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Today's News

  • POA office workers' departure an issue in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A roomful of Carolina Shores POA residents turned out to hear and ask about ongoing issues Monday, including the recent departure of two POA office employees.

    Carolina Shores POA president Peter Gulliver asked a Beacon reporter to leave before the board meeting began.

    Prior to the meeting, former POA office manager Vicki Samuels and office assistant Suellen Bennett distributed information outlining concerns surrounding their recent job departures.

  • Calabash American Legion yard sale is Saturday

    Calabash American Legion Post 503 will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, at Calabash Medical Center, 10081 Beach Drive, Calabash.

    There will be a rain date of April 23 at the same location.

    All monies raised will go to help members of the post, those serving in the armed forces, and those in the veterans’ home in Fayetteville.

    If there are any questions, call 575-5037.

  • Brunswick Stew & Que stirring up this Saturday

    Up-and-coming chef Justin Gillette will be among judges judging Brunswick stew as the third annual Brunswick Stew & Que unfolds 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.

    The event was postponed from February due to inclement weather.

  • Olympic gold medalist speaks at Brunswick Community College

    BOLIVIA—If there's one thing to learn from Bruce Jenner, it’s how to think like a champion.

    “The whole presentation is based on believing in yourself. Too many people don’t,” he said Tuesday morning before speaking to a crowd at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Whiteville in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 4-0 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game Monday night at West.

    Whiteville scored in the final two minutes of the first half and in the first three minutes of the second half.

    The lead went to 3-0 midway through the second half and 4-0 with about 8 minutes left.

    Julianna Zio had the best scoring chances for the Trojans, but the Whiteville goalkeeper stopped three on-target shots.

  • National Guard training under way in Oak Island

    OAK ISLAND—Members of the North Carolina National Guard are in Oak Island for two weeks conducting several training exercises.

    “Operation Coastal Surge” is a series of hurricane training exercises that brought several National Guard units to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport for training from April 2-16.

    On Thursday, April 7, National Guard members took part in a drill simulating a helicopter crash, in which several units participated.

    For more on this story, pick up next week’s issue of the Beacon.

  • AJGA tourney played at St. James

     Archer Price of Gastonia and Griffin Clark of Colonial Heights, Va., tied for first in an American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament played April 8-10 on the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. Archer and Clark shot 74-72 during the two-day competition.

    Finishing first in the girls’ division was Alaina Yeatts of Durham. She shot a 78-74 on the Founders Course. Coming in second with a total of 156 was Karishma Thiagarij of Haymarket, Va.   

  • Lady Trojans lose for first time in conference

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a game with first place at stake, the West Brunswick High School softball team lost 4-1 to South Brunswick on Friday.

    The loss was the first in the conference for the Trojans (5-1) as South (6-1) avenged an earlier defeat.

  • BCC beats Wilkes in doubleheader

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Wilkes Community College in a Region 10 doubleheader Saturday.

    Josh Hardwick hit a two-run home run and Tory Schroff (5-1) pitched a three-hitter as BCC beat WCC 3-0 in the first game.

    BCC won the second game 2-1. The Dolphins scored the winning run with two outs in the sixth when Tommy Wright singled, stole second (almost overrunning the base), went to third on a wild pitch and came home when Tyler Ruffin reached on an infield error, the groundball popping out of the shortstop’s glove.

  • Brunswick County Gator Games begin

     The annual Brunswick County Gator Games, for those 55 or older, got under way April 6 at Town Creek Park. 

    Swimming events took place Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Here are photos of some of the participants.