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Today's News

  • TFTBC Future Generations Tournament is June 2

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    On June 2, The First Tee of Brunswick County will host its second annual Future Generations Tournament (FGT) at St. James Plantation. Its success and your participation will help shape the future of the thousands of young people that participate in The First Tee of Brunswick County (TTBC) annually.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a two-man, one low net tournament Friday at the Pearl. The winners at 60 were Bob Byrne and Stu Cleveland. In second at 61 were Dan O’Connell and Larry Cecil. Lowest round: 78 by Reese Evans. Lowest net: Stu Cleveland, 63, and Jim Beairsto, 64. Beairsto is golfer of the week.

  • 1972—1976: Looking back - Beacon History

    SHALLOTTE—In January 1972 an advertisement in the Jan. 6 Brunswick Beacon says “A Story of Heroes” featuring Steve McQueen and Flesh Fest starring Veronica Lake with flesh-eating maggots is showing at the Holiday Drive-In Theatre.

    In the same issue Macks was selling three giant rolls of paper towels, napkins or envelopes for $1, motor oil was 15 cents a quart and a package of 50 clothespins was 47 cents.

    The Jan. 20, 1972, paper announces the start of construction on a new 12-bed addition to Dosher Memorial Hospital.

  • Cancer diagnosis builds bond between high school siblings

     

    SHALLOTTE—A few minutes before the bell rings, two students in different classrooms at West Brunswick High School get up from their seats.

    Lillian Willis, a junior, and Brian Willis, a freshman, meet in the hallway. Lillian takes Brian’s books and his lunch, adding them to her own menagerie of items to carry. Brian picks up his crutches. Together the brother and sister navigate the bustling hallways to their next classes.

    “I’m his bodyguard,” Lillian jokes.

  • AJGA brings best junior golfers to St. James Plantation

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching some of the finest junior golfers in the world come and play in the American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament at St. James Plantation. Ninety-six golfers between the ages of 12 and 17 played the 36-hole event at The Founders Club. Forty came from the Carolinas, but the rest came from all over the United States and abroad, some from as far away as Thailand, Ontario, Columbia (South America) and Singapore.  

  • Sports calendar

    Race April 28 benefits Girls on the Run
    The Naberdodge.com 5K Run is set for 8 a.m. April 28 at Ocean Isle Beach. The race, on East First Street and East Second Street between Monroe Street and Raleigh Street, benefits the Girls on the Run, Girls on Track and Stride programs in Brunswick County. The fee for the race, presented by the Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County, is $25 until April 19, $30 April 20-26 and $35 on race day. Register at SPORToften.com (keyword is GOTR and STRIDE 5K).

  • It’s time to start the fishing season

    With the amazingly wild warm weather we have had this winter and early spring, it’s hard to declare a start to the fishing season that the weatherman says never closed. Although conditions have been perfect for weeks and the fish have been co-operating, what’s missing are the fishermen.
    I can only imagine the number of baby fish being born because of the lack of fishing pressure; so if there is a silver cloud to the high fuel prices keeping fishermen off the water, maybe that’s it.

  • Here are some mistakes to avoid in catching sea mullet

    The Brunswick County piers are seeing their best run of sea mullet (whiting) since the 1980s, although not many anglers are taking advantage of it and not many of them are doing the exact right things.
    I can tell you the sea mullet are there, though, since I spent last weekend catching them until I couldn’t lift my arm and saw other folks having similar results.

  • Feeding station set up at OIFC Reef

    Staff Report

    Last year the N.C. Marine Fisheries designated AR460 (Artificial Reef 460) as OIFC/Jolly Mon Reef in honor and appreciation of the work done by Ocean Isle Fishing Center to enhance and promote the fisheries. (AR460 was established by the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association 3 miles off Ocean Isle Beach.)
    At the presentation ceremony, Capt. Brant McMullan said, “Our goal at OIFC will be to make this the best artificial reef along the coast and we will put our minds to work to come up with a plan to make that happen.”

  • Shallotte agrees to work with Mark Saunders

     

    SHALLOTTE—The town has agreed to work with Mark Saunders and Coastal Companies.

    After delivering a compelling speech and presentation to aldermen at their regularly scheduled April meeting, the board agreed to establish a committee to work with Saunders.

    Saunders began his presentation to the town by saying, “As you know Rivers Edge is understandably important to the town of Shallotte.”