Today's News

  • Corvettes, Corvettes everywhere: Car club stops in at Brick Landing

    On June 21, I pulled into the Brick Landing parking lot and saw a sea of Corvettes.
    Red, black, white, maroon, yellow, blue and silver Corvettes glistened in the noon sunlight. I felt a kid in a candy store.
    Several people had stopped on Goose Creek Road. Most had had their cameras and cell phones out and were taking pictures.

  • County’s First Tee extends invitation to area junior golfers

    By Rebecca Albin
    Executive Director TFTBC
    Young golfers from throughout the area are invited to participate in The First Tee of Brunswick County Fall programming. Beginning golfers are welcome to join us.
    Our after-school and Saturday golf and Life Skills classes begin the week of Aug. 27 with classes ending Nov. 17.
    In these sessions young golfers ages 7-17 are exposed to The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience Curriculum that teaches our nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the sport of golf in a fun atmosphere.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament at Eagle Nest on Friday, July 27. The winners with a score of 102 (-34) were Dan O’Connell, Ed Nocella, Russ Russo and Stu Cleveland.

  • Sports calendar

    Group looking for travel softball players
    Team TFS 12U, 14U and 16U is looking for travel ball experienced athletes to join its organization.
    The group seeks experienced travel ball players or high-level athletes who want to play for one of the top organizations in North Carolina, improve skills, and prepare to play at the next level.

  • Fire destroys home; teen called a hero

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Trudi Wesley had just left her home for work on Friday, July 27, when she received a frantic phone call from her oldest daughter.

    “I left for work about 6:30 a.m.,” Wesley said. “I was at Food Lion buying water and Gatorade for work. She called at 7:05 a.m. and told me she had called 911. She told me her sister had caught the bed on fire.”

  • McCumbee 11th in sports car race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 11th in the Street Tuner class of the Brickyard Sports Car Challenge July 27.
    Driving the C.J. Wilson Mazda MX-5, they finished all 58 laps at an average speed of 58.259 mph.
    Seth Thomas and Daniel Rogers prevailed in the ST class, co-driving the No. 82 CRC Brakleen BMW 328i to victory. James Clay and John Capestro-DuBets finished second in a 1-2 finish by BimmerWorld Racing BMWs on the 2.534-mile road course.
    The race will be televised by SPEED at noon Aug. 5.

  • Andretti drops in for night of racing at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Foul weather visited Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday, July 28, greeting racers, fans and special guest Mario Andretti.
    Rain started falling after the vintage cars had concluded practice Saturday afternoon. The winds and storm toppled a light pole and wiped out the computer system in the tower and a caution light in turn one.

  • Busted’ jukebox leads to being "Picked Off"

    SHALLOTTE—While Shallotte’s two national TV stars didn’t make it into the finals of the new show “Picked Off,” they now own a Hitler-skunk bank and are in the process of purchasing a jukebox.

    On Wednesday, July 25, Justin Ward and John Pettry, Shallotte firemen and EMTs, appeared on the History Channel’s “Picked Off” wearing their Shallotte Honor Guard shirts.

  • Golden Corral set to open Friday

    SHALLOTTE—The steaks are already marinating as Golden Corral prepares to open its doors.

    According to owners Mickey and David Chance, if everything stays on track with inspections, the restaurant will open its doors for the first time in Shallotte at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

    At press time Tuesday, everything was on track for the Friday opening. David Chance said the staff has been hired and trained.

  • Beacon columnist, fisherman recovering after fall from billboard

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Ocean Isle Beach man is recovering after falling from the top of a billboard along U.S. 17.

    Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Brant McMullan, a Beacon fishing columnist, fell and landed on a concrete drive. His father Rube McMullan said while the height hasn’t been measured, it is near 50 feet.

    According to Rube, Brant and his brother Barrett McMullan were putting a new “OIFC” wrap on a billboard for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, a family business, when he fell. The billboard is on U.S. 17 near N.C. 904.