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Today's News

  • Hale Swamp Road closed two weeks for Old Georgetown Road extension work

    Despite slow going due to summer storms, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Old Georgetown Road extension keeps moving.

    A mile and a half stretch of Hale Swamp Road from Goose Creek Road SW to Bricklanding Road SW closed Monday, Sept. 29 for construction work and will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    The road could remain closed if weather holds up the preparation work scheduled for the next two weeks.

  • NCDOT meets North Brunswick commuters to address causeway construction traffic

    LELAND–Causeway congestion on U.S. 74/76/17 due to road widening projects brought transportation officials together Sept. 23 with the public to address traffic concerns.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation officials including NCDOT’s Div 3 Engineer Karen Fussell and Div 3 Construction Engineer Jackson Provost hosted a community meeting at Leland Middle School to address questions NCDOT has received, get feedback from those in attendance.

  • Detectives searching for missing Calabash man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing man from Calabash.

  • New time for WBHS boys’ basketball fundraiser

    New time for WBHS boys’ basketball fundraiser

     A fundraiser for the West Brunswick boys’ basketball team will take place during dining hours 4-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Inlet View restaurant. Some of the proceeds will go to the West Brunswick boys’ basketball program, West boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis said. All are invited to dine and support the Trojan boys’ basketball team. 

  • Cougars defeat Trojans in five sets in volleyball

     Staff Report

    South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

     

    North volleyball

    The Scorpions defeated Southwest Onslow 25-16, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday, Sept. 30. 

  • Trojans persevere, beat Cougars 2-1 in OT

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 2-1 in overtime in a conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 30, at West.

    With West down a player because of a red-card penalty, freshman Lincoln Smith scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 59 seconds left in overtime. The goal was the first of his career. Junior David Cardenas had the assist.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans (1-8-2).

  • Where is your happy place?

    By Miranda Michelle Parkstone

    Guest Columnist

    There are many places I could regard as my “happy place,” but there is only one certain place where I am most content. This place would be at the beach — Sunset Beach, specifically — right at the beginning of summer. Because vacationers generally do not begin their retreats to the beach until early August, crowds are typically rather thin at this time of the season.

  • Ads, news are two different branches of the same newspaper tree

    It happens once about every two or three weeks: I get a message on my voicemail here at the office from someone who wants to “put an ad” in the Beacon. Trouble is, I’m not in the ad department; I lead the Beacon’s news department. And ads and news items are two very different things.

  • Preparation is key to weathering hurricanes

    History has taught us not to let our guard down during hurricane season, which is in full swing with fall’s arrival. This year marks the anniversaries of four of the most devastating storms to strike our community in the past century.
    Many can still remember exactly what they were doing just before Hurricane Hazel made landfall 60 years ago Oct. 15 as a Category 4 storm at the Carolinas’ state line. Hazel killed 95 people in the United States and 100 more in Canada.

  • Sunset at Sunset celebrates season Saturday in Sunset Beach

    If you go

    What: Sunset at Sunset

    When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4

    Where: Village at Sunset Beach

    Cost: Free admission

    Go to: www.sunsetatsunset.com

    Vendors and music will once again collide when the eighth annual Sunset at Sunset celebrates the fall season in Sunset Beach next to Ingram Planetarium.

    Highlights include vendors, crafters, food, nonprofit groups, a kids’ korner and stage entertainment.

    Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.