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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 23
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Culture of the Caribbean—A Trinidadian perspective

    By George Wong-Chong
    Special to the Beacon

  • Lady Di and her Court win Ocean Ridge Carolina Cup

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual Carolina Cup tournament, which is a three-day Ryder Cup format tournament. Because of rain, the tournament was a two-day event, Aug. 6 on Panther’s Run and Aug. 13 on Panther’s Run.

  • Lockwood Folly LGA defeats MGA

    The Lockwood Folly Cup was played on Friday at Lockwood Folly Country Club and was cosponsored by the Men’s Golf Association and the Ladies’ Golf Association of Lockwood Folly.
    The event had 18 women’s teams, captained by Trish Bernardo, playing 22 men’s teams, captained by Benny Bernardo, for the Lockwood Folly Cup. The teams competed in three formats and the women were victorious 468.5-479.  The women will keep the Lockwood Folly Cup for one year—but more importantly they will hold bragging rights at the club for one year.

  • Golf tournaments

    Crow Creek CIS benefit is Sept. 3

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played an everyone-counts tournament Friday at Brunswick. The winners with a 205 (-11) were Sid Silver, Tom Culverwell and Gary Gutheil. In second with a 212 (-4) were Jim Beairsto, Bill McDavit and Ed Nocella. Low round: Gary Gutheil 82 and Sid Silver 87. Net: Gutheil 66, Silver and Ed Nocella 68, Bill McDavit and Larry Cecil 69. Gary Gutheil is golfer of the week.

  • Hope Harbor Home Tournament: Women helping women

    Irene was my best friend growing up in a small Maryland town. We spent nights at each other’s houses, went to the same youth group at church, played endless games of Monopoly and talked on the phone for hours.  
    She got married and moved to Florida. I got married and moved to New Jersey.
    When she was 24, Irene was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve by her husband. To make matters even worse, he did it in front of their two young children.

  • North Brunswick Scorpions beat Pender in opener

    By Jules Sacchetti
    Beacon Correspondent
    LELAND—The season-opening football game Friday night between the Pender Patriots and the host North Brunswick Scorpions game was penalty filled, but despite the penalties, the Scorpions came out on top, winning 21-16.

  • Cougars lose opener to West Craven

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick lost 27-13 at West Craven in a season-opening high school football game Friday in Vanceboro.
    South scored the first points. A long run by Cedric Daniels set up a touchdown by Damani Johnson. Gavin Dail kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
    West Craven then went on to score four touchdowns in taking a 27-7 lead through the fourth quarter.
    West Craven scored its first touchdown on pass from Demetres Abrams to Torrey Jackson. The Cougars blocked the extra point.

  • An invitation to Brunswick County junior golfers

    Rebecca Albin
    TFTBC Executive Director
    Young golfers from throughout the area are invited to participate in The First Tee of Brunswick County fall programs. Beginning golfers are welcome to join us.