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Today's News

  • Sweeney wins Tim Stevens Trophy

    Lockwood Folly Country Club played its annual club championship June 8-9. Competitors played 36 holes of stroke play, and the championship was decided on the final hole.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BRICK LANDING LGA
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association league event at Brierwood was Ace Day. First-flight winner was Jean Lakey with a net 68. Dale Calhoon was second at 70 and Irene Dowdy third at 73. Pat Christenbury was first in the second flight with a net 63 and took Ace of the Month honor. Mary Biesack was second at 68 and Barb Karkut third at 72. The third-flight winner was Peg Campana at 72. Sharon Deutsch was second at 74 and Peg Agrimonti was third at 78. Dale Calhoon birdied No. 2 and had a chip-in birdie on No. 12. Sharon Deutsch birdied No. 3.

  • Successful fishing is weather dependent

  • Some baits to use to catch trout

    The weather remains hot and dry but the fish haven’t yet gone into the typical summertime pattern and are still very active. The last two weeks have featured a renewed speckled trout bite in addition to continued good action on flounder and redfish. Trout anglers are scoring with live bait at the jetties, piers and bridges.

  • Nick Bradley opens golf school at Ocean Ridge

    Five years ago, when The First Tee of Brunswick County was just getting started, a wonderful opportunity materialized for a select group of young golfers.
    Nick Bradley offered to do an experimental yearlong clinic with 10 of our kids. It would take place every other Saturday at the Nick Bradley School at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.

  • Adam Fulford wins again at Myrtle Beach

    BY BOBI SUMMERS
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    On USG Products Night June 25 at Myrtle Beach Speedway, races in three divisions saw each winner in a return trip to victory lane.
    In the Mini Stock 20-lap race, Mark Evans took a wild ride that ended with a wicked hit to the inside track wall. Adam Fulford took the lead to win his fourth race of 2011. Diddle Floyd, Willie Fulford, Eric McKinnon, Dub Fulford, Bryant Barnhill and Evans were in the top seven.
    Adam Fulford leads in points by 10 over Willie Fulford. Dub Floyd is third, 20 points out of first.

  • Chad McCumbee seventh at Winchester Speedway

    BY COURTNEY MCGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Nighttime is the right time, especially Saturday night for ModSpace driver Chad McCumbee.
    The lyrics from the classic song by Nappy Brown and Ray Charles were appropriate for the most recent ARCA Racing Series race.
    McCumbee had another top-10 finish, this one Saturday at the Winchester ARCA 200. This was the seventh straight top-10 finish for Andy Belmont Racing and the No. 1 ModSpace Ford.

  • Church plans revival with guest speaker

    Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road, in Leland, will have a three-night revival at 7 p.m. June 29-July 1.
    Guest minister will be the Rev. James Brown from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Music will be rendered by Bethel AME Church Male Choir from Northwest on Wednesday, June 29; Hooper’s Chapel Male Choir from Leland on Thursday, June 30; and Mount Zion Church Male Choir from Riegelwood on Friday.
    The Rev. Carozell Henry and the rest of the Crystal Spring congregation invite everyone to attend.

  • Prisoner early release program needs to be eliminated

    James Stamper fatally stabbed someone 12 times.
    John Counts and John Gamble brutally murdered an 18-year-old Shallotte girl.
    Ten other men and women committed unimaginable violent murders and rapes right here in Brunswick County.
    They were all convicted.
    They were all sentenced to prison.
    And now, they are all free to live here, maybe right next door or down the street from you.

  • There are enough divisions in this county; race should not be one

    When I moved here, I heard a lot about a line that had been drawn in the community.
    You were either a true Southerner, born and bred to appreciate the simple things in life and a slower pace, like chatting with your neighbors over a glass of sweet tea while enjoying the cool coastal breeze.
    Or you were a Yankee—a Northern infiltrator who brought unappreciated wealth to a simple community, only to overrun it with gigantic houses in gated communities.
    Whoa.