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Today's News

  • Shallotte planning board discusses 2011 priority list

    Shallotte—The planning board discussed its 2011 priorities Tuesday evening.

    There are 15 items on the list the board will attempt to accomplish this year. The list is organized into three categories by priority—high, medium and low.

    Several items on the list are items the board worked on in 2010 but would like to further pursue in 2011.

    No actions were taken during the meeting.

    The number one item on the priority list is amending and updating the central business-zoning district to implement the vision plan.

  • Even more delays for Smith Avenue

    Construction was scheduled to be completed before 2011—meaning drivers in Shallotte wouldn’t still be navigating the orange traffic barrels and cones lining Main Street. And local businesses would have their entrance and exit accesses back for customers.

  • Brunswick Beacon named best in class in North Carolina

    The Brunswick Beacon has been named best in its class in North Carolina.

    Last Thursday, Feb. 17, the Beacon’s news team received first-place honors in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2010 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest.

    In winning first place general excellence for newspapers circulation more than 10,000, judges said, “I chose the Beacon because of breadth of coverage, sharp, reader-friendly design and good editing.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf tourneys

    The Beachcombers played on Friday at Eagles Nest. Lowest gross: Reese Evans 74, Charlie Shore 83, Randy Cogdill 84 and Jack Goin 85. Lowest net: Goin 63, Evans 65, Shore 67 and Dick Conley 69. Team two low nets each hole: Tying at 22 under par were Dick Cecil, Shore, Paul Michal and Bob Byrne; Dan O’Connell, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Cogdill. Golfer of the week is Evans.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

  • Get fit for better golf longer in life

    Spring has come once more and we can finally play golf without four layers of clothing, winter gloves, hand warmers, earmuffs, wool socks and a flask. 

    It’s time to tune up our game, time to take lessons and hit balls at the range, time to begin a walking, stretching or fitness program on our own, at the gym or perhaps with a personal trainer. 

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK BOWLING CENTER

  • Molly Gore speaks to First Tee board of directors

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN

    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Molly Gore has been a member of The First Tee of Brunswick County since the organization began five years ago. 

    She was one of the original 10 kids chosen to be part of the yearlong Nick Bradley Clinic at Barefoot Landing. She is an Eagle level participant in The First Tee and a member of the South Brunswick High School conference championship girls’ golf team. 

  • Winter anglers have success catching redfish

    It has been a winter of spectacular redfish action and not much else in Brunswick County. The red drum action has been amazingly consistent for those few fishing for them. Boaters have been plying the shallowest parts of the back creeks on low tide and catching redfish all winter.

  • Registration open for county Senior Games

    This year is the 23rd anniversary of Brunswick County Senior Games and SilverArts. These events are open to all Brunswick County residents age 55 and over. The event has a dual focus and provides both athletic and SilverArts competition.

    The games begin April 6 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and are completed on May 19 with a medals ceremony at the Brunswick County Cooperative Center. Deadline to register is March 11.

  • Tennant to talk about book at Coffee with the Authors

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present its monthly Coffee with the Authors series from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 3. Local children’s author Marsha Tennant is the scheduled presenter and will be talking about her book “Margaret, Pirate Queen” and the next book in the series.

    Children’s books, in particular, often have a particular event or person serving as inspiration for the writer. “Margaret, Pirate Queen” was motivated by both.