Today's News

  • No one injured in Holden Beach, Southport fires

    No one was injured in two separate fires in Holden Beach and Southport reported after the start of the new year.

    The cause of the fire that destroyed one house and damaged at least one other house about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Charlotte Streetin Holden Beach remains under investigation, Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Personnel from Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Supply Volunteer Fire Department, Civietown Fire Rescue, Shallotte Fire Department and Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department responded. 

  • Calabash warms to 2018 with annual New Year’s Eve bonfire

    Calabash will once again herald the approaching New Year with a blazing hot riverfront bonfire.

    The town’s seventh annual “Cheers to the New Year” is planned from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Dec. 31, in the Hurricane Fleet parking lot at 9975 Nance St. next to the Calabash River.

    The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and gather around a traditional roaring bonfire monitored by the Calabash Fire Department.

  • 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

  • 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.