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Today's News

  • Tournament of Champions set to begin

     The Tournament of Champions began in 2003 when Elsa Bonstein, a former golf columnist for The Brunswick Beacon, wrote an article about Brunswick County club champions. Several champions suggested that there should be a countywide championship in which the local champions played against each other each year in a scratch event. Ben Carlson, then-editor of the Beacon, thought it was a good idea and the Beacon has since sponsored the event. 

  • Elementary school students compete at 7th Annual Champions Challenge

     More than 100 fourth graders competed at last week’s 7th annual Champions Challenge event took place at The First Tee of Brunswick County's Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek.

  • Cougars top Buccaneers in Oyster Bowl nailbiter

     WINNABOW – The Southport Cougars raced out to a 27-6 lead in the Oyster Bowl on Saturday at Town Creek Park and seemed to have an answer for everything the Shallotte Buccaneers threw at them.

    Despite the deficit, the Bucs wouldn’t go away in the championship game in the senior division of the Brunswick Football League.

    The Bucs rode the speed of Jordan McCall and Jeffery Cobb to a pair of second-quarter touchdowns and trimmed the deficit to 33-20 at intermission.

  • Coastal Ambassador training session on marine debris Nov. 15

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s Coastal Ambassador training session in November will focus on the federation’s work to reduce marine debris on the coast. The evening training will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center. For newcomers, there will be a required orientation session starting at 5 p.m.

  • State reports
 two flu-related deaths

    The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced the state’s first flu-related deaths of the 2017-18 season after two adults died of complications from influenza infection from mid-to-late October.

    One of the deaths occurred in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, and the other occurred in the eastern region of the state. To protect the privacy of the families, neither person’s hometown, county, age or gender will be released.

  • Brunswick County residents receive Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

    Dozens turned out Oct. 31 to celebrate four Brunswick County individuals and groups that received recognition from the governor’s office for their volunteer efforts.

    William “Buzz” McManus; 4-H volunteers Benje Jones, Amanda Barnhill, Agnes Taylor and Dawn Britt; and the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor’s Center volunteers all received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The members of Mike’s Garage Band received the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service.

  • State’s 2017 ozone season ends with fewest unhealthy days

    Statewide monitoring shows North Carolina continued to be in full compliance with national air quality standards as the 2017 ozone season ended.

    Since March 1, the state recorded just four unhealthy ozone days with concentrations higher than the 70 parts per billion (ppb) ozone standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015. It’s the best outcome since the previous record low of five unhealthy ozone days in 2013.

  • New NHRMC evening visitor policy in effect

    Effective Nov. 1, visitors to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center main campus are required to check in, provide identification and receive a visitor access sticker between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to promote a safe environment for patients, families, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers

    Visitor stickers will be available at the three entrances open 24 hours: the main entrance, Emergency Department and the entrance to the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

  • Brunswick County Toastmasters open house Nov. 7

    Brunswick County Toastmasters will have an open house Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., 795 Ocean Highway W., Supply.

  • Officials respond to whale beached near Oak Island

    Officials including biologists from UNC-Wilmington respond to what appeared to be a beached young sperm whale by Ocean Crest Pier by Oak Island on Thursday.

    Staff Writer Lindsay Kriz, who took these photos, was told the prognosis was grim for the creature that was discovered along the strand about 9:45 a.m. and had to be euthanized.