Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    In the Stableford match Feb. 13 at Brierwood, finishing first at 85 was the team of Paul Salerno, George Edwards, Gary McDaniels and Bernie Gruzlewski. Finishing second at 77 were Bob Nobes, Dennis Shea, Dave Harper and a draw.

  • New and exciting products from the PGA Show

    I love the annual Carolinas PGA Merchandise Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and I make a point of attending each year. Dozens of booths tout the latest in clubs, bags, shirts, shoes, tees, scorecards, trophies, hats, visors, golf art and teaching tools. This is where golf pros and managers and shop owners go to see the merchandise and place their orders for the upcoming season.   
    This year there were more than 140 vendors, slightly up from 2011. Here are some of the more interesting booths I saw.  

  • Character development and golf program offered

    By Kay Patterson
    The First Tee of Brunswick County after-school and Saturday classes began the week of Feb. 27.
    The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience curriculum delivers nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the game of golf. The spring session will last for 12 weeks with after-school and Saturday morning sessions at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek, St. James Plantation, Oak Island Golf Club, South Harbour Par 3, Magnolia Greens Golf Club and Olde Fort Golf Club.

  • Latest regulation upsets fishermen

    I want to get into some great new fishing lures just released into the market, but first I have to put a word in for our local commercial and charter fleets and what is going on to them in these hard economic times.
    Fishing has been an industry hit hardest by the economy as it comes at the same time that the current federal administration is supporting new environmental and resource limits that are a harsh blow to Brunswick County offshore boats and our neighbors to the south in the Little River, S.C., fleet.

  • ACC Barnstorming Tour April at BCC

    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is highlighted with players from North Carolina, Duke, and N.C. State. Standouts include North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and Duke’s Miles Plumlee.

  • Sports calendar

    Powerhouse Warriors sign-ups March 10
    Powerhouse Warriors basketball travel teams are having tryouts 4:30-6 p.m. March 10 at West Brunswick High School gym for girls in fifth through eighth grades. The tryout fee is $15. If selected, the team fee is $125. For more information, call Joel Johnson at 274-6701 or e-mail at powerhousebball@gmail.com.

  • Inspiration dancers win awards

    Inspirations Dance Centre dancers participated in the Nexstar Dance Challenge Feb. 24-26 in Supply. Dancers Alyssa Scott, Ashlyn Scott, Makayla Cessna, Caroline Peoples, Sarah Zephier, Auriella Rosendahl, Ashleigh Mitchell, Samantha Stone, Savanna Tenenoff, Hannah Pieper and Autumn Stowers were awarded platinum, high gold and gold ratings for one trio and 15 solos.

  • Educate yourself, speak up about port proposal

    A megaport in Brunswick County. You’ve heard about it, but how much do you know?
    Is it good for Brunswick County?
    Is it bad?
    Are you unsure?
    For years the North Carolina Department of Transportation has been talking about building a new, large-scale port here. While the site in Southport—near Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant and Sunny Point Military Terminal—is getting the most attention, there is also another proposed site under consideration in the Leland area.

  • Errors cost West Brunswick in season-opening loss to Ashley


    The Ashley Eagles beat West Brunswick 7-1 in a season-opening baseball game Feb. 28 at West.

    Ashley’s Corey Irwin, a left-hander, struck out eight consecutive West batters en route to the victory. He gave up one hit and walked three batters in five innings in the seven-inning game.

    Sophomore infielder Chandler Taylor had the only hits for the Trojans, a run-scoring double in the first inning and a single in the sixth.

  • Candidate filing under way for 2012 election

    BOLIVIA—Candidate filing for the 2012 election is under way. Filing began at noon Monday, Feb. 13, and ran until noon Wednesday, Feb. 29.

    The 2012 primary election will be Tuesday, May 8, and the General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

    As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the following candidates have filed for office.

    County commissioners