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Today's News

  • Senior Games, Special Olympics this month

    Staff Report

    The 24th Annual Gator Senior Games and SilverArts will begin at noon April 11 at Town Creek Park with the official lighting of the Senior Games torch by guest speaker U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre. Highlights also include a performance by the Brunswick County Gator and Gatorettes cheer team.

  • Trojans, Cougars win conference duals

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 4-4 in the conference by beating North Brunswick and West Bladen last week.
    The South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team improved to 7-0 in the conference and 13-1 overall by winning three duals last week. South is seeking its third straight conference title and has five conference matches left. Summaries are below.
    West Brunswick 6
    North Brunswick 3
    March 27

  • Big changes for Seniors in the county

    Big changes are happening for seniors all over Brunswick County.

    Last week the Ash Nutrition site re-opened after being closed last August. Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., under the leadership of Jim Fish, re-opened the Ash Nutrition Site on Tuesday, March 27. Basic senior programming restarted the week of March 13. Lunch is currently being served at the Ash site on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The site is open to seniors 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on meal days.

    “We were able to re-open the nutrition site due to a combination of things,” Fish said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Vandalism and larceny of fuel in the Lawn Doctor’s parking lot; suspect cut a fuel line.

    •Vandalism at Exxon gas station on Whiteville Road; a vehicle caught fire.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •March 21: It was reported that an unknown subjected entered a home on Ocean Isle West Boulevard and removed two flat-screen televisions.

  • BCTA has first junior tennis open

    David Stackhouse from Southport won the boys’ 16s singles tournament at the first Brunswick County Junior Tennis Open last weekend at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    The event was the first USTA-sanctioned junior tourney in the county and drew more than 55 players. Brunswick County Tennis Association, Sunset Properties, D&D Tennis and Papa Johns sponsored the tourney. Joan Cox was tournament referee and Ron Watts was tournament director.

  • Sports briefs

    Weekly Scores for Planet Fun
    HumpDay Fun: Amy Harrelson 257-246-207-710, Jeff Kelly 236-222-650, Jeff Harrelson 237-204-617, Scott Broadway 224-203-610, Randy Brown 226, Ed Lunski 213, Ed Ambrose 210, Susan McCall 211-513, Brian Formyduval 207, Lonnie Perryman 206, Randy Lingerfelt 204, Glen Gray 204, Mike Kuapushinsky 203, Bill Raphael 201, Zach Bailey 201, Gene Marshburn Jr 200, Sam Harris 200.

  • Hensley, Trojan golfers second in tournament

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon
    St. James Plantation Founders Club hosted the Waccamaw Conference boys’ golf tournament March 26. In beautiful weather, the West Brunswick High School men’s team finished second with 324 strokes. The Trojans were beat out for first by West Bladen with 310 strokes. Blake Baysden, who carded a 71 and finished first, led the Knights.
    South Brunswick was third at 362 and North Brunswick fourth at 396 in the seven-team tourney.

  • Debris will mount, but where will it go?

    It’s been a long, drawn out and ultimately expensive process.
    For months, the Brunswick County Planning Board has heard testimony and reviewed information supporting and opposing the county’s proposal to expand its current construction and demolition landfill.
    After expending more than $200,000 in attempt to get a permit, which would allow future build-out of some 259.25 acres near the current landfill off U.S. 17 near Galloway Road, planning board members said no.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education votes to return to single bell schedule next year

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday voted three votes to two to return to a single-bell schedule for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Board members Bud Thorsen, Catherine Cooke and Charlie Miller voted to revert back to the single bell schedule, while board chairwoman Shirley Babson and John Thompson voted to keep the staggered bell schedule in place.

    School officials anticipate an 8 a.m. start time for elementary, middle and high school students for the upcoming school year.