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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a low net strike-three tournament Friday at Black Bear. The winners with a total of 205 were Dennis Keane, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second at 212 were Dennis McCann, Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds: Gary Gutheil, 86, and Dennis Keane, 88. Lowest nets: Reggie Auten, 62; Dennis Davidson, 67; Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil, 68; and Dennis Keane and Jim Beairsto, 69. Reggie Auten is golfer of the week.

  • Jeanne Maxon: Good golf and good dogs

    I first met Jeanne Maxon 10 years ago, when I wrote a column about our local club champions. That meeting became the first of many because Jeanne has won the ladies’ club championship at Ocean Ridge Plantation for nine out of the past 10 years. (Karen McClosky won in 2009.)
    We’ve become friends during this time and have played golf together several times. That’s really fun because Jeanne is right down the middle and we only have to search in the lakes, creeks and forests for my errant golf balls.

  • Plenty of fish caught inshore

    After a tremendous start to the spring fishing season, the inshore action slowed down a little bit over the last few weeks, but there are still plenty of fish being caught. Things are likely to pick up for a big burst in late April and May before the summer heat slows things down again in June.
    Inshore redfish continue to feed but the schools are a bit more dispersed and finding them is not as easy. Also, pinfish and small bluefish have entered the equation, so fishing bait is more of a problem.

  • Now is the time to ‘go catching’

    Having been a fisherman my entire life, and doing it for a living for more than 20 years, I think I can legitimately claim I can “sense” what’s happening on the water. Of all the things I’ve learned about fishing in my life on the water, the most important is to know and understand the changing conditions, and then be able to adapt and adjust.

  • North loses to Whiteville in game for first place

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions baseball team was riding high on an eight-game winning streak when they hosted conference rival Whiteville on Friday. North won the previous meeting 8-6 at Whiteville back in March, but this time, even with a late comeback by North, Whiteville held on for a 9-7 victory. The victory put Whiteville in first in the conference and dropped North into a three-way for second.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will be hosting a Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m. April 26 to help raise money for the 2012 Relay for Life. The Zumbathon will be a $10 donation and will be on campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center.

  • Sports briefs

    Cedric Simmons update
    Cedric Simmons was one of four Asefa Estudiantes Madrid players who did not play in its 85-80 Spanish professional basketball game loss to Real Madrid, who are second in the conference. AEM is 8-21 and 17th in the 18-team league. Simmons’ playing time has been reduced ever since AEM hired a new coach late in the season. Four games are left in the season. Simmons has averaged 19.1 minutes in 26 games, averaging 5.8 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.
     

  • Shallotte Shock wins 3-1

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team fell behind 1-0 but rallied to win 3-1 on Saturday.
    “Hope Simmons, Amity Croft, Leah McDonald and Nicole Gibbs routinely turned the opposing offense away and turned their attempts into another Shock offensive attack,” coach Mark Giordano said. “The few shots that were taken on the Shock were stopped by goalie Joi Sturdivant. Joi made an amazing save, jumping high and stretching out enough to get her hands on the shot and push it up over the goal.”

  • Buckle up, don’t drink and drive and slow down

    It’s heartbreaking news to digest anytime we get word a Brunswick County resident has died suddenly or in a tragic way.
    It’s especially devastating news when it’s a young person.
    This week, people throughout the county are mourning the loss of 17-year-old Ryan Dilworth, the son of a Holden Beach police officer and 911 telecommunications operator.
    Ryan was a junior at West Brunswick High School and was a member of the JROTC. He worked at Main Street Restaurant and Boomer’s Rentals of Holden Beach.

  • 2011 county home sales price was ahead of national average

    SUPPLY—Brunswick County’s average home sales price last year remained above the state average, but dropped from the previous year.

    An update on the housing market was given last week as Realtors, elected officials and candidates mingled at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors’ legislative luncheon. Realtors announced legislative goals.