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Today's News

  • Community sports

    West Varsity sports schedule
    Schedule is subject to change.
    Oct. 19: Soccer at South Columbus.
    Oct. 21: Football vs. West Bladen, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22: First round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.
    Oct. 24: Soccer vs. South Brunswick, 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 25: Second round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Oct. 14 at Eastport. The winners with a plus 17.5 were Fred Ortiz, Hal Riebesehl, Ton Culverwell and Russ Russo. In second with a plus 10.5 were Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Bob Smith. Most over their points was a tie between Bill Cameron and Russ Russo at plus 8. Lowest gross were Russ Russo, 83; Stu Cleveland, 87; Gary Gutheil and Bob Byrne, 89. Lowest nets were Russ Russo, 61, and Bob Byrne, 68. Russ Russo was voted golfer of the week.

  • Inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing

    Fall Carolina inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing on the Brunswick County coast, with all of its usual shifting winds, occasional rainstorms, heavy tides and hit- and-miss fishing. Fortunately, that also means a ton of moving mullet schools, shrimp and crabs in the water and a lot of nice bait and choices for anglers.

  • Charlie the Tuna won’t like ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing,’ anglers will

    BY SARAH SUE INGRAM
    BEACON CORRESPONDENT
    What kind of fish likes to bite bait on gold hooks?
    Is the summer or southern flounder caught most often in our inshore waters?
    Which fish’s hormones give it the color of its belly?
    The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the new book “Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas” by Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic this weekend

    The annual Fall Brawl King Classic King Mackerel tournament will be hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend. The tournament typically draws 150-250 fishing teams from throughout the Carolinas, all competing for the first-place prize of up to $20,000.

  • Reporters Association delighted with Brunswick County golf

    Last weekend, the Carolina Golf Reporters Association played its annual fall four- ball event at St. James Plantation. This is the first time the association has played an event in Brunswick County—and it was a bases-clearing home run.
    The Carolinas Golf Reports Association is a consortium of men and women involved in every aspect of the golf industry. Some publish or write for magazines and newspapers, others write books and others host radio or television programs. Some do websites and marketing for golf courses, some are in video production.

  • McCumbee finishes third in his final ARCA race

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    There was some work remaining Sunday for Chad McCumbee and his Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) team following the Federated Car Care 200—a trip to the podium.
    The No. 1 ModSpace team closed out the ARCA Racing Series season with a third-place finish at the Toledo Speedway, solidifying the team’s emergence as one of the elite organizations in the sport.

  • Golf tournaments

    LITERACY COUNCIL TOURNEY OCT. 22
    The 21st annual Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at Carolina National Golf Club. The entry fee is $75 per player and covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverages. There will three team prizes for each of the two flights. There also is a hole-in-one contest. The tourney also includes the Emergency Services Tournament with the Challenge Cup at stake. For more information, call (910) 754-7323. The registration form is at bcliteracy.org.
    BCC TOURNEY RESCHEDULED

  • Shallotte’s Shock stays unbeaten

    The Shallotte Shock U12 Girls soccer team played two games two weekends ago, winning 4-1 and tying 1-1 .
    In the first game Greer Josselyn  worked the middle of the field using her dribbling skills and earned  her first two goals of the season. Greer also assisted teammate Hannah Hewett with a pass that Hannah put into the net for her first score of the season.
    Ashley Oakes finished the scoring by placing a penalty kick perfectly into the lower corner  of the goal.

  • Early voting is here; cast your ballot

    Although Election Day is still weeks away, early voting will begin Thursday in Brunswick County.
    As in past elections, we anticipate many people will go ahead and cast their votes before Tuesday, Nov. 8.
    If you’re interested in learning where and when you can vote, check out this edition of the Beacon. You’ll find a story outlining early voting and telling you where you can go to vote.