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Today's News

  • McDonald’s raises funds for Hospice House

    McDonald’s of Shallotte recently hosted a charity night where portions of the profits for purchases made between 5-8 p.m. were donated to a local nonprofit.
    The management and staff of McDonald’s chose the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick as the recipient of its fundraising. The event also included face painting for children; the Gatorettes, the Brunswick County seniors cheerleading team; an appearance by Brunswick County’s “pink fire truck” and music by Charles Danford, a local singer and guitarist.

  • Atlantic sturgeon now a federally endangered species

    Atlantic sturgeon are now a federally endangered species. The National Marine Fisheries Service has published a final rule in the Federal Register listing four distinct population segments of Atlantic sturgeon as endangered and another as threatened. To read the final rule, go to: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/regs/frdoc/12/12AtlSturgeonFR_SER.pdf.
    The Carolina and South Atlantic population segments, both of which are prevalent in North Carolina waters, will be listed as endangered.

  • Fishing the Gulf Stream is an amazing trip

    After weeks of great weather, bring on the holiday week—and sure enough the weather gods step in to mess up most of our plans, including any opportunity to head offshore to fish the Gulf Stream, where big fish are waiting.  
    At the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, we were able to run one trip before the winter winds returned. We found good action around the 100/400 and Blackjack with multiple Wahoo up to 60 pounds and big blackfin tuna up to 25 pounds.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will host a Zumbathon from 6-8 p.m. April 26 to help raise money for the 2012 Relay for Life. The Zumbathon will be a $10 donation and will be on campus at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center.
    Adult men’s, women’s softball

  • Ocean Ridge Bowling League honors champs

    Staff report

    On March 29, the Ocean Ridge Bowling League ended its 13th season with an awards banquet at Planet Fun’s Starz Restaurant in Shallotte.
    Many of the 104 league members and 40 substitutes who bowl during the season, including many spouses, were in attendance as league president Steve Miller presented the awards.
    Team awards
    Overall team winner: O’Henry (Mary Fitzgerald, Roberta Goryance, Henry Re and Ed Riggs).

  • Shallotte Shock remains unbeaten with 2-2 tie

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 girls’ soccer team remains unbeaten this season but was tied 2-2 last weekend. Entering every game with a big target on it, the Shallotte Shock had to work hard to pull out a tie. This week some new stars emerged, keeping the Shock’s unbeaten record intact.
    Amity Croft, a defensive specialist, scored her first goal of the season with an excellent shot on goal off a corner kick placed into the box by Ashley Oakes.

  • Golf tournaments

    Habitat for Humanity tourney is April 21
    A benefit golf tourney for the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity will take place at 12:45 p.m. April 21 at Bald Head Island Golf Club. The fee is $100 per golfer, $360 per four-golfer team, and covers greens fees, cart, ferry tickets and lunch. Payment deadline is April 11. Prizes for top-three teams in three flights. Call Melissa at 454-0007 or email bch4hom@eastnc.twcbc.com.
    Paws-Ability tourney April is 27

  • Ocean Ridge LGA plays member-member tourney

    The Ocean Ridge Ladies Golf Association played its annual spring member-member tournament March 28 at Panther’s Run and April 2 at Lion’s Paw. Thirty two-member teams competed during the two days in four nine-hole formats.
    Better net ball of partners and scramble were the formats for the first day. Alternate shot and duck soup were the formats for the second day.

  • Winding River Endless Day of Golf

    By Eileen Ceponis
    Special to The Beacon

    Carolina National sponsored the second annual Winding River’s Endless Day of Golf. This charity tournament, which benefits the Relay for Life in Brunswick County, was sponsored in part by senior golf pro Steve Beecroft and the Carolina National team. It is one of the premier fundraisers by Team Winding River.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brick Landing