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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Creative solutions are needed for unemployment rates

    With a county unemployment rate near 11 percent, we were hopeful Brunswick County would soon announce it was going to be home to the ever-secret “Project Soccer,” a manufacturing business that could have created some 1,000 jobs for the area.
    On Tuesday, however, we learned it was most likely “Project Soccer” was going to head south into South Carolina.
    It’s a disappointing possibility for the entire community, especially those who are finding it nearly impossible to find steady, good-paying jobs in this economic downturn.

  • Sloup shoots a 38 in winning conference golf match

     South Brunswick sophomore golfer Ashley Sloup continued her unbeaten conference season Oct. 3, shooing a season-low 38 in a nine-hole match at Brierwood.

    She helped lead the Cougars to first place (139). West Brunswick was second (165) and North Brunswick third (170).

    South’s Christine Guseman was second with a 48. Tina Tolley shot a 53.

    West’s Cameryn Smith was third overall with a 49. West teammates Megan Henson shot a 56 and Lauren Demko a 60.

  • Dolphins return home, defeat Sandhills 3-1

     

    Playing its first home match since Sept. 8, the Brunswick Community College Dolphins volleyball team beat Sandhills 25-17, 26-24, 22-25, 25-15 on Oct. 4. BCC is 8-4 in the conference, 12-7 overall.

    Each team made errors early in the first set in the match at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, but a kill by Danielle Ellis put BCC ahead 16-13 and led to a sideout. An ace by Samantha Montgomery and a kill by Ellis put BCC ahead 18-13.