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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 cha-cha-cha tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners on a match of cards at 119 (-27) were Dennis Davidson, Ed Nocella, Dennis McCann and Larry Cecil. In second were Bill McDavit, Bob Smith, Gary Gutheil, Bob Byrne and Hal Riebesehl. Gross: Stu Cleveland, Russ Russo, Sid Silver and Scott McBean, all at 88. Net: Ed Nocella, Scott McBean and Mike Cotton, all at 66. Ed Nocella was voted golfer of the week.

  • How to play golf longer

    No one that I know is getting any younger, despite the claims of our cosmetics industry. We’re all doing the best we can with what we have.  
    One of the excellent things about living in Brunswick County are the dozens of golf courses from Leland to Calabash.
    What makes golf a great sport? You can play it at any age.
    Can you imagine most of us on an ice hockey rink? What about other contact sports? Basketball? Football? Field hockey or lacrosse? Well……maybe softball, but you need a whole bunch of other people to play the game.  

  • Near-shore fishing is improving

    As water temperatures continue to rise, the near-shore fishing for Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and cobia will continue to improve.
    This past week the Spanish mackerel bite has turned back on as schools of good sized Spanish can be found all along Brunswick beaches feeding on glass minnows in 20-30 feet of water. Trolling topwater Clark Spoon Alabama rigs has been effective in capitalizing on this fishery.  

  • To catch flounder, cast to structure

    Flounder fishing has picked up again in Brunswick County and should be very good until the weather gets hot.
    A predominant number of flounder anglers like to drift or troll to catch the popular flatfish. But as for me, I get better results by anchoring up and casting to structure.

  • Inspirations dancers win 30 solo awards

    By Shiloh Ransom
    Special to The Beacon
    Inspirations Dance Centre (Southport) participated in Star Talent Productions dance competition in Supply. The dancers received High Platinum, Platinum and High Gold awards for 10 group dances, 30 solos and one trio.
    In the Petite/Junior group age division, they received first overall Junior Elite Small Group, first overall Junior Excel Small Group and third overall Petite Excel Small Group.

  • Cougar boys get first playoff win

    Staff Report

    For the first time ever, the South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team has won in the state playoffs.
    South, coached by John Walls, beat Washington 6-3 on May 1 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament.
    South won four singles matches and two doubles matches.
    An important singles victory was by Noah Pieper at No. 5, as he won a tiebreaker 10-8.
    Edwin Burnett and Patrick Evans won a close match at No. 1 doubles, taking the victory 10-8.

  • BCC splits doubleheader, will open region tourney Friday

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team split a region doubleheader Saturday at Danville, Va., winning the first game 6-4 in nine innings and losing the second 4-1 in seven innings.
    In the first game, each team made four errors. BCC finished with 12 hits. Alex Sasser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Josh Hardwick, Jonathan Corbett, Tyler Ruffin and Matthew Archer each had two hits. Hardwick hit a triple and scored in BCC’s two-run eighth inning, which gave it a 6-3 lead.

  • Avallone, Chappell star on Lady Trojans’ Senior Night

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent
    Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick’s softball team on May 3.
    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West’s seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.
    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • From the best to worst abs, local men show flaunt their physique

    SHALLOTTE—For the last six weeks six men have been getting up early and sweating as they worked toward a common goal—to get the best abs.

    For 40 days the group of friends worked on their goal. At 6:15 a.m. May 1, they had the “big reveal” complete with judging. One received first place with last place claiming the donut award.

    It started when Scott Nonnenman decided it was time to shed some winter weight and start getting his body in shape for the summer.

  • Up in the Air: Airport owners want $1 lease agreement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Jackson Hill Aviation officials have asked the town for an OK to rent the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport for $1 for an entire year.

    The proposal also asked the town’s board of commissioners to make changes to the airport’s lease to include purchasing the fuel farm, changing hours of operation and taking additional safety measures.

    Jackson Hill Aviation and the town entered into a 20-year lease agreement in 2006 with Jackson Hill Aviation serving as the fixed-base operator.