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Today's News

  • Belk KidFest fashion show on runway

    Belk in Shallotte Crossing is hosting one of the department store chain’s bi-annual KidFests from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
    KidFest features runway fashion shows with local children modeling Belk’s latest fashions and trends for kids.
    KidFest activities and entertainment vary by store, but most will include refreshments, music, games, face-painting, balloons and prizes.

  • Bon appetit!

    Staff Report

    SUNSET BEACH—It was May 1997. Rudy Gambarelli had retired from his lifelong stint in the wine business. His wife, Pat Gambarelli, was more than ready, after 11 years of cooking classes in New York State, to close the kitchen and head south with him.
    “No more snow shovels and icy roads for us,” Pat Gambarelli wrote about the couple’s decision to retire to Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach. “The future was warm.”

  • Eco-friendly Calabash T’s

    Bamboo T-shirts bearing the town of Calabash logo are now available at the Bamboo Boutique in The Low Country Stores complex in Calabash.
    The design features the town logo, “Seafood Capital of the World.”
    Bamboo clothing is thermal-regulating and helps wearers stay cooler and drier in the summer and warmer in winter, store owner Dean Moore says.
    Bamboo is also touted as a renewable resource that’s grown without use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

  • Golf tournaments

    Crow Creek CIS benefit Sept. 3
    On Sept. 3, the Crow Creek women and men’s Leagues are hosting a fundraiser for Communities in Schools of Brunswick County (www.cisbrunswick.org). The format will be a four-person team, captain’s choice, shotgun start beginning at 2 p.m.
    Entry fee is $70 per golfer, which includes, golf, cart, goody bag, buffet dinner (chicken and ribs) and prizes. There will also be an auction (rounds of golf) and a raffle drawing (items from local golf courses, restaurants and merchants).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Aug. 3 at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of +16 were Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil, Kevin Cecil and D.D. Cecil (Davidson). In second at +13 were Dan O’Connell, Ken Keenan, Dennis McCann and Stu Cleveland. Gross: Sid Silver and Bill McDavit 84, Russ Russo 87 and Gary Gutheil 89. Net: Bill McDavit 63, Larry Cecil 65, Sid Silver and Dick Cecil 66 and Ken Keenan 68. Larry Cecil is golfer of the week.
    Brierwood Men’s Golf Association

  • Golf briefs

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
    Sept. 12: The Pearl East, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • SMS cheerleader in Thanksgiving parade

    Staff Report

    Victoria Ames Nelson from Shallotte Middle School is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from throughout the country who will perform in the 2012 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
    The individuals invited to perform in the parade are part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association summer camps across the country.  

  • Sam Yarbrough, Dub Fulford win races at Myrtle Beach

    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY—It was a night of thunder and lightning Aug. 2 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, and that made the drivers eager to get the racing started before a storm would cancel everything. But only a few drops of rain fell during the Whelen All-American Series race and the green flag was pulled in only for cautions caused by spins.


  • Grand Slam helps to keep Brunswick alive in World Series

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday in Christiansburg, Va.

  • Annual Trojan football fundraiser set for Aug. 11

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    The annual Trojan Football John Murphy Golf Tournament will be played a few weeks later than in previous years and it will allocate some of the money raised for scholarships.