Today's News

  • Tanner-Winn

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Corey Elizabeth Tanner of Raleigh, and Peter Alan Winn of Calabash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby Denning Tanner and Jane Carlson Tanner of Raleigh. The prospective groom is the son of J. Douglas Winn of Calabash and the late Diane Lee Winn. An April 27, 2013, wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. in Fuquay-Varina.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 22
    Thanksgiving Day.

  • Piperettes play Sadie Hawkins tourney

    The Piperettes played their annual Sadie Hawkins Tournament Nov. 10. Thirty-six members invited a partner other than the spouse to play an 18-hole, alternate-shot tournament. The field was divided into four flights.
    Flight 1: 1. Diane Rauch and Bobby Bryce 67; 2. Dan Copeland and Jane Duvall, 68; 3. Ed Killgoar and Liz fox, 73; 4. Ron Robichaud and Mary Dickerson, 73.

  • Myrtle Beach 400 postponed to March 22

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon

  • 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.
    Coast Guard tourney is Dec. 7

  • Story, Carano win Ocean Ridge tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual fall member-member tournament Nov. 7 and Nov. 12 on Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw.
    The tournament consisted of four nine-hole formats: Nine holes of captain’s choice,  nine holes of alternate shot, nine holes of duck soup and nine holes of better-net of partner.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brierwood MGA
    On Oct. 25, the format was count two best balls. In first with a score of -26 was the team of George Edwards, Bernie Gruzlewski, Jim Pope and Les Craft. In second was the team of Al Bloom, Chuck Hornfeck, Dave Harper and Ron Arvidson.
     On Nov. 1 the format was count one ball on the par 5s, two balls on the par 4s and three balls on the par 3s. The winning team at -32 was Al Bloom, Mike Prokop, Chuck Hornfeck, and Jim Pope.

  • Give thanks for our golf course superintendents

    Once in a while, I run into someone who thinks golf course superintendents are grass cutters and nothing more. They think these guys have a cushy job, sitting on a mower all day with none of the stress of corporate America.
    Wrong, wrong, wrong. Golf course superintendents are highly educated specialists who are in charge of multimillion-dollar businesses. It’s almost like owning a farm, except your product is complex, alive and on display year round as golfers play their favorite sport.

  • Sports briefs

    Napolitano all-conference for Wingate
    Nick Napolitano is one of seven Wingate University football players on All-South Atlantic Conference teams. Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, is second-team all-conference defense.
    In his first season as a starter, Napolitano (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) led Wingate with 11.5 tackles for loss (41 yards) and 7.5 quarterback sacks (32 yards). He led the SAC in quarterback sacks.

  • 5K race takes place in Shallotte

    Staff Report

    Todd Robertson, 44, of Ocean Isle Beacon, won the Rotary Clubs of Brunswick County 5K Turkey Trot in 18 minutes, 47 seconds.
    The runners ran through downtown Shallotte on a chilly, overcast Saturday morning. The race, which attracted nearly 200 runners, began and ended at Planet Fun and was a benefit for Girls on the Run and Stride.
    George Redman, 41, of Surfside Beach, S.C., was second in 19:37.