Today's News

  • Fishing starts to fall into place
  • 174 holes of golf for Folds of Honor

    On Labor Day weekend, a dozen local golf pros, sales representatives and golf managers participated in a 200 Holes of Golf event to raise money for Folds of Honor as part of Patriot Day Golf. Some played on the first day, some played on the second day. Of the field, six competed both days.  

  • Beach action increases as temps decreas

    Every year, a cool, crisp north wind begins to blow in Brunswick County. The air becomes lighter, pumpkins appear on doorsteps and you can bet that a big king mackerel will be caught off Ocean Crest Pier. For some, these seasonal characteristics indicate that leaves will need to be picked up and Halloween costumes will need to be picked out. However, most Brunswick County fishermen know the leaves are not going anywhere and his or her costume will include a good pair of rubber boots and fishing bibs. It is safe to say fall is almost here.

  • Scorpions defeat Cougars in football

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The Scorpions of North Brunswick are fast and that speed was on full display when they defeated South Brunswick 37-16 in a non-conference football game, Friday, Sept. 11.

    “I’m a run-first guy,” North coach Larry Brock said. “The good thing is [that] we have the ability to spread it out and make you cover us, and then we can run the ball.”

  • Whiteville defeats Trojans in football

    WHITEVILLE —  During the halftime ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, honoring Whiteville’s 1965 state championship football team, the Dave Clark Five’s “Catch Me If You Can” was played.

    The song could have been played just about every time current senior quarterback Nydir Carr touched the ball, as he was involved in all four Wolfpack scores in its 26-22 victory against West Brunswick.

  • Supply man to serve more than 7 years after heroin plea

    A Supply man who pleaded guilty to drug charges in Brunswick County Superior Court on Wednesday has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

    Judge James Ammons sentenced 31-year-old Derrick Shepard to a minimum of 89 months and maximum of 119 months in the N.C. Department of Correction after Shepard pleaded guilty to possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Rourk Library club reading local author's work

    Rourk Library Book Club will be reading local writer Anne Barnhill’s short story collection, “What You Long For,” for its September selection.

    The session, which is open to the public, will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the conference room of the library at 5068 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Barnhill’s short story, “Produce,” which is included in the collection, was recently produced by the North Carolina Touring Troupe in Greensboro.

    Readers can find a copy of the book in the library or at Amazon.com.

  • Burned Calabash eatery back in business

    CALABASH — It has a decorative lighthouse and family photos on the wall, a replica shrimp boat suspended from the ceiling and a custom-painted fishing mural.

    As of Aug. 25, Coleman’s Original Calabash Seafood Restaurant is out of the ashes, its staff back cooking in the kitchen once again.

    That’s the date the family-owned riverfront eatery reopened with a new look and attitude after burning down more than a year ago, on Aug. 16, 2014.

  • Carolina Shores moving forward with Calabash Lakes

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners is poised to move forward with new development in Calabash Lakes with public hearings scheduled Thursday.

    At their monthly workshop Tuesday, board members gave preliminary approval to a rezoning request for proposed Phase 3 development in the subdivision off Thomasboro Road from residential R8 to planned residential development (PRD).

  • Sunset Beach dips into pool, hot tub specs

    SUNSET BEACH — Town planning director Rawls Howard has been tasked with researching specifications for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas for the town.

    Following discussion at a town planning board meeting last Thursday, Sept. 3, Howard said he would look into language and come back with better standards to provide guidance.

    Howard said the town is trying to define guidelines with its legal staff, especially in light of recent discussions and goings-on at the Sunset Beach island.