Today's News

  • Brunswick County Schools bestow 2016-17 recognitions

    Brunswick County Schools recently released their list of teachers of the year, instructional assistants of the year, rookies of the year and finalists for special district awards. Schools are listed alphabetically.

    Belville Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Christopher Shepard

    Rookie of the Year: Amber Colon

    Instructional Assistant of the Year: Debra Watson

    Bolivia Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Kristen Scott

    Rookie of the Year: David King

  • Man pulled from Holden Beach swimming pool

    A 76-year-old man was pulled from a Holden Beach swimming pool Thursday morning.

    His name and condition were not released.

    Emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Ocean Boulevard West at 11:50 a.m. regarding an “unknown problem,” according to a Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad news release. They found bystanders performing CPR on the man, who had been pulled from the pool.

    It was reported the man was found facedown in the water, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said.  

  • Marshals arrest man in Southport wanted in Davie County rape case

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Southport who was wanted in Davie County on a rape charge.

    U.S. Marshals Task Force-Wilmington Division agents apprehended 32-year-old Kristopher Kraig Jacobson at Abbington Oaks Apartments on Abbington Oaks Way about 6:30 p.m. July 11, Deputy U.S. Marshal Russ Fields said.

    Jacobson was wanted in Davie County on a second-degree rape charge and on state parole violations. Fields said six warrants were issued June 29.

  • July 20, 2017 edition: Sports calendar

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 24-27. McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years. Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.


    Pickleball clinic offered

  • WBHS Little Girls cheer camp photos

     West Brunswick High School hosted its annual Little Girls Cheer Camp last week at the Shallotte high school. Scroll through the slideshow to see five pictures from last week's event.

  • Fishing slows with unstable weather

     This past week the fishing has revolved strictly around the fluctuations in weather. Our coast has gone from mild temperatures with sunny skies to miserably hot, windy conditions and now has set into a rainy tropical pattern that is forecasted to be here most of the week. Believe it or not, these fluctuations do affect how fish behave and feed.

  • County squads fall short in World Series bids

     TOWN CREEK – A dozen 13-year-old boys walked down the right-field foul line with their heads hung in despair. The coaches walked around the team huddle and consoled the young men who had won their first three tournament games before dropping two straight contests and falling two wins shy of the ultimate prize.

  • Seven degrees of separation from Aaron Judge to The Freeze

     There are lots of things I’d like to say this week and I couldn’t decide on what exactly to write about for this week’s edition of “Just a bit outside.”

    Therefore, I’m going to write a little about a whole lot of things. Let’s see where this week’s “seven degrees of separation” takes us.

  • Youth bowlers compete in national championship

     Planet Fun Youth Bowlers Kaan Kurt, Lara Kurt, Madison McCall and Chandler McCall competed at the 2016 Teen Masters High School Championships July 1-7 at the Sawgrass Lanes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Hot Corner with Kimmie Durham

     Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Ocean Isle Beach resident and cancer survivor Kimmie Durham.