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Today's News

  • Q&A with a top-fishing guide about speckled trout

    Capt. Rennie Clark has been fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina for more than 25 years. In Wilmington, his charters cover inshore and offshore areas from our own Brunswick County beaches all the way to the lower Neuse River. I recently asked him for some tips and advice regarding speckled trout fishing in the winter.

    Weeks: Why do so many speckled trout anglers wait until November or December to really start fishing for trout?

    Capt Rennie: Speckled trout are in our coastal waters all year but they bunch up in deeper pockets and holes in the fall.

  • Golf action

    CALABASH VFW

    The Calabash VFW Post 7288 played its annual charity golf tournament Nov. 8 at Panther’s Run. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). The WWP provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

  • 21st Century Classrooms engage students in technology-based learning

    Teachers in Brunswick County Schools teach students about people and places all over the world.

    Some recently discussed Yellowstone National Park, others learned about volcanic eruptions. Some studied the continents and others studied famous people.

    While classes cannot take field trips to these famous places or have the opportunity to invite famous people as guest speakers, the Internet and modern technology gives teachers an alternative method of teaching these foreign subjects, and gives students a chance to learn more about the world in which they live.

  • Oak Island man charged with coin machine break-in, theft; more warrants coming

    Police charged Daniel Chris Gibides, 39, of 3 St. Andrew’s Drive, Oak Island, with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor damaging a coin-operated machine at Hill’s Grocery Store on Main Street.

    The reporting officer caught Gibides breaking into a Pepsi machine. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $12,000 secured bond.

    Police also investigated similar coin-operated machine break-ins at GoGas, Black’s Tire Service, Kimball’s Furniture, Lowes Foods and Shallotte Electric Stores.

  • Village School teams compete to see who is brightest of all

     BY LAURA LEWIS

    SUPPLY—Teams competing in “Are You Smarter Than a Village Schooler?” on Saturday night had to know some stuff.

    They needed to know the three most important nutrients for plant growth. They were asked how many quarters are in $3.50, what a six-sided figure is called and what is the longest river in the world, among dozens of other things.

  • Dye and Allen triumph in tournament of champions

    In the biggest field ever in the Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions, 26 golfers competed under sunny skies at the Maples Course at Sea Trail this weekend.

    In a season-ending showdown between club champions from area courses, Mona Dye of Brierwood and Peter Allen of St. James became the best of the best in Brunswick County.

  • The grandest rally of all—Lockwood Folly

    The Lockwood Folly Ladies Golf Association has been hosting a Rally for the Cure since 1997. Rally for the Cure is a national initiative to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs through the game of golf. It falls under the umbrella of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

    This Lockwood Folly Rally for this year was Oct. 30 and raised $22,500. In total, the Lockwood LGA has raised more than $293,000 for the Komen foundation since its first Rally for the Cure.

    Amazing!

  • Essay contest winner provided a memorable fishing experience

    Last week was a reminder to me about what fishing should really be about. Over the past 20 years I’ve been fortunate to have fished in many places and been a part of many incredible fishing adventures. I think I often lose sight of the great opportunities I’ve been afforded, and in retrospect, many so-called “unsuccessful” fishing trips would have truly been wonders in the eyes of someone else.

  • New law enforcement programs help to ensure public safety

    With a quick glance at the growing weekly public safety pages in The Brunswick Beacon, readers can easily see there’s a lot of crime going on in our community.

    From forgeries to vandalism and countless crimes in between, the break-ins, assaults and drug arrests here keep Brunswick County law enforcement officials busy.

    With a growing number of reported crimes, we’re glad to see the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is taking a proactive approach to reducing crimes.

  • Ocean Isle resident recalls dangerous service onboard USS Intrepid

    Joe Barry of Ocean Isle Beach was among a group of about 3,000 men who first boarded the USS Intrepid in 1943 during World War II.

    On Oct. 2, Barry was among a group of about 250 veterans who boarded the historical ship once more.

    Barry was invited to ride on the Intrepid’s journey from Staten Island to Pier 86, where it reopened as a renovated and upgraded historical museum. The exhibits inside show what Barry and his fellow crewmen endured on the ship 65 years earlier.

    Making history