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Today's News

  • Brierwood MGA and WGA play St. Patrick’s Day event

    On March 17, the Brierwood MGA and Brierwood WGA co-sponsored a St Patrick’s Day golf event.

  • Sea Trail Lady golfers attend True Champion workshop

    By Mary Lou Miller
    Special to the Beacon
    On March 3, 40 members of the Sea Trail Ladies Golf Association and two guests from Carolina National Golf Course attended a three-hour workshop presented by Veronica Karaman of Pinehurst. The workshop, “Break through to your ‘A’ game,” provided valuable insight about the importance of swing thoughts and how they can affect your golf game.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Meadowlands. The winners with a score of +24 were Bob Byrne, Jack Goin, Bob Brownley and Bill Cameron. In second at +19.5 were Dennis Keane, Charlie Shore, Tom Culverwell and Sid Silver. Lowest round: Charlie Shore at 85. Lowest net: 64 by Ed Hennessey. Most over their points: Bob Brownley at +9.5 and Stu Cleveland at +9. Ed Hennessey was golfer of the week with a net 64 and +7.5.

  • Ladybirds: Golf league is still going strong after 21 years

    Way back in December 2002, I wrote a column about the Brunswick Ladybirds, a women’s golf league founded in 1991.
    Last week, I played in a Ladybird tournament at the Oak Island Club and had an absolute blast playing in a foursome with Denni Maynard (Farmstead/Meadowlands), Robin Klestinec (Oak Island) and Rose Seguin (Oak Island). I had played with Denni before, but I met Robin and Rose for the first time that morning.

  • ACC All-Stars at BCC on April 5

    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a basketball game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is headlined by ACC Player of the Year Tyler Zeller and the seniors from UNC Chapel Hill, Duke’s Miles Plumlee and N.C State’s C.J. Williams and Alex Johnson.
    The doors open at 6 p.m. and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun

  • Sea mullet are a dependable panfish

    The early spring Brunswick County pier and surf action has been dominated by the good news of strong sea mullet runs. Last year was a good year for them, too, and with catches of spot and croaker seeming to decline each year, they are rapidly becoming our most dependable panfish.
    Sea mullet, also called whiting or Virginia mullet in North Carolina, are a generally small but delicious fish caught from the northern Atlantic Ocean beaches (where northern anglers call them kingfish) all the way down around into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Spring fishing making an early appearance

    There is no doubt spring is firmly here. It has pretty much been here since November.  
    The interesting story this season is going to be how the fish react to such a mild winter.  Last winter was extremely cold and the resulting fishing was below average. Will the opposite hold true this season? One fact is for sure: the fish will be arriving well ahead of schedule.
    There are reports of good catches of Mahi-mahi off Charleston, S.C., which means those fish are soon to be off our coast; typically not seen until May.  

  • Shock wins twice in shutout games

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock U12 soccer team won its last two games in shutouts.
    On March 17, the Shock won 4-0.
    “Kira Frawley scored two goals using her tremendous speed and simply outran the defense on both occasions and put each scoring opportunity into the net,” coach Mark Giordano said.
    Mia Adcock and Ashley Oakes also scored.

  • Sports calendar

    The Brunswick Paddle Out March 31
    The Brunswick Fun Plunge Paddle Out and Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. March 31 at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center. Donation fee for adults is $15 and the donation fee for children is $8. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.