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Today's News

  • Dickens era to come alive in Southport

    By Sue MacCallum
    Special to the Beacon
    This year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. There are celebrations around the world to honor this beloved literary genius and philanthropist of 19th century England. However, few may know the following facts about Dickens:

  • Golf tournaments

    Calabash VFW tourney Nov. 12

  • Magnolia Greens wins Coastal Carolina Interclub championship

    St. James captured first place in the final 2012 Coastal Carolina Interclub Association event played at Carolina National golf course but Magnolia Greens captured the CCIA 2012 championship by leading with all teams with 1,734 points.
    The CCIA format includes seven two-man teams from each club who play a USGA Stableford system, net best ball, and count the scores only from the top six teams of the seven competing.
    Clubs complete for the championship trophy by earning points in each event and accumulating the most points at the conclusion of the season.

  • Brunswick Plantation announces recent golf tournament results

    Results of member-guest tourney Oct. 22. Azalea-Magnolia: 1. Ellie Allen and Juanita Adams; 2. Trish Lemmon and Wanda Wiltbank; 3. Pat Wish and Penny Crawford; 4. Paula Gaudette and Gwen Jerome; 5. Kathy Toeppner and Marsha Kerchner; 6. Kathy Rosenberg and Nancy Pennington.
    Magnolia-Dogwood: 1. Sandy Owens and Jeanette Burton; 2. Janet Iekel and Diane Sandoval; 3. Mary Helen Naecker and Joanne Barton; 4. Lori Schneider and Sharon Clark; 5. Pat Haniquet and Judy Falloon; 6. Evelyn Claus and Sherry Higgenbotton.  

  • Brick Landing plays championship

    The Brick Landing Ladies Golf Association played its league championship last Thursday and Friday. The league champion is Pat Christenbury with a two-day combined gross score of 186.  The net champion is Mary Tacea with a two-day net score of 137.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a three nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners at 190 (-26) were Jim Beairsto, Jim Ritter and Gary Gutheil and a player by draw (Sid Silver). In second at 196 (-20) were Dan O’Connell, Bob Healey, Ed Redman and a player by draw (Sid Silver). Gross: Sid Silver, 80; Gary Gutheil, 81; Bob Healey and Ed Redman, 88. Net: Ed Redman and Sid Silver, 66; Gary Gutheil, 67. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.

  • For Sale wins Fall Brawl King Classic

    Staff Report

    The crew of For Sale won the Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Sunday at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
    Roger A. Pennington, of Aiken, S.C., landed a 30.25-pound king mackerel.
    Finishing second was the crew of Blue Ice Bandit. Tim Lowry, of Norwood, landed a 26.64-pound king mackerel. The crew also won the 23-foot boat division.
    Finishing third was Reely Miss Behavin. Ricky Holden, of Kernersville, landed a 24.21-pound king mackerel.
    The tournament attracted 77 boats.

  • Sandy has little effect on fisheries

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission spent this week monitoring coastal rivers to determine the extent of damage the massive storm may have wreaked on fish populations.
    As it turns out, Hurricane Sandy, unlike Hurricanes Fran in 1996, Floyd in 1999, Isabel in 2003 and Irene in 2011, left North Carolina’s coastal fisheries relatively unscathed.

  • Fall Brawl King Classic: The show must go on

    The Fall Brawl King Classic has been hosted from Ocean Isle Beach for more than 10 years. The King Mackerel tournament typically draws 200-plus boat entries and is known for offering outstanding fishing, often within sight of land. In fact, the Fall Brawl has been won by teams fishing boats fewer than 20 feet in length.

  • Two friends have a memorable day of golf

    By Elsa Bonstein
    Beacon Correspondent
    On Saturday, two old friends had a great day on the golf course at Brick Landing: Bob Gorman shot his all-time low score of 75; John Nunnenkamp had his first hole-in-one, on the fifth hole.