Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played Oct. 28 at the Sea Trail Maples Course. Low gross: Dan O’Connell, 89. Low nets: O’Connell 65, Dick Cecil 67 and Russ Russo 69. Team two low nets: O’Connell, Dennis McCann, Dick Cecil and Bob Cecil at 22-under par. Golfer of the week was Dan O’Connell.

  • Hurly, Schneider win women’s titles

    When the Beacon ran the story on the 2011 ladies’ club Champions last week, two clubs had not completed their championships. They did play their championships this past week and here are the two missing lady champs.  
    Lori Schneider (Bruns-wick Plantation): Lori Schneider is from Milwaukee, where she worked as a sales manager for Allstate Insurance.  
    “I played a lot of corporate golf in my lifetime,” she said. “I also traveled around the world to places like Russia, Greece, Italy, Norway and Sweden.  

  • Brunswick County men’s golf club champions

    Wow! What a great year for golf. Courses that were closed are reopening, several of our local links have installed fabulous new hybrid grasses on their greens, parking lots are filling up again, and we have a whole new class of men’s club champions.  

  • Mother Nature deals tough hand

    I am struggling here trying to keep the reports coming when at best all we can get is one day a week to head offshore. The cold fronts and low-pressure storms have been relentless. As such, the ocean has continued to be dirty and stirred up.

  • Young turkey hunters learn about the sport

    It may not have officially been turkey-hunting season, but a lot of shooting at turkeys was done Oct. 8 at the inaugural NWTF Jakes Day. The Brunswick County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) sponsored this event. The event took place at Roans Branch Hunting Preserve on Green Lewis Road in Bolivia.

  • Cold-water fishing has begun in county

    Cold-water fishing has begun in Brunswick County, and that means local anglers targeting the big three low-temperature inshore fish: speckled trout, redfish and black drum. It is important to know how to catch each species and what the regulations are for keeping or releasing them.

  • Shock wins soccer championship 4-1


    The Shallotte Shock 12U girls’ soccer team  finished its season with a 4-1 victory in championship game.
    The Shock started quickly with a goal three minutes into the game when Hayley Giordano dribbled to the side of the field and hit a crossing shot for a goal.
    Ashley Oakes followed minutes later with a goal. Mia Adcock crossed the ball from the side of the field into the middle and Oakes played it off her chest to her feet and  placed it into the corner of the goal.

  • NOAA public meeting on gillnets Nov. 16 in Southport

    The Office for Law Enforcement under the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA will present a public meeting to all members of the fishing community in Southport on Nov. 16 at the Southport Community Building, 201 E. Moore St.
    The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
    The primary objective of this meeting is to better educate those who use gillnets in coastal waters of this state, on the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP) and the requirements therein.

  • State seeks comments on fishery issues

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking the public to submit comments on issues they would like to see addressed in an upcoming Shrimp Fishery Management Plan.
    The division is beginning a mandated five-year review of the N.C. Shrimp Fishery Management Plan that was adopted by the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission in 2006.
    The agency is soliciting public comment as part of an internal process to determine what procedural method to take in reviewing the plan.

  • Sports calendar

    West Brunswick High School softball coach Joe Noble and his staff will conduct free softball clinics for girls 13 and younger. The clinics will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the West softball field. Please contact Noble at 443-1138 if you plan to attend.