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  • No ‘If’s about it, Cubs rally to...

    When the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 1907, the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Rudyard Kipling. He is probably best known for his poem “If.”

     

    Kipling wrote the poem in 1909 as advice for his son, the same year that was the start of the World Series championship drought for the Cubs till this year. Perhaps another version of  “If” is applicable to the seventh game of the 2016 World Series, won 8-7 in 10 innings by the Cubs against the Cleveland Indians.

     

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  • Photos: Laney defeats West...
  • Sloup co-medalist in final fall...

    The Winthrop women’s golf team finished its fall season on Sunday by capturing the Winthrop Intercollegiate behind the performances of co-medalists Ashley Sloup and Chelsea Dantonio.
     

  • Cool down fires up the fish

    The weather has been stable after Hurricane Matthew’s passing and, thankfully, dry as well. It appears that it will remain dry for the next several days and that is good news for folks inland who are trying to clean up from floodwaters. The weather also has made some quick changes in temperatures, finally making it feel more like fall weather and really firing up the fish.

  • Rescheduled Fall Brawl this...

    October is a month any fisherman enjoys. Temperatures cool, baitfish begin their annual migrations and it seems as if from the beach to the Gulf Stream fish are willing to bite. For some, October, is all about pumpkin picking and Friday night football games, yet to any angler along North Carolina’s coast, it means it’s time to go fishing.

  • Scorpions beat Dixon; now 4-0 in...

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — The North Brunswick Scorpions extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Dixon Bulldogs 21-6 in an important East Central 2A Conference game on Friday, Oct. 21.

    North is 4-0 in the conference, 7-2 overall. North has two ECC games left: Friday, Oct. 28, in Jacksonville against Northside (2-1 in the ECC) and Nov. 4 at East Duplin (3-0 in the ECC). These two games will determine the 2A championship and playoff seedings.

  • Wrenching loss for Trojans to...

    WILMINGTON — Hoggard beat West Brunswick 34-26 Friday, Oct. 21, and prevented the Trojans from clinching the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football title.

    West can clinch at least a share of the title if it beats Laney on Friday, Oct. 28, in Shallotte in the final game of the conference season.

    For West coach Kelly Williamson, his thoughts after the game were not about championships but about senior center Alex Mercer, who suffered a broken left leg with 3 minutes, 22 seconds left in the game.

  • South’s Hudson fourth in MEC...
  • West Brunswick’s Long, Rutter...

    West Brunswick senior tennis players Emily Long and Olivia Rutter defeated South Brunswick seniors Michaela McIntyre and Hannah Pieper in three sets Oct. 18 in winning the Mideastern 3A Conference doubles title.

    West, which fought off match point in the second set, won 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 during competition in 80-degree weather at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. From the start of the semifinal to the end of the final, Long and Rutter were on the court for about 3 hours and 25 minutes.

  • Fish continue to bite after...

    Hurricane Matthew ripped through our county a couple weeks ago and with it came record-setting flood waters to inland areas and destruction to properties along the beach. Aside from the horrific damage Matthew caused, folks who suffered minor damage or none at all began to wonder how the storm would affect the fishing. Before the storm, fishing was in full swing with fish biting from the surf to the Gulf Stream. However, once Matthew made its presence upon the Carolina coast, our fantastic fall fishery came to a screeching halt.