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Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson 

    Now, as fond fathers,

    Having bound up the threatening twigs of birch,

    Only to stick it in their children's sight

    For terror, not to use…

                            Measure for Measure, Act I, Scene 3.

     

  • Baseball coaches: Mike Alderson Field one of the best

    The Mike Alderson Field at West Brunswick High School received N.C. Baseball Coaches Association Region 2 Field of the Year award Dec. 2 at the annual NCBCA banquet in Greensboro. 

     This is second year the NCBCA has started choosing Fields of the Year throughout the state.

  • West Brunswick’s McCray, Williamson get MEC top honors

    West Brunswick senior running back Anthony “Bubba” McCray and coach Kelly Williamson have received top honors from Mideastern 3A/4A football coaches.

    Coached voted McCray the MEC Offensive Player of the Year and Williamson the MEC Coach of the Year.

  • West overcomes turnover struggles to down North

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — After the technical fouls cleared and tempers cooled, it was the West Brunswick Trojans who ran away with a 68-53 road victory over their county rivals, the North Brunswick Scorpions, on Friday, Dec. 2, in Leland. The Trojans (1-1) overcame an early deficit and 17 first-half turnovers to hand the Scorpions their second loss of the season in the non-conference basketball game.

  • Scorpions improve to 5-0

    LELAND —  North Brunswick remained unbeaten by defeating West Brunswick 54-38 in a non-conference girls basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, at North.

    Senior forward Jada Bellamy scored 22 points and senior guard Taylor Perkins 19 as the Scorpions improved to 5-0.

    Unique Hines and Sarah Bell scored five points, Bailey Evans scored two points and Aliah Johnson one point.

    For West (1-2), sophomore center Breanna Mercer scored 16 points.

  • West wrestlers win Hawkins tournament

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick wrestlers won six titles out of 14 weight classes in the annual Caleb Hawkins Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3, at West.

    The Trojans also won the team title in the 10-team tournament. West scored 220 points, 76 more than second-place finisher Gray’s Creek. Richlands was third (135).

  • ATMC-TV to air holiday programming

    ATMC-TV will air two special holiday programs throughout the Christmas season on ATMC Cable Channel 3 and HD Channel 910.

    Yuletide Fireplace and Holiday Music will air Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    The Shallotte Christmas Parade, hosted by Brunswick County Clerk of Court and host of ATMC-TV’s Our Hometown, Jim MacCallum, and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president Shannon Viera, airs Dec. 7-23 Mondays through Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • South Brunswick swimmers win seven events in tri-meet with West, Hoggard

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick swimmers won seven events in a tri-meet with West Brunswick and Hoggard on Nov. 30 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Senior Tyler Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.37. No one else swam faster than 2 minutes. He won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.65.

    Senior Chris Anselmo won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.28 and the 500 freestyle in 5:43.31.

    South’s boys won the 200-yard medley in 1:46.49, beating Hoggard by 0.08 seconds. The winning team was senior Ryan Dalton, sophomore Owen Bell, Bowersox and Anselmo.

  • BSL resident injured in home burglary

    A Boiling Spring Lakes resident was injured after walking in on a burglary at their home Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered lacerations to the head and face after the burglar attacked them with a comb used to clean paintbrushes, Police Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, Shirley said.