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Today's News

  • Underrated garden workhorses

     It’s easy to get excited about the superstars of the garden: roses, crape myrtles, azaleas and gardenias. When their time to shine arrives, it’s greeted with oohs and aahs from all fortunate enough to bask in their glory.

    But what about those plant workhorses that make your garden better and ask very little in return?

  • Coleman birth

     Neal and Beth Coleman of Whiteville are the parents of a daughter, Alannah Rhea Coleman, born at 11:05 a.m. Sept. 2 at Betty H. Cameron Hospital in Whiteville, weighing 1 pound, 5 ounces and measuring 11.45 inches in length.

    She joins a brother, Stanley, 1.

    Maternal grandparents are Robin and Danny Hayes of Supply and the late Rufus H. Faulk.

    Paternal grandparents are Sandra and Randy Price of Crusoe and the late Richard Coleman Sr.

  • U. S. Merchant Mariners sought

     American Merchant Marine Veterans, a nonprofit originally established by World War II Merchant Mariners, seeks former and present Merchant Mariners in its membership to help keep its maritime history alive and to assist in achieving its goals, which includes earning veteran’s status for post-World War II conflict Mariners. Membership includes a quarterly magazine.

  • ECU vs. USC football photos

    Photos of the ECU-USC football game Sept. 17. USC won 20-15. Photos by Jim Moore.

  • Trojans hold off North Brunswick, win 24-21

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — In a hard-fought intra-county football game Friday, Sept. 16, between the West Brunswick Trojans and the North Brunswick Scorpions, West was able to hold off a late charge by North and win 24-21. The game was intense, as each team scored twice in the second quarter and once in the fourth quarter.

  • Trojan wrestler Harrison Campbell receives Roy Heverly Award

    West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell received the Roy Heverly Award on Friday, Sept. 16, in recognition of being the top underclassman scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina. The award was announced in June and Campbell was presented it during halftime of the football game between North Brunswick and West Brunswick.

    “It means a lot,” Campbell said after receiving the award. “All the hard work and dedication put into the sport, it all gets paid back at times like this.”

  • West Brunswick vs. Lumberton soccer photos
  • West Brunswick defeats volleyball rivals

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 14 at North.

    The second set was the key one of the match. The Trojans rallied from a deficits of 6-0, 20-9 and 23-14 on the way to the 26-24 victory.

    In the second set, Alleigh Himes served the Scorpions to a 6-0 lead. With the lead 13-9, Bailey Evans held serve for seven straight points, the final point an ace, and a 20-9 lead.

  • Sunset Beach focuses on filling board seats

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has officially accepted the resignation of former town councilman Lou De Vita and is making plans to interview contenders for the vacant mayor’s seat.

    Action came at council’s first meeting of the month last Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Two mayoral contenders, John Corbett and Anita August, spoke during public comment.

  • Committee digs into Sunset Beach dredging project

    SUNSET BEACH — To dredge or not to dredge, and more specifically what to dredge, were hot topics at a Sept. 7 meeting of Sunset Beach’s fledgling Environmental Resource Committee.

    “We’re really looking for input,” said committee member Richard Hilderman, a retired chairman of the biochemistry department at Clemson University who lives on the Sunset Beach island.

    Hilderman said a proposed shoreline management and dredging project is still a draft and could entail a lot of modifications.