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Today's News

  • Time for the cool weather weed invasion

     We have enjoyed a mild autumn, but things are cooling down letting us know Old Man Winter will soon join us for, thankfully, a short visit. Our winters aren’t usually too bad, but these cooler temperatures set the stage for winter weeds like wild garlic and annual bluegrass to fill in weak spots in the lawn.

  • Rapamycin: New drug hopes to extend life expectancy of dogs

     Veterinarians search for ways to help pets enjoy longer and healthier lives their entire careers, driven by the desire to enable dogs and cats to remain vigorous and vital for many, many years. A new drug, rapamycin, may also help dogs fight the effects of aging and prolong life in animals and humans.

  • North Brunswick’s Kelsey Ray to play softball at NCCU

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball player Kelsey Ray has signed a letter of intent to attend N.C. Central University.

    Ray was a utility player last season for the Scorpions. In 18 games, Ray batted .319 (15 for 47). She had four RBIs, two doubles and a triple. Her OBP was .421.

    “Probably one of the most coachable kids that I’ve had come through the program,” said Brittney Child, who coached her for three seasons. “If I had 20 more like her, it’d be great.

  • Pickleball at BCC
  • West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh named top MEC volleyball player

    For the second straight year, Mideastern 3A/4A volleyball coaches have selected West Brunswick’s Hannah Pugh as the MEC Player of the Year.

    The Trojans finished 3-9 and last in the seven-team conference (5-18 for the season), but coaches recognized Pugh’s talent.

    “She is the best all-around player in the league, hands down,” West coach Sue Karrs said. “Others were good in their specific position, but all-around, Hannah is the most talented volleyball player in the conference.”

  • Ocean Isle Beach team second in SKA National Championship

    It seems as if fall left just as quickly as it arrived. The week following Halloween, offshore fishing was absolutely incredible, yet one could believe winter is approaching as nighttime temperatures dipped into the low 50s. This caused many to break out their winter jackets and also sent the fish into a winter pattern, as well. Some may think this winter pattern is bad but it really all depends on what you are targeting and how far you are willing to run to catch fish.

  • Bottomly-Abney engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Janice D. Bottomly and Craig B. Abney, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glenn Speaks and Delores Abney of Carolina Shores. The prospective groom is the son of Betty Abney of Cochran, Ga. A Nov. 27, 2017, wedding is planned at The Causeway Inn.

  • Don’t give that bird a bath

    It’s hard to believe it’s just one week away from Thanksgiving. The television chefs, magazines and Internet have been sharing lots of recipes, ideas and “hacks” to make your holiday bird easier, healthier and tasting better. I’m joining the pack and offering a food safety pointer. This tip is one the food safety people have been encouraging for the past few years:
    Don’t wash the turkey!

  • Calabash man wanted on domestic violence charges turns self in

    A Calabash man wanted on domestic violence charges turned himself into the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office without incident on Sunday, Nov. 13. 

    Kenneth O'Neil Hill Jr., 34, of Marlowtown Road NW, was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony first-degree kidnapping, felony second-degree kidnapping, felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. 

  • Tournament of Champions photos, Farmstead

    Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions photos from the second round Sunday at Farmstead Golf Links.

    2016Tournament of Champions Results

    Men

     

    Keith Lash (Carolina National)                       155 (80-75)