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Today's News

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays Big Cats Tournament

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its Big Cats Tournament May 2 on Panther’s Run and May 7 on Lion’s Paw. This is a new tournament for the ORLGA. Four 12-member teams competed over the two days in match play formats.
    The teams were named after the four Big Cats courses at Ocean Ridge. The first day’s format was two-person match play and individual matches on the second day with each match worth one point.

  • Crow Creek G.A. plays member-guest tourney

    On May 4-6, 80 players participated in the Crow Creek Men’s Golf Association sixth annual member-guest tournament. The festivities began on Friday night with a two-hour social event where Jerry Dickson, CCMGA director, welcomed all participants. The calendar of events for Saturday consisted of the first round of golf and the distribution of money to the winners of the straightest drive, par 3 and skins contests. In addition, three lucky people were the recipients of a total of $620 from a 50/50 drawing.

  • Southport Chamber of Commerce hosts tourney

    The 2012 Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic was played May 5 at the Oak Island Golf and Country Club. Championship flight.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played their annual three-day Vinny Shea Tournament at Santee S.C. The winners were Bill McDavit and Dennis Keane with a 415 (-17). Finishing in order were Charlie Shore and Fred Ortiz, 418; Dan O’Connell and Larry Cecil, 428; Bob Byrne and Bob Cecil, 437; Dan Winset and Fred Welch, 441; Gary Gutheil and Bill Cameron, 444; Jim Beairsto and Dick Cecil, 449; and Dennis McCann and Reggie Auten, 459.

  • The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy: Progress report

    Some communities build casinos, some build amusement parks, theaters and boardwalks. Some communities have attractions that are the “Biggest” or “Tallest” or “Best.”
    Brunswick County has great golf courses and beautiful beaches. We have restaurants with fresh local seafood and shops that feature local art.  
    But the best thing about this community is its heart.

  • The First Tee changes lives

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    Gray-colored the skies and a cool April wind brought reminders to all Brunswick County Academy (BCA) students and The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) volunteers that late spring was upon us. The coolness of the day didn’t damper the purpose of the gathering—a celebration for the more than 60 ninth-grade BCA students who had successfully completed 14 sessions of The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience through the game of golf.

  • ‘Conspiracy’ discovered

    For all the conspiracy theory folks out there, consider this: The economy goes in the tank for the last several years, keeping fishermen off the water. Fuel prices skyrocket, keeping fishermen off the water. Politics take a turn such that our current administration creates all sorts of rules keeping fishermen off the water. The wind machine cranks up keeping fishermen off the water…

  • Redfish, black drum are good targets now

    Inshore and pier fishing has continued to pick back up in Brunswick County as the water warms. We should have solid action from now until the water gets really hot in late June and July.
    Flounder continue to hit well inshore and some are showing up off the piers. The favored live bait is still mud minnows but finger mullet and small pinfish will work as well. Anglers casting the scented soft bait lures are also catching flounder around structure.

  • 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.

  • Trojans lose 7-0 in soccer playoffs

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team gave up a goal in the first 30 seconds and a goal in the last 90 seconds of the first half as it lost 7-0 May 8 to West Carteret in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state soccer playoffs.
    The Trojans finish the season 12-7-1. West Carteret is 11-7.
    Carteret led 3-0 at the half, scoring its second goal in the first four minutes.