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Today's News

  • Mason wins Sea Trail club championship

    The Sea Trail LGA club championship was played Aug. 20 on the Byrd Course, Aug. 22 on the Maples Course and Aug. 23 on the Jones Course.
    The club champion is Joan Mason, who shot 84-82-91—257. Runner-up is Marti Kennedy, who shot 85-94-88—267.
    Flight 1 gross winner is Mary Alice Jerome, who shot 86-87-90—263. Net winner is Nancy Flaherty, who shot 69-75-70—214.
    Flight 2 gross winner is Pat Lupi, who shot 93-103-104—300. Net winner is Janet Keppler, who shot 72-79-77—228.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood couples
    With a match of cards, the team of Dan Perry, Cheryl Perry, Bill Billie and Jean Billie came in first at 13-under par Aug. 18. The team of Wayne McGlothlin, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Nobes and Marianne Nobes came in second, also at 13 under.

  • Ocean Ridge Plantation: It’s not just golf

    Contrary to popular belief, golf course communities are not just about golf. I’ve heard people say, “Why would I want to live on a golf course? I don’t play golf!”
    Wrong, wrong, wrong.
    All of our golf course communities, from St. James in the north to Brunswick Plantation on the south, are bustling with dozens of activities that have nothing to do with golf.

  • North Brunswick builds big lead, defeats Trask 26-14

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    ROCKY POINT—In a game plagued by big turnovers from both teams, North Brunswick managed to put together two near perfect quarters and then held off a late comeback by the Trask Titans to take home a 26-14 win.
    The Scorpions mounted a 26-0 lead by capitalizing on the Titans’ turnovers and running the ball right at Trask. Then the turnovers fell in Trask’s favor and it scored 14 straight points. It wasn’t until a clock-eating 19-play drive that North was able to seal the victory.

  • Obama economy saves fishing and fish populations in Carolina

    You can’t deny the down economy has not had an impact on the fisheries. However, contrary to its negative impact on your and my pocketbooks, it has been healthy for fishing.
    The result has been fewer people fishing, which in turn means fewer fish killed. Throw in some ridiculous federal regulations and you have the recipe on how to rebuild fish stocks. We have theorized that at some point more fish would be born than captured and the result would be increased fish populations; thus swinging fishing into more catching.

  • Fishing has been solid inshore

    Inshore fishing often turns on the weather and that has certainly been the case for the month of August. Hot days and afternoon thunderstorms have been the rule, and though the temperatures will ease off a bit as we enter September, the familiar forecast calling for storms and rain will continue.
    The effect of almost daily afternoon and evening storms has been felt for anglers: good morning fishing, cloudy and stained water after the thunder boomers and fish more likely to be caught on bait than lures.

  • Sports calendar

    Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
    The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte.
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will be conducting a soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 10-14. Participation forms will be available at the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contestants please bring a copy of your birth certificate.

  • Mountain bike tour Saturday

    Apparel brand Dirtball has announced the inaugural “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” a three-stop regional North Carolina mountain bike series that will award a $10,000 purse and championships in five divisions.
    The dates are Saturday, Brunswick Nature Park, Leland; Sept. 15, Harris Lake County Park, New Hill; Oct. 13, The Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville.

  • McCumbee 23rd in Bristol NASCAR race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee finished 23rd out of 36 drivers in the UNOH 200 Aug. 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
    Although not the finish the No. 92 Black’s Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet team was looking for at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200, the trip to northeastern Tennessee was not a bad one for the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises crew and McCumbee.

  • Sam Yarbrough disqualified in race

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    Sam Yarbrough’s Whelen All-American Late Model Stock win Aug. 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway has been nullified.
    Yarbrough took the checkered flag in the 40-lap feature race and was protested during victory lane ceremonies. Anthony Anders, who ran second and is battling with Yarbrough for the NASCAR track and state championships, posted a protest fee and filed an appeal for further review by NASCAR Whelen Late Model officials.