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Today's News

  • The most important decision you make for your pet

    The most important decision you make for your pet
    Pet owners and veterinarians are always looking for that one tip, trick or advancement that will help pets live longer, healthier lives. Me, too. And I found it.
    The most important decision you make each day for your pet is what you feed it. Same goes for us. Of all the variables in life we can control, diet and nutrition have the greatest influence on health. Want your pet to live longer? Feed it well. You want to be functional well into your eighties? Start with how you’re fueling your body.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    BRICK LANDING
    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a game of If Ida on Sept. 29 at Brierwood. Players discarded their worst hole and applied full handicap for game score. Sharon Brown and Irene Dowdy tied for first in the first flight with a score of 63. Mary Tacea was third with a 65. Peg Agrimonti came in first in the second flight with a 69. Ellen Rogoff was second with a 70 and Peg Campana took third with a 75.

  • The First Tee Volunteer Appreciation day of fun set

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    TFTBC PR COMMITTEE
    The First Tee of Brunswick County will host a night of appreciation and gratitude for the many, many volunteers that make The First Tee of Brunswick County a success at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek. All adult volunteers are invited.
    “The First Tee of Brunswick County is incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers in the community who support our program and the youth we serve,” said Rebecca Albin, executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • Community comes together to provide computer center for The First Tee

    I often get teary-eyed when I’m asked to write an article about the people of Brunswick County and their generous, gracious ways. We have dozens, no, hundreds, probably thousands of folks right here who, each day, make a difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, the elderly, disabled, homeless, and the poor.  

  • Fishing calendar

    OAK ISLAND FALL CLASSIC
    The North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will be host to the second annual Oak Island Fall Classic on Oct. 8.
    The kayak fishing tournament proceeds will benefit the Oak Island Sea Turtle program. There will be five fishing divisions: king mackerel, redfish, flounder, trout and a slam division. Prizes will include a kayak for the winners in each division.
    The rules and details are at www.nckfa.com. The Adventure Kayak Company of Southport is one of the sponsors of this event.

  • Weeks’ ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing’ has firsthand tips

    Just in time for fall fishing, a new book has been released aimed at experienced Carolina anglers and tourists who want to go to the coast to learn all the tips, tactics and secrets for some great saltwater fishing.
    ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas’ is an all-in-one guide to inshore saltwater fishing in North and South Carolina. Written by longtime Brunswick Beacon newspaper fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks, this book has information about surf and saltwater fishing in the Carolina waters.

  • Fall arrives, so do the kings

    It is amazing how the weather can change so much, so fast. A strong cold front pushed through our area on Friday night and within hours temperatures dropped to the 60s and fall was here in full force. Since then, lows at night have fallen into the 40s, and as a result, water temperatures have dropped 3-5 degrees. As a result, the bite is on.

  • Sports calendar

    OYSTER FESTIVAL ROAD RACE

  • West varsity sports calendar

    Oct. 6: Tennis vs. East Bladen, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. East Bladen, 6 p.m.
    Oct. 7: West football at Whiteville, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 10: Soccer vs. North, 6 p.m. Volleyball at Socastee, S.C., 6 pm. Golf at Magnolia Greens, 3 p.m.
    Oct 11: Volleyball at South Columbus, 6 p.m. Tennis conference championships, at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. Cross country at Smithville Park, TBA
    Oct. 12:  Soccer at West Bladen, 6:30 p.m.

  • Ocean City Chevrolet helps Shallotte Youth Soccer score big

    In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Ocean City Chevrolet is teaming up with Shallotte Youth Soccer to provide players and coaches soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, scrimmage vests and T-shirts, a sponsorship check and an opportunity to help them raise funds.
    Shallotte Youth Soccer will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient will win his or her choice of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze. Another lucky winner will receive a Home Entertainment Package.