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Today's News

  • West’s football game to resume at 2 p.m. Saturday

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    SOCASTEE, S.C.—West Brunswick’s season-opening football will resume at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Lightning forced a suspension in the second quarter of the game with Socastee Friday night.

  • Cougars lose

    South Brunswick lost 28-14 Friday to Ashley. Here are photos of some of the action.

  • Superintendent's future in Brunswick County 'unknown'

    With less than a year left on her contract, Superintendent Katie McGee does not know her fate with Brunswick County school district.

    “My future is unknown at this time as far as Brunswick County Schools,” she told a Beacon reporter last Wednesday. “I’m starting my 10th year in the county, half of that being the superintendent. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’m very pleased with the progress that we’ve made and the student performance. And every one of our schools is better than it’s ever been.”

  • Lady Trojans 4-0 after beating New Hanover

     

    By MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    Led by Keri Nolan’s 29 assists and 11 kills and by Kenzie McDuffie’s 23 points and six acces, West Brunswick swept New Hanover 25-19, 25-9, 25-23 in a nonconference volleyball match Aug. 26.

    The victory improved the Lady Trojans’ record to 4-0.

    Nolan and McDuffie each had a team-high four digs in the victory, one in which West played one of its best games of the early season.

  • Dangerous rip currents, high surf likely from Tropical Storm Danny

    Brunswick County Emergency Services urges caution on the water this weekend as Tropical Storm Danny brings high surf and dangerous rip currents to the area.

    The storm has sustained winds of about 40 mph. Friday afternoon it was about 300 miles southeast of Southport and if it maintains its current course as expected, it will pass within about 200 miles east of Brunswick County Friday night.

    The county is expected to have rough surf and increased currents along all of Brunswick's coastline.

  • Recent employee transfer sparks lawsuit

    First reported Friday, Aug. 28, at 4:20 p.m.

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Brunswick County Board of Education three days after board members voted to transfer the employee who filed a grievance earlier this year against Superintendent Katie McGee.

    The attorney for Sherry Dove filed a lawsuit against the board Friday morning. The lawsuit comes three days after the board of education voted to transfer Dove from her position as executive assistant to the superintendent and liaison to the board of education to a secretary at Leland Middle School.

  • Trojan soccer team wins home opener

    Playing its second soccer game in two nights, West Brunswick’s defense and fitness were tested by Dixon, but the Trojans prevailed 2-1.

    A sliding Chip Mendoza scored off a ball by Corey Bell 40 seconds into the game Aug. 19, and early in the second half Bell scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Jesse Mayo.

    For West coach Tripp Smith, the game showed how resilient the Trojans can be—they lost the night before 6-1 to Laney.

  • North's rally falls short in opener

    MOREHEAD CITY—Friday night lights. Start of the football season. That means that fall is just around the corner. The North Brunswick Scorpions High School football season started this past Friday night, with a trek to Morehead City to meet the West Carteret Patriots.

    It didn’t fare well for the Scorpions; they lost 21-18.

    On the second play of the game, West Carteret broke out with a 61-yard gain. With 10:21 left in the first quarter, the Patriots scored making it 7-0. It was your typical first-game jitters for both teams, game filled with penalties.

  • McCumbee has disappointing finish at Bristol due to broken oil line

    Chad McCumbee drove a strong race in the No. 07 tiwi/Aerus Chevrolet in the O’Reilly 200 Aug. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway but a broken oil line forced the SS Green Light Racing team to move the truck behind the wall and ultimately ended their night 28 laps from the finish in 27th.

    McCumbee started from 19th and moved into the top 15 after four laps around the 0.533 mile-track. McCumbee defended the 14th position until the first caution of the night waved on lap 35 and the tiwi/Aerus Chevrolet made its first trip down pit road.

  • Leland community the site of unique Internet contest

    To get the word out about the new Compass Pointe community off U.S. 74-76 in Leland, the developers have sponsored something unique—an Internet reality show contest pitting designers against each other for $25,000 as they design the main living areas of seven model homes.

    The designing for “The Nation’s Next Top Model Home” will be complete this week, and beginning Saturday, the public can tour the homes in person and vote for their favorite or see the rooms on the Internet and vote via the Web.

    The designers are definitely a unique bunch.