Today's News

  • BCC president interviews for president position at New Jersey college

    Brunswick Community College President Stephen Greiner is interviewing for the president position at Sussex County Community College, according to its college's website.

    In a memo dated Oct. 20 from The Sussex County Community College Community to Jacob J. Smith, chairman of the board of trustees, Greiner is one of the three finalists for the president position.

    "We are pleased to report that we have three exemplary finalist candidates," the memo states.

  • Students, faculty re-enter school after morning bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy

    Brunswick County Academy has been cleared for re-entry after an early morning bomb threat.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, a bomb threat was reported at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. The school was evacuated, and the campus was search. Nothing threatening was found, Stanley said, and students and staff were allowed back into the building.

    The source of the threat is under investigation, Stanley confirmed.

    Check back for additional updates.

  • Little-Reaves wedding

    Angela Little and Bert Reaves, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 17 at a private ceremony.

    Magistrate Martha Bryant officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Daniel Norton of Whiteville and the late Brenda Norton.

    The groom is the son of George and Hilda Reaves of Wilmington.

    The bride is employed as a lab manager at the Brunswick County Health Department. The groom is a sergeant with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department.

    Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Tripp-Long wedding

    Kelly Tripp and Brian Long, both of Ash, were married July 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Ash. The Rev. Anthony Clemmons and the Rev. Bob Rea officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Bill and Carrie Ann Tripp of Ash. The groom is the son of Terry and Delois Milliken of Ash and Jimmy Long of Shallotte.

  • Stanaland-Gore wedding

    Tracy Stanaland and Jim Gore, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 5 in Memphis, Tenn., at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

    A reception took place on Oct. 25 at the home of Alan and Gail Russ in Longwood with family and friends.

    Following a honeymoon in Tennessee, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Price-Ward wedding

    Andrea Brooks Price of Ocean Isle Beach and David Brooks Ward of Shallotte were married Sept. 18 at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach.

    Dr. Merlin L. Boone officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben H. Price of Monroe.

    The groom is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Ward.

    A reception followed the ceremony at The Brentwood Restaurant in Little River, S.C.

    The bride is employed at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach. The groom is employed at the Walmart pharmacy in Shallotte.

  • Highlights, scores of area golf tourneys


    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Brierwood. Winners with a score of 99 (-37) were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill Cameron and Jim Ritter. Low gross were Dennis Keane, 84, and Jim Ritter, 88. Low nets were Dennis Keane, 64; Jim Ritter, 65; Reggie Auten, 67; and Bill Cameron and Bob Byrne, 69s. Dennis Keane was voted golfer or the week.


  • Tournament of Champions coming soon

    This is the seventh year for the Tournament of Champions and we’re darn proud of it. 

    Each year, the Brunswick Beacon sponsors the Tournament of Champions and each year it gets bigger and better. All the club champions, both men and women, square off and play two days of pure golf. 

  • Hoping for a big finish to the fall fishing season

    It’s been a strange fall fishing season in Brunswick County so far. A lot of anglers have had success catching big redfish, and pier fishermen have been decking terrific numbers of king mackerel, but overall fishing has been up and down. We got a late start with the long, hot summer and were thrown a curveball with the floods, and now we are hoping for a big finish to the fall season.

  • Cape Contender weighs record 56.80-pound king mackerel

    This past weekend’s Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, was the culmination of a season’s worth of pent up fishing frustration. This has not been a great year for fishing from Brunswick County, particularly for the area’s most popular game fish, the king mackerel. 

    However, this weekend the stars aligned and the kings finally did what they are supposed to do, and Mother Nature threw in her bit of kindness to make for a weekend of great fishing and great weather.