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Today's News

  • Town opposes school calendar changes: Fears tourism will suffer

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The town adopted a resolution Tuesday morning opposing a proposal for Brunswick County Schools to change school calendar dates.

    The calendar will be discussed by the Brunswick County Board of Education after it is taken up in a calendar committee meeting. The board of education is poised to talk about the changes in March. Some proposed calendar changes would require approval from the state General Assembly.

  • Best of Brunswick winners named

     

    Your votes have been cast and the ballots have been tallied.

    The 2012 Readers’ Choice Best of Brunswick award winners have been named. Make sure you don’t miss them; they appear in a special section in this week’s Beacon.

    This is the fifth year the Beacon has sponsored the contest, which has more than tripled in responses since its inception.

  • Military news

    McLamb joins Air Force
    Ashley S. McLamb, son of Scott and Lynn McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.
    Qualified men and women are eligible to receive skill training, experience and up to $20,000 in education benefits. After completing basic military training, airmen receive specialized technical training in one of more than 125 job career fields.

  • Willetts-Reddick

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kelly Marie Willetts of Greenville and Stephen Lee Reddick of Stantonsburg. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry D. Willetts and Julie B. Owens of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of Randy and Elaine Reddick of Stantonsburg. A March 3 wedding is planned in Boone. A reception will take place for friends and family on March 10 at Old Shallotte Baptist Church.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 16
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Sports calendar

    North baseball fish fry Feb. 18
    The annual North Brunswick baseball fish fry will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the NBHS baseball field. Plates are $6 each and include boneless fish fillets, cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies. Fifteen or more plates can be delivered. All proceeds go to the baseball program at NBHS. Contact coach Randy Fennell at 540-0264 for more information.   

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Feb. 21: Cape Fear National Golf, $45. 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, and prizes. Cart attendants tip is not included in price.
    March 21: Lockwood Folly Country Club, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation.
    The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Brick Landing plays Valentine’s tourney

    On Friday, Brick Landing residents played a Valentine’s tourney, their first twilight golf event in more than two years. Unfortunately, the rains swept in late Friday afternoon, so the nine-hole tournament was canceled after seven holes. But the 38 participants gathered in the newly renovated clubhouse and had a fine time anyway.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Friday, the Beachcombers played at Crown Park. Low gross: Reese Evans, 79; Bob Byrne and Jim Ritter, 87. Low nets: Ritter, 66; Byrne, 68; Dan O’Connell, 69.Team: Two low nets per hole: Byrne, Ritter, Tom Culverwell and Evans at 25-under par. Golfer of the week is Jim Ritter.