Today's News

  • Shallotte Middle remembers 9/11

    SHALLOTTE—A larger than life American flag stood raised over the Shallotte Middle School lawn Friday morning as a 9/11 memorial service took place.

    Although Shallotte Middle School students were only a few years old on Sept. 11, 2001, they gathered with teachers, administrators and community members to honor those lost and make sure America never forgets what happened that fateful day.

  • Shallotte men arrested for breaking into vacation homes

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of break-ins to vacation homes in the Supply area.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives arrested the two men—Daniel Hugh Hargrove and Max Ray Pinion—on Thursday, Sept. 9.

  • Hospital to revert to county when Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens next summer

    When Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens the doors to its 74-bed, $107 million hospital in summer 2011, ownership of Brunswick Community Hospital will revert to the county.

    At their meeting Wednesday evening, members of the Brunswick County Hospital Authority approved a resolution to revert the hospital and the hospital property to county commissioners.

    The resolution states the hospital is to be transferred to the county “as is.”

  • Panther’s Run reopens with new greens


    Special to the Beacon

    Panther’s Run has reopened with 18 new greens. The putting surfaces at Panther’s Run Golf Links, one of the Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, have been converted to new MiniVerde ultra-dwarf greens, which feature a combination of smooth, consistent playability and disease resistant, heat tolerant durability.

  • St. James wins interclub tourney

    St. James claimed its first victory of the year in the Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played Aug. 25 at the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. 

    The CCIA format includes eight two-man teams from each club. Member teams from Carolina National, Long Bay, Ocean Ridge, St. James and Sea Trail play a modified Stableford system, net best ball, and count only the scores from the top six teams of the eight competing.

  • The Nine Core Values of The First Tee: Courtesy

    The First Tee program fosters nine core values to be used in the game of golf and which come in handy in all other areas of life. These core values have caused parents and teachers alike to embrace the First Tee program.

    This article highlights courtesy: considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture.

    A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.

  • Tourney Sept. 18 benefits National Guard

     The Carolina Italian-American Organization will have its 12th annual golf tournament Sept. 18 at Eagle Nest Golf Club in Little River, S.C., to raise funds to assist the National Guard. 

    This four-person captain’s choice tourney has a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per golfer covers a continental breakfast and a buffet by Little River Deli. 

    For more information, call Bill at 399-7764 or Nick at 399-3313.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Sept. 3 at Oyster Bay. Winners with a score of 5.5 points were Reggie Auten, Dick Conley and Hal Riebesehl. Jack Goin, Danny O’Connell, Bob Smith and Bob Byrne were second with 5 points. Low gross for the day was Reese Evans at 81, Harry Haggerty at 82 and Matt Beairsto and Paul Michal with 88s. Low net: Jack Goin, 67; Harry Haggerty, 70. Jack Goin was voted golfer of the week.


  • Confessions of a Golfaholic

    I confess. I’m addicted to golf.   

    I love everything about it: Golfers can play by themselves, in a foursome, or with a hundred other golfers in a charity event. You can keep score or not. You can play at any age; you can play a round of golf with your kids, your husband, your grandmother, a friend or a co-worker. 

  • Spend a lazy day drifting for some flounder

    Temperatures are beginning to edge off ever so slightly, and with the annual appearance of the yellow butterflies, anglers know that fall isn’t far away. Fish are already active so, hopefully, when the first winds of fall hit, we’ll see a feeding frenzy from them.

    One fish anglers target heavily during this transitional time is flounder. That’s because they are active during the day and can be caught in a variety of places a number of different ways.