Today's News

  • Trojans force five turnovers in 47-21 victory over West Bladen

     West Brunswick forced three turnovers in the second half in beating West Bladen 47-21 Friday night in a high school conference football game.

    Van Cobb scored off a blocked punt and Altrey Frink returned an interception for a touchdown as the Trojans improved to 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall, and qualified for the NCHSAA Class 3AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 12. Taylor Buffkin, who got credit for blocking the punt, also intercepted a pass. Quan Bates intercepted a two-point conversion pass. Markel Jones recovered a fumble.

  • Sunset Beach bridge walk draws hundreds

    SUNSET BEACH—Hundreds of walkers, bicyclists, baby stroller-pushers and dog-walkers converged to cross the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge Monday afternoon.

    Participants met at the base of the new bridge on the mainland side to walk up the new $32 million Intracoastal Waterway span during the four-hour period the bridge was open to foot and bicycle traffic.

    The walk was limited to the new bridge area only. 

    Participants were invited to bring cameras and recorders to snap views from atop the 65-foot span. 

  • BCC men's basketball team visits Cedar Grove Middle in support of Red Ribbon Week

    SUPPLY—Walter Shaw stressed the importance of being drug free Friday morning at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    The Brunswick Community College (BCC) men's basketball coach told students drugs prohibit people from pursuing their dreams. Dreams of becoming a doctor, a teacher, or even an athlete can be taken away by illegal drug activity.

    "If you don't have a solid mind, these things cannot happen," Shaw told the students. "Illegal drugs will not get you where you would like to go."

  • Mary Dorn named to academic all-conference team

    Lees-McRae College placed five student-athletes on the 2010 Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, announced league officials Wednesday.

    Mary Dorn (Shallote), Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.), Jessica O’Leary (Milbury, Mass.), Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.), and Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) were each named to the team in recognition of their outstanding academic work. This is the first time ach of these student-athletes has received this honor.

  • Carly White nominated for college volleyball Play of Week

     MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - A play during Mount Olive's win over Fayetteville State Saturday is among five national finalists for this week's American Volleyball Coaches Association Women's Volleyball Play of the Week. Fans can go tohttp://www.avca.org/awards/play-of-the-week/ to watch the plays and cast their vote. Mount Olive's play is Play 4.

  • Five students arrested in connection with Thursday's bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy

    BOLIVIA—Five students have been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made Thursday morning at Brunswick County Academy in Bolivia.

    According to a press release from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, five students were arrested after an investigation and information from surveillance cameras. Each was charged with one misdemeanor count of disrupt/disturb/interfere with students and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy.

  • West Brunswick finishes conference soccer season with victory

     The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team finished the regular season by beating South Columbus 6-0 Oct. 27 on Senior Night.

    Seniors Jack Donoghue and Matthew Volpe each scored two goals in the first half. West coach Tripp Smith started his seniors on the front line, including Rafael Dominguez, hobbled by a knee injury but getting into position to take passes from teammates as they tried to set him up for a goal. In the second half, sophomore Scottie Melvin assisted on two goals by junior Jacob Ferguson.

  • Chad McCumbee entered for Talladega race



    Chad McCumbee will drive the No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS on Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway as ModSpace continues its partnership with TRG Motorsports, LLC as the primary sponsor.  McCumbee is expected to challenge the best drivers and cars in their 500-mile push to victory lane.

  • DSS director fired for workplace sexual harassment TERMINATION LETTER INCLUDED

    Longtime Brunswick County Social Services Director Jamie Orrock was fired from his post for workplace sexual harassment, according to his termination letter.

    Orrock’s termination letter, filed with the county’s human resources department Oct. 12, and furnished to the Beacon through a new provision of the North Carolina Public Records Law, outlines the board’s decision to fire Orrock.

    DSS Board Chairman Charles Warren said board members gave Orrock “due consideration” before they unanimously decided to fire him.

  • Community reaches out to support a local family

    On Monday, Aug. 23, Michael “Lynn” Gause suffered traumatic brain injuries after falling from the top of a gasoline tanker at R.D. White & Sons in Shallotte where he has been employed for more than 25 years.

    According to family, Gause landed head-first after falling from a height of approximately 15 feet. He was transported to Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply by county Emergency Medical Services, who were first responders on the scene along with the Shallotte fire and police departments.