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Today's News

  • Sloup receives Big South golf honor

     Winthrop senior Jennifer Dilger and freshman Ashley Sloup have been voted to receive Big South Conference women's golf awards at the 2015 Big South Championship tournament in Georgetown, S.C.

    Sloup, a South Brunswick graduate, was voted to the All-Freshman team after averaging 78.74 strokes in 19 rounds. She had two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes in Winthrop’s eight tournaments.

  • Spring fishing fires off

     This past week was a perfect example of what spring fishing is all about. The seas finally calmed and many anglers got an opportunity to go fishing for the first time this year. Most folks experienced their best luck with wahoo, mahi mahi and blackfin tuna in various places along the Gulf Stream. In addition to the hot Gulf Stream bite, anglers that fished in the 30- to 40-mile range had great luck as well. Almost every boat that went bottom fishing in this range brought back big black sea bass, vermillion snapper, triggerfish and amberjack.

  • Fast changes in our fishery

     The water temperatures have gone from the low 60s to the low 70s in a week. We have had winds from all directions last week, but the east winds really started over the weekend. Water color was great Wednesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 9, but once the winds changed to the east our water went back to a dark brown. The only green water we are seeing in the Ocean Isle area is near the Shallotte Inlet and Tubbs Inlet during a rising tide. Conditions are changing quickly and the fishing also has been changing quickly.

  • Invisible homeless in county need your help

     A few weeks ago, my friend and neighbor, Stan Rogoff, spoke to me about the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition and its first golf tournament May 2 at Brierwood. Rogoff is on the board of directors and was hoping I would do a column about it.

    The problem was this: Brunswick County is filled with golf courses and fundraising events. Sometimes there are two or three charity golf tournaments in one weekend.

    If I wrote about all of them, I would write nothing else.

  • Lady Trojans rally, win Easter tourney

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE—Randaisa Daniels pumped her right fist high in the air three times as she rounded first base and made a mad dash to the mound, where she was mobbed by screaming teammates erupting from the dugout.

    Daniels had just driven in the winning run in an extra-innings slugfest to give West Brunswick a 6-5 victory against South Columbus for the championship in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday night, April 8.

  • BCC scores in ninth, beats SCC 4-3

     

    BOLIVIA — Chase Gehringer reached on a fielder’s choice and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Brunswick Community College beat Surry Community College 4-3 Saturday, April 11, at Founders Field.

    BCC entered the weekend 7-2 in NJCAA Division II Region 10 and tied for first with Catawba Valley. The Dolphins are 27-10 overall.

    SCC entered the weekend next to last at 2-7. It is 8-20 overall.

  • Testimony continues in Murray murder trial

    BOLIVIA — Six witnesses testified in Brunswick County Superior Court on Thursday, April 9, in the trial for a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It was the 11th day of the first-degree murder trial for Montey Andrea Murray, who also faces a felony child abuse charge in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    Of Thursday’s six witnesses, five were emergency department personnel with Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

  • Detectives ID man wanted in December larceny

    Brunswick County sheriff's detectives have identified a Longwood man suspected of larceny at a Carolina Shores sandwich shop last winter.

    Curtis James Robinson, 52, whose last known address is on Daniel Butler Road, is wanted on charges of misdemeanor larceny and two counts of failure to appear in court, according to a sheriff’s office news release issued April 9.

  • SBHS students charged in school system network hack

    Two South Brunswick High School students are accused of hacking into Brunswick County Schools’ computer syatem and disrupting the district’s Internet connectivity.

  • West Brunswick beats North, wins holiday tournament

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-0 and won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on Wednesday, April 8, on Mike Alderson Field.

    Trojan senior pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up six hits in the shutout. He struck out five and walked none as he improved to 5-0 this season.

    “He’s a pitch-to-contact guy, which is what we preach,” West coach T.J. Spivey said. “For him to be successful, our defense has to make plays.