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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Ebelia Torres, 19, of 1060 Hickman Road, Calabash, was arrested for underage drinking.

    •Karine Rudy, 18, of 1061 Cedar Court, Calabash, was arrested for underage drinking.

    •Leslie Johnson, 17, of 417 79th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arrested for underage drinking.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of currency at Harley Davidson; suspect took $238.65 from the register and the register key.

    •Shoplifting at Family Dollar; suspect took a digital video camera and an empty box from the store without paying for the items.

    •Animal cruelty on Pine Street; police are investigating an incidence of animal cruelty.

  • Career & College Promise offers high school students new opportunities

     High school students throughout Brunswick County and the state have new opportunities for a brighter future.

    On Nov. 11, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue launched Career & College Promise. The initiative was proposed in her State of the State address earlier this year and received bipartisan support in the legislature.

  • Loon set free following Thanksgiving Day rescue

    Laura Clark was out for a Thanksgiving Day run when she first spotted the loon trapped in fishing nets in the surf off the coast of Bird Island.

    Someone, she said, had put out fishing nets stretching in the surf from 40th Street in Sunset Beach all the way down to the jetties at Little River, S.C.

    “It was probably five different nets strung together, so all the pelicans were dive-bombing because they could see the fish getting caught in the surf,” Clark said.

    Beyond that, she saw dolphins swimming in the ocean.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Sea Trail Jones Course. In first place at +6 were Stu Cleveland, Dennis Keane and Bob Byrne. Second were Dan O’Connell, Hal Riebesehl and Tom Culverwell at +4. Low gross was Stu Cleveland, 90, and low net was Bob Byrne, 68. Byrne was also +8 and was voted golfer of the week.

  • Chicks win ORLGA Carolina Cup

    BY LORRAINE CROSBY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association (ORLGA) played its annual Carolina Cup tournament, which is a three-day Ryder Cup format tournament. The tournament was played Nov. 14 on Lion’s Paw, Nov. 16 on Panther’s Run and Nov. 21 on Lion’s Paw.
    As in traditional Ryder Cup matches, there were three formats: alternate shot, better ball and individual match play. In each format, the winners of the match gained one point for her team. A half point was awarded for a tie.

  • Ashley Sloup: Growing her game, scoring big in high school golf

    Ashley Sloup, sophomore at South Brunswick High School and Ace Level member of The First Tee of Brunswick County, is putting it all together and planning a career in golf.

  • Speckled trout season has begun

    December is here and that means speckled trout season in Brunswick County.
    Each year anglers begin their annual pursuit of the beautiful and aggressive specks as they roam inshore and in the surf in large schools, hitting a variety of baits and lures and running the tides at both predictable and totally unpredictable times.
    Unfortunately, the biggest news in trout fishing this year is the new North Carolina size and creel limits. Recreational anglers can now keep only four speckled trout with a 14-inch size limit.

  • Fish are biting inshore, offshore

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Mother Nature did her part and gave us one of the nicest weather weekends we have had all year.
    It was beautiful. Offshore fishermen were finally given a multiple-day weather window to get offshore and take advantage of the area’s great late fall fishing. The Gulf Stream yielded good catches of wahoo with mixed in Mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna. The bite was not red-hot but respectable with most catches bringing in multiple wahoo, averaging in the 40- to 50- pound class.

  • Sports calendar

    BCC baseball camp
    BCC baseball camp will be Dec. 3 at West Brunswick High School. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $65 for ages seventh grade to 12th grade. More information is at www.gobccsports.com.

    Toys for Tots Dec. 10 at BCC
    On Dec. 10 the men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Toys for Tots games. The games are at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Donate one unwrapped toy for free admission.