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Today's Sports

  • Fishing in a pressure cooker

     The July fishing season is in full swing and the hot weather has shown up on time. Water temperatures are between 85 and 90 degrees depending on the time of day and tide you are fishing. Low tide in the early afternoon may have water temperatures exceed 90 degrees. One would think the fish would go deep looking for cooler temperatures or hide in the shade under the docks. Some fish are looking for refuge during times of rest, but the bait is thick in the shallow hot creeks where many of them must go to feed.

  • Team OIFC places seventh in...

     The 2017 East Coast Got ‘Em On Classic is officially in the books. On July 8-9, roughly 150 anglers battled the high seas and tough fishing for the top spot in this year’s Got ‘Em On king mackerel tournament.  

  • Happy birthday to my Huck Man

     As you’re reading this, whether it’s Wednesday morning or Thursday when the Beacon arrives in your mailbox, we’ll be about a week away from my son’s first birthday and anywhere from 48 to 72 hours from his first birthday party.

    It feels like in this keepin’-up-with-the-Joneses world we live in now, the parties can sometimes overshadow the child’s actual birthday.

  • Brunswick County Dixie Junior...

     TOWN CREEK – For many years, Brunswick County’s neighbors to its west, Columbus County, have been the only roadblock in the way of an appearance in the Dixie Junior Boys World Series.

    On Saturday, July 8, Brunswick County’s team exorcised some of those demons in a 4-3 opening-round victory over Columbus County in the 2017 Dixie Junior Boys State Tournament, which is being held at Town Creek Park in Winnabow.

    The Dixie Junior Boys team is comprised of all 13-year-olds.

  • Meadowlands Golf Club...

     Meadowlands Golf Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 18-hole course is located in Brunswick County and is located near the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The club has celebrated the event each month this year with an outing for members. The club is inviting golfers and non-golfers to celebrate with them on September 20th as they offer lunch and nine-hole rounds paired with hole-in-one prizes and much more. Entry is $50 per person with a portion of proceeds benefiting Canine Angels.  Sponsorships are being sought for holes and prizes.

  • Brunswick County fishing photos...

     Beacon readers submitted the following fishing photos for the July 6 edition. Summer fishing has arrived!

  • 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf...

     Gary Cohen, Jack Haught, Dale Easer, Joe Southard, Paul Groves and Bob Lange were the winners of the 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf Tournament. Groves was the competition’s overall winner.

  • Yuricek attends North Carolina...

     Abel Yuricek, a rising eighth-grader at Shallotte Middle School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball camp in June. During the camp, Abel played pickup games with his fellow campers and learned some of basketball’s basic skills from national champions Joel Berry, Luke Maye and Theo Pinson. He also had his picture taken with head coach Roy Williams, a three-time national champion and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

  • Notable scores and highlights...

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Brick Landing LGA

  • If you played golf, Gene Weldon...

     Last weekend, I attended a golf outing at Rivers Edge in Shallotte in memory of Gene Weldon, a longtime PGA golf pro who died earlier this year following a bout with cancer.

    Ralph Eckley, Ronnie Hahn and Mike Travers organized the event and more than 40 people attended last weekend’s event, including Weldon’s wife, Geri, and his children, Wil Weldon and Hayes Cramer.

    After speaking with Ralph, Ronnie and Mike, countless times, something became awfully clear.

    Gene Weldon was about as well respected as a person can possibly be.