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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 20
    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.

  • ‘Dorothy meets Alice’ this November

    What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • Supply girl wins grand champion award

    Aubrie Davis, 8, riding her horse Karma, received eight horse show awards at the Carolina Classic Horseman’s Association Horse Show at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington.
    Davis, of Supply, won first in youth barrels race, novice rider barrels, youth Texas barrels and novice rider poles.
    She was third in The Billy Murray Memorial barrels race, youth pole bending and youth apple race. In an apple race, an apple is placed on top of a drum and the competitor tries to pick it up while riding a horse.

  • Sports calendar

    Youth wrestling
    NCWAY Youth Wrestling for those ages 5-12 is being offered 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. The cost is $20.

  • Shock starts season with 5-0 win

    The Brush Dental Shock U13 girls’ soccer team started its new season with a 5-0 win in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association.
    “The Shock have new challenges this year, playing on a full-sized field 11-against-11 for the first time,” coach Mark Giordano said.
    “The team did a great job of keeping their spacing and passing to open players creating scoring opportunities.”
    Mia Adcock led the Shock with two scores, and Ashley Oakes, Caroline Hawthorne and Kira Frawley each scored one.

  • Transitioning seasons on the sea

    We had a glimpse of fall hit us last week, and by the end of this week I think we will get another taste.
    The cool, crisp mornings get the fisherman’s adrenaline flowing. However, September can be a difficult month for fishing. It feels like fall, and thus you expect the fish to be in a fall pattern.

  • Golf briefs

    Sandpiper Bay plays club championship
    The Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club played its annual men’s and women’s club championship tournaments the week of Sept. 9. The women played on Sept. 11 and Sept. 13. Overall gross winner: Judy Nicoletti. Overall net winner: Jane Duvall. Flight 1, gross: Candace Cochrane; net: Diane Rauch. Flight 2, gross: Ella Mae Brooks; net: Peggy Donawick. Flight 3, gross: Angela Nicholson; net: Barb DeMore.

  • Golf tournaments

    American Legion tourney Sept. 22
    American Legion Post 186 in Little River, S.C., is hosting a family and friends par-3 golf tournament on Sept. 22. If you can play putt-putt you are invited to this getting to know local veterans and families golf outing.

  • Sea Trail plays member tourney

    The Sea Trail LGA member-member tourney was played Sept. 12 on the Byrd Course and Sept. 13 on the Maples Course.
    The overall winners were Janet Keppler and Marilyn Ferguson with a combined score of 155.25. Second were Madeline Dubas and Denise Kenny at 160.75.
    Captain’s choice was played on Byrd Course holes 1-9. First were Louisa Clatterbuck and Birgit Carpenter, 25.25. Second were Virginia Foulds and Diane Scheck, 26.5.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA has cancer fundraiser

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies’ Golf Association was host of its annual cancer rally Sept. 10 to benefit the Bolivia office of the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). A golf tournament and Walkathon comprised the fundraiser. The golf tournament, played on Lion’s Paw Golf Course, was a captain’s choice and was open to men and women.