Today's News

  • Yuricek attends North Carolina basketball camp

     Abel Yuricek, a rising eighth-grader at Shallotte Middle School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball camp in June. During the camp, Abel played pickup games with his fellow campers and learned some of basketball’s basic skills from national champions Joel Berry, Luke Maye and Theo Pinson. He also had his picture taken with head coach Roy Williams, a three-time national champion and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

  • Notable scores and highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.


    Brick Landing LGA

  • If you played golf, Gene Weldon was your friend

     Last weekend, I attended a golf outing at Rivers Edge in Shallotte in memory of Gene Weldon, a longtime PGA golf pro who died earlier this year following a bout with cancer.

    Ralph Eckley, Ronnie Hahn and Mike Travers organized the event and more than 40 people attended last weekend’s event, including Weldon’s wife, Geri, and his children, Wil Weldon and Hayes Cramer.

    After speaking with Ralph, Ronnie and Mike, countless times, something became awfully clear.

    Gene Weldon was about as well respected as a person can possibly be.

  • Hot Corner: Chatting with Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow

     Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow.


  • Gentle spearheads growth of lacrosse in Brunswick County

     SHALLOTTE – Lacrosse was going to take off in Brunswick County and Kate Gentle was going to make sure of it.

    A Cortland, N.Y., native and Brunswick County resident of more than five years, Gentle almost single-handedly launched and sustained a lacrosse program in Brunswick County that now has one county high school competing at a high level with New Hanover County programs.

    For the first time in Brunswick County history, a county high school defeated a New Hanover County team this past spring during the girls’ lacrosse season.

  • Dixie Youth district tournament champs crowned

     The Southport-Oak Island All-Stars secured the 2017 Dixie Youth Majors District Tournament championship last week at Waccamaw Park. The squad went undefeated during the tournament and defeated Shallotte, 10-6, on June 25 to claim the crown.


    The Leland National All-Stars claimed first-place honors in the 2017 Dixie Youth Minors District Tournament. Leland National held off a late rally by Lockwood Folly and secured a one-run victory, 5-4, in the championship game June 26. 

  • Sandcastle builder carries on parents’ tradition

    SUNSET BEACH — His parents have long been locally renowned for their sandcastle-building skills.

    Last week during his week-long summer visit to Sunset Beach, Luke Goodmuth was just continuing the tradition started by his parents, Steve Goodmuth and Karen Koebel of Woodstock, Md., as he crafted his own impressive sand structures on the beach near 40th Street at Sunset Beach’s westernmost end heading toward Bird Island.

  • Chug on down to summer train show July 8-9 in Carolina Shores

    Plan to bring your children and grandchildren to the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club’s model train show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, at the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association clubhouse at 17 Lakeview Court in Carolina Shores.

    This event is free and there is plenty of free parking. Since the event is indoors, it will be held rain or shine.

  • ‘Controlled Chaos 4 Artists’ paints summer at Leland Cultural Arts Center

    The work of four artists is the centerpiece of “Controlled Chaos 4 Artists,” which debuted July 2 and culminates with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    The show continues through Aug. 6.

  • Darrell Harwood hits Shallotte stage July 6

    The show-biz bug bit China Grove native Darrell Harwood early.

    In the 1970s, his dad played in the local “Cool Water Band” and had an entertainment company that booked local dates.

    Occasionally, Darrell, a former electrician and lead production manager at Carolina Products Inc., would venture out with his dad and get up and sing a couple of songs.