Today's News

  • Cobb salad is as popular today as it was back in the ‘40s

    As the temperature rises, my appetite goes down. Heavy food tends to take a back seat during these warm days and lighter meals seem more appealing.

    The Cobb salad is one of the earliest main dish salads to appear on restaurant menus and continues to be a very popular salad. Its origin is credited to Bob Cobb, owner of The Brown Derby, a once-famous eatery in Hollywood in the early ‘30s and ‘40s.

  • Sunset Beach concert postponed

    Because of rainy weather, the Sunset Beach Concert featuring Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot that was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7,  has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Village Park gazebo.

  • Boaters can never be too careful on the water

     Often times, people overlook the dangers involved with watersports activities. Whether it’s fishing, wakeboarding, jet skiing or hunting, unfortunate events do occur on the water and without proper education and experience, an incredibly fun day on the water can turn to a disaster within minutes. Unfortunately, this past week I experienced this good to bad transition first hand while working at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center (OIFC). 

  • Clearing up misconceptions about golf instruction
  • Brunswick County to host six Dixie state tournaments this summer

     Brunswick County will play host to ball players from across the Tar Heel State later this summer.

    Town Creek District Park will play host to the North Carolina Junior Dixie Boys and Dixie Boys state tournaments July 8-12 in Winnabow.

    The state Dixie Pre-Majors and Dixie Majors state tournaments will be played July 8-12 at Scorpion Field at North Brunswick High School in Leland.

    The Dixie Youth Majors (ages 12 and under) and Majors Small League tournaments will begin July 15 in Leland.

  • Surviving another season of church softball

     Another church league softball regular season is behind us and we have plenty of strawberries (the scrapes, not the delicious fruit) and sore right arms to prove it.

    I have played with my church, Eastside Fellowship, for the past three seasons. We’ve improved dramatically during that time.

    If memory serves me correctly, we lost our first game of the season three years ago by a narrow margin, 28-3.

    We made the decision lots of churches in the league have to make and it’s not an easy one.

  • 2017 Brunswick County Gator Senior Games results

     These are the gold medal winners in the Brunswick County Senior Games. This year’s Senior Games competition began in May and qualifiers will compete in the North Carolina Senior Games in the fall. Lack of space prevents the Beacon from listing the silver and bronze medal winners. You can see a list of all winners and participants at this link  -- http://bcparks.recdesk.com/RecDeskPortal.


    Jan Abbott: bowling singles, pickleball mixed doubles, tennis mixed doubles

    Roger Albizu: table tennis doubles

  • T.J. Spivey resigns as WBHS baseball coach

     SHALLOTTE --- West Brunswick has one of the best baseball programs in eastern North Carolina. Former head coach Mike Alderson built the Trojans into one of the state’s top-notch programs during an illustrious 26-year career as the team’s skipper.

    T.J. Spivey led the Trojans the last three seasons and continued to build on that tradition. West Brunswick recently completed their second consecutive trip to the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs.

  • Washington reflects on remarkable track career

     LELAND -- High school athletes across the country would do just about anything for one state championship ring.

    North Brunswick senior Jayhlen Washington has made winning state championships about as normal as waking up in the morning and taking a shower.

    The senior track and field runner and jumper has won nine individual state championships and three more outdoor track and field state titles as a member of the Scorpion dynasty.

  • On Campus with BCC: Celebrating the college’s best day of the year

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Commencement ceremonies are community celebrations characterized by applause, whistles, hugs and flowers. Family, friends, teachers, and peers recognize milestone achievements of loved ones and honor outstanding accomplishments of select students, teachers and educational leaders.