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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:27 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Leland girl reported missing last month found safe

    Leland police said a teen reported missing last month has been found safe.

    Savannah Johnson was last seen at her home near Pickett Road at 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and thought to be in the Jacksonville area, according to a police department news release issued Dec. 15.

    A Dec. 28 Leland Police Department Facebook post said Johnson had been located and is safe at home.

  • Local First Tee offering PLAYER Card

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is now selling a 2018 PLAYER Card. The card unlocks tremendous value by providing major discounts on green fees at nearly 30 premier courses throughout Brunswick County and, for the first time, a 20-percent discount on the purchase of top brand golf balls through usedgolfballrecovery.com.

    The PLAYER card provides access to more golf opportunities while “protecting your pocketbook,” according to a First Tee news release issued last week.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues - Dec. 28 edition

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Calabash Three Putts

    Results from Dec. 18 at Crow Creek. Bernie Solich secured a first-place finish with a +7 mark, while Pat Eagan, Dave Dunbar and Wayne Averill tied for second place with a +4 ½ ledger. Andy Turlington won the closest-to-the-pin competition on No. 6. Billy Harder was closest to the pin on No. 13.

     

    Carolina Bogey Busters

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick boys' basketball squad captures Holiday Classic crown

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from West Brunswick's 77-41 win over East Columbus in last week's Holiday Classic title game inside the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College. 

  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick varsity boys' basketball photos

     Photographer Jim Moore took pictures at the 2nd Annual Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Holiday Classic high school basketball tournament last week at Brunswick Community College. 

  • West Brunswick wrestling coach one-of-a-kind in high school athletics

     I feel like I’ve learned quite a bit about wrestling this winter.

    Before I accepted the job as sports editor of the Beacon, I had only seen a handful of wrestling matches in my entire life. I have covered several matches already this season, my first winter as sports editor.

    I picked a good time to cover wrestling here in Brunswick County.

    West Brunswick, as usual, has a strong team, while North Brunswick is also one of the best teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

  • Trojans capture Holiday Classic title with 77-41 win

     BOLIVIA – Christmas dinner will taste awfully sweet for members of West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team.

    The Trojans thumped East Columbus 77-41 in the 2nd Annual Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Holiday Classic championship game Dec. 20 inside the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Caraway one victory shy of career win No. 300

     SHALLOTTE – Jimmy Caraway has been the chief of West Brunswick’s wrestling program for the last 12 seasons.

    During that time, he’s produced a two-time individual state champion in Harrison Campbell and several regional and state qualifiers.

    He’s also racked up plenty of team wins.

    After a victory over Topsail in a key conference match Dec. 19 in Shallotte, Caraway now stands one win shy of 300 career triumphs as a head coach.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 8:28 a.m. Dec. 27, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906