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Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Sept. 7 at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of +23.5 were Bob Smith, Sid Silver, Bob Brownley and Fred Ortiz. In second at +12 were Jim Beairsto, Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil. Low rounds: Sid Silver 77, Reese Evans 81, Gary Gutheil 85 and Stu Cleveland 87. Low nets: Sid Silver 60 and Stu Cleveland 68. Sid Silver is voted golfer of the week with 12 points over his quota.
    Brierwood MGA

  • Lockwood Folly raises funds for ovarian cancer research

    There are dozens of charity tournaments each year in Brunswick County. Hard-working, concerned committee members and donors support important causes each week: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, AMVETs, the American Cancer Society, Paws Ability, Habitat for Humanity, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, The First Tee, Hope Harbor Home, local fire departments, schools, bands, college scholarships and hunger programs are only a few of the many recipients of our golfers’ largesse.  
    This is a generous, caring community and we should be proud of our work to help others.

  • Fall fishing season is off to an early start

    The fall fishing season in Brunswick County has gotten off to an early start as baitfish and predators are celebrating the end of a long, hot summer by swarming around the usual hotspots. Schools of mullet continue to increase, leading to better inshore fishing for speckled trout, redfish and flounder.
    Redfish are hitting around the bridges and docks in the waterway and larger over-the-slot red drum are being caught at the jetties.

  • First Tee concludes Summer Tour

    By Mike Gildea
    Special to The Beacon
    The First Tee’s mini-version of the FedEx Cup, the Summer Tour, drew to a close Aug. 13-14 following championship rounds at hosts Ocean Ridge Golf Club and the Thistle Golf Club.

  • 11th anniversary of 9/11: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

    The 11th anniversary of 9/11—Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012—was as bright and balmy as that horrific Tuesday 11 years ago when terrorist-directed planes crashed into the American landscape and turned the day to dark.

    Tuesday, Lions, Legionnaires, VFW members, local officials and retired FDNY members turned out once again to remind us never to forget the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost at the fallen Twin Towers in New York City, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a Shanksville, Pa., field on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Variety show has 'heart' to raise funds Friday in Wilmington

    A heart-filled lineup of entertainment, including performers from Brunswick County, is the centerpiece of Friday night’s first Greater Cape Fear Variety Show in Wilmington to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

    Proceeds from the 8 p.m. show at the Scottish Rite Temple at 1415 S. 17th St. in Wilmington will benefit the Cape Fear Chapter of the Heart Association as well as the upcoming 2012 Cape Fear Heartwalk on Oct. 13.

  • Sunset Beach police report

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    •Injury to real propertyreported Sept. 5 at The Village at Sunset.

    •Mitchel Eugene Barker, 25, of 905 Orange St., Wilmington, charged Sept. 5 with driving while impaired (DWI).

    •Financial card transaction fraud reported Sept. 4 by a resident of Sea Trail Plantation.

    •John Franklin Wood, 44, of 3632 Farmington Lane, Duluth, Ga., charged Sept. 4 with DWI.

  • Sports calendar

    Brunswick County Youth Basketball League sign-ups
    Registration is open for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League, open to boys and girls in first through sixth grades. Mandatory skills analysis is Nov. 16.
    Games will be played at Shallotte Middle School, South Brunswick Middle School, Leland Middle and Cedar Grove Middle School. Deadline to register is Nov. 19. Registration fee is $40 per person. Call 253-2670 for more information or visit www.brunswickcountync.gov (youth athletics).

  • Solar trash compactors up and running on Sunset Beach island

    SUNSET BEACH—It’s taken three years, but solar trash compactors have finally been installed at the beach.

    The units went in with town and resident fanfare on Friday morning, Sept. 7, at the gazebo on the beach in Sunset Beach.

    Town administrator Gary Parker said it was a first step in the town’s long-range plan to be environmentally responsible by providing recycling and trash-compacting units in public areas of the town.

  • Champions Night Sept. 21 at West

    West Brunswick High School will honor its 1991, 1992 and 1993 championship football teams on Sept. 21 on Champions Night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.
    The Trojans won the Class 2A East Regional in 1991 and finished second in state. The 1992 and 1993 teams won state championships.
    Former players who plan to attend should contact Greg Mott 538-6292 or West athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740. The Trojans will play North Brunswick that night. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.