Today's News

  • The First Tee tells success stories

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    The First Tee of Brunswick County teaches character development, life skills and the First Tee Nine Core Values to youngsters ages 7-18 through the game of golf. Along the way, young athletes become better golfers, scholars and leaders as they assimilate The First Tee curriculum. Recently three outstanding participants of TFTBC earned state and national recognition for their accomplishments.

  • Tourney benefits Sunset Fire Department

    Carolina National was host to a golf benefit for the Sunset Harbor Fire Department on May 19. There were five flights of golfers and more than $13,000 was raised for the fire department.  

  • Piperettes play member-guest tournament

    The Piperettes played their annual member-guest tournament May 29. Thirty-six members and their guests were divided into four flights and played two-person better ball.  
    One of the highlights of the day was a hole in one by Sonja Zeoli. She scored her ace on Piper No. 3 using a 6-hybrid.  
    The other closest to the pin winners were Laurie Maesano at Sand No. 8, Connie Pappas on Sand No. 2, Karen Spinelli on Sand No. 6, Linda Buck on Piper No. 6, Lynn Hamlin on Piper No. 8; Rosemary Toeder on Bay No. 3 and Candace Cochrane on Bay No. 5.

  • Highlights, scores of areas golf league tournaments

    The Beachcombers played a two-nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 124 (-20) were Dan O’Connell, Dennis Keane, Sid Silver and Gary Gutheil. Second with a 125 (-19) were Paul Michal, Ed Nocella, Bob Byrne, Bill Cameron and Hal Riebesehl. Gross: Gary Gutheil, 89. Net: Hal Riebesehl, 69. Hal Riebesehl is golfer of the week.

  • Golfers: Be aware of the sun—protect yourself

    Nearly 3.7 million skin cancers are diagnosed in the U.S. annually, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The majority of them are caused by solar UV radiation.  
    Golfers spend four to five hours in the sun each time they play golf. Add practice time on the range before play and during the week, and your average golfer is exposed to a great deal of sunlight each week.
    We are all active people. We walk our dogs, take our kids and grandkids to the beach and play tennis. That’s a lot of sun exposure and we need to be concerned about it.

  • Time to target sheepshead, black drum

    As the water temperature gets hotter, Brunswick County fishermen are seeing some of their best pier and inshore action come from two reliable and hardy structure-oriented fish: the sheepshead and black drum. Both of these tough fighters are available now around piers, bridges, docks and over oyster beds and will hit both day and night.

  • BCC volleyball tryouts June 10

    An open tryout for the 2012 Brunswick Community College women’s volleyball  team will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. June 10  Dinah E. Gore Aquatics & Fitness Center gymnasium. Prospective players must present a current, within one-year, physical before trying out. For more information, visit http://www.gobccsports.com/ or contact Dr. Kim Jones at jonesk@brunswickcc.edu.  

  • Snakes at New Bern workshop

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a “Snakes in North Carolina” workshop in Craven County for anyone 16 years and older interested in learning about snakes found in coastal North Carolina.
    The free workshop will be held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. It will begin with a classroom presentation on conservation, basic biology and habitat requirements of snakes.

  • White will attend Wingate

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick senior Greg Burton-White signed a letter of intent Monday to attend Wingate University and play football.
    Last season, Burton-White gained 874 yards, averaging 7.29 yards a carry. He also had 14 receptions for 255 yards. Burton-White, who has a 4.0 GPA, will compete for a slot back position on the football team.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend.  Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.