Today's News

  • Dave Kelley gets some respect, wins Schaffler Invitational

    Dave Kelley won the Lockwood Folly Golden Boys’ seventh annual Schaffler Invitational tournament and the coveted Rodney Dangerfield plaid jacket with a 12-under par score.
    Played on Aug. 23, Aug. 25 and Aug. 27, the rain-shortened event also saw Doug Wilburn take home the ersatz Masters Green blazer with a second-place 9-under finish. Jerry Pascale came in third at 8 under.
    Rain poured or threatened all days and drenched the awards ceremony, but the 24 entrants played through it with stoic grace.

  • BCC lands Back-to-Work grant geared at putting people back to work

    SUPPLY—There is a common goal at Brunswick Community College—to help put people back to work.

    Brunswick Community College recently learned it was selected as one of 16 community colleges in the state to receive funding under the Back-to-Work grant. BCC is the only one in the southeastern portion of the state.

    The program is a partnership between North Carolina community colleges and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

  • Meadlowlands reopens after renovation

    Representatives of National Golf Management have announced the reopening of Meadowlands Golf Club after a three-month renovation. Meadowlands is one of 22 Prime Times Signature Courses owned or managed by the company.
    In about 100 days, the maintenance staff at Meadowlands Golf Club, led by superintendent David Pridgen, converted the TifDwarf Bermuda greens to a more advanced TifEagle variety of the grass, which thrives in warm climates.

  • Brick Landing hosts interclub match

    After being closed for two years and undergoing extensive renovations under its new ownership, the Brick Landing men finally was host an interclub match and played to a 30-30 tie against Brierwood.
    During the time that Brick Landing was closed, its men’s sports club used Brierwood as its home course for some matches.
    Jim Barrett was in charge of the interclub for Brick Landing.
    “We all played hard, and the matches were up and down all day,” he said.

  • Special operations team report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Aug. 27 through Sept. 2 special operations deputies issued 121 total traffic citations and charges and an additional 14 drug-related charges.

  • Low-cost rabies clinics on Sept. 15

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services is sponsoring a rabies clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15.

    Rabies shots will be $6, and the clinics will be at various locations throughout Brunswick County.

    Please check the list below for the clinic near you.

    •Brunswick Animal Hospital, 948 Ocean Hwy. W. in Supply, 8 a.m.-noon, 754-8165.

    •Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital, 1513 Brunswick Village Blvd. in Leland, 8 a.m.-noon, 777-2107.

  • Lotto madness: What a winning streak

    Brunswick County residents must be feeling lucky lately. There have been some big wins here from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    On Tuesday, lottery officials announced a Carolina Cash 5 ticket sold on Saturday matched all five numbers and is worth $661,409.

    The ticket was sold at the Palms Grocery on Ocean Highway East in Winnabow. The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing were 8-18-19-28-35.

    By press time Tuesday, the winner(s) had not come forward to claim the prize.

  • Golf tournaments

    Coastal Shag Club tourney Sept. 8
    A $10,000 prize for making a hole-in-one at the 17th hole at Brierwood Golf Club is the main attraction in the fourth annual Coastal Shag Club charity golf tournament. Sept. 8 at Brierwood. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. The shotgun start at 9 a.m.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday at Eagle Nest Golf Club. The winners with a score of 125 (-27) were Ton Culverwell, Sid Silver, Dennis Davidson and Bill Cameron. In second at 136 were Jim Beairsto, Matt Beairsto, Bob Brownley and Bob Smith. Gross: Matt Beairsto 79, Sid Silver 80, Gary Gutheil 86, Jim Beairsto and Bill Cameron 88. Net: Bill Cameron and Sid Silver 62, Jim Beairsto 66, Tom Culverwell and Matt Beairsto 69. Bill Cameron is golfer of the week.

  • Keith White debuts Oyster Festival print at unveiling

    Surrounded by cheering friends, family and local dignitaries, Brunswick Beacon graphic artist Keith White unveiled his most recent artwork last week.

    White, who is also the Beacon’s editorial cartoonist, has been selected as the official artist of the 32nd Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival. This is his fourth consecutive year for the honor.