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Today's News

  • Autumn is a great time of year for fishermen

    We have had storms and yellow butterflies, now all local anglers are waiting on are the fish.

    September gave us a blustery start to the fall fishing season, and while fish were caught, we haven’t seen the best of autumn yet. Inshore anglers will be out in force this month looking for an exclamation point on what has so far been a good year for recreational fishermen.

  • The First Tee Walmart Invitational deemed a success

    The first major fundraiser for The First Tee of Brunswick County raised more than $50,000 for the local chapter.

    Played Sept. 23 at The Thistle Golf Club in Calabash, The First Tee Walmart Invitational Golf Tournament pulled teams and individual golfers from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach, S.C. All three Brunswick County Walmart stores sponsored the event, with Brent Guice of the Shallotte store acting as liaison. Walmart is a major national sponsor of The First Tee.

  • My Dad and the game of golf: Interview with Joe Louis Barrow Jr.

    Last week I had the opportunity to chat with Joe Louis Barrow Jr. in the clubhouse of The First Tee of Brunswick County at Cinghiale Creek. For 45 minutes we traded stories of boxing, kids and golf. I know a little bit about boxing since my father had been an amateur boxer in his youth and often enjoyed sparring with me when I was a kid, teaching me the difference between a right uppercut and a left jab.

    Joe Louis was his hero, and now I was talking to his son, Joe Louis Barrow Jr.

    It doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Golf action

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association had an individual match play Sept. 24 at Lion’s Paw. The winners were Erma Krahl, Mickie Underhill, Linda Johnston, Maureen Cotter, Ammie Sullivan, Valerie Ratchford, Pam Bank and Doris Fairchild. Birdies: Erma Krahl at No. 16. Chip-ins: Erma Krahl at No. 4 and Ammie Sullivan at No. 8 and No. 10.

    The Ocean Ridge Men played their annual match play tournament Sept. 17, Sept. 22 and Sept. 24 at Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Panther’s Run. There were nine flights of eight players each. The final results:

  • South Brunswick tennis team goes 13-0

    The South Brunswick girls tennis team continued its unbeaten season by beating East Columbus 8-1 Sept. 22 at home, Pender 9-0 Sept. 23 and South Columbus 5-3 Sept. 24.

    South is 7-0 in the Waccamaw Conference, 11-0 overall.

    Against East Columbus, Kelley Presson, Katie Soden, Lauren Scheetz and Sarah Brock each won two matches.

    At Pender, South lost seven games in 12 sets of singles matches.

  • Soccer team in transition midway through conference

    Halfway through the conference season, the West Brunswick High School soccer team is in a transition that will affect this season and next.

    The Trojans lost two conference games last week, 9-0 to Jacksonville (ranked No. 13 in Class 3-A) and 2-1 to Ashley.

    The losses dropped West’s conference record to 0-5, 7-5 overall.

  • Cougars stomp Warriors 55-14 in Fayetteville; hope to make 5-0 Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE—Call them the Cougar 48, because they play hard for the full 48 minutes.

    The South Brunswick High School football team will try to improve to 5-0 when it plays a homecoming game 7:30 p.m. Friday against Heide Trask. The Cougars remained unbeaten after routing the Fayetteville Christian Warriors 55-14 Friday in a nonconference game.

  • Board's attorney moves to dismiss federal lawsuit

    An attorney for the Brunswick County Board of Education has filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Brunswick County schools employee in August.

    Kathleen Tanner, the board of education’s attorney, filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit Sept. 25.

    “We have asked the court to dismiss the entire lawsuit, because Ms. Williams has failed to state a claim of discrimination or retaliation,” Tanner wrote in an e-mail to the Beacon. “We will look for a ruling from the court in the next six months or so.”

  • Break-in suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they believe broke into several Hickman’s Crossroads area homes last week.

    Lt. Sam Davis said the suspect is a tall, slender-to-medium build, white male. He is described as being in his late-20s or early-30s.

    The suspect has a tattoo of a sword or dagger on his inner left arm. He is driving a burgundy Mazda.

    Davis reminds residents to lock their doors, activate alarm systems and be aware of their property and their neighbors’ property.

  • Statement released about charge made against principal

    Patricia Rourk, principal at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, will appear in district court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, on a communicating threats charge filed against her by Tracey Danka, a parent of two former Jessie Mae students. Danka claims Rourk threatened to kill her after the Brunswick County Board of Education meeting on Sept. 16.

    Rourk has denied to comment, but released a statement Thursday through her attorney Edwin West.