Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of keys at the Shallotte Laundry Center; someone took victim’s keys.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Timbercraft Inc. on Whiteville Road; suspect cut wire fencing and stole cinder blocks.

    •Larceny at Walmart; suspect took items without paying. Items include DVDs and PlayStation accessories and games.

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays fall ringer tournament

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association recently completed its annual fall ringer tournament. The event was played Sept. 14 and Sept. 19 and the scoring consisted of the better score by hole over the two days of play on Panther’s Run.  

  • Intercoastal Golf Association concludes season

    Brick Landing won the closing tournament of the Intercoastal Golf Association’s 2011 season on Sept. 19 at Carolina National.
    Brick Landing won with 1,158 total strokes in the individual stroke-play competition in which the best 16 net scores of each team’s 20 players were counted. The Lakes finished second, with 1,174 strokes, and Rivers Edge was third, with 1,180 strokes. Other teams competing were Carolina National, Brierwood and The Clubs at St. James.
    Closest-to-pin winners were Walle Johanson of St. James and Alan Hughes of Rivers Edge.

  • Club 25 plays annual flighted tournament

    Club 25 played its annual two-day flighted tournament Sept. 19-20 at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The first day was played at Tiger’s Eye and the second day at Panther’s Run. Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) carded the lowest gross over the two days with a 160 and Eileen Reddy (Meadowlands) scored the lowest net with a 133.
    Closest-to-pin winners on Monday were Kris Boardman and Mary Ann Kelly. Skins winners of $18 each were Sally Duffy, Sue Menage, Sue Herrman, Pam Shirey (two), Linda Smith and Cheryl Zamerski (two).

  • Sports calendar


  • Shooting your age: Not an easy task

    On Sept. 1, my husband turned 70 and now he has a dream. After several scores in the 70s this summer, he is on a mission to (someday) shoot his age. That’s not an easy thing to do.
    There are 26.2 million golfers in the United States. Of all those golfers, the average score for men on a regulation 18-hole course is 97. For women, the average score is 114.
    Face it. Most of us will never shoot our age.  

  • Golf tournaments

    The fourth annual Shallotte Elks Lodge charity golf tourney is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at Brierwood. The fee is $65 per player, $260 per team of four. Fee covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverage cart. Call Bob Janovic at (910) 755-5898 for more information.
    The Brunswick Com-munity College Foundation and Waste Industries have rescheduled the Scholarships for Students Golf Tournament.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

  • Ocean coming to life for fall fishing

    Fall is officially here, and I, for one, have been holding my breath to see whether the fish were actually going to show up and respond to their annual fall migration patterns. This past summer has been tough fishing for a variety of species, namely king mackerel and grouper.

  • Sign of fall is yellow-bellied spot

    It’s officially fall and spot are biting at our local Brunswick County piers. Reports have been coming in for the last two weeks of “yellow-bellied” spot runs up and down the coast.
    Spot are the most popular saltwater panfish in the Carolinas and hordes of them show up on Brunswick County piers each autumn around this time. Already reports are much better than the last two years, when spot fishing was slow.