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Today's News

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • Free pesticide container disposal day

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled in Brunswick County on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site will be at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, Bldg. N in Bolivia. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) in original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted. Products with unknown identities, products that are unlabeled, products not in pesticide containers, and household hazardous materials such as paint will not be accepted.

  • BCC, Pitt to play for regular-season region title

    The Brunswick Community College and Pitt Community College baseball teams will play a weekend series at Founders Field to determined the NCJAA Division II Region 10 regular season champion.

    They will play a doubleheader Saturday, May 6, starting at noon. They will play a single game Sunday, May 7.

    Pitt freshman pitcher Shelton Perkins, a North Brunswick graduate, is 9-0 with a 2.44 ERA. Former teammate Chris Graham is the leadoff hitter for BCC and is batting, through 43 games, .378 with 30 RBIs.

  • Trojans beat Ashley on Senior Night, win MEC softball title

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Ashley Screaming Eagles 10-2 Friday to clinch the Mideastern 3A/4A conference title and home field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.

    It was an emotional night as the four senior players on the team — Haley Long, McKenzie Benton, Mackenzie Williams and Emily Clemmons — were recognized in a pregame ceremony, along with their parents, for their contributions to the team in their four years at West Brunswick.

  • Two Supply residents face drug conspiracy charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two Supply residents accused of conspiring to sell prescription painkillers.

    Patrick Michael Cooney, 62, of Captain’s Wheel Avenue, and Betty Lou Small, 67, of Indian Street, were arrested April 18 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or delivers and schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

  • New Sunset Beach police chief on the job

    SUNSET BEACH — Right on time, new Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar arrived to begin his new job with the town last Thursday, April 20.

    Klamar was hired by the town in March after serving the past eight years as chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, where he worked his way up the ranks after launching his career in law enforcement in 1995.

  • Meet new Sunset Beach police chief May 10

    New Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar would like to invite the public to a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The public is invited to attend anytime during this window to meet Klamar.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday, May 5, at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony, celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by subsequent survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • State champion Campbell signs with Duke

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell has accepted an offer to wrestle for Duke University.

    “It’s a really good school,” Campbell said. “I connected really good with the coaches. It is a good environment. The degree is really going to pay off in the future.”

    Glen Lanham is the Duke coach. He was introduced as Duke wrestling head coach in April 2012

  • Beeler’s one-hitter clinches tie for MEC softball title

    BY Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    Hampstead — The West Brunswick Trojan softball team took a major step toward winning the Mideastern 3A/4A title by defeating the Topsail Pirates on their home field 1-0 April 25.  This was Topsail’s second conference loss of the season, both losses to West Brunswick. The Trojans have one loss and a victory against Ashley April 28at home will give the Trojans the conference title.