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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 19
    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.

  • Program features book about Titanic experience, survival

    Albert Caldwell was 26 years old when he, his wife and their 10-month-old son boarded the Titanic.
    The Caldwells were on their way back to the United States after serving as missionaries in Siam (now Thailand). How they came to be aboard the Titanic, how they survived the sinking and how the ordeal affected the rest of their lives is a story told by Julie Hedgepeth Williams in her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.”

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brunswick Plantation
    Results of League play on July 9 (red, gold and white golf tournament): 1. Grace Byrne, Mardell Ridge, Elllie Allen, Denise Rochford, 77; T-2. Moe MacDonald, Lucille Fisher, Pat Haniquet, Donna Stangroom; Sue Kenny, Janet Iekel, Kathy Casey, Celie Cionek, 78; 3. Mae Drezek, Kathy Lucyszyn, Ellie Grant, Pat Melvin, 79. Closest to pin: Ellie Allen (Magnolia 4); Kathy Casey (Dogwood 4); Toni Zimmerman (Azalea 4).

  • Dr. William T. Carleton: An amazing life

    The best part of writing a golf column for The Brunswick Beacon is the awesome people I meet. This week’s subject is one of the most fascinating gentlemen I have ever had the good fortune to interview.    

  • Second primary for five races draws little turnout in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—Voter turnout for the second primary election was low.

    Only 1,263 of the county’s nearly 80,000 registered voters cast ballots on the second primary Tuesday, July 17, which was 1.62 percent, Brunswick County Elections Director Greg Bellamy estimated.

    Statewide 220,761 of North Carolina’s more than 6.1 million voters cast their ballots in last week’s contest, which was a 3.5 percent voter turnout.

  • Waters map available

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission now has available on its mobile website, www.ncwildlife.org/mobile.aspx, a map outlining the joint and coastal water boundaries along the coast.
    Data for the maps were produced using the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Geographic Information System Program. These maps were produced for illustrative purposes as a general guide, and anglers should be aware that the accuracy of GPS locators on mobile devices varies.

  • Sports briefs

    Lions tourney is July 21
    The annual Shallotte Lions Club tourney is 8:30 a.m. July 21 at the Sea Trail Jones Course. Men’s, women’s or mixed teams may play in the two-flight tourney and the entry fee is $65 per golfer, which covers green fee and buffet luncheon.
    The tourney benefits the vision and hearing impaired in the local area who cannot otherwise get care and also supports other Lions’ local services. Call Marvin Peters at 579-1059 by July 12. Applications are also at local golf pro shops.

  • BCPRD senior golf schedule

    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Aug 22: Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
    Price includes cart fee, greens fee and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.
    Sept. 12: The Pearl East, $40. 8 a.m. sign-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants and prizes.

  • Cape Fear Flounder Classic is July 28

    The third annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic is July 28 at the Southport Marina.
    This event is organized as a fundraiser for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the prize structure of the chamber’s U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament, the all-cash guaranteed prizes total $5,300. Capt. Adam Sellers and crew of Michael Lynn Sellers and Wes Knox, of Bolivia, aboard Magic Stik cashed in last year and took home $3,147 for a 6.5-pound flounder.

  • In the summer heat, count on red drum and flounder

    Summer heat and afternoon thunderstorms continue to drive inshore fishing, as the best action is being had in the early morning. Fishing a rising tide, or even just a moving one, in the time around dawn and before 10 a.m. is giving anglers their best chances right now.
    The two most dependable species inside continue to be red drum and flounder. Flounder fishing is best on days when the wind is slower than 10 mph and before the afternoon storms hit.
    Fishermen drifting live baits like mud minnows through the inlets and cuts are having the most success.