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Today's News

  • Beacon's first Outdoor Living Show is Sept. 12

    Learn all you need to learn about life in the great outdoors, from mowing and growing to grilling and kayaking.

    Details on these topics and more will be available at The Brunswick Beacon’s first Outdoor Living Show scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 .m. next Saturday, Sept. 12, at Shallotte Middle School.

    Admission is free to this indoor/outdoor show, which will highlight everything you can imagine for outdoor living and fun.

  • Bands of the (last) Week: Last hoorahs: Summer concert series winds down Labor Day weekend

    It’s the last of the Brunswick County Summer Concerts and Movies season, and what a season it’s been.

    The season launched in April with a performance by EBS Band in Southport, followed by many more scheduled shows and movies for the next five months in seven other Brunswick County towns/venues — Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Leland, Shallotte and Calabash.

  • Labor Day weekend: Contestants dig OIB Sculpture Contest

     IF YOU GO

    What: Ocean Isle Beach Family Sand Sculpture Contest

    Where: on the beach behind Ocean Isle Beach Community Center at 44 E. First St.

    When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5

    How much: Free to participate and free to watch

    It’s an end-of-season chance to get crafty using the finest building materials known to creative beach hands.

  • Resident teaches old squirrel new saxophone tricks

    Things were starting to get squirrelly in John Goss’ backyard.

    It was obvious the day Sammy, one of the black-and-gray fox squirrels that reside at Sandpiper Golf & Country Club, showed up at Goss’ home overlooking the first hole of the community’s Piper course.

    “I started seeing the squirrel here, so I started putting peanuts in the yard,” said the former U.S. Department of Defense employee, who has been retired for 20 years, the past 13 of them in Sunset Beach.

  • Better luck soon to come

    In a few of my recent columns, I have stated that fishing in Brunswick County can be world class one day and absolutely unbearable the next. Months such as May and October, for example, will often test this theory because of the great the fish bite. However, August is a month that always holds true to this theory.

  • Fishermen need to prepare for storms
  • Rivers Edge is back with new greens

    It takes a lot of guts to close a golf course in the middle of the summer, but that’s exactly what East Coast Golf Management did.

    Rivers Edge, a beautiful Arnold Palmer Design on the bluffs overlooking the Shallotte River, installed Paspallum Greens in 2009. They were supposed to be the best greens for a course in this location, a salt-tolerant warm-season grass.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins race

    Danny Bender, racing for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, scored his first career Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup victory Saturday, Aug. 29.

    Bender won at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. En route to the win, Bender also was the Battery Tender Hard Charger, improving 12 positions.

    This was the second victory of the season for McCumbee-McAleer Racing, based in Supply. McCumbee, as a substitute driver, won the other race.

  • Video: BCC volleyball

    Video of the final points in BCC’s first-set victory against Potomac State College in a match Friday, Aug. 28, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym. The match was the home season-opener for the Dolphins.

  • Defense leads West to victory against Stallions

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Columbus 20-13 in a non-conference football game Friday, Aug. 28, and improved to 2-0 for the first time since 1997.

    “I’m proud for fans, the school and the community,” said Kelly Williamson, who is in his first year as Trojan coach.

    “For me, it’s let’s get better. We didn’t play very well tonight.”

    Despite one blocked PAT, one interception, four fumbles and nine penalties — including unsportsmanlike conduct — the Trojans prevailed.