Today's News

  • Tree stand injuries may be avoidable

    Special to the Beacon

  • Golf course superintendents gather in Myrtle Beach

    The annual Conference and Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents last week was a bases-loaded home run. In every aspect, by every measurement possible, the event was the best ever.
    Each fall, golf course superintendents from the two Carolinas and surrounding states gather in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for three days of meetings, seminars, continuing education classes, a golf tournament and a trade show.

  • Hawaiian Paddle Out honors Chris Crocker


    Sunset Beach Surf Club and Eastern Surfing Association members had a Hawaiian Paddle Out Nov. 13 at the Sunset Beach fishing pier to honor fellow member Chris Crocker, who died of a heart attack Nov. 5.
    Crocker, 37, was the father of two children, Brittney and Jake, and husband of Amy.
    A Hawaiian Paddle Out is the way surfers pay respect for one of their fellow surfers who has died.

  • Myrtle Beach 400 results


  • Ron Watts wins BCTA singles playoffs

    The BCTA singles ladder playoffs took place at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    The top eight players in the playoffs, by seeding, were Phil Edwards, LaMarr Hardy, Lewis Shaw, Rick Thomas, Ron Watts, James Capps, Dave Gongora and Tom Smith.
    In the first round, Edwards defeated Smith 6-4, 6-0. Watts defeated Thomas 6-2, 6-2. Capps defeated Shaw 6-4,1-6, 6-4. Hardy defeated Gongora 6-2, 6-3.

  • Dorn named to all-SE Region


    Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn headlines a trio of three Bobcat women’s soccer players on the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region team.
    Dorn garnered all-region recognition for the first time in her career, earning a spot on the first team, as the Bobcats set a program-record with three selections. Sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) were each named to the second team as Sullivan earned all-region recognition for the second straight season.

  • Special Olympics soccer teams win gold, bronze

    West Brunswick teams won gold and bronze medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament, which concluded Nov. 13 in High Point.
    The Brunswick Fire won a gold medal in five-on-five soccer: Daniel Catala, Chris Musgrove, Kristyn Ramsey, Zaporia Reed, Dion Smith, Sakethia Stevenson, Juan Velez and Frederick Williams.
    The Brunswick Heat won a bronze medal: Joseph Allen, Richard Cummings, Derick Ferrell, Derrick Green, Audrey Keith, Mauquel Randall, Chris Robinson, Barry I. Straub, Christopher Tart.

  • Volunteers are the heart and soul of The First Tee

    The First Tee of Brunswick County impacts the lives of more than 7,000 young people annually with two paid staff members and more 300 hundred volunteers, who mow greens, write press releases, plan golf tournaments, raise money, input data and answer phones, and do almost any task asked of them. Essentially, volunteers run TFTBC. And, they do it with an open heart, compassion and more energy than can be imagined.

  • Beebe wins Grand Strand championship

    The Grand Strand Seniors Men’s Golf Association played its annual Tournament of Champions on Nov. 15 at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach.
    To qualify for the tournament, golfers must have won at least one of the regular Monday tournaments. The format is stroke play with handicap. Each flight is awarded a low-gross and four low-net winners and 120 golfers participated in six flights. The following are the winners:

  • Hospital authority OKs assisting county with upkeep of former hospital

    SUPPLY—Even with the lights and most electricity turned off, the utility bill at the former Brunswick Community Hospital runs about $35,000 a month.

    Then, there are the repairs, such as a recent $12,000 bill when the cooling mechanism broke, losing 850 pounds of Freon.