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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 27, 28 and Nov. 1, 2 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, Oct. 27

    Judge Sherry D. Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Emily Amos, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Not sure if someone works for the Beacon? Feel free to call and ask

    It has been brought to our attention that in recent months some individuals may be misrepresenting themselves as Brunswick Beacon employees in our community.

    We have had calls indicating individuals have appeared at community events and local businesses saying they are from The Brunswick Beacon, but we do not believe they are.

    Concerned citizens have indicated there may have been people shooting photos at community sporting events improperly saying they are Brunswick Beacon employees.

  • New businesses a good sign for area

    The town of Shallotte has some good news to share—several businesses are relocating or expanding within town limits.

    In a challenging economy such as this, it’s great to see new businesses opening, especially when for far too long we have seen too many small businesses close.

    The news there will be more food and shopping choices in Brunswick County is something to be celebrated. Now, it’s time for Brunswick County citizens to help continue with this success.

  • Principal of the Year award reflective of good things at Early College High School

    Congratulations to Vicky Snyder, principal of Brunswick County Early College High School.

    Last week Snyder was among some of the best school administrators in Brunswick County nominated for the district’s Principal of the Year award. Snyder was named the winner.

    The award is an honor for Snyder, a longtime educator who has dedicated her life to teaching young people. The key to her success may be that she believes in an education team and sees the school where she works as an extension of her family.

  • Brunswick Plantation raises money for Komen foundation

    The Brunswick Plantation Women’s Golf Association recently had its 14th annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure golf tournament. In spite of a rainout, all events were on—except for the golf. 

  • Callihan wins Ocean Ridge club championship

    The Ocean Ridge Men’s club championship tournament was played Oct. 27 and Nov. 1 on Lion’s Paw and Tiger’s Eye. In the championship flight, Bob Callihan won the title of 2010 Ocean Ridge club champion with a gross score of 158 (+14). Runner-up Dennis Miller shot a gross score of 160. The championship flight played from the white tees on Lion’s Paw and the blue tees on Tiger’s Eye.

  • Mike Gildea is making a difference

    BY HOLDEN PATTERSON
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    During my year and a half in the First Tee of Brunswick County, I have met some incredible players and mentors.

    In the summer of 2009, at a First Tee Summer Tour event at Panther’s Run, I had the pleasure to meet Coach Mike Gildea, who is a birdie-level coach. From that point on, we developed a close bond. Over the past week I had the opportunity to interview Coach Mike about golf, his early life and what the First Tee of Brunswick County has meant to him.

  • Lockwood Folly men play first President’s Cup

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its inaugural President’s Cup match play competition Nov. 1. Forty-eight golfers were split into the Red team and the Blue team. 

    Each of the 12 matches paired a Blue team white tee player with a gold (forward) tee player against a white and a gold team player from the Red team. Each of the 12 matches consisted of four points: team better ball, team alternate shot and two individual matches.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 83; Ed Kinney, 88; Stu Cleveland, 89. Low nets: Kinney and Beairsto, 65s. Team two-man best ball: 1. Kinney and Paul Michal, 16 under; 2. Beairsto and Fred Ortiz, 11 under; Jack Goin and Cleveland, 8 under; Bob Smith and Hal Riebesehl, 6 under; Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne, 5 under. Golfer of the week was Kinney.

    BRIERWOOD MGA

  • 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.