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Today's News

  • Golf action

     BRIERWOOD MIXED SCRAMBLE

    In the nine-hole event Aug. 18, two teams shared first: the team of Deloris Gausch, Sharon Beavers, Ron Arvidson and Bob Nobes tied at 2-over par with Rita DuGan, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and John Beavers.

    BRIERWOOD WGA

    The format for the Brierwood WGA event Aug. 17 was better nine, one-half handicap.

  • Inshore fishing can be up and down in this hot weather

     Though temperatures have remained in the high 80s and low 90s, signs are clear fall fishing is not far away. Inshore fishing can be up and down right now with some good days and some slow ones, but more and bigger fish are being caught, and speckled trout, redfish, and flounder are all chasing bait inside.

    The trout and the red drum are running the tides inshore around the creeks, along the marsh grass points and around the bridges. The trout bite is, as usual, much better in the morning, but redfish are being caught during the day in many places.

  • South Brunswick King Classic set for this weekend

     This weekend the annual South Brunswick King Mackerel tournament will take place at South Harbour Marina in Southport. The tournament’s registration will continue until 7 p.m. Aug. 27 with fishing on Aug. 28. The tournament’s top prize is awarded for the largest king mackerel caught and weighed Saturday, and the winner typically takes home more than $10,000. For additional information, visit www.bluewaterpromo.com or call event director Terry Adkins at (800) 546-4622.

  • South Brunswick routs Midway 50-14 during football season opener Friday

    DUNN—The boys of fall have arrived.

    The South Brunswick Cougar football team had little trouble with the Raiders from Midway on Friday night, winning the season opener 50-14.

    Marcus Hankins scored four touchdowns, Nejuan Watts threw two touchdown passes and South’s defense scored two touchdowns.

  • North scores in final minute for victory

    Tyler Burton caught a 31-yard pass from Chris Hamilton with 40 seconds left and North Brunswick beat West Carteret 43-40 in a season-opening high school football game Friday night.

    On the final drive, North was penalized on the kickoff return and began its possession near the 20. On third-and-7, Hamilton threw a hitch pass that went through the hands of a West Carteret defender and was caught by Burton for a 30-yard gain.

  • Youth in The First Tee have chances to participate in national events

    With more than 201 chapters worldwide, The First Tee has several prestigious national events for qualified youth participants each year. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are held in well-known places around the country. Several youth from The First Tee of Brunswick County were selected to attend some of the 2010 events. Following is a brief synopsis of each event.

    LIFE SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • Brunswick County teams win volleyball matches

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team opened its season Aug. 17 by beating host New Hanover in three straight games.

    West won 25-13, 25-17, 25-13. 

    Jasmine Jackson had a team-high 13 kills and eight blocks. She finished with three aces and nine points.

    Paige Ward also had eight blocks.

    Rebecca Howington had 32 assists and finished with 12 points. Katie King had three digs and 10 points.

    Mary Morgan Inions scored 11 points. Kayla Padgett had 10 kills.

    WEST JV LOSES 2-0

  • West’s Hensley to play golf at Pebble Beach

     BY ELSA BONSTEIN 

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.

  • West soccer team loses season opener

    The West Brunswick High School soccer team opened its season with a 7-2 loss to Ashley in a nonconference game Aug. 18

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored both of West’s goals.

    West entered the game having graduated 16 seniors from its 2009 conference championship team. 

    The Trojans started five of its seven seniors in this season opener, but Ashley scored in the first five minutes against the new unit, and four minutes later the Screaming Eagles led 2-0.

  • Representative candidate to speak at meeting

     Ilario Pantano, Republican nominee for U. S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at the Brunswick County Republican Women’s  Sept. 2 meeting at the Brunswick GOP headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be preceded by an informal social at 5 p.m.