Today's News

  • Magnolia Greens wins another CCIA event

    Magnolia Greens earned first place in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played on May at the Crow Creek Golf Course. Magnolia Greens has now won the first two CCIA events of the year.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the seven competing.
    Clubs compete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three nets tournament Friday at Farmstead. The winners at 184 (-32) were Bill Cameron, Ed Hennessey, Dick Cecil and Sid Silver. Second were Stu Cleveland, Dan O’Connell, Bob Smith and Jim Beairsto at 192 (-24). Gross: Bob Smith, 85, and Gary Gutheil, 88. Net: Bob Smith, 61, Bill Cameron, 62, Dick Cecil, 66, and Stu Cleveland and Jim Beairsto 69. Bob Smith is golfer of the week.

  • Little damage reported in Beryl’s wake

    Little damage has been reported after Tropical Depression Beryl made its way past Brunswick County Wednesday morning.

    As emergency officials predicted, Beryl’s rains were the main culprits on Wednesday, accounting for several traffic wrecks and a few downed trees.

    Anthony Marzano, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, said the 911 center received several calls about traffic wrecks, “either vehicles in the ditch or actual wrecks involving more than one vehicle, several of which were on U.S. 17.”

  • Named storms can put a damper on offshore fishing

    It is hard not to feel as if something is not out there conspiring against the world of offshore sport fishing. Fuel prices, government regulations and weather have put a hex on the sport that is driving its participants into extinction.
    The most recent blows have come from not one but two named storms that have literally formed within a few miles of our beaches. And, of course, both storms have affected our area over the weekend: the most recent over an important holiday weekend.

  • Inshore fishing is in a firm summertime pattern

    June begins tomorrow, but Brunswick County inshore fishing is already in a firm summertime pattern, with anglers looking for hardy fish like flounder and black drum during the day and restricting most trout, bluefish and red drum efforts to the morning or late afternoon.

  • Understanding the most misunderstood rules of golf

    Those of us who play a lot of golf see a lot of rules infractions. Sometimes we make mistakes ourselves. The Rules of Golf are technical, detailed and apply to everything including snakes, stakes and strokes.  

  • West basketball, volleyball camps

    The West Brunswick Lady Trojans’ basketball summer camp is 8-10 a.m. June 19-21 at the West auxiliary gym for those ages 8 to rising eighth-graders.
    The camp fee is $30 and campers will be taught to compete in individual and group drills to improve their basketball skills. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Mark Jones, the West varsity girls’ basketball coach, and Sheila Williams, a former West player who was all-conference at Elizabeth City State College, will be the instructors. Call 540-2266 for more information and to sign up.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend.  Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.

  • North loses in state sectional to Whiteville

    Staff Report

    Matt Lowry and reliever David Zacek held Whiteville to four hits, but North Brunswick lost 6-0 to the Wolfpack in a sectional game of the North Carolina High School state playoffs May 22 at Whiteville.
    Whiteville’s Hunter Smith gave up three hits and struck out 10 in the seven-inning game.
    Whiteville (22-5) advances to the regional. North, which lost in the regional last year, finishes the season 20-5.

  • Summer camps for kids and grandkids

    By Rebecca Albin
    Executive Director
    The First Tee of Brunswick County sponsors a variety of summer programs for kids of all ages and everybody’s invited to participate. Here’s the list:
    Summer golf camps. These are for kids and visiting grandkids and begin June 19 and run through Aug. 10.