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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Falcons in state playoffs

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on May 2, 3 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 2

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    James Matthew Abernathy, PG speeding 72/55.

  • Medical services for veterans are available right here at home

    A medical clinic for Brunswick County’s vast number of veterans was slow in coming to the area. There were times we wondered if needed services would get here at all, or if there would be enough options for veterans who live here.
    At 20 Medical Campus Drive in Supply, the Brunswick Count VA Outreach Clinic provides many basic healthcare needs for local veterans. In addition to a doctor, care staff includes nurses, assistants, a pharmacist, dietician, social worker and mental health provider.

  • West scores five in 7th, stuns Saints in baseball playoffs

      Down 4-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, West Brunswick took advantage of a one-out infield error to rally for five runs and stun Southern Wayne 5-4 May 15 in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    When an emotional West coach Mike Alderson was asked who would have thought of an ending like this, he said, “A team with no quit and a lot of heart.”

  • Holden Beach abloom for first garden tour

     IF YOU GO

    What: Holden Beach Garden Tour

    When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19

    Where: Eight residents and five refurbished projects at Holden Beach

    How much: Tickets (with maps) $10 each, available on tour day at the Holden Beach Pavilion (under the bridge)

    HOLDEN BEACH—Linda Brown strolled her scenic garden, pointing out May flowers colorizing the landscape next to the Holden Beach canal.

  • Community ready for Sunset Beach to take its road

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Lakes Homeowners Association has an offer it hopes the town of Sunset Beach can’t refuse—taking over one of its streets.

    The offer came from Duane Lewis, chairman of the Sunset Lakes HOA, who told Sunset Beach Town Council last week his HOA voted to dedicate Medcalf Drive to the town. The vote came unanimously at an HOA meeting April 28, Lewis said.

    “We present the road to you,” Lewis told the town board. “We hereby dedicate the roadway.”