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Today's News

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 24: Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, orange juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Tuesday, Oct. 25: Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Oct. 26: Sliced roast beef/au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

  • Community briefs

    Bark at the Beach set for Oct. 29
    Tails are starting to wag for the fifth annual Bark at the Beach dog-walking event set to kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Holden Beach.
    Part pet parade and part leisurely Saturday stroll, the event in conjunction with the Festival by the Sea parade will be preceded by registration at 8:30 a.m. Participants should meet in the Food Lion parking lot at 9 a.m.
    Stops for rest and water will be provided along the way. A float will also be provided to ride for those who may need a little help.

  • Is my cat stressed?

    She didn’t look stressed. Not a bit anxious or even nonplussed. She was a cat, after all. But I was convinced stress was the cause of this kitty’s conundrum.
    Camo (because she was brown, tan and white) looked quite peaceful as I completed my exam. She had been brought to my office because she was chewing the fur off of her stomach.

  • Community sports

    West Varsity sports schedule
    Schedule is subject to change.
    Oct. 19: Soccer at South Columbus.
    Oct. 21: Football vs. West Bladen, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22: First round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.
    Oct. 24: Soccer vs. South Brunswick, 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 25: Second round state volleyball playoffs, TBA.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Oct. 14 at Eastport. The winners with a plus 17.5 were Fred Ortiz, Hal Riebesehl, Ton Culverwell and Russ Russo. In second with a plus 10.5 were Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Bob Smith. Most over their points was a tie between Bill Cameron and Russ Russo at plus 8. Lowest gross were Russ Russo, 83; Stu Cleveland, 87; Gary Gutheil and Bob Byrne, 89. Lowest nets were Russ Russo, 61, and Bob Byrne, 68. Russ Russo was voted golfer of the week.

  • Inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing

    Fall Carolina inshore saltwater fishing is in full swing on the Brunswick County coast, with all of its usual shifting winds, occasional rainstorms, heavy tides and hit- and-miss fishing. Fortunately, that also means a ton of moving mullet schools, shrimp and crabs in the water and a lot of nice bait and choices for anglers.

  • Charlie the Tuna won’t like ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing,’ anglers will

    BY SARAH SUE INGRAM
    BEACON CORRESPONDENT
    What kind of fish likes to bite bait on gold hooks?
    Is the summer or southern flounder caught most often in our inshore waters?
    Which fish’s hormones give it the color of its belly?
    The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the new book “Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas” by Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic this weekend

    The annual Fall Brawl King Classic King Mackerel tournament will be hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend. The tournament typically draws 150-250 fishing teams from throughout the Carolinas, all competing for the first-place prize of up to $20,000.

  • Reporters Association delighted with Brunswick County golf

    Last weekend, the Carolina Golf Reporters Association played its annual fall four- ball event at St. James Plantation. This is the first time the association has played an event in Brunswick County—and it was a bases-clearing home run.
    The Carolinas Golf Reports Association is a consortium of men and women involved in every aspect of the golf industry. Some publish or write for magazines and newspapers, others write books and others host radio or television programs. Some do websites and marketing for golf courses, some are in video production.

  • McCumbee finishes third in his final ARCA race

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    There was some work remaining Sunday for Chad McCumbee and his Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) team following the Federated Car Care 200—a trip to the podium.
    The No. 1 ModSpace team closed out the ARCA Racing Series season with a third-place finish at the Toledo Speedway, solidifying the team’s emergence as one of the elite organizations in the sport.