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Today's News

  • South Brunswick improves to 4-0

     The Boys of Fall are now 4-0.

    The South Brunswick Cougars won their fourth straight game Friday night behind the running of Marcus Hankins, who had his fourth game of 100 yards or more. Hankins also scored four touchdowns—three rushing and one on a catch—as the Cougars zipped past visiting North Myrtle 40-10.

    Nejuann Watts, who was 11-18 with two touchdown passes and 214 total passing yards, said, “We made some mistakes, but we never put our heads down and the team came through.”

  • West Brunswick stops Laney on wild final play for victory

     WILMINGTON—The ending to the high school football game Friday night between E.A. Laney and West Brunswick was so exciting it made the game instantly memorable for fans of both teams.

  • Shallotte Middle remembers 9/11

    SHALLOTTE—A larger than life American flag stood raised over the Shallotte Middle School lawn Friday morning as a 9/11 memorial service took place.

    Although Shallotte Middle School students were only a few years old on Sept. 11, 2001, they gathered with teachers, administrators and community members to honor those lost and make sure America never forgets what happened that fateful day.

  • Shallotte men arrested for breaking into vacation homes

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins to vacation homes in the Supply area.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives arrested the two men—Daniel Hugh Hargrove and Max Ray Pinion—on Thursday, Sept. 9.

  • Hospital to revert to county when Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens next summer

    When Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens the doors to its 74-bed, $107 million hospital in summer 2011, ownership of Brunswick Community Hospital will revert to the county.

    At their meeting Wednesday evening, members of the Brunswick County Hospital Authority approved a resolution to revert the hospital and the hospital property to county commissioners.

    The resolution states the hospital is to be transferred to the county “as is.”

  • Panther’s Run reopens with new greens

    BY BILL LONG

    Special to the Beacon

    Panther’s Run has reopened with 18 new greens. The putting surfaces at Panther’s Run Golf Links, one of the Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, have been converted to new MiniVerde ultra-dwarf greens, which feature a combination of smooth, consistent playability and disease resistant, heat tolerant durability.

  • St. James wins interclub tourney

    St. James claimed its first victory of the year in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played Aug. 25 at the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. 

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • The Nine Core Values of The First Tee: Courtesy

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in the game of golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    This article highlights courtesy: considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture.

    A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

  • Tourney Sept. 18 benefits National Guard

     The Carolina Italian-American Organization will have its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 18 at Eagle Nest Golf Club in Little River, S.C., to raise funds to assist the National Guard. 

    This four-person captain’s choice tourney has a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per golfer covers a continental breakfast and a buffet by Little River Deli. 

    For more information, call Bill at 399-7764 or Nick at 399-3313.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Sept. 3 at Oyster Bay. Winners with a score of 5.5 points were Reggie Auten, Dick Conley and Hal Riebesehl. Jack Goin, Danny O’Connell, Bob Smith and Bob Byrne were second with 5 points. Low gross for the day was Reese Evans at 81, Harry Haggerty at 82 and Matt Beairsto and Paul Michal with 88s. Low net: Jack Goin, 67; Harry Haggerty, 70. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.

    BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE