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Today's News

  • The golfers around us: Frank Niland

     I’ve been writing this column for nearly 13 years and it’s been a world of fun. I have meet PGA pros, ranked amateurs, golf course designers, golf course owners and managers, superintendents, teaching pros and golf journalists. 

    Now, I think it would be fun to periodically profile one of our local golfers, so here’s the first installment of “The Golfers Around Us.”

  • USC Sumter sweeps BCC on two two-hitters

    BOLIVIA — Michael Carpin threw a two-hitter through seven innings as USC Sumter beat Brunswick Community College 4-2 in nine innings in the first game of a non-region baseball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 28, at Founders Field.

     

    Carpin walked three and struck out six.

    USCS scored in the first third and twice in the fourth.

  • Trojans avoid upset, advance to second round

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick rallied from a 49-34 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat West Craven 62-57 in a first-round game Thursday, Feb. 26, of the state basketball playoffs.

    West Brunswick, 23-3 and the No. 3 seed in the East, outscored the Eagles 29-11 in the final quarter. Gray Cheers scored 14 of  the Trojans’ 29 points, all on free throws. He hit 14 of 16. For the game, he scored 29 points.

    West Craven (10-16), the No. 30 seed, finishes 10-16.

  • 'Wuthering Heights' unfolds March 2 @ BCC

     IF YOU GO

    What: “Wuthering Heights”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $29 adults; $27 seniors and students

    Aquila Theatre is bringing to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of Heathcliff and Catherine’s all-consuming passion with its new production of “Wuthering Heights.”

  • Beacon's ninth health expo set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Shallotte Middle School

     IF YOU GO

    What: Health Expo 2015

    When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

    Where: Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road, Shallotte

    Admission: Free

    Free health screenings, massages and seminars are part of Health Expo 2015, slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 28, at Shallotte Middle School.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, the ninth annual expo will feature more than 40 vendors and sponsors converging at the school at 225 Village Road.

  • NCHSAA revises playoff schedule

      The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the following information about the NCHSAA basketball playoffs, which have been hit hard by the snow across the state.

    Thirteen first-round games in all classifications, out of 128, have been completed in the boys’ bracket, and 20 of the 128 first-round games completed in the girls’  brackets.

    Here is the information and adjustments:

    • Any NCHSAA basketball playoff game that could not be played Thursday should be rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Get ready for spring March 3 at Greenlands Farm

    With spring just around the corner, Greenlands Farmstore at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia is conducting two workshops next Tuesday, March 3.

    “Seeds — Preparing Your Spring & Summer,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Participants are invited to join Farmer Henry for an in-depth teaching workshop on preparing your spring and summer garden, and it all starts with seeds.

    The cost of the session is $15, and advance sign-up is requested.

  • Broadway fundraiser opens Feb. 27 to aid Amuzu Theatre

    A fundraising revue, “Broadway on Howe,” to aid with restoration of Southport’s Amuzu Theatre, is scheduled from Feb. 27 through March 8 at the historic theater at 111 N. Howe St.

  • ONDBEAT: And the winner is ... anyone tuned to anything non-Oscars

    The only people in the universe who couldn’t find out anything about this year’s 87th Academy Awards were the (lucky) few who don’t own a functioning boob tube.

    Because judging by the play-by-play, who-wore-what on the red carpet, this event is The Most Fabulous Celebrity Kiss-Up-Fest To Air On Big Brother Screens Everywhere.

  • Medicaid funds will allow Social Services improvements without budget increase

    When budget talks start, department heads usually struggle with increasing staff and updating technology in the same year, but the Department of Social Services will be able to do both without asking for additional county funding in 2015-16.

    David Stanley, executive director of the county’s health and human services department, which oversees health and social services, recently told Brunswick County commissioners an increase in Medicaid funding will cover upgrades in the social services.