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Today's News

  • Source of fire at The Isles undetermined

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The source of the small fire that broke out Wednesday at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach has been ruled undetermined, according to the town's fire chief.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Beacon editor receives Max Heath Gold Star Award

    Stacey Manning, managing editor of The Brunswick Beacon, received the Max Heath Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Journalism during a Nov. 11 presentation. 

    The award is a tribute to Heath’s contributions as executive editor for 21 years and his history of recognizing the good work that passed across his desk with a gold star and hand-written notes. 

    It recognizes Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) editors who do solid work in their communities year-in and year-out. 

  • Fire investigated at Calabash restaurant

    CALABASH—Fire and emergency personnel continue to investigate a fire that broke out Tuesday night at Capt. John’s Seafood House.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner on Wednesday attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical short in wires near aquariums at the restaurant entrance.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork said Wednesday he has no estimate of damages at the longtime riverfront eatery, which was gutted by the fire reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Sometimes father knows best

     The BCC women’s basketball team may attract as much attention this year not only for who is shooting jump shots but also for who is sitting courtside with the team.

    Joining head coach Ashlyn Burke an assistant Taylor Goodrich as a volunteer assistant is Burke’s Hall of Fame dad, Bob.

  • Sloup and Gore provide role models for girls in The First Tee

    By Connie Hensley and Greg Hensley
    Public Relations of TFTBC

    Last month, the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines hosted the NCHSAA state 1A/2A/3A women’s golf championship. The tournament was Nov. 1-2 and fielded 12 teams. 

    West Henderson High School from Hendersonville won the state title with a team score of 486.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

    CALABASH VFW

  • Analyzing your ‘Wildly Important Goals’ can make dreams realities

    Each November, I have the pleasure of attending the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Conference and Trade Show in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each February I attend the Carolinas Section of the PGA Trade Show. Both take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. 

    I started doing this many years ago when I first began writing this column. It seemed appropriate for me to learn as much as I could about the CGCSA and the PGA if I wanted to write about golf. 

  • Get ready for winter fishing season

    Though the weather has stayed relatively warm for us, the wintertime fishing season is almost here. The transition to cold weather species has already begun in the water as redfish and speckled trout become the predominate species sought after by anglers with the sea mullet making a nice showing before they disappear.

    One important note before I get to the fishing report: new speckled trout size and creel limits are now in effect for all North Carolina anglers. Commercial fishermen are now prohibited from possession or sale of speckled trout on the weekend.

  • Sauls Bonecrusher dominates weekend’s trout tournament

    This past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Trout Classic. The speckled trout tournament is an annual event that typically draws 20 or so boats to compete for the tournament’s cash payout but most importantly the opportunity to carry bragging rights through the end of the year.