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Today's News

  • Holden Beach moves closer to finalizing property purchase

    Holden Beach commissioners unanimously authorized the town attorney, mayor and/or town manager to sign the closing documents for the town to purchase three lots behind town hall and accept three other gift properties, once the documents are legally prepared and agreeable to both the buyer and seller.

    Holden Beach Enterprises has offered to sell the Town of Holden Beach three lots behind town hall for $1 million and offer the other three properties as gifts.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 12 and 16 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Friday, Nov. 12

    Judge jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Caulk adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on Nov. 15:

    Stephanie Sabrina Aguirre, 18, of 485 McMilly Road, Shallotte; felony robbery with dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon.

  • Victims provide support for one another during cycle of grief

    When you lose someone you love in a tragic, sudden, violent way, you spend a lot of time thinking about how you feel.

    In the days and weeks and months that follow a loss, you wonder if you’ll ever survive the weight of the grief you feel—the anger and the hurt and sadness that clings to you.

    As time passes, your brain tells you that you should be coping better—that the pain should be less and the reflection of good times more.

  • Volunteers make important contributions to our community

    Although some people may think the giving season begins the day after Thanksgiving, right here in Brunswick County volunteers show it’s giving season all year long.

    Last week some of those dedicated volunteers were honored by Jayne Mathews and the Brunswick County Volunteer Center for their selfless dedication to this community.

  • Victorious Secret wins Ocean Ridge LGA Carolina Cup

    BY LORRAINE CROSBY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its fourth annual Carolina Cup tournament (formerly called the Ryder Cup) Nov. 8, Nov. 10 and Nov. 15.

    As in traditional Ryder Cup matches, there were three formats: alternate shot, better ball and individual match play. In each format, the winners of the match gained one point for her team. 

  • Thistle has first club championships

    Thistle Golf Club recently played its inaugural men’s and ladies’ club championships.  The men’s club championship was played Aug. 7-8 with Charlie Moore winning the gross division and Jim Helm the net division. 

    The ladies’ club championship was played Oct. 23-24 with Diane Peoples winning the gross division and Debbie Vankoski winning the net Division.  

  • The Life Skills Experience series coming to The First Tee in February

    BY ALAN HENSLEY
    PUBLIC RELATIONS OF TFTBC

    Last month, The First Tee Box finished a nine-part series on The First Tee Nine Core Values. The volunteer parents on the chapter’s public relations team helped write several of the heart-warming articles.

    For 2011, volunteer coaches will write about The First Tee Life Skills Experience. These articles will cover many of the core lessons that are unique to the Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace levels.

  • Scores and highlights from local golf leagues

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Nov. 19 at The Valley at Eastport. The winners with 36 points were Reggie Auten, Bob Brownley, Bill Cameron and Dennis McCann. Lowest gross for the day were Stu Cleveland, 87, Jim Beairsto and Bill Cameron, 88, Reggie Auten and Gary Gutheil, 89. Lowest nets were Reggie Auten, 62, Bill Cameron, 63, and Bob Brownley, 67. Reggie Auten was voted golfer of the week.

    CFAG

  • Brave Brick Landing soldiers on

    These are difficult times for the folks at Brick Landing Plantation, and I am one of those folks. 

    It all began Jan. 1, 2010, when the pro shop received a call from the operators of the course, Maples Golf Management, co-owners of the course with CTC Brick Landing LLC. They ordered the pro to close the golf course immediately and lock the building. If anyone was playing the course, they were to be stopped and given a refund. Furthermore, a sign was to be placed on the door saying the golf course and clubhouse are closed for the month of January.