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Today's News

  • County teams scrimmage

    The three county high school football teams get a final warm-up this evening for the 2008 season when they play in the ATMC Wireless County Clash. The scrimmages begin 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at North Brunswick High School. This is a change in the schedule.

    The first games of the season are next Friday. For schedules, rosters and previews, see pages 8–9B.

  • Trojans play soccer home opener

    As the early morning sun rose over the bleachers on the east side of Rourk Stadium, the West Brunswick soccer players found themselves not asleep in the comfort of their beds but instead amid exhausted fellow teammates circling the track. The first part of a two-a-day tryout schedule was merely half of the workouts these players had to endure to make the men’s soccer team.

  • UPDATEBeacon, ATMC gear up for high school football season

    High school football is getting ready to kick off and the Beacon and AMTC want to make sure everyone is ready for another season.

    The Beacon recently teamed up with ATMC to produce a preseason coaches’ show.

    Tune in to ATMC Channel 3 beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 for the coaches’ show.

    During the hour-long show, Beacon reporter Caroline Curran tackles all things football with local coaches and players.

  • Whale comes ashore in Holden Beach

    The UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Response Team was called out to Holden Beach Saturday morning after a pygmy whale reportedly washed up on the shore at 1003 Ocean Blvd.

    The whale was alive when removed from the beach, but later died.

    Look for more information about what happened in this week's Beacon.

  • Two die in wreck on U.S. 17

    Two people died as a result of a three-car wreck Friday afternoon on U.S. 17 in Supply.

    Richard Wayne Green, 40, of Bolton, was driving a 2007 Mazda northbound on U.S. 17 at about 75 mph when he attempted to pass a truck in the right-turn lane leading to Brunswick Community Hospital, 1st Sgt. J.O. Holmes, of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, said.

    Green sideswiped a car in the right-turn lane and then collided with a third vehicle waiting at the stop sign to leave the hospital, Holmes said.

  • Hewett's sentencing hearing delayed

    First published at 9:25 a.m. Aug. 15. Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett will have to wait one more month before being sentenced on his federal obstruction of justice charge.

    U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt will sentence Hewett at 9 a.m. Oct. 6 at the federal courthouse in Raleigh.

    Hewett’s sentencing was originally scheduled for Sept. 8.

    He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

  • What appeared to be a formality has become a shocking disappointment.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education's approved personnel list released late Tuesday night did not include the recommendation to hire John Floyd as the West Brunswick High School athletic director.

    Floyd, who had signed a contract for the position, had already assumed responsibilities at West and was featured in a Beacon article about the position on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

  • Board declines to hire Floyd as West A.D.

    What appeared to be a formality has become a shocking disappointment.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education's approved personnel list released late Tuesday night did not include the recommendation to hire John Floyd as the West Brunswick High School athletic director.

    Floyd, who had signed preliminary procedural paperwork for the position, had already assumed responsibilities at West and was featured in a Beacon article about the position on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

  • Calabash mayor makes plea for county fire assistance

    CALABASH—Mayor Anthony Clemmons has written a letter requesting Brunswick County’s direct involvement in discussions about the future of the Calabash Fire Department.

    In the letter dated Aug. 13 to Brunswick County Commissioner Bill Sue, Clemmons cites only three of six options he would like the county to actively explore.

  • Residents get on board with public transportation

    Having access to public transportation is more than just a convenience for Joyce Marlowe of Ash—it’s a necessity.

    Diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia in 1997, Marlowe sees a chiropractor twice a week and her regular physician about once a month. Like everyone else, she also has regular errands to run and other appointments to meet. Unlike everyone else, her illness leaves her unable to drive.