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Today's Sports

  • Crowley reflects on legendary...

     For 35 years, Mickey Crowley ran up and down the basketball court as a referee, officiating in some of the biggest college basketball games in the country.

    Now, the 83-year-old sits in his Carolina room at his home in Crow Creek and watches a squirrel run back and forth in the backyard.

    Crowley, a native of Queens, N.Y., is a member of six halls of fame and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball officials of all time.

  • County squads fall short in...

     TOWN CREEK – A dozen 13-year-old boys walked down the right-field foul line with their heads hung in despair. The coaches walked around the team huddle and consoled the young men who had won their first three tournament games before dropping two straight contests and falling two wins shy of the ultimate prize.

  • Seven degrees of separation from...

     There are lots of things I’d like to say this week and I couldn’t decide on what exactly to write about for this week’s edition of “Just a bit outside.”

    Therefore, I’m going to write a little about a whole lot of things. Let’s see where this week’s “seven degrees of separation” takes us.

  • Dixie Junior Boys State...

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from the North Carolina 2017 Dixie Junior Boys State Tournament that was held in Winnabow. The Brunswick County 13-year-old all-star team finished the tournament in second place after dropping the best-of-3 championship series against Dallas. 

  • Dixie Pre-Majors State...

     The 2017 North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors state tournament was held last week in Leland. The Brunswick County all-star squad lost in the championship game and claimed a second-place finish. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last week's championship game. 

  • Fishing slows with unstable...

     This past week the fishing has revolved strictly around the fluctuations in weather. Our coast has gone from mild temperatures with sunny skies to miserably hot, windy conditions and now has set into a rainy tropical pattern that is forecasted to be here most of the week. Believe it or not, these fluctuations do affect how fish behave and feed.

  • WBHS Little Girls cheer camp...

     West Brunswick High School hosted its annual Little Girls Cheer Camp last week at the Shallotte high school. Scroll through the slideshow to see five pictures from last week's event.

  • Hot Corner with Kimmie Durham

     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 Ocean Isle Beach resident and cancer survivor Kimmie Durham.  

     

  • Fish bite near Holden Beach

     Highlights and photos from local fishing action.

  • Williard and Harvey enjoy...

     Highlights from local fishing action.