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Today's News

  • Man pulled from Holden Beach swimming pool

    A 76-year-old man was pulled from a Holden Beach swimming pool Thursday morning.

    His name and condition were not released.

    Emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Ocean Boulevard West at 11:50 a.m. regarding an “unknown problem,” according to a Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad news release. They found bystanders performing CPR on the man, who had been pulled from the pool.

    It was reported the man was found facedown in the water, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said.  

  • York catches five keeper flounder

     Greg York, of High Point, is pictured with five nice keeper flounder he caught while fishing on the "Katch Buster" with Captain Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and inlets not far from the wildlife ramp at Ocean Isle Beach.  Of the 15 flounders they caught, the pair was able to keep the five pictured here. York used artificial bait to catch the flounder.

  • Sports calendar (July 13, 2017)

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.

     

  • West softball trio racks up postseason honors

     The most successful season in West Brunswick High School history came to an end in early June when the Trojans fell in the eastern finals, one win away from a berth in the state championship series.

    The accolades, however, haven’t stopped rolling as a trio of Trojans received all-district and all-state recognition last week.

    Rising junior Morgan Beeler and graduates McKenzie Benton and Haley Long made the 3A All-District and All-State teams, according to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Hot Corner with assistant district attorney Quintin McGee

     

    Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Leland resident and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District, Quintin McGee. 

  • Dixie Boys and Junior Boys State Tournament photos

     The 2017 Dixie Boys and Dixie Junior Boys state tournaments were held this week at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's tournament. Brunswick County's Dixie Junior Boys team captured a second-place finish in the tournament after advancing to the title game with three straight victories. The Brunswick County Dixie Boys squad was eliminated after losing its first two games. 

  • Two county youth, First Tee members will travel to Pebble Beach this fall
  • Fishing in a pressure cooker

     The July fishing season is in full swing and the hot weather has shown up on time. Water temperatures are between 85 and 90 degrees depending on the time of day and tide you are fishing. Low tide in the early afternoon may have water temperatures exceed 90 degrees. One would think the fish would go deep looking for cooler temperatures or hide in the shade under the docks. Some fish are looking for refuge during times of rest, but the bait is thick in the shallow hot creeks where many of them must go to feed.

  • Team OIFC places seventh in annual king mackerel tournament

     The 2017 East Coast Got ‘Em On Classic is officially in the books. On July 8-9, roughly 150 anglers battled the high seas and tough fishing for the top spot in this year’s Got ‘Em On king mackerel tournament.