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Today's News

  • Invisible homeless in county need your help

     A few weeks ago, my friend and neighbor, Stan Rogoff, spoke to me about the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition and its first golf tournament May 2 at Brierwood. Rogoff is on the board of directors and was hoping I would do a column about it.

    The problem was this: Brunswick County is filled with golf courses and fundraising events. Sometimes there are two or three charity golf tournaments in one weekend.

    If I wrote about all of them, I would write nothing else.

  • Lady Trojans rally, win Easter tourney

     By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE—Randaisa Daniels pumped her right fist high in the air three times as she rounded first base and made a mad dash to the mound, where she was mobbed by screaming teammates erupting from the dugout.

    Daniels had just driven in the winning run in an extra-innings slugfest to give West Brunswick a 6-5 victory against South Columbus for the championship in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational softball tournament Wednesday night, April 8.

  • BCC scores in ninth, beats SCC 4-3

     

    BOLIVIA — Chase Gehringer reached on a fielder’s choice and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Brunswick Community College beat Surry Community College 4-3 Saturday, April 11, at Founders Field.

    BCC entered the weekend 7-2 in NJCAA Division II Region 10 and tied for first with Catawba Valley. The Dolphins are 27-10 overall.

    SCC entered the weekend next to last at 2-7. It is 8-20 overall.

  • Testimony continues in Murray murder trial

    BOLIVIA — Six witnesses testified in Brunswick County Superior Court on Thursday, April 9, in the trial for a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It was the 11th day of the first-degree murder trial for Montey Andrea Murray, who also faces a felony child abuse charge in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    Of Thursday’s six witnesses, five were emergency department personnel with Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

  • West Brunswick beats North, wins holiday tournament

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 9-0 and won the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational on Wednesday, April 8, on Mike Alderson Field.

    Trojan senior pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up six hits in the shutout. He struck out five and walked none as he improved to 5-0 this season.

    “He’s a pitch-to-contact guy, which is what we preach,” West coach T.J. Spivey said. “For him to be successful, our defense has to make plays.

  • Dispute between judge, District Attorney interrupts murder trial

    BOLIVIA — A dispute between Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis and District Attorney Jon David briefly interrupted witness testimony Wednesday, April 8, in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    It was the 10th day of the first-degree murder trial for Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who also faces a felony child abuse charge in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Carolina Shores Garden Club yard sale April 11

    The Carolina Shores Garden Club will have its annual scholarship yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 11, at the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association Clubhouse, 17 Lakeview Court.

    Highlights will include yard sale spaces and tables filled with a variety of donated household items and a bake sale.

    Revenue from the garden club table, which will be set up inside the clubhouse, will go directly to the garden club’s scholarship fund.

  • Wine society amateur competition April 19 @ Silver Coast

    They gather monthly, except in July and November, to celebrate and savor varieties of vintage grape.

    Members of the Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society have been convening since 2011, when original members Stan and Tess Barwikowski had “a dream of raising the level of wine knowledge in their new hometown.”

  • 'Heartbeat of Sunset Beach' shows April 10 at Ingram Planetarium

    This past October, students in a Fayetteville theater arts class came to Sunset Beach to film “The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach,” a 45-minute documentary about the old Intracoastal Waterway pontoon bridge.

    From start to finish, the film was created, filmed and edited by students in Vivian Wade-Banks’ class at Massey Hill Classical High School.

  • ONDBEAT: Proposed plans no paradise for Sunset Beach islanders

    There have been times when Sunset Beach islanders threatened to secede — from the Sunset Beach mainland, that is, where the current town hall has been located and town deciders have been deciding how to spend their hard-earned property tax revenue since Sunset Beach incorporated 52 years ago.

    Now just may be one of those times yet again.