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Today's News

  • Gulf Stream trip produces successful day of fishing

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

     

    It is safe to say the spring fishing has officially set in. The mahi mahi are biting in the Gulf Stream, the king mackerel are feeding depths of 80 100 feet and the Spanish mackerel have shown up in good numbers along the beach.

    In addition to all the great fishing, the weather finally decided to cooperate this weekend as well. Therefore, just about every angler in Brunswick County tried his or her luck on the action — including myself.

  • Spanish mackerel biting on the beach

     The backwater action has been hit or miss for most of us lately in our immediate area. That is sure to change as the weather pattern has become more stable. Most of the action in the backwater has been coming from flounder and croaker. Most of those fish are too small to keep for the dinner table.

  • Mother’s Day gifts galore at Lori’s Golf Shoppe

     As the mother of four daughters and now the grandmother of 10 (seven boys and three girls), I love Mother’s Day.

    My husband always remembers the date and makes me feel truly special for being his wife and the mother of his children

    But you don’t have to physically be a mom to be honored as one. Plenty of aunts and grandmothers, sisters and neighbors have been surrogate moms by listening, counseling and just being there for a kid who needs an adult friend.    

  • Lady Trojans win final game of conference season

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE —For her senior sendoff, she sent one out of the park.

    Leilani Emile blasted a two-run homer in West’s 8-4 win over Ashley on senior night, the last regular-season home game for five Trojan seniors, Thursday, April 30.

    Emile’s blast over the left-field fence was her sixth home run of the year.

  • Lenoir sweeps BCC in doubleheader

    Staff Report

    BCC lost 8-0 in eight innings and 18-5 in seven innings to Lenoir in a doubleheader Saturday, May 2, at Founders Field

    In the first game, BCC was held to one hit.

    In the second game, Lenoir scored nine runs in the top of the fourth inning on the way to the victory. BCC made four errors in the loss.

    The Dolphins had nine hits. Dillon Stewart was 3-for-4 with a triple. Chase Gehringer hit a home run in the bottom of the first. Nick Debo hit a double.

    BCC is 11-5 in region, 29-15 overall.

  • Scorpions’ Ramsey signs with Alverno College

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior basketball guard Nikayla Ramsey completed a celebratory signing form Friday, May 1, to attend Alverno College.

    Alverno is a Catholic women’s college in Milwaukee. The Inferno competes in NCAA Division III.

  • Trojans finish 7-5 in MEC baseball

     West Brunswick beat Ashley 6-4 Thursday, April 30, on the final day of the Mideastern 4A/3A Conference baseball season on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans finished 7-5 in the conference; Ashley, which made five errors, finished 5-7.

    The conference championship tournament is next week. The state playoffs are the following week.

    Ashley led 3-1 before West scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth in taking a 5-3 lead.

  • Historic B-17 comes to Brunswick County

    The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering rides aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world –– EAA’s Aluminum Overcast –– May 1, 2 and 3 at Cape Fear Regional Jetport on Oak Island.

    Pre-book cost is $409 for EAA members and $449 for non-members, which includes a one-year EAA membership. Tickets purchased the day of the event are an additional $26.

  • West’s Cheers to continue basketball career at Hampden-Sydney

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior basketball player Gray Cheers has signed a letter of intent to attend Hampden-Sydney College.

    “They were the first school to talk to me,” he said Thursday, April 30. “I think it was my sophomore year.

    “All it was, was a letter. But it was still an honor to just to know that somebody was looking at me that early.

  • Cumbie to serve as BCAR interim CEO after Candler’s resignation

    SUPPLY — Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Director Cynthia Cumbie will serve as the organization’s interim CEO following the resignation of Steve Candler.

    Candler resigned, effective May 28, to take a similar position in Bozeman, Mont. He has served as BCAR CEO since 2005.