Today's News

  • Military news

    Jenkins completes Navy basic training
    Navy Seaman recruit Darrius Jenkins, son of Sonya and Gregory Jenkins of Leland, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Jenkins completed a variety of training, which included: classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Big Daddy Drives to Inlet View

    North Carolina-based band Big Daddy Drive is bringing its sound to Shallotte, and to a worldwide audience.
    The band debuted its CD “Long Road” to the public back in August 2011 and has been touring and promoting ever since.
    The band will perform in concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Inlet View Bar & Grill, 1800 Village Point Road SW. There is no charge for the show.

  • BCC wins one, loses one against Surry

    Staff Report

    On Saturday in Dobson, the Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Surry Community College 5-1 in nine innings and lost 6-5 in seven innings.
    In the first game, Bryson Benton was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning in giving BCC a 3-0 lead. Tyler Ruffin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jonathan Corbett was 2-for-5 with one RBI. He and Ruffin drove in runs in the seventh inning as BCC took a 5-1 lead.

  • Sludds’ international experience benefits First Tee

    By Mike Gildea
    TFTBC Coach/Board of Directors
    The First Tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) is the only The First Tee chapter in the nation to have two former tour players—one each from the U.S. PGA and European PGA tours—affiliated with it as chapter teaching professionals. Last week we featured Terry Mauney, a veteran of all three U.S. professional tours who is the TFTBC Program Director.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a low net strike-three tournament Friday at Black Bear. The winners with a total of 205 were Dennis Keane, Reggie Auten, Jim Beairsto and Bob Smith. In second at 212 were Dennis McCann, Larry Cecil, Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil. Lowest rounds: Gary Gutheil, 86, and Dennis Keane, 88. Lowest nets: Reggie Auten, 62; Dennis Davidson, 67; Dick Cecil and Gary Gutheil, 68; and Dennis Keane and Jim Beairsto, 69. Reggie Auten is golfer of the week.

  • Jeanne Maxon: Good golf and good dogs

    I first met Jeanne Maxon 10 years ago, when I wrote a column about our local club champions. That meeting became the first of many because Jeanne has won the ladies’ club championship at Ocean Ridge Plantation for nine out of the past 10 years. (Karen McClosky won in 2009.)
    We’ve become friends during this time and have played golf together several times. That’s really fun because Jeanne is right down the middle and we only have to search in the lakes, creeks and forests for my errant golf balls.

  • Plenty of fish caught inshore

    After a tremendous start to the spring fishing season, the inshore action slowed down a little bit over the last few weeks, but there are still plenty of fish being caught. Things are likely to pick up for a big burst in late April and May before the summer heat slows things down again in June.
    Inshore redfish continue to feed but the schools are a bit more dispersed and finding them is not as easy. Also, pinfish and small bluefish have entered the equation, so fishing bait is more of a problem.

  • Now is the time to ‘go catching’

    Having been a fisherman my entire life, and doing it for a living for more than 20 years, I think I can legitimately claim I can “sense” what’s happening on the water. Of all the things I’ve learned about fishing in my life on the water, the most important is to know and understand the changing conditions, and then be able to adapt and adjust.

  • North loses to Whiteville in game for first place

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    LELAND—The North Brunswick Scorpions baseball team was riding high on an eight-game winning streak when they hosted conference rival Whiteville on Friday. North won the previous meeting 8-6 at Whiteville back in March, but this time, even with a late comeback by North, Whiteville held on for a 9-7 victory. The victory put Whiteville in first in the conference and dropped North into a three-way for second.

  • Sports calendar

    Zumbathon is April 26 at BCC
    Brunswick Community College student-athletes will be hosting 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.