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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played at the Pearl. Gross: Bob Smith, 91. Nets: Bob Brownley 65, Smith 68, Tom Culverwell 69. Team two low nets: Smith, Brownley and Jim Beairsto at 29-under par. Golfer of the week is Smith.
    The Beachcombers played on June 29 at the Pearl. Gross: Bob Smith, Dennis Keane and Dan O’Connell, all at 92. Nets: Bob Brownley 65, Smith O’Connell and Tom Culverwell 69. Team two nets: Smith, Brownley, Jim Beairsto and draw at 29-under par. Golfer of the week is Brownley.

  • Garbage rollbacks "aren't playing nice" in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—The garbage rollback issue on the island has reared its messy head again with a councilman complaining people aren’t abiding by the rules.

    “People that said they were going to play nice aren’t playing nice,” Sunset Beach Town Councilman Lou De Vita said at the July 2 council meeting.

    Fellow council member Carol Scott said the idea was that if people “very egregiously did not follow” the town ordinance, they could still be fined.

  • Sandpiper Bay: Winning secrets to a successful club

    If you visit Sandpiper Bay, you will find the course filled, the practice range active with golfers taking lessons or hitting balls. The course is in excellent shape, the membership is growing.
    Other clubs are struggling, but Sandpiper Bay just keeps truckin’ along, winning awards, like being named 2010 Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association, rated Four Stars by Golf Digest Magazine.  
    Success comes when both management and membership care about the club, and that is what has happened at Sandpiper Bay.

  • Offshore fishing has been difficult

    Folks, there is no way to sugarcoat it—this week has been a difficult week for offshore fishermen. The good news is the constant southwest wind at 10-20 knots gives us some relief from the oppressive heat while on the water; the bad news is this wind stirs up the ocean and makes catching fish tough and the conditions for fishermen even tougher. Nothing stays the same forever, and it appears this week the weather will change with a so-called cool front coming, which will change the wind flow, hopefully, at some point this week.

  • Best fishing action now are red drum, flounder

    Inshore fishing continues in a typical summertime pattern with the best action coming early and late or on the heaviest moving tides. We got a little break from the most intense heat this week but folks on the water still need to be mindful of the hot weather and the daily potential for afternoon thunderstorms.

  • West wins again in CCSSL

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 9-0 in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League by beating Hoke County 12-2 in six innings July 3 at West.
    Hoke, in a difference conference from West Brunswick, dropped to 0-9 in the CCSSL.

  • Yarbrough gets spot in Myrtle Beach 400

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.—The second of the five race invitations and guaranteed starting positions for the Nov. 18 Myrtle Beach 400 has been won by Sam Yarbrough.
    The Shallotte driver and former Myrtle Beach track champion in Late Models fought off current points leader Justin Milliken, Jamey Lee, Matt Cox, Jeremy McDowell and Jake Engle. Twenty-two cars took the green in the 100-lap event run July 3 as a prelude to the Fourth of July.

  • Sports calendar

    BCC cheerleading camp
    BCC will be the site for a cheerleading camp 9 a.m.-noon July 23-26 for girls and boys ages 4-14. Early registration is $45 and will end July 15. You may register for the camp on the day of the camp for $60. Each fee covers a camp T-shirt.

  • Dixie tourneys begin this weekend

    Staff Report

    Two Dixie Baseball state tournaments will take place July 14-19 at Smithville Park in Southport.
    Ten teams are competing in the Dixie Boys state tournament. Host Brunswick County plays its first game at 7 p.m. Saturday on Field 2 against Burgaw.
    If Brunswick wins, it plays 7 p.m. Sunday on Field 2 against either Hope Mills or Columbus County.
    If Brunswick loses its first game, it plays a loser-out game at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Field 2.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 27, 28, 29 and July 3 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.

    Wednesday, June 27

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Daniel Thurston and Gina Essay and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Melissa Ann Abeyta, PG improper equipment.