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Today's News

  • Calhoun shoots a 67—one for the ageless

    Johnny Calhoun has had some memorable golfing moments—a 65 in competition and a hole-in-one—but a recent round of golf ranked just as high.

    Calhoun, a 67-year-old resident of Sunset Beach, shot a 67 June 24 at the Ocean Ridge Plantation Tiger’s Eye Course.

    “I missed one green all day,” he said about the round of five birdies and no bogeys.

    Calhoun expects to play well. He plays to a 3-handicap, and he has shot under-par rounds of golf. The 65 he shot came was in an event about 20 years ago in Nichols, S.C., he said.

  • Tyler Stanley is Campbell Camper of Week

    Tyler Stanley was named Camper of the Week July 11-15 at the Campbell University Boys Basketball School. David Dewey, a Campbell basketball player and one of the coaches at the camp, said the Camper of the Week was based an overall evaluation of the camper “through all aspects, from basketball skills, to attitude and character on and off the court.”

    Stanley, 12, is a student-athlete at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Brunswick will play in Final Four of World Series

    Brunswick County is 4-0 in the Dixie Boys World Series at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

    Brunswick won two games Sunday—one that began at 10 a.m. and the other that began around 9 p.m. and ended at 10:55 p.m.

    On Monday afternoon, Brunswick beat Louisiana 9-3. In a night game, Brunswick routed Halifax County, Va., 15-5 in six innings.

    Brunswick, one of four teams left in the Series, will play at 8 p.m. Tuesday against Louisiana. The Series ends Aug. 4, with the title game at 5 p.m.

  • Wave rider: Powell continues to star in surfing

    Michael Powell continues to have the best months of his surfing career.

    In the sixth annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am event July 18 at Wrightsville Beach, Powell finished first and won $5,000.

    This victory came one month after Powell made college surfing history at the National Collegiate Championships at Salt Creek, Calif. Powell, competing for UNCW, became the first East Coast college surfer to win a national title.

  • West Angels finish second at state

    After losing its first game in a no-hitter, the West Brunswick Angels rallied and finished second in the eight-team Dixie Softball tournament in July for 9- and 10-year-olds.

    “It was good competition,” manager David Pridgen said. “All the games were very competitive.”

    West qualified for the state tourney by winning a district championship.

  • San Rio to be complete in October, project manager says

    A representative of the firm overseeing the development of the once-defunct San Rio subdivision off Gray Bridge Road says the project should be complete by mid-October, slightly later than the original planned completion in August.

    LandTech Asset Management of Columbia, S.C., a private real estate development, marketing and management firm, is the court-appointed receiver for the property, which ran into trouble after losing its bank funding.

  • We’re looking for a dynamic news page designer to join our team

    Each week Brunswick Beacon reporters and our news clerk generate thousands upon thousands of words to fill each edition of this newspaper.

    After brainstorming, researching and interviewing, reporters compose stories, take and select photos, write cutlines and suggest headlines. After it all moves through the editing process two people—the page designer and the editor, in this case, me—take all the words, photos and headlines and arrange them in a way that attempts to make them engaging for our customers.

  • Free dental clinic could help families

    New Beginnings Community Church in Shallotte and CommWell Health and Dental are partnering together to provide a day of free dental care to school-aged children.

    Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, children with appointments—and walk-ins who will be seen on a time-permitted basis—will have the opportunity to visit the mobile dental clinic where they will receive an oral exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment from a dental hygienist. 

  • Fair and expo would be a good draw for Shallotte

    Some local residents are joining together to organize an old-fashioned, family-style fair for Shallotte. 

    If all goes well, the midway will light up next year on Sept. 9 and attendees will be treated to rides, food, entertainment, business displays, crafters and more through Sept. 12. There will also be a tribute in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    This event is going to take a lot of hard work and will need significant community support, but we think it will be worth all of the effort.

  • Brunswick County District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on July 21, 22, 23, 26, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, July 21

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly heard the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick: