Today's News

  • County commissioners cancel Nov. 21 meeting

    The Nov. 21 regular meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has been canceled because of a lack of time-sensitive matters for consideration and the proximity of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The corresponding agenda meeting, scheduled for Nov. 15, has likewise been canceled.

  • Cool down fires up the fish

    The weather has been stable after Hurricane Matthew’s passing and, thankfully, dry as well. It appears that it will remain dry for the next several days and that is good news for folks inland who are trying to clean up from floodwaters. The weather also has made some quick changes in temperatures, finally making it feel more like fall weather and really firing up the fish.

  • Rescheduled Fall Brawl this weekend

    October is a month any fisherman enjoys. Temperatures cool, baitfish begin their annual migrations and it seems as if from the beach to the Gulf Stream fish are willing to bite. For some, October, is all about pumpkin picking and Friday night football games, yet to any angler along North Carolina’s coast, it means it’s time to go fishing.

  • Scorpions beat Dixon; now 4-0 in ECC

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — The North Brunswick Scorpions extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Dixon Bulldogs 21-6 in an important East Central 2A Conference game on Friday, Oct. 21.

    North is 4-0 in the conference, 7-2 overall. North has two ECC games left: Friday, Oct. 28, in Jacksonville against Northside (2-1 in the ECC) and Nov. 4 at East Duplin (3-0 in the ECC). These two games will determine the 2A championship and playoff seedings.

  • Wrenching loss for Trojans to Hoggard

    WILMINGTON — Hoggard beat West Brunswick 34-26 Friday, Oct. 21, and prevented the Trojans from clinching the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference football title.

    West can clinch at least a share of the title if it beats Laney on Friday, Oct. 28, in Shallotte in the final game of the conference season.

    For West coach Kelly Williamson, his thoughts after the game were not about championships but about senior center Alex Mercer, who suffered a broken left leg with 3 minutes, 22 seconds left in the game.

  • South’s Hudson fourth in MEC title race
  • Hunger and homelessness linger and we are convicted by the grateful outsider
  • How do we restore our faith in humanity?

     By Linda Arnold

    There’s no question our country is deeply divided. Just watch those political debates!

    All you need to do is turn on the TV, scroll through social media or listen to the background chatter in public places to see the extent of this great divide.

    Everything is so “charged.” You can either join the fever pitch or bury your head in the sand. Neither of these are good choices.

    Glass half-full or half-empty?

  • West Brunswick’s Long, Rutter win MEC 3A doubles title

    West Brunswick senior tennis players Emily Long and Olivia Rutter defeated South Brunswick seniors Michaela McIntyre and Hannah Pieper in three sets Oct. 18 in winning the Mideastern 3A Conference doubles title.

    West, which fought off match point in the second set, won 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 during competition in 80-degree weather at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center. From the start of the semifinal to the end of the final, Long and Rutter were on the court for about 3 hours and 25 minutes.

  • A simple, flavorful sauce can enhance most any dish

     While most of us enjoy cooking, whether on the stovetop or grilling outside, we sometimes tend to ignore all the various sauces that can really enhance the flavor and aroma when cooking everything from steak to chicken to pork to fish to vegetables and even certain fruits.

    If cooking chicken breasts, why not liven it up with a zesty lemon and green onion sauce? Or how about some pork chops with a mushroom bourbon sauce?