Today's News

  • Meo celebrates 95th birthday

    Joe Meo celebrated his 95th birthday on May 5 at a birthday dinner given by his many nieces and nephews at The Brentwood Restaurant in Little River, S.C. In attendance with the guest of honor and his wife, Ann, were nieces Sera Accardi and Rosemarie Beyer, nephews Bob Beyer, Vincent Accardi and Vincent Accardi Jr., and friends Dennis and Joanne Schettino.

  • Williams-White

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Ashley Williams of Sunset Beach and Justin White of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Eric and Regina Williams of Sunset Beach. The prospective groom is the son of Ernie and Debbie White of Ocean Isle Beach. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned in Supply.

  • Boyd-Graves

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Danielle Denise Boyd and Matthew Scott Graves, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dee and Johnny Boyd of Supply. She is box office manager at Odell Williamson Auditorium. The prospective groom is the son of Van and Judy Graves of Fritch, Texas. He is assistant superintendent at Farmstead Golf Links. A May 27 wedding is planned at Sharon United Methodist Church.

  • Board adopts mercy rule for soccer

    Staff Report

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association board of directors completed its spring board meeting May 2 at the NCHSAA offices.
    Items the board studied and approved included the adoption of a mercy rule in soccer. If a goal differential of nine is reached by halftime or at any time in the second half, the game shall be terminated, to go into effect for 2012-13. At least one half of the game must be completed.

  • Golf tournaments

    FORE! KIDZ tourney is May 19
    The South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club is having its 18th Annual FORE! KIDZ golf tournament May 19 at Tiger’s Eye in Ocean Ridge Plantation. Last year’s tournament helped the club raise more than $21,000. These funds support many local community nonprofit programs. The tournament is a major fundraiser for SBI Rotary.

  • Thistle Golf Club plays annual men’s member-guest tournament

    Thistle Golf Club played its annual men’s member-guest tournament on May 4-6. Members and their guests enjoyed three days of competitive golf and social events. Guests traveled from near and far to participate in the tournament: Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, New Hampshire and Georgia just to name a few.
    The tournament was made up into three flights: Stewart, Cameron and MacKay, named after Thistle’s three courses. The overall gross winners were member John Sloper and guest, John Green. The overall net winners were member Royal Philpott and guest Ray Handy.

  • Meadowlands renovations begin May 24

    Staff Report

    Meadowlands Golf Club, which opened in Calabash in 1997, will undergo extensive renovation this summer. Management and the owners announced the course will close May 24. It is expected to reopen in late August.
    Among the renovations will be converting the greens to TifEagle Bermuda Grass. This grass is on its sister course, Farmstead Golf Links, and has proved to be among the best greens in the Grand Strand market.

  • 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.