Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    The four-ball match Jan. 9 was won by the team of Bob Nobes, Tom Arney, Chuck Hornfeck and Ron Ardvison with a score of +6. The team of Dave Harper, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and Les Craft finished second. In third was the team of George Edwards, Paul Salerno, Al Ostrager and Tom Kronyak.

  • Buying new clubs: A great experiment

    Two months ago, I went out and bought myself a Christmas (birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and anniversary) present: new clubs.
    In this column I often stress the importance of lessons, of regular practice and using clubs that have been fitted to you personally.
    During the golf season, I take lessons and I practice. I enjoy pounding my driver and hitting wedges to a practice green. I like throwing balls into a bunker to see if I can get them all out without a single “leavey.” Putting to targets on a large practice green is fun.

  • Senior golf program continues in 2012

    Dates and courses have been set for the 55+ Senior Golf Program. Golfers play once a month at different golf course throughout Brunswick County for a reasonable fee and a chance to win prizes.
    Golfers can pick and choose which months they want to play.
    Of note, the Gator Games qualifier is April 26 at Brierwood Golf Club. This is for Brunswick Gator Senior Games participants only.

  • Scented baits are effective in enticing redfish and specks

    February is almost upon us and that means anglers are out tossing fishing lures trying to catch schooled up speckled trout and redfish. They are also out at boat shows and tackle shops buying the many different kinds of lures that are used to target specks and red drum today.

  • Sports calendar

    West varsity sports calendar
    Jan. 18: West wrestling at North Myrtle Beach, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 20: West basketball at Whiteville, 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 21: West wrestling at Cape Fear tourney
    Jan. 24: West basketball vs. North Brunswick, 6 p.m.

  • Sports brief

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Garry Marion 258-222-209-689, Jeffrey Evans 280-224-680, Rick LaChance 290-672, Keith Jones 222-222-203-647, Jeff Kelly 226-604, Bryan Warner 213-200-600, Joyce Freeman 212-208-569, Zachary Bailey 234, Trevis Williams 226, George Kleinmann 218, Michael Oxendine 215, Tommy Guiterrez 213, Don Ruth 213, Bill Brothemarkle 213, Kelly Mintz 210-201, Thurston Etheridge 208, T J Thornton 204, Randy Brown 204, Collin Vanderburg 204, Arnold Sanchez 203-200, Terry Decker 203, Dennis Nicholl, John King 200.

  • Former senator Soles found not guilty in assault case

    By Deuce Niven

    Tabor-Loris Tribune

    TABOR CITY—Former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. was found not guilty Friday in a September 2011 assault case, after his accuser testified to lying about some of his claims in an effort to get money from North Carolina’s longest-serving lawmaker.

  • GOP candidates clash for critical South Carolina support

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—When it comes to GOP presidential nominees, South Carolinians are kingmakers.

    South Carolina Republicans pride themselves on the fact that since 1980, no Republican has gone on to clinch the GOP presidential nomination without first winning South Carolina.

    No exceptions.

    It’s a distinction they’d like to hold on to, and at a recent debate, candidates tried their best to earn South Carolinians’ blessing as their next presidential nominee.

  • Sunset Beach council to discuss issues with business owners Tuesday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is scheduled to discuss island parking, roll carts and accommodation tax usage with business owners at a monthly workshop next Tuesday.

    The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 24 in the town hall conference room.

    Also on the meeting agenda are town salary adjustments for certifications, a performance-based merit pay system and public comments session.

    The first public-comments session is at the start of the meeting and is for agenda items only. A general public-comments session is scheduled at the end of the workshop.

  • Third delicious Soup-er Bowl kicks off Saturday in Shallotte

    It’s Soup-er Bowl Saturday time.

    This Saturday, the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club is kicking off its third fundraising Soup-er Bowl, an Empty Bowls Project to benefit the South Brunswick Interchurch Council food pantry.

    For the price of a $15 ticket, each patron will be treated to a single serving of delicious soup prepared by one of the local participating restaurants or chefs at the event planned from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.