Today's News

  • Hot Corner: Chatting with Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow

     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 Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow.


  • Gentle spearheads growth of lacrosse in Brunswick County

     SHALLOTTE – Lacrosse was going to take off in Brunswick County and Kate Gentle was going to make sure of it.

    A Cortland, N.Y., native and Brunswick County resident of more than five years, Gentle almost single-handedly launched and sustained a lacrosse program in Brunswick County that now has one county high school competing at a high level with New Hanover County programs.

    For the first time in Brunswick County history, a county high school defeated a New Hanover County team this past spring during the girls’ lacrosse season.

  • Dixie Youth district tournament champs crowned

     The Southport-Oak Island All-Stars secured the 2017 Dixie Youth Majors District Tournament championship last week at Waccamaw Park. The squad went undefeated during the tournament and defeated Shallotte, 10-6, on June 25 to claim the crown.


    The Leland National All-Stars claimed first-place honors in the 2017 Dixie Youth Minors District Tournament. Leland National held off a late rally by Lockwood Folly and secured a one-run victory, 5-4, in the championship game June 26. 

  • Sandcastle builder carries on parents’ tradition

    SUNSET BEACH — His parents have long been locally renowned for their sandcastle-building skills.

    Last week during his week-long summer visit to Sunset Beach, Luke Goodmuth was just continuing the tradition started by his parents, Steve Goodmuth and Karen Koebel of Woodstock, Md., as he crafted his own impressive sand structures on the beach near 40th Street at Sunset Beach’s westernmost end heading toward Bird Island.

  • Chug on down to summer train show July 8-9 in Carolina Shores

    Plan to bring your children and grandchildren to the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club’s model train show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9, at the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association clubhouse at 17 Lakeview Court in Carolina Shores.

    This event is free and there is plenty of free parking. Since the event is indoors, it will be held rain or shine.

  • ‘Controlled Chaos 4 Artists’ paints summer at Leland Cultural Arts Center

    The work of four artists is the centerpiece of “Controlled Chaos 4 Artists,” which debuted July 2 and culminates with an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    The show continues through Aug. 6.

  • Darrell Harwood hits Shallotte stage July 6

    The show-biz bug bit China Grove native Darrell Harwood early.

    In the 1970s, his dad played in the local “Cool Water Band” and had an entertainment company that booked local dates.

    Occasionally, Darrell, a former electrician and lead production manager at Carolina Products Inc., would venture out with his dad and get up and sing a couple of songs.

  • Calabash Fire Department, June 2017

    During the month of June 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 173 calls: two structure fires, three woods/brush fires, 10 fire alarms, five motor vehicle accidents, one gas leak, one investigation, three mutual aid, 38 public assistance, two other and 108 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 24-July 2, 2017

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    June 24

    John Bozeman 25, of Saint Andrews Drive, Wilmington, was issued a citation on a charge of concealed weapon, which was seized.

    June 26

    James Eppard 36, of WWG Lane NW, Ocean Isle Beach, was issued a citation on a shoplifting charge and banned from Food Lion.

    June 28

    Stolen vehicle reported on Queen Anne Street. Vehicle recovered from local towing company.

  • Teen wanted in car theft case turns self in

    A teenager accused of taking part in a stolen vehicle case earlier this week has turned himself into authorities, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said.

    According to a sheriff’s office news release, Dajuan Christian Thompson, 17, was wanted on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The incident happened Wednesday in the Bolivia area.