Today's News

  • Ward

    Aaron Scott and Rachel N. Swain Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth Ward, born at 9:18 p.m. May 25 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches long
    Maternal grandparents are Ennis and Marilyn Swain of Varnamtown.
    Paternal grandparents are Dewey and Rhonda Ward of Whiteville.
    Great-grandparents are George and Lola DeVault Swain and Joe and Zettie Galloway Singletary of Varnamtown; Daniel and Mattie Ward of Chadbourn; and Herbert and Mary Ward of Whiteville.

  • Summer reading fun hits local schools and libraries

    Staff report

    Local libraries and Brunswick County Schools have lined up programs to encourage reading all summer long.
    Brunswick County Schools will be open on a set schedule to allow students to check out and return books. Participating students can win prizes, including T-shirts, and help their schools win, too.
    A complete schedule of school media center openings can be found on the Brunswick County Schools home page at www.bcswan.net.

  • Kids’ summer movies now showing

    Staff Report

    It’s kids’ summer movie time again.
    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has launched its seasonal kids’ summer movie series.
    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 2.
    Admission for all ages is $1 per person.

  • Camera club honors ‘Entryways’ winners

    The Coastal Carolina Camera Club had a club social and print competition for images best depicting “Entryways” at its June 12 meeting. Awards were given in three divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced.

    First place in the novice division went to Gary Joseph for “Church Entryway.” Willis Whyte placed second with “Down but Not Out” and Fred Schwartz’s image “Entryway in Butchart” was third.

  • BCPRD sets 2012 senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    July 18: The Lakes, $28. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    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.

  • Verhoosky is Lockwood Folly champ

    Mike Verhoosky won the Lockwood Folly Golf Association club championship June 6.
    Bill Schmidt was second in the two-day tournament, which was played in a steady rain both days.
    Carl Teagardner was first and Joe Geise was second in net scores.
    In the senior division, Al Ayling was first, Bland Clarke second and Mike Newland third. Clarke had the highlight of the tournament, scoring a hole-in-one on the 11th hole.
    In net scoring, Pat Hogan was first, George Gisel second and Dave Notter third.

  • Ocean Ridge plays couples’ championship

    The Ocean Ridge Sunday couples league played its annual club championship tournament on June 3, June 10 and June 17 on Panther’s Run, Tiger’s Eye and Lion’s Paw.
    The first day on Panther’s Run consisted of captain’s choice on the front nine and alternate shot on the back nine, for a total par of 72.
    The second day on Tiger’s Eye counted one best score per hole, also for a total par of 72.

  • West’s Jasmine Jackson accepts volleyball offer from North Carolina Central University

      West Brunswick’s Jasmine Jackson has signed a letter of intent to attend North Carolina Central University and play volleyball.

    Jackson is the latest in a number of players in coach Leslie Reeve’s successful volleyball program at West who have received college offers.

    Jackson will be a middle hitter, the same position she was at West.

    NCCU was 5-26 last season but it has had notable players. In 2006, junior outside hitter Shari Matthews as the CIAA Player of the Year and the NCAA Division II National Player of the Year. 

  • Future Generations Tournament a success

    By Mike Gildea
    Coach and TFTBC Board of Directors
    A picture perfect day, pristine course conditions, attentive volunteers and professional staff, a huge crowd and a flawless pace of play all combined to make The First Tee’s June 2 Future Generations Tournament a success.
    Played across all four of the highly acclaimed St. James courses—The Reserve, The Members, The Players and The Founders Clubs—nearly 500 players participated making it once again the largest event of its kind in all of the coastal Carolinas.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a best-nine event June 14, choosing either the front nine or back nine and deducting half handicap. Winning the first flight was Irene Dowdy with a 37. B.G. Daniel was second with a 38 and Pat Christenbury placed third with a 39. The second-flight winner was Kathy Mularczyk with a 31. Peg Agrimonti came in second with a 32 and Sharon Deutsch placed third with a 33. Lois Huber won the third flight with a 31. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 33 and Peg Campana placed third with a 40.