Today's News

  • Redfish, trout now becoming more active

    The weather is just now beginning to feel like fall as the late inshore season progresses. Redfish and speckled trout will become the most active fish as the temperature falls, even as they become less widely disbursed. Anglers have to begin to narrow their target areas in hopes of finding trout and drum sitting on places where food can still be found.

  • Sandpiper Bay concludes President’s Cup

    After four qualifying rounds, the 12 finalists played off for the President’s Cup. There were six players in the low gross competition and six in the low net competition. The finals were played on the Bay course, with nine holes played twice.

    Gross division: Bob Nicoletti, 74; Lance Lewin, 78; John Radziewski, 81; Al Hooker, 84; Bob Bryce, 86; Mike Finkelstein, 90.

    Net division: Jim Creighton, 64; Jim Kearns, 71; Don Moore, 72; Tom Ioven, 78; Tom Townsend, 79; Doug Williams, 80.

  • Tournament of Champions

    On Nov. 13-14, the men’s and women’s club champions from Brunswick County will tee it up in the seventh annual Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions. The tournament will take place at the Members Club at St. James Plantation with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon honors our champions with this special edition. We celebrate the Best of the Best, those men and women who ripped their drives, blasted out of sand and sank putts from 30 feet away. 

  • Brunswick Juniors Youth volleyball club to have tryouts

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club (BJVBC) will begin its season Nov. 13. The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club is a newly established USAVB club program and is part of the Carolina Regional Volleyball Association. 

    BJVBC serves juniors players in the coastal southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina areas. Players from public and private schools, all surrounding counties and experienced or inexperienced in volleyball are invited to try out for BJVBC.

  • Shallotte football teams win league conference titles

    Shallotte teams have won regular-season championships in the Brunswick Football League.

    In the Senior Division, the Shallotte Bucs beat the Lockwood Folly Chiefs 27-6 on Saturday and finished 7-0. The Bucs scored 188 points and gave up 30.

    The Town Creek Bulldogs finished second (6-1).

    The Shallotte Pirates beat the Leland Panthers 6-0 on Saturday and finished 2-5.

  • Sports briefs

    Elks Hoop Shoot has begun

    About 3,000 pupils in elementary and middle schools in Shallotte and Calabash are competing this month in the first stage of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.

    The Hoop Shoot has divisions for boys and girls ages 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Contestants will shoot the for the best-of-25 free throws.

    The finals will take place at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Bowling news



    Nov. 1-5

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic: Michael Oxendine 210, 214, 278, 702 series; Keith Croom 227, 253, 213, 693 series; Paul Stanley 214, 264, 660 series; Dar Anuszewski 205; Karen Moshoures 188.

    Tony Russo Sr.: Bill Laurie 194, 216, 557 series; Felix Remer 184, 166, 192, 542 series; Theron Johnson 204, 166, 522 series; Jack Howell 192; Sis Howell 178, 169, 496 series; Janet Sullivan 168, 183, 470 series; Debra Guyader 150.189, 452 series; Helen Gatts 178.

  • Brunswick Newcomers to meet Nov. 17

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets). The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m. Signup sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

    Howard (Howie) Franklin, director of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, will share a few stories about his service aboard Air Force One. He is the only person to work for five U.S. presidents consecutively.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans giving market

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • Mount Olive Baptist Church to have homecoming celebration Nov. 14-17

    The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone.