Today's News

  • Supply man charged with murder

    A Brunswick County man has been charged with murder following a shooting Friday night, Nov. 3, at the victim's home in Supply.
    Jeffrey Len Carlyle, 56, of Secession Drive, Supply, was charged Saturday morning, Nov. 4, with the murder of Carl Edward Robinson following an investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Dispatch records show the shooting happened at 8 p.m. Nov. 3.
    Robinson was shot at his residence Friday night at 2885 Paddlewheel Trail SW in Supply, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Mose Highsmith said.

  • Sykes challenges Iler for state House District 17 seat

    SOUTHPORT — Less than a week before the 2017 municipal election, the race for the 2018 North Carolina District 17 House seat has already begun.

    On Oct. 30, state Rep. Frank Iler released a statement announcing he will seek re-election in 2018.

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes announced Nov. 2 her intention to challenge him.

    Both candidates are Republicans and would face off in the primary election Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

    Sykes, of Southport, is serving her second term for county District 3, having won re-election in 2016.

  • Wanted Bolivia man arrested after standoff

    Horry County, S.C., police arrested a Bolivia man wanted on a felony drug warrant after a standoff in Little River, S.C., on Nov. 1.

    Christopher John Clarida, 27, is charged with resisting arrest and being a fugitive, Horry County Government spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said.

    Someone called police to Lincoln Heights Drive where Clarida was believed to be at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dotson said.

    “After many unsuccessful attempts to have Clarida exit the home,” members of the Horry County police SWAT went inside and apprehended him, Dotson said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 1:02 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Before it gets too cold, fishermen striking while the iron’s hot

     The fishing off the Brunswick County Coast has been flat out incredible this fall. From Spanish mackerel, big king mackerel and sharks nearshore to grouper and wahoo offshore, the fishing has not been good, it’s been great.

  • Brunswick Football League bowl game photos

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from the Brunswick Football League's final week of the season last week at Town Creek Park. 

  • Monty Stanley named Farm Bureau Player of the Week
  • West Brunswick drops thriller against Laney

     After Laney reeled off 26 consecutive points to take a 12-point lead, it appeared as if the West Brunswick varsity football team had no hope for a comeback.

    The Trojans hadn’t scored a touchdown since the midway point of the first quarter and found themselves with a two-touchdown deficit with just six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

    That’s when things got awfully interesting.

    Senior quarterback Owen McDowell rifled a touchdown pass to wide receiver Noah Johnson to pull the Trojans within a score, 26-21.

  • Future Atlanta Brave-to-be the highlight of my fall sports season

     I’m sure everyone who saw my son dressed up in an Atlanta Braves uniform last week at Shallotte First Baptist’s fall festival event just assumed that was my doing.

    I want all of you to know Huck going to the event dressed as a ball player wasn’t my idea. It was my wife’s, so there.

    At this time last year, we were still carrying Huck around in our arms or pushing him around in a stroller, so this year’s event was a little different, to say the least.

  • Tournament of Champions set to begin

     The Tournament of Champions began in 2003 when Elsa Bonstein, a former golf columnist for The Brunswick Beacon, wrote an article about Brunswick County club champions. Several champions suggested that there should be a countywide championship in which the local champions played against each other each year in a scratch event. Ben Carlson, then-editor of the Beacon, thought it was a good idea and the Beacon has since sponsored the event.