National Hunting and Fishing Day in North Carolina is Sept. 24 and everyone is invited to learn more about outdoor recreation and conservation by attending one of seven family-oriented events across the state supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
National Hunting and Fishing Day, formalized by Congress in 1971, was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers. Hunting, fishing and related activities directly support 29,000 jobs and $818 million in income in North Carolina.
BY CONNIE HENSLEY
TFTBC PR COMMITTEE
On Oct. 27, The First Tee of Brunswick County will be host of The First Tee National School Program Champion’s Challenge at The First Tee of Brunswick County’s Campus at Cinghiale Creek.
BY COURTNEY McGARRY
SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
Neither a misfiring ignition box nor the surrounding mayhem could keep Chad McCumbee from delivering ModSpace and Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) from another impressive top-10 finish Sept. 5 in the Southern Illinois 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford Fusion was forced to give up his ninth-place starting spot when the team decided to change the ignition box as a precautionary measure before the 100-lap race for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
Bell and Bell Automotive presented Champions Night Saturday at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. W.C. Bell and family have supported local racers and the speedway for more than three decades. He was honored by 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Champion Justin Milliken in a pre-race ceremony for his contributions to the sport.
The track had a moment of silence and divisional champions did ride around the 0.538-mile facility with a huge American flag in observance of the 9/11 attacks.
The South Brunswick Cougars went into the football game Friday night at Laney on a two-game winning streak, with a defense that hadn’t given up a touchdown, with high hopes of pulling off a major upset and silencing any critics who believed their undersized roster would be a downfall to their season.
The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team is slated to play a challenging schedule this fall, including four opponents that have advanced to the NCAA Tournament at least once over the last two seasons.