Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 29
    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.

  • Reducing feral hogs

    Staff Report

    Don Yousey continues his efforts to reduce the number of feral hogs in the Supply area. His latest kill was on March 13, and the feral hog “weighted upward of 200 pounds,” he said.
    Wild hogs tear up the land causing erosion that is often permanent, Yousey said.
    “They destroy agricultural crops and also feed on the eggs of ground-nesting birds like quail and turkeys.”
    They can breed up to three times a year and can have up to 12 or 13 piglets per litter.  

  • Brick Landing has Green Ball Tournament

    Brick Landing was host of its first-ever Green Ball Tournament on St. Patrick’s Day. A happy crowd of nearly 50 players competed on the newly renovated course. A traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner followed in the clubhouse.

  • Ocean City Chevrolet aids local leagues

    Staff Report

    Ocean City Chevrolet will be a partner with the Waccamaw Athletic Association and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth in Brunswick County this season. Ocean City Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.
    The program began March 1 and runs through July 15.

  • Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf has ringer tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual spring ringer tournament March 14 and 19 on Lion’s Paw. Participants played the course two times and the best score by hole, net of handicap, is the ringer score. The field was broken into five flights based on handicap, and following are the winners by flight:

  • CVGA golf scores and events

    Results of the three-lowest nets event March 19 at River Hills Golf Course. First: Charlie Benedict, John Mitchell, Dick Gravelin and Russ Johnson, 192. Second: Tom Leach, Jim Maurer, Will Sealock, Jerry Wiles, 198. Third: Rich Michaels, Ken Locatelli, Mike Rivera and Denny Wise, 199. Closest to pin at 3, Mike Rivera, 14-7; at 6, Brian Mikesell, 1-11; at 12, Dick Gravelin, 6-1; at 15, Lynn Harbold, 2-8.

  • Crow Creek MGA plays second annual Ryder Cup

    On March 12-13 and March 15, the Crow Creek MGA played its second annual Ryder Cup competition. Thirty-two members were divided into two 16-man teams.
    The team captains were Brian Nordberg for the red team and David Hannah for the white team. The captains met before the tournament to select teams in a draft and to match up players for all three days events. Each event was based on a match play format, where the winner received one point and a tie resulted in each team receiving a half point.

  • Brierwood MGA and WGA play St. Patrick’s Day event

    On March 17, the Brierwood MGA and Brierwood WGA co-sponsored a St Patrick’s Day golf event.

  • Sea Trail Lady golfers attend True Champion workshop

    By Mary Lou Miller
    Special to the Beacon
    On March 3, 40 members of the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association and two guests from Carolina National Golf Course attended a three-hour workshop presented by Veronica Karaman of Pinehurst. The workshop, “Break through to your ‘A’ game,” provided valuable insight about the importance of swing thoughts and how they can affect your golf game.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of +24 were Bob Byrne, Jack Goin, Bob Brownley and Bill Cameron. In second at +19.5 were Dennis Keane, Charlie Shore, Tom Culverwell and Sid Silver. Lowest round: Charlie Shore at 85. Lowest net: 64 by Ed Hennessey. Most over their points: Bob Brownley at +9.5 and Stu Cleveland at +9. Ed Hennessey was golfer of the week with a net 64 and +7.5.