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Today's News

  • Hospital COO, BCC Chairman Lynda Stanley says hard work, giving back pays off

    As chief operating officer at Dosher Memorial Hospital, chairman of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees, wife and mother, Lynda Stanley of Shallotte barely has time to breathe.

    But with her priorities in the right place, this busy woman makes time for what’s important—her faith, her family and her community.

    She began working at Dosher 22 years ago as director of laboratory services. Over the past 15 years, she has been given more responsibility and now oversees everything under the hospital’s roof.

  • West unable to catch Scorpions

    Demontez Lennon scored 19 points, Anthony Gaines 13 and Reggie Cobia 11—all juniors—as North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 57-43 in the final basketball game of the regular season.

    West’s top scorer was Ryan Hill with 13 points. West ends the regular season 3-20.

    North lead 28-25 at halftime, and back-to-back 3-pointers by Tyshon Walker gave it a 41-29 lead with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in the quarter.

  • BCC goes to 4-0 on Bradley's no-hitter

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team improved to 4-0 on Travis Bradley’s no-hitter Sunday afternoon against Danville Community College.

    Bradley walked two batters and struck out six in the seven-inning game at West Brunswick High School.

    Chris Eason hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give BCC a 3-0 lead. The Dolphins’ first run came when Drew Alford led off with an infield single, stole second, went to third on an error on the throw and advanced home on Jordan Davis’ groundout.

  • BCC Dolphins win two thrillers; BCC women fall to Wilkes

    Playing their final two games at West Brunswick High School before moving into the new gym on campus, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat USC Salkehatchie 68-66 Saturday and Aiken Technical College 68-64 Sunday.

    BCC, 9-3 in Region X, 21-5 overall, plays Friday at Cape Fear Community College and Feb. 26 at Denmark Technical College in the final scheduled games of the regular season. The Region X championship tournament is March 4-7 at BCC.

    BCC 68

    AIKEN 64

  • Beacon brings home state press association awards

    The staff of The Brunswick Beacon has been honored with seven awards from the North Carolina Press Association’s News, Editorial & Photojournalism Awards contest.

    The awards were presented last Wednesday and Thursday in Raleigh.

    Beacon staff writer Caroline Curran, along with the rest of the Brunswick Beacon news team, was singled out for efforts to promote community knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act with the Henry Lee Weathers Freedom of Information Award.

  • OIB sponsor enables McCumbee to race in West

    After beginning the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign with a tough 19th-place finish at the season opener at Daytona, Chad McCumbee is looking forward to the trip west to Auto Club Speedway, a fast two-mile D-shaped oval located just east of Los Angeles.

    Most importantly, McCumbee is just happy to be heading to the race that was not originally on the team’s 2009 Schedule. Sponsorship from The GPS Store.com, based at Ocean Isle Beach, and Garmin has allowed the team to compete in the San Bernardino County 200.

  • Fresh-baked bread has a great aroma and is the perfect addition to any meal

    When it comes to meal planning, I don’t always remember to include a vegetable and/or beans and some kind of greens, like a garden salad, spinach, broccoli…something in the green family, and occasionally a pasta or starch of some kind.

    My wife can attest to this fact. On more than one occasion, I’ll tell her what fantastic entrée that I’m concocting and she’ll ask me: “What vegetable on you planning to serve with that?”

  • Recent warm weather sparks spring fever pandemic

    The recent warm spell has caused some pretty serious cases of spring fever to break out across our area. Before the fever completely takes over, there are some things you should be doing now and some things you should leave until later.

    Those of you who left your lawn mowed a little high going into the winter should set the mower about one notch lower and mow off the old tissue. Letting the lawn get a bit taller late in the season was once a standard recommendation, but more recent research suggests that this isn’t a great idea.

  • It’s time to prune your garden; tips for proper pruning: Part I

    This is the time of year when many landscapers and homeowners look for chores to do in the landscape. If the ground is too wet, then you need a chore that does not depend on what condition the soil is in. If it’s too wet to dig into the soil, then get out the pruners and make it a productive day.

    There are several basic reasons to prune an ornamental. Always keep the dead wood and broken branches trimmed off. Many plants may have simply gotten too large for the intended space. Some plants are being grown for a particular shape or form.

  • McDuffie-Mercer

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Teresa McDuffie of Bolivia and Berkley Dale Mercer of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carl and Phyllis McDuffie of St. Pauls. The prospective groom is the son of Ken and Ludie Mercer of Bolivia. An April 4 wedding is planned in Bolivia.