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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    The Charlie Stransky Memorial Scramble was played Dec. 1. In first at -7 was the team of Hollen Groff, Butch Viars, Jerry Lula and Chuck Hornfeck. Tied for second at -4 were the teams of Bill Tonking, Paul Salerno and Mike Prokop; and Al Bloom, George Edwards and Dave Harper.
    In a Stableford match Dec. 3, first at 132 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Jack Gruwell and Dennis Shea. In second at 118 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Paul Salerno, Mike Prokop and a player by draw.

  • Ocean Ridge plays Bah Humbug tourney

    On Dec. 12, the Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association played its annual Bah Humbug Tournament on Panther’s Run. The format was a four-player “shamble,” in which the best drive was chosen on each hole and then each player hit his second and subsequent shots from that point. Tee placements were in sand traps, woods, behind trees and on sides of hills. Four of the holes required putting with a shovel, a sledge hammer and various configurations of pipe. Two net scores per hole counted for the team score.  

  • BCC teams split openers in home tournament

    The game started half an hour late because of a bizarre event and ended with two more bizarre events as Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team lost a 45-43 heartbreaker Monday afternoon.
    Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk won the first-round game in the M&M Mini Storage Holiday Basketball Classic at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.
    Dundalk certainly didn’t look as if it would improve to an 11-4 record especially early in the game—and after the team arrived late.

  • Senior golf tourneys

    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    Jan. 16, Thistle Golf, $45, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Sports calendar

    Parks and Recreation offers programs
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is offering the following programs:
    Coed volleyball program
    Open play volleyball for those 55 or older is
    10:15 a.m.-noon every Monday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the Brunswick Community College Campus. Free. All skill levels welcome. Call 253-2677 for more information.
    Silver paddles
    Open play table tennis for those 50 or older is

  • The First Tee: Growing, giving and grateful to the community

    Every year, I am amazed by The First Tee of Brunswick County. Started in 2006, the chapter keeps growing, impacting more children and changing more lives.  
    I’d heard rumors of expansion and I needed to get an update from Rusty and Carol Petrea (founders of The First Tee of Brunswick County) and from Rebecca Albin, the executive director.
    Here’s the scoop: Our chapter has grown and become regional. It is now one of the top chapters in the United States. We mentor other chapters and provide a template for their growth by our success.  

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 5, 7 and 11 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Dec. 5

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Moves to watch government spending are good for town

    In this economy families must watch every penny they spend.
    Government must now, and always, do the same.
    Down in Calabash spending appears to be causing a rift on the town board.
    There is a clash among board members about how tax dollars are being spent.
    A recent disagreement has some board members calling for Mayor Mary Knight to be stripped of all of her powers.
    Others are calling it a witch-hunt.

  • West Brunswick dance team photos
  • Ashley outlasts West Brunswick 89-79 in 3 OTs

     Ashley High School beat West Brunswick 89-79 in three overtimes in a non-conference boys’ basketball game Dec. 18 at West.

    West had chances to win the game on final shots in regulation (57-57) and in the first overtime (66-66). West sophomore Gray Cheers forced a third overtime when he hit a 3-pointer that tied score 75-75.

    “When he let it fly,” West coach Eric Davis said, “you could tell it was going in.”