Today's News

  • Discount golf player card available from The First Tee

    By Mike Gildea

    How you can play just about every golf course in Brunswick County for a green fee of $25?
    Buy The First Tee of Brunswick County Player Card. The 2013 edition of the card is on sale now. As last year, 29 Brunswick County courses are available for one-time play for $25.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Gross: Sid Silvers, 82; Dick Cecil, 87; Ed Redman, 89. Nets: Cecil, 62; Dennis McCann, 67; Silvers, Redman and Bob Smith, 69; Jim Beairsto, 69. Team two nets: Smith, Beairsto, Jim Ritter and Stu Cleveland, 24-under par. Golfer of the week is Cecil.

  • Bermuda: Great people, great golf

    In the last 30 years, my husband and I have been to Bermuda 20 times.
    Only a three-hour flight from Atlanta, Bermuda lies east of us in the Atlantic Ocean. There are nine golf courses within the 21 square miles of the island. Two of them are presently closed for renovations, but will open shortly. Gene and I have played all of them.
    Some of the courses are private but become available through golf packages and Bermuda-sponsored tournaments (like the Bermuda Goodwill Open).  

  • Ashley holds off Trojans’ rally

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    WILMINGTON—The Trojans fell behind early at Ashley and a fourth-quarter rally fell short in a 67-53 non-conference boys’ basketball loss Dec. 6.
     “We have a never quit mentality,” West Brunswick coach Eric Davis said. He was referring to how the Trojans bounced back from being 11 down after the third quarter and then cut the lead to three points halfway through the fourth quarter. Ashley quickly responded with a 7-0 run that clinched the victory.

  • Sports briefs

    Parks and Recreation offers programs
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation offers the following programs:
    Coed volleyball program
    Open play volleyball for those 55 or older is
    10:15 a.m.-noon every Monday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the Brunswick Community College Campus. Free. All skill levels welcome. Call 253-2677 for more information.
    Silver paddles

  • Shock finishes second in tourney

    The U13 Shallotte Shock girls’ soccer team finished its season with a second-place finish in the St. James Island tournament in Charleston, S.C.
    Last year, the Shock finished first in the bronze division. This year, the Shock played in the highest division. The Shock won its first game 3-0 and then tied a Myrtle Beach, S.C., team 1-1.
    On the second day of the tourney, the Shock lost 4-1 to a team from Wake Forest, ending a 34-game unbeaten streak.
    The Shock won its next game 2-1, securing second place.

  • Knights of Columbus has free throw contest

    Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council Number 9039 had the annual Knights of Columbus free throw championship Nov. 17 at Shallotte Middle School. Twenty-nine boys and girls ages 10-14 from Brunswick County competed.
    The following girls won their age group: Shelby Everhart, Telea Vereen, Sadie Benoy and Kaitlyn Bellamy. The following boys won their age group: Jadyn Parker, De’Andre’ Clarida, Campbell Pryor, Caden Ward and Brandon Patterson. The winners will continue on to the district level early next year.

  • BCC Holiday Classic is Dec. 17-19

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College women’s and men’s basketball teams are host to the M&M Mini Storage Holiday Classic
    Dec. 17-19 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.
    The women play their first game at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 against Baltimore County-Dundalk. At 2 p.m. Dec. 18, the BCC women play South Georgia Technical College. At 6 p.m. Dec. 19, the BCC women play Harford Community College.
    The men play at 8 p.m. Dec. 17 against Caldwell Community College. At

  • Trojans win Hawkins wrestling tourney

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    One thing is certain: Caleb Hawkins would have been proud.
    A former standout athlete at West Brunswick, Hawkins was a member of the cross-country team, the wrestling squad and was the Trojans’ No. 1 tennis player before tragedy struck in May 2009.
    After winning the Most Improved Wrestler award following his junior season, Hawkins died the same year from injuries he suffered as a passenger in an automobile wreck 10 days before his 18th birthday.

  • West competes in first swim meet

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent
    Junior Meg Fletcher swam the first lap.
    Fletcher, senior Kelsey Ross, senior Abbey Long and senior Kennedy Hughes swam the first relay.
    Freshman Dustin Ruppart swam the first individual event for the boys’ team. And sophomore Christian Chaney won the first-ever heat.
    Those student-athletes and other Trojans entered the record books as the West Brunswick swim team swam in its inaugural meet Dec. 8 in the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.