Today's News

  • Education briefs

    WCA students make honor roll
    The following students were named to honor rolls for the first quarter at West Christian Academy:
    A Honor Roll
    First grade: Isaac Carte.
    Second grade: Adryonna West, Sam West.
    Third grade: Jared McLeod.
    Fourth grade: Brady West.
    Seventh grade: Lauren Brown, Lainey West.
    Eighth grade: Nathan Penny.
    Ninth grade: Maddie Bates, Hunter Brown, Samantha Decker.
    10th grade: Devon Gray.
    11th grade: Keton Locklear, George West IV.

  • Sports briefs

    Stingray tryouts are Nov. 27
    Tryouts for the Lady Stingrays 14U softball team will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Northwest District Park in Leland. Girls with birth dates on or after Jan. 1, 1997, are eligible to participate. Independent tryouts available by request if unable to make this date. For more information, contact Tony at (910) 386-8234 or Matt Chappell at  (910) 612-1635.

    Dixie youth meeting Nov. 28

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Brierwood Men’s Golf Association game of the day for Nov. 14 was one best ball net for the first six holes, two best balls net for the next six holes and three best balls net for the final six holes.
    The winning team at -19 was Bob Nobes, Mike Prokop, Dave Harper and Les Craft. In second at -11 was the team of Al Bloom, George Edwards, Odie Johnson and Chuck Hornfeck. In third at -7 was the team of Dan Perry, Paul Salerno, Bernie Gruzlewski and Ron Arvidson.

  • Tree stand injuries may be avoidable

    Special to the Beacon

  • Golf course superintendents gather in Myrtle Beach

    The annual Conference and Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents last week was a bases-loaded home run. In every aspect, by every measurement possible, the event was the best ever.
    Each fall, golf course superintendents from the two Carolinas and surrounding states gather in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for three days of meetings, seminars, continuing education classes, a golf tournament and a trade show.

  • Hawaiian Paddle Out honors Chris Crocker


    Sunset Beach Surf Club and Eastern Surfing Association members had a Hawaiian Paddle Out Nov. 13 at the Sunset Beach fishing pier to honor fellow member Chris Crocker, who died of a heart attack Nov. 5.
    Crocker, 37, was the father of two children, Brittney and Jake, and husband of Amy.
    A Hawaiian Paddle Out is the way surfers pay respect for one of their fellow surfers who has died.

  • Myrtle Beach 400 results


  • Ron Watts wins BCTA singles playoffs

    The BCTA singles ladder playoffs took place at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    The top eight players in the playoffs, by seeding, were Phil Edwards, LaMarr Hardy, Lewis Shaw, Rick Thomas, Ron Watts, James Capps, Dave Gongora and Tom Smith.
    In the first round, Edwards defeated Smith 6-4, 6-0. Watts defeated Thomas 6-2, 6-2. Capps defeated Shaw 6-4,1-6, 6-4. Hardy defeated Gongora 6-2, 6-3.

  • Dorn named to all-SE Region


    Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn headlines a trio of three Bobcat women’s soccer players on the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region team.
    Dorn garnered all-region recognition for the first time in her career, earning a spot on the first team, as the Bobcats set a program-record with three selections. Sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) were each named to the second team as Sullivan earned all-region recognition for the second straight season.

  • Special Olympics soccer teams win gold, bronze

    West Brunswick teams won gold and bronze medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament, which concluded Nov. 13 in High Point.
    The Brunswick Fire won a gold medal in five-on-five soccer: Daniel Catala, Chris Musgrove, Kristyn Ramsey, Zaporia Reed, Dion Smith, Sakethia Stevenson, Juan Velez and Frederick Williams.
    The Brunswick Heat won a bronze medal: Joseph Allen, Richard Cummings, Derick Ferrell, Derrick Green, Audrey Keith, Mauquel Randall, Chris Robinson, Barry I. Straub, Christopher Tart.