Today's News

  • BCC Turf School: A credit to the (golf) community

    If you think maintaining a golf course means cutting grass, laying sod and occasionally spraying for weeds, you are mistaken. Golf course maintenance is an art and a science. It requires not just hard work but knowledge  obtained through college-level courses, seminars, practical experience and networking with other superintendents.
    Many golf courses today require a superintendent has at least a two-year degree from a certified agronomy school. Some ask their head superintendent have a bachelor’s degree or better.  

  • Cedric Simmons to continue career in Italy

    Staff Report

    Cedric Simmons will continue his professional basketball career in Italy. Simmons, 26, will next play for Enel Brindisi. The first game is Sept. 30.
    Simmons, recently playing for Bulgaria in the EuroBasket ’13 qualifiers, averaged 10.4 points and 8.3 rebounds in eight games. Bulgaria finished 4-4 in Group B, tying with Sweden and Azerbaijan. Germany finished 8-0 and Luxembourg 0-8. The EuroBasket tournament will take place in Slovenia and will be the qualifier for the 2014 World Cup.

  • New rules on fishing licenses

    Beginning Oct. 1, coastal recreational fishermen can lose their fishing licenses for violating fishing rules.
    Recreational fishermen will fall under the same license suspension, revocation and reissuance schedule as commercial fishermen, and that schedule will change Oct. 1, as well.
    “Fishermen will face longer license suspensions for most violations,” said Louis Daniel, director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. “However, non-resource-related violations will no longer count against suspension or revocation of a license.”

  • And then it was fall…. What autumn means off the coast

    All hands on deck! This is a red alert, five-alarm call to arms for anyone who has wet a hook off the Brunswick County coast or has ever thought about wetting a hook off the Brunswick County coast. Fall is here!

  • Book has tips for new and veteran Southern surfcasters

    Every Brunswick County angler should own a copy of the new book “The Southern Surfcaster” by S. Cameron Wright, which was published this year by The History Press. Wright’s book is a strategic and well-thought out categorization of every tip and resources surfcasters need to catch fish from our beaches. It is well written and strongly organized so newcomers to surf casting and veteran old salts will both pick up a tactic, or 10.

  • South Brunswick beats West Bladen 57-30

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick High School football team routed homecoming host West Bladen 57-30 Friday. Blaine Tucker threw three touchdown passes for the Cougars, 1-1 in the conference, 2-4 overall. West Bladen is 0-6 overall.
    West Bladen failed to convert on a fourth-and-2 at its 16, and South scored when A. J. Price recovered a South fumble in the end zone. Gavin Dail kicked the first of seven extra points for a 7-0 lead.
    On South’s next possession, Blaine Tucker tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Nicky Beecroft.

  • South defeats West in tennis

    Defending conference champion South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 5-1 and 7-2 in matches Sept. 18 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    In South’s 7-2 victory, Penny Watts (W) beat Lilly Michelakis 8-1. Morgan Gilbert (S) beat Rachel Norton 8-4. Brooke Munroe (S) beat Sarah Harman 8-2. Julia Baldiga (S) beat Victoria Jordan 8-0. Kacey Martin (S) beat Allie Madison 8-0. Gabby Beacham (S) beat Ashley Carter 8-6.

  • Sports briefs

    Shallotte football
    The Shallotte Middle School Trojans defeated the Hallsboro Tigers 22-6 on Sept. 19. Kevin Powers threw two touchdown passes to Elijah Daniels. Legarrick Jeffries returned block punt for a touchdown.

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Oct. 16: Brierwood Golf Club, $30. 8 a.m. sign-in,

  • Sports calendar

    Race Oct. 13 benefits Parkinson’s research
    The Mary Lu Blasdell Memorial 5K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the pavilion off Jordan Boulevard underneath the Holden Beach Bridge. All proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Gold’s Gym, Shallotte, sponsors the race. Entry fee before Oct. 6 is $10; race day, $15. Call 754-2270 for more information. Visit Gold’s Gym to register or register at active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2058848.

  • After runner-up in ’91, West wins state in ’92

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about West Brunswick’s championship football teams in 1991, 1992 and 1993. All three teams were honored on Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium during Champions Night. This part recounts the 1991 state championship game and the 1992 season.
    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent