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Today's News

  • Team OIFC wins 2011 Southern Kingfish Association national title

    In 2009, Team OIFC (Ocean Isle Fishing Center) consisting of Brant, Barrett and Rube McMullan, won the Southern Kingfish Association’s (SKA) National Championship title.
    The victory was a record-breaking feat, as the family team weighed a monster 74.1-pound king mackerel to anchor its winning 118-pound, two-fish aggregate. The 74.1-pound weight was a Mississippi state record, an all-time SKA record and it was the largest winning aggregate in SKA history.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly scores for Planet Fun
    Planet Fun Classic: Jeffrey Evans 289-205-234-728, Randy Brown 231-200-603, Arnold Sanchez 211-200-590, Brian McCall 247, T J Thornton 237, Dennis Nicholl 233, Tom Kiggins 232, Charles Wilbur 225, Don Ruth 215-205, George Kleinmann 213-203, Avery Poteate 212, Frank Paolicelli 212, Bill Brothemarkle 212, George Jacobs 204, Mike Fulwood 201, Thurston Etheridge 201, Paula Micale 500.

  • Dorn has assist in playoff loss

    STAFF REPORT

    The No. 20 Columbus State University women’s soccer team scored twice in the second half to break a halftime deadlock and defeated Lees-McRae College in the first round of the NCAA Division II championship Friday evening.
    Columbus State (16-4-2) outshot Lees-McRae (13-5-3) 28-7, including 18-2 in the second half, while holding a 10-2 edge in corner kicks.

  • White named to all-conference

    STAFF REPORT

    Mount Olive College middle blocker Carly White, who is nationally ranked in three statistical categories, was named to the 2011 All-Conference Carolinas volleyball first team, as voted on by the conference member head women’s volleyball coaches. White was among five blockers/hitters in the conference to be named to the first team.

  • Nicoletti, Curry win Tournament of Champions

    BY ELSA BONSTEIN
    BEACON CORRESPONDENT
    Under clear blue skies and mild temperatures, a field of 28 golf club champions played two days of competition at Thistle Golf Club this past weekend.
    According to tournament organizers, this was the largest field ever in the eight years of the tournament, which pits the club champions from 16 area clubs against each other in 36 holes of stroke play.

  • Remember for whom you work, elected officials

    When swearing-in ceremonies take place there will be some new—and renewed—faces in local elected
    positions.
    In four of our area towns—Shallotte, Calabash, Carolina Shores and Sunset Beach—new mayors have been elected. There are also a number of new people who will serve on town boards.
    While elected officials are getting ready for new terms and soon a new year, we call upon all to learn about—and commit to—open

  • Community unites to honor a military couple

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The date 11-11-11 comes once every 100 years. This 11-11-11, there was a once-in-a-lifetime wedding for an active-duty military couple.

    Cpl. Jacob Lea Henthorn and Manisha Nicole Westeren of Jacksonville were married at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Knots Landing on Ocean Isle Beach. Twenty-one area vendors who came together to honor Veterans Day donated the entire wedding, reception and rehearsal.

    The couple was the runner-up in the inaugural Operation Marry Me Military contest started by Alecia Geddings of Oak Island.

  • Spread holiday cheer by distributing free hot meals

    SHALLOTTE—Hot Christmas meals are in the works for all who are in need.

    From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Rourk Gardens in Shallotte, Faith Building Missions will pass out meals.

    The group is partnering with local organizations to work together to make sure all who are in need receive a hot meal.

  • Shallotte business owners want to form merchants group

     

    SHALLOTTE—A group of local merchants wants to join forces to promote local businesses.

    “We are trying to see if there is any interest in resurrecting the Shallotte Merchants Association,” said Jack Balkus, owner of Shallotte Cattle Barn.

    The idea is to have area merchants form their own committee to present ideas to the town.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Angela Marie Hewett, 43, of 631 Westwynd Drive, Supply, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to cultivate and stealing from Walmart.

    •Communicate threats and disturbance at Confederate Rose; suspect caused a disturbance.