Today's News

  • Community briefs

    Volunteers needed for oyster shell bagging
    The Coastal Federation and the town of Oak Island are in need of volunteers for an oyster shell bagging all-day event at Waterway Park on Oak Island on Aug. 14.

  • Chinese take-out dishes are easy to prepare at home

    Whenever you can’t think of what to prepare for your evening meal, do you instinctively grab the phone to order some Chinese take-out food? If you do, why not try making some Chinese take-out at home? It’s a lot easier to prepare than you might think.
    You don’t need a lot of special cookware or fancy ingredients to prepare some great Chinese food. Just use items you already have in your pantry. You don’t even need to own a wok. Just use any frying pan (the deeper the better). If you do own a wok, all the better.
    Use items in your pantry

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 2
    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.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays member-guest tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual member-guest tournament on July 23 at Lion’s Paw. The theme of the tournament was “flip-flops and fairways” and many teams came dressed in bright-colored beach-themed outfits and decorated flip-flops.
    There were 38 teams and each member-guest team recorded the best gross score and best net score per hole. In both divisions, each team member had to contribute at least three holes per side.

  • Corvettes, Corvettes everywhere: Car club stops in at Brick Landing

    On June 21, I pulled into the Brick Landing parking lot and saw a sea of Corvettes.
    Red, black, white, maroon, yellow, blue and silver Corvettes glistened in the noon sunlight. I felt a kid in a candy store.
    Several people had stopped on Goose Creek Road. Most had had their cameras and cell phones out and were taking pictures.

  • County’s First Tee extends invitation to area junior golfers

    By Rebecca Albin
    Executive Director TFTBC
    Young golfers from throughout the area are invited to participate in The First Tee of Brunswick County Fall programming. Beginning golfers are welcome to join us.
    Our after-school and Saturday golf and Life Skills classes begin the week of Aug. 27 with classes ending Nov. 17.
    In these sessions young golfers ages 7-17 are exposed to The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience Curriculum that teaches our nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the sport of golf in a fun atmosphere.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament at Eagle Nest on Friday, July 27. The winners with a score of 102 (-34) were Dan O’Connell, Ed Nocella, Russ Russo and Stu Cleveland.

  • Sports calendar

    Group looking for travel softball players
    Team TFS 12U, 14U and 16U is looking for travel ball experienced athletes to join its organization.
    The group seeks experienced travel ball players or high-level athletes who want to play for one of the top organizations in North Carolina, improve skills, and prepare to play at the next level.

  • Fire destroys home; teen called a hero

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Trudi Wesley had just left her home for work on Friday, July 27, when she received a frantic phone call from her oldest daughter.

    “I left for work about 6:30 a.m.,” Wesley said. “I was at Food Lion buying water and Gatorade for work. She called at 7:05 a.m. and told me she had called 911. She told me her sister had caught the bed on fire.”

  • McCumbee 11th in sports car race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 11th in the Street Tuner class of the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge July 27.
    Driving the C.J. Wilson Mazda MX-5, they finished all 58 laps at an average speed of 58.259 mph.
    Seth Thomas and Daniel Rogers prevailed in the ST class, co-driving the No. 82 CRC Brakleen BMW 328i to victory. James Clay and John Capestro-DuBets finished second in a 1-2 finish by BimmerWorld Racing BMWs on the 2.534-mile road course.
    The race will be televised by SPEED at noon Aug. 5.