Today's News

  • Blue Dogs are coming to Sharky’s for Memorial Day weekend

    CHARLESTON, S.C.—In 25 years of performing, Blue Dogs, a Charleston-based band, has released nine CDs and two DVDs.
    Now, they’re coming to Ocean Isle Beach.
    This Sunday, May 27, Blue Dogs is scheduled to perform at Sharky’s on Ocean Isle Beach.
    At 9 p.m., they will take the stage at Sharky’s, just over the bridge on Ocean Isle Beach.
    Blue Dogs are known for their Americana and country-rock sound.
    There’s no cover to hear the tunes of Blue Dogs, who will play until midnight.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a team net tournament Friday at Farmstead. Winners with a score of 287 were Stu Cleveland, Tom Culverwell, Sid Silver and Bob Brownley. In second were Bob Smith, Jim Beairsto, Hal Riebesehl and Gary Gutheil at 299. Gross: Gary Gutheil, 83, and Stu Cleveland, 88. Nets: Gutheil, 64, and Cleveland 66. Gary Gutheil is golfer of the week.

  • Weather keeps fish safe in Far Out Shoot Out Tourney

    Several years ago I changed the format of the Far Out Shoot Out: Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo Tournament to a format whereby boats participating could choose to fish one out of eight days.
    The idea was to offer a larger weather window and, hopefully, participants could compete under better conditions. You would think eight days would do it, but this year the weather gods won, and the fish were safe from the tournament fishermen.

  • Flounder striking at all times of day

    Brunswick County inshore fishing is falling into an early summerlike pattern most likely because of the rising water temperatures. That means good action in the early morning and at night, and when the tide is really moving, but slow fishing at times during the heat of the day.

  • To make golf enjoyable, follow these tips for fast play

    We are getting into the warmer weather. Hot sun, humidity, mosquitoes, and late-afternoon thundershowers mean total aggravation on the course when it takes five hours or more to play 18 holes.
    There is no reason for golf to take more than four hours per foursome. In fact, my friend Sherry and I once played 18 holes with a caddie in 2 hours and 25 minutes. Neither of us was a touring pro (we both shot scores in the 90s), but we moved it.

  • Few changes in high school basketball rules

    Participation and fan interest in high school basketball remain strong throughout the nation, and the National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee voted to retain one aspect of the sport that makes it unique from other levels of play.
    At its recent meeting in Indianapolis, the committee considered a proposal to add a shot clock to the high school rules but agreed that the sport played by about one million boys and girls in about 18,000 high schools is functioning well without it.

  • SMS boys win record five titles

    The boy’s athletic program at Shallotte Middle made school history this year by clinching five county championships. Teams dominated the competition in football, basketball, baseball, track and golf.
    Eighth-grade students who were members of the winning teams admit their involvement in athletics helped them keep their priorities straight.
    They know that to be an athlete at Shallotte Middle, they have to have good grades. To help keep everything in check, students said the school offered tutoring and their teachers always went the extra mile.

  • Middle school track has final meet

    Staff report

    The Brunswick County middle schools had their fourth and final track-and-field meet May 10 at West Brunswick High School. South won the girls’ meet and Shallotte won the boys’ meet.
    Here are the first-place finishers, as reported by the coaches.
    Girls’ winners
    Katelyn Hatch of South won the long jump (14-6).
    Clarissa Somers of South won the shot put (28-4).
    Rexi Lee Harris of South won the high jump.
    Heaven-Leigh Banks of South won the discus (71-4).

  • Points battle begins May 31 at Myrtle Beach

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    Myrtle Beach Speedway saw fuel thrown onto the points battle for Whelen All-American Championship honors. At stake are the points for track, state and national honors. Anthony Andres, of Easley, S.C., has taken full advantage in pursuing all of the titles. His team brought the No. 36 Late Model car to the track on May 5 and took advantage of the special event to vault himself into the lead in all three categories.  

  • Tournament celebrities to be at TFTBC event

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC board of directors/coach
    The First Tee of Brunswick County’s (TFTBC) Future Generation’s Tournament, scheduled for June 2 on the courses of St. James Plantation, will host a group of VIPs from throughout the Carolinas.
    This year, like 2011, the honored guests will be more than a dozen Wounded Warriors from Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. These officers and non-coms are Army and Marine veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.