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Today's News

  • Foundation awards grant to Good Shepherd Center

    The Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation Inc. awarded Good Shepherd Center $14,000 during its meeting March 29. The funds will be used to continue to fund emergency food, shelter and housing placement for homeless seniors from Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

  • Four in a row!

     Jayhlen Washington was perfectly healthy when he entered the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Outdoor Track and Field State Championship last week in Greensboro.

    The only health concern he had afterward was whether his neck was strong enough to carry the four gold medals he earned during the competition.

    Washington led North Brunswick High School to its fourth consecutive outdoor track and field state championship Friday, May 19, at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

  • Patriot Hospice and Little River UMC to honor veterans

    The Veteran Pinning Ceremony is part of the We Honor Veterans Program, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    Patriot Hospice has achieved level 4, the highest level of recognition through this program. As part of it commitment, Patriot Hospice and Palliative Care will pin almost 50 veterans in the Life Center, Little River United Methodist Church, on May 30 at 7 p.m.

  • The Academy of Coastal Carolina to move high school to New Beginnings Church

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina will move grades nine through 12 to New Beginnings Church for the 2017-18 school year to accommodate future growth and expansion.

    New Beginnings, at 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, has a history of partnering with community organizations, according to a news release from the school.

  • With help from above, Gause helps Trojans baseball advance to fourth round

    SHALLOTTE — Garrison Gause strolled to the plate Tuesday, May 16, with his team down to its final two outs against the visitors from Orange High School in the third round of the state high school baseball playoffs.

    He knew his West Brunswick team needed a baserunner if it was going to overcome a 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    The senior catcher resorted to asking for help from his father, who died days before the state playoffs began in early May.

  • Trojans softball team advances to round four of state playoffs

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick softball team advanced to round four of state playoffs Tuesday, May 16, with a thrilling 3-2 victory over a very tough J.F. Webb team from Oxford.

    The Trojans will face No. 1 seeded Lee County on Friday night in Sanford. The Yellow Jackets have a 25-1 record and are riding a 24-game winning streak.

    “Each team we play as we get deeper into the playoffs becomes a much tougher opponent,” Trojans Coach Joe Noble said.

  • East Side meets West Brunswick in “Rent School Edition” production

    SHALLOTTE — New York City’s East Village is making its way down to West Brunswick High School in the form of the hit Broadway musical, “Rent.”

  • Noose found at campground, two men banned

    Two men were banned from the Holden Beach RV Campground at 2650 Liberty Lane SW in Supply for hanging a noose from a structure on the playground.

    Property owner Jeremy Timco said the noose was discovered Thursday morning after it had been up for a short period of time and immediately removed.

    Timco said the two men were leaving Thursday evening. He did not identify them except to say they were two separate guests.

     “They unfortunately took it too far with a prank,” he said. “They thought it was funny.

  • Leland man accused of neglecting, stealing from grandmother

    A Leland man is accused of neglecting and stealing from his grandmother.
    Edward Conner Gore Jr., 24, of Lincoln Road NE was arrested May 8 and charged with obtaining property by false pretense, first-degree trespassing, neglecting a disabled/elder resulting in serious injury, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • Leland felon arrested after May 8 robbery

    A Leland felon is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint May 8. No one was injured.
    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, was arrested May 8 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.
    Humphries said Dumas pulled a gun on a man in a parking lot in the 100 block of Village Road near KFC and took an undisclosed amount of money before running away about 6:45 p.m.