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Today's News

  • Festival’s 5K and 10K races attract some 371 runners

    Staff Report

    Tom Clifford and Heather Magill won the N.C. Oyster Festival 10K races Sunday morning at Ocean Isle Beach.
    Clifford, 29, of Wilmington, ran the 6.2-mile course in 32 minutes, 7 seconds.
    Magill, 31, of Wilmington, finished fourth overall out of 96 runners in 36:09.
    Finishing second in the men’s race was Eric Toffey, 30, of Herndon, Va. (34:27). Adam Cornelius, 29, of Rockwell, was third in 35:59.

  • Sloup wins conference title in golf

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick High School junior Ashley Sloup shot a 6-over-par 78 and won the Waccamaw Conference championship golf tournament Oct. 15 at the Members Course of St. James Plantation.
    Sloup also led the Cougars to the team title.
    Sloup shot 40-38 playing from the green tees (5,346 yards) on the Irwin Course. She had five pars on the front nine. Of her four bogies, two were on the par 5s (508 yards on opening hole and 479 on the sixth hole).

  • Shallotte Shock improves to 7-0

     The Brush Dental U13 girls’ soccer team faced off against the only other undefeated team in the Pleasure Island Soccer Association on Saturday and won 3-2.
    Ashley Oakes advanced the ball deep down the field and found Mia Adcock who scored, starting the Shock off with an early goal that lifted the team’s confidence early.

  • Sports briefs

    Planet Fun bowling scores
    Planet Fun Classic, Oct. 18: Derek Frink 300, Jeff Kelly 279, Terry Decker 267, Zach Bailey 257 and 249, Collin Vanderburg 248, Jeff Evans 247, Terry Decker 246. Series: Derek Frink 759, Jeff Kelly 729, Terry Decker 714, Jeff Evans 694, Zach Bailey 688.
    Women: Paula Micale 175, Alexis Decker 175, Paula Micale 171. Series: Alexis Decker 489, Paula Micale 471, Gisella Grissett 409.

  • WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical storm conditions possible for Carolinas

    Hurricane Sandy will move northward through the Bahamas on Friday, bringing tropical storm conditions to the east coast of Florida.
    Tropical storm conditions are possible in the Carolinas on Saturday and Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. Sandy is expected to turn toward the northeast on Saturday, followed by a turn to the northwest early next week, with direct impacts expected for the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast U.S.
    A high rip current risk is in effect through Saturday morning for coastal Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • Tournament of Champions: Saluting lady golf champions

    By Elsa Bonstein
    Beacon Correspondent
    On Nov. 3-4, men’s and women’s golf club champions in Brunswick County will compete in the 2012 Tournament of Champions at Sandpiper Bay. They qualified for this event by winning the gross-score championship at their clubs.
    The tournament began nine years ago as a suggestion from several club champions. They wanted “just one more tournament” to determine the best of the best for that year.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 10, 12 and 15 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, Oct. 10

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Cougars clinch tie for conference soccer championship

       WHITEVILLE—The South Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat Whiteville 5-2 Oct. 24 and clinched at least a tie for the Waccamaw Conference championship.

    The Cougars are 9-1-1 with one game left. It can win the title outright by beating West Bladen on Oct 25.

    Against the Wolfpack, senior Gavin Dail and junior Ryan Dail each scored two goals. Senior Kyle Reitzel also scored as Patrick Lawson, in his first season as head coach of the Cougars, won a conference championship.

  • Terror is promised and screams are guaranteed at local haunted house

    SHALLOTTE—The goal is simple—screams of terror.

    On Halloween night there is at least one Shallotte home that will be filled with screams.

    For the past month Jennifer and Ethan Richardson along with their parents, friends and neighbors have been preparing the “Creepy Hollow Cemetery” in their Shallotte yard.

    They are creating a haunted trail designed to thrill and scare all who enter on Halloween night.

  • Living on a dream

    SHALLOTTE—Dream big or stay home.

    That is CC Martin’s philosophy on life.

    This Saturday one of his dreams is coming realty on a stage in Brunswick County.

    CC Martin will perform his debut concert as the headliner for the Brunswick County Country Music Fall Festival in the parking lot of Planet Fun.

    The last four months have been a whirlwind for Martin, whose country music singing career has taken off.