker will be Nate Turner who will share his personal testimony. Activities include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, volleyball and more.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 16
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Local writer’s hopes to see autobiography come alive on the screen

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—It is not an ordinary autobiography, and now the extraordinary story of one man’s fight for survival may become a feature film.

    In June, Polish director/screenwriter Pawel Kuczynski spent a week at the Ocean Isle Beach home of author Stanley Opalka.

    Opalka’s 2003 autobiography “Escape from Russia” is the basis of a film with the working title “The Boy Who Won WWII.”

  • Marsh

    Contessa Rhodes and Kevin Marsh of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Chloe Cheyanne Marsh, born at 1:46 p.m. Aug. 1 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
    She joins sisters, Kayla, 2, and Alexis, 11.
    Grandparents are Marsha Rhodes of Supply and Phyllis Marsh of South Carolina.
    Great-grandparents are Arnold Leo Hewett and Louise Hewett of Supply.

  • Magnolia Greens wins Interclub event

    Magnolia Greens earned first place in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association (CCIA) event played Aug. 9 at the Bay-Sand golf course at Sandpiper Bay. Magnolia Greens and Ocean Ridge are now tied for first place for the year with 1,265 points.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing. Clubs compete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.  

  • ATMC-TV to broadcast Trojan football

    ATMC-TV will be airing West Brunswick High School’s varsity home games on ATMC-TV Channel 3 through Nov. 1. The games will air Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 following each home game. Games will also be available anytime OnDemand beginning the following Friday after a home game. Games shown on ATMC-TV are as follows:
    Aug. 17, Hoggard: Aug. 22, Aug. 23.
    Aug. 24, Socastee: Aug 29, Aug. 30.
    Sept. 21, NBHS: Sept. 26, Sept. 27.
    Oct. 5, Whiteville: Oct 10,  Oct. 11.
    Oct. 26, South Columbus: Oct 31, Nov 1.

  • Golf tournaments

    Crow Creek CIS benefit Sept. 3
    On Sept. 3, the Crow Creek women and men’s leagues are hosting a fundraiser for Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (www.cisbrunswick.org). The format will be a four-person team, captain’s choice, shotgun start beginning at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $70 per golfer, which includes, golf, cart, goody bag, buffet dinner (chicken and ribs) and prizes. There will also be an auction (rounds of golf) and a raffle drawing (items from local golf courses, restaurants and merchants).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three nets tournament Friday at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 193 (-23) were The “Maryland Boys” Larry Cecil, Bill McDavit, Tom Culverwell and Joe Cheseldine. In second were Gary Gutheil, Stu Cleveland, Sid Silver and Jim Beairsto with at 209 (-7). Gross: Gary Gutheil 81 and Tom Culverwell 89. Net: Larry Cecil 64, Tom Culverwell and Gary Gutheil 65 and Ed Nocella and Bill McDavit 69. Gary Gutheil is golfer of the week.

  • Carolina Shores: Removing trees, upgrading the course

    Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club is one of the oldest courses in Brunswick County. Built in 1975, this beautiful track has been a staple for generations of golfers.
    The architect, Tom Jackson, designed a number of courses in the southeast, many of them in the Carolinas. His credits along the Grand Strand include Aberdeen, Black Bear, the River Club at Litchfield, Magnolia Greens and River Hills.
    The course winds through pine and hardwood forests with ponds strategically placed to thwart the errant shot.