Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 5
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Golf tournaments

    Cook Memorial tourney benefits Waves 4 K.I.D.S.
    The Phillip A Cook Memorial Golf Tournament is the Monday after The Masters (April 9) at Oak Island Golf Club. This event is organized by Steve and Chad Cook of The Island Way Restaurant, Oak Island, to honor their father, Phillip A. Cook, who died tragically in 2007.

  • Life skills training in diversity applied

    By Harrison Taylor
    First Tee ace level participant
    Since I have been attending the Hank Haney Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., I have made many friends from all over the world. Learning to live with people from all over the world has given me the opportunity to learn different cultures through my new friends. It also has allowed me to use the life skill of adapting to diversity.

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    April 26: Brierwood Golf Club, Brunswick Gator Senior Games qualifier, For Brunswick Gator Senior Games participants only. Senior Games registration packet must be completed by March 9 to play in this tournament. Call 253-2670.
    May 23: Oak Island Golf, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Meadowlands Missfits play member tourney

    The Meadowlands Missfits played their spring member-member tournament March 26 at Meadowlands Golf Club. Judy Zaenglein and Joan Zimmerman coordinated the event. Overall lowest gross: Bev Ibbott and Denni Maynard. Overall lowest net: Nancy Puskar and Jane Glemming. Flight 1, gross: Billie Ellwanger and M.J Labant. Net: Phyllis Welch and Barb Finn; Eileen Reddy and Anne Fiore. Flight 2, gross: Jan McCarthy and Chris Faust. Net: Libby Spivey and Nancy Griffin; Judy Zaenglein and Joan Zimmerman.

  • TFTBC Future Generations Tournament is June 2

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    On June 2, The First Tee of Brunswick County will host its second annual Future Generations Tournament (FGT) at St. James Plantation. Its success and your participation will help shape the future of the thousands of young people that participate in The First Tee of Brunswick County (TTBC) annually.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two-man, one low net tournament Friday at the Pearl. The winners at 60 were Bob Byrne and Stu Cleveland. In second at 61 were Dan O’Connell and Larry Cecil. Lowest round: 78 by Reese Evans. Lowest net: Stu Cleveland, 63, and Jim Beairsto, 64. Beairsto is golfer of the week.

  • 1972—1976: Looking back - Beacon History

    SHALLOTTE—In January 1972 an advertisement in the Jan. 6 Brunswick Beacon says “A Story of Heroes” featuring Steve McQueen and Flesh Fest starring Veronica Lake with flesh-eating maggots is showing at the Holiday Drive-In Theatre.

    In the same issue Macks was selling three giant rolls of paper towels, napkins or envelopes for $1, motor oil was 15 cents a quart and a package of 50 clothespins was 47 cents.

    The Jan. 20, 1972, paper announces the start of construction on a new 12-bed addition to Dosher Memorial Hospital.

  • Cancer diagnosis builds bond between high school siblings


    SHALLOTTE—A few minutes before the bell rings, two students in different classrooms at West Brunswick High School get up from their seats.

    Lillian Willis, a junior, and Brian Willis, a freshman, meet in the hallway. Lillian takes Brian’s books and his lunch, adding them to her own menagerie of items to carry. Brian picks up his crutches. Together the brother and sister navigate the bustling hallways to their next classes.

    “I’m his bodyguard,” Lillian jokes.

  • AJGA brings best junior golfers to St. James Plantation

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching some of the finest junior golfers in the world come and play in the American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament at St. James Plantation. Ninety-six golfers between the ages of 12 and 17 played the 36-hole event at The Founders Club. Forty came from the Carolinas, but the rest came from all over the United States and abroad, some from as far away as Thailand, Ontario, Columbia (South America) and Singapore.