Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 28
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Community briefs

    Stanley earns sheriff’s advanced certificate
    Officer James Adam Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on June 6.

  • Fisher-Gore

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Sherry Fisher and Scottie Gore, both of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda Weldon of Bradenton, Fla., and Clem Fisher of Muskogee, Okla. The prospective groom is the son of Larry Allen Gore and Jerry Ann White of Uneeda, W.Va., March 30, 2013, wedding is planned at United Chapel Pentecostal Church in Supply. A reception will follow at Holden Beach Marina in Holden Beach.

  • Sea Cruz is up next at Sunset Beach Concerts

    Sunset Beach is the scene this summer of a free community concert series.
    Concerts are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Village Park at Seaside Village.
    The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGees Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.
    Each week, a different local charity will be featured. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.

  • Sunset River Marketplace marks 10 years

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, is noting its 10 years of operation with a month-long anniversary celebration, which includes artist demonstrations, special classes, daily drawings, art exhibition, live music and other events that began June 1 and will run through the end of the month.
    Demonstrations have been presented by potter Joe Jeffcoat, jewelry designer Janette Montgomery, pastel artist Jane Staszak, multi-media artist Babs Ludwick (collage), Sue Coley (acrylics), Elaine Bigelow (oil), and gallery owner/acrylics painter Ginny Lassiter.

  • Thursdays are for sharks

    Did you know that sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet? Did you know each type of shark has a different shaped tooth? Do you know how many teeth a shark grows during its lifetime? You can learn all this and more by attending the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s popular Megabites! program.
    Every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Museum of Coastal Carolina visitors gather around educator Allison Smith to learn about sharks...their size, their feeding habits, their teeth and much more.

  • First Tee and Scouting: Developing character

    By Zack Flaccavento
    Ace level participant
    The journey through Scouting starts at a young age. As you advance through the ranks of Boys Scouts, you not only learn the basic Scouting skills but also gain experience, develop character and grow as a person. My time in Scouting has definitely influenced my way of life.
    To me, the Boy Scouts of America and The First Tee share the same values and goals: to increase life skills to better the individual participant.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament on Friday at Black Bear. There was a tie for first at 196 (-20). Winners on a match of cards were Dennis McCann, Sid Silver, Ed Nocella and Reggie Auten. In second were Bob Byrne, Fred Ortiz, Ed Hennessey and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds: Gary Gutheil 82, Sid Silver 86 and Bob Byrne 89. Lowest nets: Sid Silver 63, Gary Gutheil 64, Fred Ortiz 66 Bob Byrne 68 and Dick Cecil 69. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.

  • Celebrating the graduating seniors of The First Tee

    Each year excellent young men and women graduate from The First Tee of Brunswick County and move out into the world. They are bright and enthusiastic. They know how to play the game of golf, but most importantly, they have learned The First Tee Life Skills and Core Values that will stay with them far into the future.
    The Nine Core Values of The First Tee are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

  • Matching lures to the fish this summer

    Summer can be a difficult time to turn fish on in Brunswick County, but if you fish on the edges of the day and when the tide is really moving, there are still plenty of targets out there.
    On some days the fishing is slow and live or fresh cut bait is your best bet. When you are on a school of trout or red drum, or the flounder are really active in clear water, then switching to lures is more fun and often more productive because you can fish them faster and efficiently.