Today's News

  • Golf tournaments

    Tee off for veterans set for Nov. 24
    On Nov. 24, Rolling Thunder SC3 will play its annual golf tournament at Crown Park Golf Course. It will be a captain’s choice with a shotgun start at
    10 a.m. The fee is $60 per person, $240 per team. There will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes and dinner to follow immediately after the tournament at the VFW Post 10804, 111 Highway 57, Little River, S.C. For more information, contact Bruce Hutchison at (843) 390-0196 or hutchb@sccoast.net.

  • Bergstrom and Heroux win golf club championships

    Below are profiles of the women’s golf club champions are Carolina National and Farmstead-Meadowlands.
    Carolina National—Linda Bergstrom. This champion hails form Connecticut, where she worked for 25 years selling optical equipment. She and her husband were also competitive skiers, competing in NASTAR races all over the United States and in Europe.  
    “We’re golfers now,” she said  “Skiing can be dangerous as you get older.”  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


  • Kingfish road trip visits the pinnacle of tournament season

    King mackerel tournament fishing in our part of the world is an important cultural event. North Carolina is the birthplace of king mackerel tournament fishing and during the last 30-plus years the sport has provided an arena for fishermen who enjoy the challenge of not only targeting and catching big king mackerel but also competing with fellow anglers.

  • Charlie the Tuna won’t like ‘Surf and Saltwater Fishing,’ but anglers will

    Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a Brunswick Beacon review about Jeffrey Weeks’ book “Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas.” The book was published last year.

  • Tour trip mixes fishing, nostalgia

    Editor’s note: This column was first published in The Beacon on Aug. 4, 2011.
    I spent the most of last week doing nothing but fishing with the folks in Brunswick County, riding surf to pier and jumping from boat to boat with old friends and new. I barely slept but it was well worth it.
    It is the height of tourist season now and while the fishing is not what I’d call spectacular the fishermen are, locals and visitors, and good times and colorful stories abound.

  • Tips for catching flounder, recipes for cooking flounder

    Editor’s note: This column was first published in The Beacon on March 31, 2011.

    Spring means flounder fishing along the Brunswick County coast. The warmer water brings flounder into inshore waters, and anglers pursue them in many different ways.
    Many traditional flounder fishermen are content to drift or troll the inlets, dragging live bait on the bottom and letting the boat do the work for them. But for those anglers seeking larger flatfish, anchoring up and casting to structures is a better tactic.

  • Catching a flying fishing rod is much harder than it sounds

    Editor’s note: The column was first published in The Beacon on June 11, 2009.

    Do I have a fish story for you.
    Last weekend I was flounder fishing on foot around the Sunset Beach Bridge. If you know the old bridge area, you know it’s beside the new bridge they are building, where a lot of old pilings are on their sides. I was on the island side, on the opposite shore from the new bridge construction.

  • Sports calendar

    Free throw contest Nov. 17
    The Knights of Columbus annual basketball free throw contest, sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Council No. 9039, is open to girls and boys ages 10-14 and will take place 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17 at Shallotte Middle School.
    Competitors in different age groups for girls and boys will shoot 15 free throws and the winners will receive trophies and advance to another competition. For more information, call Chuck Van Buren at 287-1785.

  • Sports briefs

    White is all-conference in volleyball
    Carly White has been named to the 2012 All-Conference Carolinas volleyball third team. White, a West Brunswick graduate, earned all-conference honors for the second straight year.
    A 6-foot-4 junior middle blocker from Ash, White led the conference with 0.89 blocks per set and was also among the conference leaders in hitting percentage and kills per set. Her .332 hitting percentage was the third highest in the conference and she ranked ninth with 2.90 kills per set.