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Today's News

  • A guide to baits for fall fishing

    Fall fishing continues to be strong almost everywhere. Large red drum continue to be landed in the surf and at the jetties while are plenty of flounder, including some big ones, hitting inshore.
    The ocean-side piers continue to be streaky, having not yet experienced the solid runs of spot seen to the north of Brunswick County. That action could still occur as the spot haven’t shown up in South Carolina in any numbers yet.

  • East Bladen beats Cougars 45-10

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    BOILING SPRING LAKES—In their last home game of the season Friday night, the Cougars lost 45-10 to the East Bladen Eagles. South Brunswick built an early 7-6 lead, but in the last three quarters, with a strong running attack by East, South was outscored 39-3.
    The Eagles struck first with a 67-yard touchdown run by Rasheem Keith.
    Late in the first quarter, the Cougars took the lead on a 70-yard touchdown catch and run by Damani Johnson from Blaine Tucker. The PAT was good and the Cougars were up 7-6.

  • 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.