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Today's News

  • Attaining goals: How to set them and overcome obstacles

    BY MIKE REEVES

    TFTBC COACH

    Getting what you want at school, and in life, seems impossible.

    Prescription: Set goals and overcome obstacles to achieve your dreams.

    Have you ever noticed how some people are able to go after what they want and get it? They seem to be unstoppable.

    Many people overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Yet, others get stuck from their own inertia. They get distracted, they get discouraged and they give up. Many never even start.

  • Bowling news

    Brunswick County Bowling Center Scores

    McDonald’s Amusement Classic, Feb. 21: Keith Croom 213, 245, 210, 668; Marvin Hedgspeth 233, 203, 222, 659; Demaris Lance 226, 210, 203, 639; Craig Croom 235; Dar Anuszewski 181, 183, 524; Dawn Clardy 172; Karen Moshoures 206.

    Tony Russo Sr., Feb. 22: Tom Haley 195, 200, 188, 583; Felix Remer 163, 224, 192, 579; Howard Boyd 210, 503; Ron Fuller 181, 181, 503; Frank Sisler 201; Helen Gatts 192, 181, 518; Bernice Thergesen 156, 185, 490; Bobbie Henry 151, 199, 477; Marilyn Laurie 201.

  • Some baits to consider using

    Anglers have come to love Berkley Gulp scented soft baits and since their introduction to the inshore saltwater fishing market, they have quickly become the top lure for catching speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Contrary to some rumors, however, these revolutionary synthetic baits don’t actually fish themselves—you do have to do a little work. Since the tackle store shelves are full of these lures, the first bit of work is figuring out which ones to use.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game for Feb. 21 was one best ball on par 3s and par 5s and two best balls on par 4s. The winning team at -23 was Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck, Bernie Gruzlewski and Les Craft. In second at -19 was the team of Harvey Hundley, Dave Harper, Jim Pope and Tom Kronyak.

    The game Feb. 24, was one best ball on the par 5s, two best balls on the par 4s and three best balls on par 3s. The winners at -15 were Harvey Hundley, Chuck Hornfeck and George Edwards. In second at -10 was the team of Paul Salerno, Marty Brkal and Dave Harper.

  • Marlene Floyd: Famous, friendly, fun

    One of the things I like best about writing this column for the Brunswick Beacon is the people I meet along the way: golf professionals, superintendents, golf course architects, managers and owners. Many of the people I write about are ordinary people with extraordinary stories, like disabled golfers who keep going in the face of adversity, cancer survivors, club champions, junior golfers and, of course, The First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Community briefs

    Safe boating courses set

    The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-05 will conduct one-day boating safety courses from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Progress Energy Visitors Center, 8520 River Road SE (N.C. 87) in Southport.

    Classes are scheduled for March 19; April 9, 23; May 14, 28; June 18; July 16; and Aug. 6. Those who successfully complete the USCG Auxiliary ABS course and exam will be awarded U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certificates and cards.

  • Trey Brown nearly throws no-hitter in West loss

      The West Brunswick High School baseball team lost 3-2 in eight innings to Ashley in the season opener March 1.

    West senior pitcher Trey Brown had a no-hitter through six and one-third innings before the Screaming Eagles’ Shepard homered on an 0-2 pitch. Ashley scored twice in the top of the eighth in taking a 3-1 lead. West cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning and had two runners on base with no outs, but Ashley’s Trevor Kelly ended the game with three straight strikeouts.

  • Earthquake? Sonic boom? Seneca guns? Nope, just Smith Avenue

    My office is violently shaking while I write this. 

    If I weren’t so accustomed to it, I may worry it were an earthquake. 

    If I weren’t so used to it, I may wonder if some jet just left a sonic boom in its wake.

    If I weren’t so familiar with my monitor shaking while I read and write, I might be more interested in trying to find out exactly what the Seneca guns are and why they fire so frequently in Brunswick County.

  • Valuable community programs help those with cancer

    In a few months, more than a thousand people are expected to show up at West Brunswick High School to honor and remember cancer survivors and victims as part of Brunswick County Relay for Life 2011.

    Across the community, volunteers are working hard to raise funds for the event. From fun and games to meals, community members are raising money that will ultimately go to the American Cancer Society. That money will be used to fund research and support programs for those with cancer.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Michelle Caulk adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on Feb. 21:

    Paul E. Allen III, 34, of 1553 Lanvale Drive, Leland; felony fail to register as sex offender.