Today's News

  • The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy: Progress report

    Some communities build casinos, some build amusement parks, theaters and boardwalks. Some communities have attractions that are the “Biggest” or “Tallest” or “Best.”
    Brunswick County has great golf courses and beautiful beaches. We have restaurants with fresh local seafood and shops that feature local art.  
    But the best thing about this community is its heart.

  • The First Tee changes lives

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC Board of Directors
    Gray-colored the skies and a cool April wind brought reminders to all Brunswick County Academy (BCA) students and The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) volunteers that late spring was upon us. The coolness of the day didn’t damper the purpose of the gathering—a celebration for the more than 60 ninth-grade BCA students who had successfully completed 14 sessions of The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience through the game of golf.

  • ‘Conspiracy’ discovered

    For all the conspiracy theory folks out there, consider this: The economy goes in the tank for the last several years, keeping fishermen off the water. Fuel prices skyrocket, keeping fishermen off the water. Politics take a turn such that our current administration creates all sorts of rules keeping fishermen off the water. The wind machine cranks up keeping fishermen off the water…

  • Redfish, black drum are good targets now

    Inshore and pier fishing has continued to pick back up in Brunswick County as the water warms. We should have solid action from now until the water gets really hot in late June and July.
    Flounder continue to hit well inshore and some are showing up off the piers. The favored live bait is still mud minnows but finger mullet and small pinfish will work as well. Anglers casting the scented soft bait lures are also catching flounder around structure.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.

  • Trojans lose 7-0 in soccer playoffs

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team gave up a goal in the first 30 seconds and a goal in the last 90 seconds of the first half as it lost 7-0 May 8 to West Carteret in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state soccer playoffs.
    The Trojans finish the season 12-7-1. West Carteret is 11-7.
    Carteret led 3-0 at the half, scoring its second goal in the first four minutes.

  • McCumbee update

    Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 10th Saturday in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge B+ Heroes 200 road race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.
    Racing a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing, the team completed all 83 laps on the 2.25-mile, 14-turn course at an average speed of 73.899 mph. The class had 36 cars in it.
    McCumbee and Saini are 10th in points after four races in the 10-race series. They finished 15th, fourth and 25th in the three other races.

  • Milliken wins Late Model race at Myrtle Beach

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—NASCAR racing stars greeted fans at Myrtle Beach Speedway May 1 as a prelude to the Southern 500. Kyle Petty, Michael Waltrip, Denny Hamlin, Phil Parsons, Jason White, Hermie Sadler and others tried out the new Skid Plate class of front-wheel drive cars.
    Four laps of showering sparks and all-over-the-racetrack ill-handling cars made for a hoot and a holler for the fans as Kyle Petty, driving the pace car, watched the cars in his review mirror.

  • Sports briefs

    Kayla Padgett update
    In the Conference USA track and field championships in New Orleans, ECU freshman Kayla Padgett finished fifth out of 18 competitors in the shot put with a mark of 14.30 meters (46 feet, 11 inches). All of the competitors were either freshmen or sophomores. The winning mark was 15.82 meters (51 feet, 11 inches).
    She was eighth in the discus with a throw of 44.45 meters (145.10).

  • Lady Scorpions win playoff game 23-1

    The North Brunswick softball team opened the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state playoffs by beating Fairmont 23-1 in five innings Friday.
    North (10-11) scored 11 runs in the fourth inning and finished with 24 hits.