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Today's News

  • 2010 Tournament of Champions set for St. James in November

    The 2010 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions will be played Nov. 13-14 at the Members Club at St. James Plantation. This will be the seventh Tournament of Champions and the second hosted by St. James.  

    Scott Harrell, publisher of The Brunswick Beacon, is delighted with the growth of the event over the past six years.  

  • Golf action

     The Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Low gross: Stu Cleveland 79, Gary Gutheil 84, Bob Byrne 86 and Jim Beairsto 88. Low nets: Cleveland 62, Byrne and Beairsto 66, Gutheil and Dick Cecil 69.

    Team (one low net on each hole): Byrne and Beairsto, 14-under; Reggie Auten and Ed Hennessey, 13 under; Cleveland and Hal Riebesehl, 11 under. 

    Golfer of the week was Cleveland.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • The Great Golf Experiment: Hitting 50 balls a day for 90 days

     I’m sick of bad golf. I hate shanks, skulls, chili-dips, three-puts and leavies in the bunker. I hate losing brand new golf balls in water hazards and hitting banana ball slices that sail out-of-bounds into flowerbeds in other people’s yards.

    Worst of all, I hear myself constantly complaining about my poor golf. Last week, one of my dear friends asked me whether I wanted “a little cheese with my whine?”

    So now, by gosh and by golly, I’m doing something about it.  

  • Baitfish should keep fishing active through June

     Fishing is heating up right now and should be strong throughout June until we hit the usual summertime doldrums, when the water temperature rises off the charts. 

    Currently, however, there is good fishing to be had on the piers and inshore as baitfish and shrimp fill the local waters and most fish species are active and aggressive.

  • Mahi, kings, cobia providing offshore action

     Last week’s offshore low pressure storm did not offer much opportunity for fishermen to get offshore, but by the weekend, the winds had subsided and the fish and fishermen were ready. 

    Nearshore, Yaupon Reef off of Yaupon Beach was a hot spot for king mackerel fishing action. The area typically seas good action from kings in the early summer, and the abundance of baitfish in the area has helped to make this year no exception. 

  • Dub Fulford gets first victory of season at Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach Speedway celebrated Memorial Day weekend by bringing all five racing divisions back to the track for racing May 29.

    To entertain the crowd while the drivers had their weekly drivers meeting, the track had its third bike race of the 2010 season. Four of the five participants started from turn four, while one participant started at the halfway point due to the age difference. 

  • Brunswick County Gator Games conclude with awards ceremony

    The 22nd annual Brunswick County Gator Senior Games and SilverArts had 265 participants in 80 athletic artistic events. The first-, second- and third-place winners in each age category male and female, qualified to compete against the 54 other local Games in Raleigh and other areas of state this fall.

    The Gator Senior Games and SilverArts began April 7 with opening ceremonies at Town Creek Park and ended on May 20 at county government center with the celebration social and medals ceremony. 

  • Inspirations Dance Centre wins awards at competition

     Inspirations Dance Centre participated in Marvonna Talent Competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Inspirations Dance Centre dancers were awarded “Mega Xtreme” and “The Max” ratings for one group dance, one duet and seven solos. 

  • BCC, tech prep students get Career Readiness

     Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Brunswick County Schools’ College Tech Prep Program’s collaborative effort has lead to 68 high school students receiving a state and nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate.

  • Welcome is not just a greeting; it’s a commitment

     I go to a lot of meetings. This is true of many retirees, I suspect. At times, fatigue, frustration and a sense of personal inability keep me from wanting to attend. I get tired of the scheduled life. I become frustrated with the pace of progress. I wonder if I am in the right place at the right time. Overall, I know that each meeting is an encounter with life’s duality. Each one reminds me I am both learner and teacher, data provider and deep ponderer, thinker and doer.