Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Surf Camp photo

     Marty Mentzer and Jesse McCrery have worked as surfing instructors for more than 50 years combined. This is a picture of OIB surf campers, which included attendees from Minnesota, Colorado and South Africa.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Local fishing action heats up

     As the weather only got hotter last week, so did the local fishing action. Scroll through the mini-slideshow to see fishing pictures that were submitted for the July 27 edition.

  • Leland American captures 2017 Small League state championship

     Leland American captured the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth State Tournament championship last week in Leland. Dixie Youth leagues across the Tar Heel State with fewer than three teams compete in a small league all-star state tournament. 

  • The major differences in teaching and coaching

     As a golf professional, people often ask me if I ever had a desire to play golf at the tour level. I did give the mini tours a run for a few years when I lived in South Florida. However, I never had the “it” factor. The “it” factor is a competitive desire to be the best and beat your competition like a drum. Deep down I am a helper and never had the drive to put on the boxing gloves. Therefore, I am a golf instructor or as I like to think of it, a golf coach. 

  • Hot Corner with ATMC TV sports broadcaster Jay Combs

     Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Winding River resident and ATMC TV sports analyst Jay Combs, who spent more than 20 years as a sports broadcaster in the Baltimore area.


  • North Carolina 2017 Dixie Youth State Tournament photos

     The Southport-Oak Island All-Stars finished second in the 2017 North Carolina Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament last week in Leland. This group of all-stars has finished no worse than second in the state tournament in each of the last five seasons. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's tournament action. Photos were contributed by Keith Green. 

  • Leland to search town history to decide on second marker

    LELAND — Leland officials will have to look into the town’s history to decide if a second historical marker should be erected.

    Parks and recreation director Niel Brooks told council members at their July 20 meeting Edward Noble Jr. submitted a historical marker application for a marker for his father, Edward Noble Sr., who he said maintained Carolina Avenue for many years.

    Brooks said the historical marker application process involves verifying the contributions a recipient made to the town.

  • You decide: Why can’t we get the economy just right?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    My wife is a great cook, and she makes fabulous varieties of soups. My favorite is her lentil soup. It’s both tasty and healthy!

    Sometimes my wife and I disagree over the temperature of the soup. Remember the Goldilocks’ saying about the soup not being too hot or too cold, but instead being just right? Well, my wife and I don’t see eye-to-eye over what is the “just right” temperature for soup, since she likes it hotter than me.

  • Opioid epidemic and spread of addiction crisis are akin to terrorism

    By Rocky Atkinson

    Guest Columnist

    We all worry hardcore terrorism may one day be normal in the U.S. Thankfully, the Department of Homeland Security has, thus far, kept it at bay. But are we really as safe as we think?