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  • Scorpions lose ECC title game to...

    BEULAVILLE — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 24-14 Friday, Nov. 4, and won the East Central Conference football championship.

    The Panthers finished 5-0 in the ECC, 10-1 overall. North Brunswick is 4-1, 7-4.

    “We’re 7-4, and that is a good year,” North coach Larry Brock said. “Heading into this year, I don’t know if we could have done this.”

    East Duplin finished the regular season having given up 62 points (5.7 points a game). The Panthers shut out five teams.

  • Cubs win the World Series — and...

     

  • 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.
     

  • 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.