Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of +24 were Bob Byrne, Jack Goin, Bob Brownley and Bill Cameron. In second at +19.5 were Dennis Keane, Charlie Shore, Tom Culverwell and Sid Silver. Lowest round: Charlie Shore at 85. Lowest net: 64 by Ed Hennessey. Most over their points: Bob Brownley at +9.5 and Stu Cleveland at +9. Ed Hennessey was golfer of the week with a net 64 and +7.5.

  • Ladybirds: Golf league is still going strong after 21 years

    Way back in December 2002, I wrote a column about the Brunswick Ladybirds, a women’s golf league founded in 1991.
    Last week, I played in a Ladybird tournament at the Oak Island Club and had an absolute blast playing in a foursome with Denni Maynard (Farmstead/Meadowlands), Robin Klestinec (Oak Island) and Rose Seguin (Oak Island). I had played with Denni before, but I met Robin and Rose for the first time that morning.

  • ACC All-Stars at BCC on April 5

    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a basketball game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is headlined by ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the seniors from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke’s Miles Plumlee and N.C State’s C.J. Williams and Alex Johnson.
    The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • Sea mullet are a dependable panfish

    The early spring Brunswick County pier and surf action has been dominated by the good news of strong sea mullet runs. Last year was a good year for them, too, and with catches of spot and croaker seeming to decline each year, they are rapidly becoming our most dependable panfish.
    Sea mullet, also called whiting or Virginia mullet in North Carolina, are a generally small but delicious fish caught from the northern Atlantic Ocean beaches (where northern anglers call them kingfish) all the way down around into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Spring fishing making an early appearance

    There is no doubt spring is firmly here. It has pretty much been here since November.  
    The interesting story this season is going to be how the fish react to such a mild winter.  Last winter was extremely cold and the resulting fishing was below average. Will the opposite hold true this season? One fact is for sure: the fish will be arriving well ahead of schedule.
    There are reports of good catches of Mahi-mahi off Charleston, S.C., which means those fish are soon to be off our coast; typically not seen until May.  

  • Shock wins twice in shutout games

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 soccer team won its last two games in shutouts.
    On March 17, the Shock won 4-0.
    “Kira Frawley scored two goals using her tremendous speed and simply outran the defense on both occasions and put each scoring opportunity into the net,” coach Mark Giordano said.
    Mia Adcock and Ashley Oakes also scored.

  • Sports calendar

    The Brunswick Paddle Out March 31
    The Brunswick Fun Plunge Paddle Out and Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. March 31 at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. Donation fee for adults is $15 and the donation fee for children is $8. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

  • Storm spotters: Eyes to the sky to save lives

    SHALLOTTE—Southern Brunswick County now has nine new National Weather Service storm spotters.

    The National Weather Service working in conjunction with Brunswick County Emergency Services trained citizens how to be a storm spotter.

    “Our data network is sparse in this region, that’s why spotters are so important,” said Sandy LaCorte, NWS meteorologist. “It aids in our warning decisions and adds value to warnings or statements and motivates people to take shelter.”

  • Still no charges in death of 3-year-old; suspect’s bond reduced

    Montey Andrea Murray was all smiles in court last Friday as his bond was reduced from $1 million to $115,000.

    Murray, 26, remains a suspect in the death investigation of 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister. Jaronn died on March 1. Preliminary autopsy findings state Jaronn died of internal bleeding of the liver due to blunt-force trauma.