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Today's News

  • Bad incidents overshadow work of good teachers

    Being a teacher is often a thankless job.

    Long gone are the days where teachers were respected by parents and the students they taught. We no longer see boys and girls coming to school in their Sunday best.

  • Black

    Amanda Kaye Gore and Clifton Wayne Black of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Kaycey Noelle Black, born at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 4, 2007 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18 inches long.

    She joins a half-brother, Camren Patrick Daley, 5.

    Maternal grandparents are Cleve and Sylvia Gore of Shallotte and Regina Gore of Blairsville, Va.

    Paternal grandparents are Wendy Black and Farion Black, both of Shallotte.

    Great-grandparents are Trudy Freeman of Calabash and Robert Lee Cheers and James Edwards, both of Shallotte.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 3 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

  • Evans-Stephens

    Rebecca Rae Evans of Shallotte and Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash were united in marriage Feb. 16 by the Rev. Clayton Rivenbark.

    The bride is the daughter of Becky Owens of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edwin Stephens of Ash.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her mother.

    She wore a long, ivory crepe back satin gown embellished with embroidered organza lace and sprinkled with pearls and sequins. A candy apple red sash draped the waist and fell the full length of the train.

    Her gown was designed and made by her grandmother.

  • Church briefs

    'Sing into Spring' concert set

    The “Sing into Spring” concert, featuring several youth groups from Shallotte Presbyterian, Camp United Methodist and Village Point United Methodist, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Calabash Presbyterian Church.

    Mike Sullivan once again will assume the role of master of ceremonies.

  • Toyota gets first cup win

    HAMPTON, Ga.—Kyle Busch drove a Toyota to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 to give the Japanese auto maker its first Cup win after only 40 starts.

    Busch, who also won Friday’s night’s Craftsman Truck Series race, led 172 of the 325-lap race and finished nearly three-seconds ahead of his teammate, Tony Stewart, who also drove a Toyota.

  • BCC Dolphins come up short

    SHALLOTTE—There are two ways to look at Brunswick Community College’s baseball doubleheader last Thursday against the visiting Louisburg Hurricanes.

    A glass-half-full person might marvel at the fact a first-year club went toe-to-toe with a program that has won 25 conference titles and made 10 trips in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

    A glass-half-empty person might look at the two narrow defeats and think what might have been. BCC had chances to win both games but came up short, 3-1 and 5-3.

  • Filling the big shoes

    As I write this column, former Beacon sports editor Doug Rutter is probably resting at home, waiting to begin his new job.

    Doug and Beacon publisher Scott Harrell hired me last March to help out with sports—to take some of the mundane tasks away from him so he could continue to produce what I always considered a well-rounded community sports section.

    I was told I had been chosen from the applicants while I was driving down I-95 to Florida to tend to personal family matters.

  • Bowling

    Decker one pin short of perfect game

    Terry Decker fell just a pin short of a perfect game as he rolled a 289 game as part of a 789 series in the McDonald’s Amusement Classic League at the Brunswick County Bowling Center March 3.

    It was one of two 700 series rolled in the league. Decker’s other games were 233 and 267.

    Mike Albert had the other 700 series, rolling a 711 on games of 234, 212 and 265.

    McDONALD’s AMUSEMENT

  • Redfish and trout provide good action in area creeks

    Usually, anglers get the too-quick start on the fishing season, running around in early March trying to find fish that aren’t quite yet motivated to feed much in the cold. This year, however, the fish are responding nicely, with eager anglers being greeted with some eager fish. Redfish and speckled trout continue to hit in the shallows, great news for fishermen working out in water that hasn’t yet hit 60 degrees.