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Today's News

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 19
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, sugar cookies, orange juice, Italian bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Dec. 20
    Herb baked chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, collards, fruit cocktail, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Dec. 21
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Holiday party hors d’oeuvres can be creative and tasty

    Whether you call them appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, canapés or whatever, simple presentations such as cheese and crackers can turn into an exquisite complex preparation requiring as much work as your main course.
    Although primarily served as an appetizer, hors d’oeuvres can also function as the primary food, such as at cocktail and holiday parties.

  • Whiteville beats West in JV boys’ basketball

    STAFF REPORT
    Whiteville beat West Brunswick 40-36 in the junior varsity game Friday. A 3-pointer by O.J. Hill at the end of the first quarter gave West an 8-2 lead. Whiteville outscored the Trojans 17-7 in the second quarter in taking a 19-15 lead. Lee Johnson and Nasir Murray each scored two baskets as West took a 23-19 lead after halftime. A bounce pass from T.J. Fullwood to Johnson gave West a 27-19 lead and the quarter ended with the Trojans ahead 27-23.

  • Golf calendar

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Jan. 18: Thistle golf, $45. 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.
    Feb. 21: Cape Fear National golf, $45. 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendants tip is not included in price.
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Golfers donate building block in memory of Mike Mattrey

    Mike Mattrey worked at the bag drop at Sea Trail for 10 years and during that time he made a boatload of friends. When he died Aug. 9, those friends wanted to do something to remember him.
    They collected money among themselves and then installed a plaque at the bag drop at Sea Trail that reads, “Mike Mattrey, 1942-2011, A Friend to All”.
    The golfers had been generous and there was money left over.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played their annual Christmas outing at Friday at The Valley At Eastport.
    The winner with a score of 80, net 57, was Bob Byrne. Tied for second at 66 were Bob Brownley and Bob Smith. Brownley won second on a match of cards. Byrne was voted golfer of the week.

  • Get going! It’s never too late to learn the game of golf

    My husband learned to play golf as a kid and by the time he was in high school, he had a single-digit handicap and played No. 1 on his high school team. In the years since then, he won 10 championships at three different clubs.
    I started playing later in life. Gene bought me a set of clubs when we first got married. He and his buddies would take me out to play golf once in a while and the only requirement was that I play fast. They didn’t care how many strokes I took from tee to green or if I even counted strokes, I just had to keep up with the guys.

  • Advice on catching speckled trout

    Speckled trout are among the most popular and sought after inshore fish in Brunswick County during the winter. Because they stay inside all year, most trout anglers have just really begun to go after them.
    So far there have been encouraging numbers locally, although the trout have been on the small side. They will get larger as they make their way into their traditional winter holding areas.

  • Roger Bacon Academy cheer squad wins national title

    BY BRAD BARTH
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    ORLANDO, Fla.—Precise movements, school spirit, contagious enthusiasm, vocal articulation, spiraling jumps, unbelievable stunts, team pyramids, individual safety and crowd appeal are all part of what are intensely scrutinized by five national Pop Warner cheerleading judges. The cheerleading teams only get one shot to show their stuff.

  • Chamber of Commerce wins Corporate Challenge

    The Corporate Challenge Bowling League, organized by Planet Fun and the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, concluded its 2011 season with a bowl off Dec. 6 at Planet Fun among the first-and second-place finishers from each session this season. The three finalists were The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Shallotte Rotary and Home & Garden Pest Solutions.