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Today's News

  • Trojans, Scorpions begin football playoffs Friday

    The West Brunswick football team is seeded No. 1 in the East in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs.

    The Trojans (8-3) will play Northern Guilford (4-7) on Friday, Nov. 18, at West (time to be set). Northern Guildford is the No. 8 seed in the Mideast.

    If West wins, it will play either Jacksonville, No. 5 in the East, or Westover, No. 4 in the Mideast, in a second-round game Nov. 25 at West.

    North Brunswick (7-4) is seeded No. 7 in the East in the Class 2AA playoffs.

  • Tournament of Champions photos, Meadowlands

    Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions photos from the first round Saturday at Meadowlands Golf Club.

  • Calabash businessman accused of beating dog to death

    A Calabash businessman is accused of beating a dog to death last month in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Police arrested 51-year-old Bryan Lee Livengood on Thursday, Nov. 10, and charged him with felony ill treatment of animals.

    Livengood, a retired Myrtle Beach, S.C., cab company employee, is known in Brunswick County for selling flags on Beach Drive near Hughes Family Campground overlooking the Calabash River.

  • District court docket for Oct. 24-28, 2016

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Family; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Oct. 24

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11

    Calabash Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 will conduct a Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Post at 900 Carter Drive SW in Calabash. On Nov. 12, Post members will distribute poppies in the community.

    American Legion Nocha White Post 503 at 10277 Beach Drive in Calabash will have a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

    VFW Post 8866 at 573 Sabbath Home Road in Supply will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. sharp. Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard will be the keynote speaker.

  • Leland police safely locate missing man

    Leland police have safely located 24-year-old Zachary Allen Chaney in Luling, La.

    Chaney was reported missing Thursday, Nov. 10.  

  • Bald Head Island man sentenced to 17 years in prison

    A federal judge sentenced a Bald Head Island man who served as Robeson County’s longtime attorney to 17 years in prison for bank fraud.

    Joseph Hal Kinlaw, Jr., 64,

    Kinlaw was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his sentence and to pay $23,796,372 in restitution to his victims.

    Kinlaw pleaded guilty June 1 to bank fraud in a real estate scheme expected to result in more than $18 million in losses, and was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 10, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes man sentenced for selling heroin, sexual exploitation

    A judge sentenced a Boiling Spring Lakes man to serve more than six years for selling heroin and sexually exploiting a minor, District Attorney Jon David announced in a news release.

    Willie Anderson Dock, 71, of Cherry Road, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Nov. 9, to one count each of conspiracy to sell heroin and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

  • Five hundred years of conflict evokes community

     I had a column written and ready to send when a monumental event occurred. Many may have missed it in the flurry of early voting and pre-election discussions and arguments. 

  • Five hundred years of conflict evokes community

     I had a column written and ready to send when a monumental event occurred. Many may have missed it in the flurry of early voting and pre-election discussions and arguments.