Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game Feb. 3 was two best balls of the foursome. The winners at -13 were Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Dave Harper. In second at -3 was the team of Paul Salerno, Jim Pope and Bob Janovic.

    The game Feb. 7 was individual net scores. The winner at -1 was Dave Harper. In second at even par was Tom Kronyak.


    On Feb. 7 at Oyster Bay, Steve Maiorca, Frank Janton and Joe Meo placed first with an 84. The three-man teams scored one net on the par 4s and par 5s and two nets on the par 3s.

  • The Beachcombers: Year-round fun and friendly competition

    There are a couple dozen golf groups in Brunswick County. Some are the LGA’s and the MGA’s of local golf clubs. Some are aligned with particular organizations like the VFW or the Elks Clubs. 

    Still others are ad hoc groups that formed years ago because of friendships and/or proximity. Many of these golf groups have been around for 10-20 years or longer. 

    One such group that plays year-round (Brrrrrrrr) is the Beachcombers. They have a fascinating and often hilarious history and a story that begs to be told. 

  • The Boy Scouts and The First Tee of Brunswick County

    What do The Boy Scouts of America and The First Tee of Brunswick County have in common? 

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibility of participation as citizens and in the development of personal fitness. 

  • Cedar Grove Middle School students named to honor roll

    Cedar Grove Middle School has announced the following students have been named to its honor roll for the second nine-weeks:

    A honor roll

    Sixth grade: Cole Clemmons, Austin Dickerson, Kaleb Ferguson, Zachary Freedle, Aidan Goble, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Casey Gossett, Noah Hayes, Christian Hernandez, Alecia Hewett, Mariah Hewett, Bryson Hill, Zane Hill, Christopher Hilliard, Danecia Ladson, Kaitlyn McLeod, Matthew Phelps, Joshua Renfrow, Chase Slaven, William Wilborn.

  • Students are recognized for awards and honors at Union Elementary

    Union Elementary School recognized the following students during its second nine-weeks Awards Day:

    Principal’s award

    Kindergarten: Reyde Jones, Christian Hardy, Travis Gibson, Carson Pope, Bryan Ortigazo.

    First grade: Kody Bland, Conner Parks, Michael Smith, Edwin Jimenez, Lindsey Clark.

    Second grade: Brandon Banks, Marissa Manza, Daniel Harbin, Emma Grace Hamric, Noah Holcombe.

  • Students make honor rolls at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School has announced it nine-week awards and honor rolls.

    Citizen of the month

    Kindergarten: Jadora Brown, Natasia Pickett, Jose Romero-Marin, Camdyn Johnson, Zachary Sealey, Dylan Stevens, Ashley Diaz-Dominguez, Joshua English, Eyana Gaskins.

    First grade: Ryan DeJong, Yamilette Mejia, Makayla Stanley, Andrew Ayers, Kaden Scott, Karoline Thomas, Chloey Boothe, Isidro Chavez, Lainie Smith.

  • Tri-Beach Cruisers donate to Lower Cape Fear Hospice

    Tri-Beach Cruisers Car Club, a family-oriented, nonprofit organization based in Brunswick County since 1998, recently contributed $1,000 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

    Members of the Tri-Beach Cruisers raise money by hosting area car events and shows throughout the year. These car hobbyists support families and charitable organizations through donations from proceeds generated. Since its inception, Tri-Beach Cruisers have contributed more than $65,000 to local charities.

  • Calvary Baptist Church celebrates 50th anniversary

    Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Village Road in Shallotte, will celebrate its 50th anniversary (1961-2011) at its 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 27. The community is invited to attend. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.

    Early history of           Calvary Baptist Church

  • Religion briefs

    Ministry plans Easter program

    Experience an outdoor presentation of “You’re Beautiful” written by Anointed Vessels Ministry at 7:30 p.m. April 14-18 at its all new “Can You Believe It?” outdoor theatre.

    Come listen to the storytellers as they take you back into time 2,000 years ago.

    Call 287-4267 for reservations. Visit its website at www.AnointedVesselsMinistry.org.

    Gatlin at Greater Tabernacle

  • Risk everything for a dream that no one sees but you

    A line from the movie “Million Dollar Baby” made such an impression on me I wrote it down for further contemplation and possible use. It was then put away safely and forgotten. Forgotten, that is, until I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago.