Today's News

  • Flounder or flukes, the fishing rules need some changing

    I got an e-mail this week from Michael Altoonian and the fellas at the West Tanglewood Fishing Club.

    I love speaking to the clubs and answering their questions because interested anglers like these help our resource go from a causal sport to one that fights today’s negative attitudes with what the best thing fishing gives people—hope.

    I don’t have time here to answer all of their questions, but I will tackle one and some people aren’t going to like my answer.

  • Golf action

    Sea Trail’s Lynch a master at shooting his age

    Shooting one’s age is sometimes a daunting task, but Sea Trail’s George Lynch has mastered it.

    The 78-year-old golfer shot a 77 during the Sea Trail men’s tournament Feb. 19 on the Maples Course, marking the 107th time he’s managed the feat in his career.

    During the tournament, Jim Hunt and Gary Fagan managed eagles.

  • Golfers need to watch out for dangerous cellulites

    The strangest thing happened to me on a recent trip to Florida to visit some old friends.

    One evening we were all sitting around outside having some drinks and snacks and talking about our golf that day. After awhile, the mosquitoes came out and forced us to go inside.

    The next morning, I woke up with a welt over my right eye where a mosquito had bitten me. No big deal, I thought, and headed out to play golf.

    Later that day, the lump over my eye was larger, so I put some antibiotic cream on it and off we went to dinner.

  • First Tee forms fundraising committee

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has formed a grant-writing committee that conducted its first meeting Feb. 14 in Southport.

    Eight volunteers will actively pursue grants and other fundraising opportunities in the months to come, according to a press release.

    Al Arrigoni, executive director of the local First Tee chapter, and Carol Szot, board member and fundraising director, will serve on the committee.

    Other members include Randy Sloup, Jim and Bonnie Westbrook, Frank Voelker, Richard Gallotta, and Maggie Smith Roedema.

  • Lady Trojans survive playoff thriller

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick seniors Miranda Jenrette and Jordan Clear were not ready for their high school basketball careers come to an end Monday night.

    So they did what they needed to ensure they would play at least one more game.

    The duo combined for 34 points, 15 rebounds and two clutch baskets as the Lady Trojans defeated Washington 54-52 in overtime in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

  • North girls march on

    LELAND—The North Brunswick Lady Scorpions swarmed Fairmont Monday night and moved into the second round of the Class 2A high school girls’ basketball playoffs.

    The 66-52 victory sent the Lady Scorpions (16-9) on the road for Wednesday’s second-round meeting at Croatan (25-1) with the winner advancing to Friday’s sectional title game.

    Croatan, the East Central Conference top seed, beat Orange 70-43 Monday.

  • South Brunswick wrestler finishes fifth in state

    Brunswick County athletes failed to win a single medal at the N.C. High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships last weekend in Winston-Salem.

    South Brunswick senior Sammy Roundtree had the best finish of the 12 local wrestlers who competed in the tournament. He placed fifth at 125 pounds in the 1A/2A classification.

    West Brunswick senior heavyweight Dixon Floyd was the only other wrestler from the county to win more than one match. He went 2-2 to finish among the top 10 in the 3A classification.

  • Dolphins get walk-off win

    SHALLOTTE—You’ve heard of Mister October. Meet Mister February.

    Brunswick Community College freshman Derek Cozzolino is quickly establishing a reputation as a clutch hitter for the first-year Dolphins.

    On Sunday, Cozzolino had his second walk-off game-winning hit of the season in a 3-2 decision against visiting Cecil College. Through five innings, the Seahawks from North East, Md., held a 3-1 lead.

  • Lady Cougars fall in playoffs

    Shooting off to an 18-0 first quarter lead, Holmes dispatched South Brunswick from the Class 2A high school girls’ basketball playoffs Monday with a 61-46 victory at Edenton.

    Gerrisha Moore had a game-high 27 points for the Lady Aces (20-7), the No. 2 seed from the Northeastern Conference. They moved on to the second round to face Red Springs (22-4), the top seed from the Southeastern Conference, on Wednesday.

    Junior guard Brittany Spivey led the Lady Cougars (9-16) with 12 points.

  • Scorpions ousted in semifinals

    The North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball season ended last Thursday with a loss to East Columbus in the semifinals of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference Tournament.

    After opening the tournament with an upset of No. 3 seed Trask, the sixth-seeded Scorpions got a dose of their own medicine in the semifinals with a loss to the seventh-seeded Gators.

    East Columbus led 32-30 at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Scorpions 19-13.