Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a three-nets tournament on Friday at Black Bear. There was a tie for first at 196 (-20). Winners on a match of cards were Dennis McCann, Sid Silver, Ed Nocella and Reggie Auten. In second were Bob Byrne, Fred Ortiz, Ed Hennessey and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds: Gary Gutheil 82, Sid Silver 86 and Bob Byrne 89. Lowest nets: Sid Silver 63, Gary Gutheil 64, Fred Ortiz 66 Bob Byrne 68 and Dick Cecil 69. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.

  • Celebrating the graduating seniors of The First Tee

    Each year excellent young men and women graduate from The First Tee of Brunswick County and move out into the world. They are bright and enthusiastic. They know how to play the game of golf, but most importantly, they have learned The First Tee Life Skills and Core Values that will stay with them far into the future.
    The Nine Core Values of The First Tee are honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

  • Matching lures to the fish this summer

    Summer can be a difficult time to turn fish on in Brunswick County, but if you fish on the edges of the day and when the tide is really moving, there are still plenty of targets out there.
    On some days the fishing is slow and live or fresh cut bait is your best bet. When you are on a school of trout or red drum, or the flounder are really active in clear water, then switching to lures is more fun and often more productive because you can fish them faster and efficiently.

  • Jolly Mon winner crowned; king mackerel bite hot

    Look at the title to this report: “King Bite Hot.” Now there’s something you haven’t seen me write in a long time. It is hard to believe how the 2012 Jolly Mon King Classic unfolded. It could not have been scripted any better.
    After enduring an early summer of storms that caused the postponement of the original tournament dates, left the water stirred up and made the king mackerel uncooperative, the skies opened up and Mother Nature sent a blessing down in the form of a great weather weekend and great fishing.

  • Brandon Rankin update

    The Spokane Shock (8-6) beat the San Jose SaberCats (9-6) 90-63 in an Arena Football League game Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., in front of 9,062 fans. Kyle Rowley broke the single-game AFL record with 12 touchdown passes.
    Brandon Rankin is a defensive lineman for the Shock. He has been on the roster for two weeks and did not play in this game.
    The Shock play host to the Arizona Rattlers on June 29 with an 11 p.m. (Eastern time) kickoff at Spokane Arena.

  • Sports calendar

    Youth swim lessons
    Brunswick County is youth swim lessons for ages 4-10 at the Winds Beach Resort in Ocean Isle Beach. There are six sessions to choose from. Class is 5:45-7:30 p.m. Call 253-2583 to register.

  • McCumbee, Saini 24th in sports car race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and co-driver Jason Saini finished 24th in a Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race Friday in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
    The C.J. Wilson Racing team, driving a Mazda MX-5, averaged 75.004 mph finished 42 of the 47 laps. Saini was among those caught in a wreck on the 40th lap, seven laps from the finish.

  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY—Racing action Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway saw a new winner go to victory lane.  Former track champion Sam Yarbrough was back in form and on his game after taking the lead from early leader Anthony Anders.

  • Southport team wins $18,463 in Jolly Mon King Classic

    Staff Report

    A Southport team swept three major awards at the Jolly Mon King Classic during the weekend. The tourney was based at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
    Dave Canady, fishing aboard Snap One, caught a 41.60-pound king mackerel. Canady also won the Scott Hewett Memorial senior angler category. T.K. Nowell, also fishing aboard Snap One, won the Lady Angler prize. Preston Nowell was also a member of the crew.
    Combined with top finishes in the tournament within a tournament and the high rollers tourney, Snap One won $18,463.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 11, 12, 14, 15 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Monday, June 11

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutors Karen Richards and Chris Thomas and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: