.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Fishing under pressure with repeat clients
  • Match play – The best kind of golf

     

    We’re all used to watching the PGA Tour on weekends. Almost all PGA events are contested in medal (stroke) play. That means the score accumulates hole-by-hole until four days of play are completed. The lowest score at the end of 72 holes wins.

  • Warm temperatures bring tough fishing

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Brunswick West opens with two victories in series

    The Brunswick West Debs have won their first two games in the Dixie Softball World Series in Monroe, La.

    If the Debs win Tuesday (too late for this edition), they play for the championship Wednesday. If the Debs lose Tuesday, they still will have a chance to play for the championship.

    Brunswick opened the 10-team series Aug. 1 by beating Virginia (Crewe-Burkeville) 10-9.

    Myah Morse was the starting and winning pitcher, throwing four innings. Emily Clemmons threw three innings in relief. They gave up eight hits.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 20

    Pedro Sosa-Campos, 25, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and unsafe movement.

    Larceny of a Samsung Galaxy 6 phone worth $685 from the ATMC Wireless store.

    July 21

    Kevin Davis Nixon, 38, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

    July 22

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 20

    Eddie Lee Wood was cited and released after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of an iPod from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Night Harbor Drive.

    Possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense; someone tried to pawn stolen property at a Village Road business.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 21

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $30 in cash and items worth $150 from a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Larceny of a Yeti cooler worth $400 from a Brunswick Avenue West residence.

  • Adults invited to Leland’s 21-and-up field day Aug. 1

    Leland Parks and Recreation invites you to act like a kid for a day Saturday, Aug. 1 at its first Adult Field Day.

    The adults-only field day offers anyone 21 and older the opportunity to go back to the best day of school growing up.

    The events will be at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, between the old and new town halls. Activities will begin at 4 p.m. and are expected to last until 7 p.m.

    Russell Grose, a recreation, sports leadership and tourism management major at UNC-Wilmington, created the adult field day.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we passed a bill to protect historic monuments, we handled two bills dealing with coastal issues, we took up a major regulatory reform bill and we continued to work on the budget.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for 17 weeks to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.