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Today's News

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Palmetto Greens. Low gross: 81, Hal Riebesehl; 82, Stu Cleveland; 85, Paul Michal; 87, Randy Cogdill; 88, Ed Kinney.

    Low nets: 58, Riebesehl; 62, Bob Smith and Kinney; 63, Reggie Auten; 64, Cleveland, Ed Hennessey and Bill Cameron; 67, Michal.

    Teams scored two low nets on each hole. Winning at 44-under par were Michal, Riebesehl, Auten and Cameron.

    RIEBESEHL EAGLES

    Hal Riebesehl had an eagle-2 on the par-4, 261-yard seventh hole at Palmetto Greens.

  • Lincoln students plant tree on Earth Day

    LELAND—Jan Boone’s fifth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary School celebrated Earth Day last week by planting a tree outside their classroom window.

    The students chose to plant a tree as a reward for a recent project. The Army Corps of Engineers in Wilmington picked two schools—fifth-graders at Lincoln and in Wrightsville Beach—to work with on environmental projects.

    The group came out to the school and talked with students about environmental issues, such as wetlands, plants, and why it’s important to be earth conscious.

  • Shallotte Middle teacher named best of the best

    For the second year in a row, the Brunswick County Teacher of the Year is from Shallotte Middle School.

    Daniel Richardson was awarded the honor at a luncheon Friday, succeeding his fellow teacher, Michelle Bennett.

    Richardson was selected Teacher of the Year by a judging panel who interviewed and critiqued all 18 county Teachers of the Year. Each nominee was required to submit a portfolio of past work and accomplishments. In his portfolio, Richardson wrote that he was “put on this Earth to be a teacher.”

  • President’s final stretch to 100th day punctuated by tasteless photo op

    A marriage of poor taste and pure stupidity unfolded over Lower Manhattan on Monday when Air Force One buzzed Ground Zero.

    As it flew low over Manhattan, Air Force One—sans Mr. President, so I guess it was just a really expensive Boeing 747—was tailed by two fighter jets.

    People panicked, evacuated buildings and frantically called 911 in a state of what I can only imagine was sheer terror—evoking the frightening and permanent memories of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Brunswick County fishing keeping pace with warm weather

    There has been a run of beautiful weather, and the fishing is keeping pace. Rising water temperatures have really kick-started the season and we are headed into May with a full head of steam as fish are hitting hard both inshore and out in the ocean.

    Last weekend, the piers reported their first decent catches of bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Blues and Spanish are targeted from the planks with pencil plugs like that old pier angler’s favorite, the Gotcha. Blues are known to like plugs with red on them, while Spanish react favorably to the shine of gold or silver.

  • Meadowlands Missfits: Women's golf club makes golf fun for its members

    There are many, many golf leagues in Brunswick County. Each course has its men’s, women’s and mixed groups. If you add in the Elks, the VFW, the Fadeaways, the Calabashers, the Beachcombers, the Rebels, the Renegades, the Seniors, Ladybirds and Club 25, you can see there are literally dozens of tournaments being played each week.

    Despite dire warnings to the contrary, the game of golf is alive and well in Brunswick County.

  • In bloom

    Yes, spring has sprung.

    You can tell the minute you enter the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, where fragrant, beautiful-but-bossy wisteria is conducting its annual April takeover of a towering pine tree, draping it in spring lavender.

    Just around the bend, pink tulips greet visitors venturing into Brunswick Botanical Gardens, where bees buzz amid the first flowers of spring and a waterfall and stream gurgle.

  • Local firefighters, emergency personnel assist with S.C. fires

    CALABASH—The Calabash Fire Department and three Brunswick County fire task forces and other emergency personnel headed to Horry County, S.C., last week to help battle blazing wildfires that have destroyed more than 19,000 acres.

    Calabash Fire Chief Carl Naecker said firefighters from his department were dispatched to provide relief for Horry County firefighters last Wednesday, April 22, the day the fire broke out.

  • One child left behind

    First reported on www.brunswickbeacon.com at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 24

    Five Brunswick County Schools employees are on paid suspension after a special needs student was left behind at a Wilmington park last Thursday.

  • Photos of the Brunswick County 2009 Special Olympics Spring Games